The 1990s can be called the era of minimalism. It was a time when people made a transition from the loud and lurid look of the 1980s to simple and minimal fashion. It was the decade when the Grunge subculture made its way into North America and the world. Flannel shirt, denim jacket, cargo pants, and combat boots were among the most popular pieces of clothing that define this decade.
A lot of things have changed in fashion since then. But some styles are evergreen and they tend to reappear after every now and then. We’ve seen the resurgence of 1970s and 1980s fashion in the 2000s decade. And as we are heading towards a new decade, we are witnessing the resurge of 1990s fashion trends. Some of them have already set the stage for the upcoming fashion trends.
So let’s find out the 1990s fashion trends that are going to make an impact in this year:
Kurt Cobain is known to popularize the flannel shirt during the early 1990s. The tartan shirt became a symbol of Grunge music during the Nirvana years and became a style statement for the boys and men. They are back now and everyone from the young and old are wearing them in their daily lives. Flannel shirts look great on a denim jeans and a pair of combat boots.
As its name suggests, the combat boots are inspired from military-styled boots that were a rage during the 1990s. The one made under the label of Doc Martens became popular during the Grunge time. They are a hot asset in the wardrobe of fashion buffs and they are making a significant impact in today’s fashion. So get yourself a pair of combat boots to get the look of a real fashionista.
The days of the long dangling necklaces are gone as chokers are back in the scene thanks to celebrities like Kylie Jenner and Gigi Hadid who started wearing them in their public appearances. Check their Instagram profiles to see how cool they look wearing the choker. Choker are simple and lightweight and this what make them a favorite of these style divas.
And since they are a cool accessory, you can now dump the clunky necklace and get yourself free from the extra pressure they put on your neck.
Fanny Packs were ubiquitous during the 90s time. They are now slowly making their comeback into the fashion which is a good news for people who hate carrying chunky bags. With a fanny pack, you have a more lightweight and practical alternative to carry your smartphone, makeup kit or accessories.
These little bags are supercool and make an excellent accessory for a streetwear look. They are available in market in flashy colors and fancy designs.
The 1990s is considered the heydays of the Goth fashion as it resurged in full swing during that era. The most notable gothic-inspired clothing piece in that decade was the leather jacket. While it has remained the favorite of bikers all these years who continued to wear them with custom jacket patches, it is 2019 when this garment is seeing a strong surge in the fashion industry.
Get ready to see more of them in the coming days and make it a part of your wardrobe this spring to sport a cool streetwear look.
Neon colors are fluorescent colors that are known for their higher wavelength. Neon colors were popular in the 1990s and we saw many celebrities sporting their red carpet look in the neons. The great thing about neon colors is that they can be seen from a distant and can instantly turn heads of the onlookers.
Neon colors are back in the limelight as celebrities Cardi B, Gigi Hadid and Rihanna are spotted wearing these colors in the public and their love for neons can also be seen on their Instagram profiles where they can be seen posing in pink, yellow, green and orange dresses.
Denim is perhaps the most widely-used fabric of the 1990s and denim jacket is one reason why it was so popular. In America, denim jacket is synonymous with the biker’s look who wear them with many custom patches on their back.
People have many reasons to make denim jacket a perennial clothing in their wardrobe. Firstly, they provide an effective insulation in extreme winter weather when rain, sleet and snow can spoil your clothes. Besides, it goes with almost every piece of clothing whether it is a men’s chino or a women’s skirt. Denim jacket looks best on both and women and they will be their primary sartorial choice in the running year.
In the old days of 1990s, track suits were considered a chic outfit and people would wear them outside their gym to look cool. They remained ‘in’ and ‘out’ of the fashion all these years. But now they are officially back in the fashion with a different name.
Today, we know them as ‘athleisure.’ And when celebrities like Rihanna, Jennifer Lopez and Bella Hadid are seen wearing athleisure on the street then people are compelled to take notice of it.
According to Morgan Stanley, the sportswear market is expected to increase up to $83 billion by 2020. Track suits are now staple pieces of clothing in product line of major apparel and fashion brands including Gucci, Louis Vuitton and Valentino.
Animal prints were a fad during the 1990s but they remained out of the fashion scene after animal welfare became a serious cause of concern. But the development in synthetic leather has introduced them back to the fashion lovers.
In yesteryears, the leopard print was the most popular animal hide used for making clothes with animal prints. But today you can find a range of animal prints. Among the most popular animal prints, the snakeskin is the hottest trend for the style nerds in 2019.
Everyone was in love with cargo pants during the 90s decade and it was indeed one of the coolest clothing item of that time. Luckily, these pants remained in fashion for almost a decade. They got a break from the fashion during the early 2010s. Now they are again in the spotlight and the credit goes to celebrities like Kendall Jenner, Emily Ratajkowski and Rihanna. So make some space in your wardrobe for these stylish pants if you want to stay relevant in fashion world in 2019.
The 1990s is perhaps the best decade for the fashion lovers. The true patrons of style understand the class and practicality that this era brought to the people and this is why the 90s fashion will never be out of fashion as we can see the trend in the current year.