The ’90s were a great decade for fashion. The early years were a little awkward as the trends from the ’80s carried over, but by 1994 fashion hit it’s stride and for the rest of the decade, the ’90s knocked it out of the park. These are some trends I’d love to see make a comeback:
Baby Doll Dresses
Baby doll dresses are cute and ultra feminine. My best friend had one and I was insanely jealous. She paired the long sleeve dress with a pair of thermal pants and was the height of ’90s fashion.
Body suits have a bad habit of giving you a massive wedgie, but that is a small price to pay for the security of knowing that your shirt will never creep up in the back. They would work great with the low rise jeans that everyone wears today.
Unfortunately, they don’t aren’t very flattering for the big chested amongst us. Expect some serious boob smooshing if you’re bigger than a B cup.
The Seattle grunge scene hit the ’90s like a runaway train. Everybody was wearing flannel. I raided my dad’s closet for his flannel work shirts. This might have been a mistake, however, since he worked at an exotic animal farm and his shirts always smelled a bit like llamas.
After the winter we’ve had this year, flannel sounds like a great idea. In Georgia, where it rarely drops to freezing temperatures, we had a snow storm that shut down I20 in Atlanta and brought the city to a complete standstill, an ice storm that caused millions of dollars in damage, and two earthquakes.
Flannel actually wouldn’t have done much good during the earthquakes, I just wanted to point out how whackadoo this winter has been down in my neck of the woods.
Cropped Sweaters and Plaid Mini Skirts
The plaid school girl skirt was huge for us back in the day. They looked great with tights or bare legs and you could pair it with a variety of different styles of shirts. My favorite look was the cropped sweater.
You were able to show a lot of skin without freezing. Score! I had a gorgeous cropped, short sleeved angora sweater. It made the transitional seasons a lot easier. You didn’t swealter, but you were still able to stay warm.
Chunky Platform Shoes
I’ve always been a short woman, but during the ’90s I got to see how the taller half lives. I’ve never mastered the ability to walk in high heels so this will probably be as close as I will ever get to finding out what life is like at 5’7″.
Doc Martins are shoes that are built to last. Everybody had a pair that they paired with everything from their flannel shirts and ripped jeans to their velvet baby dresses. They were great for outdoor music festivals.
I can only hope that someone in the fashion industry will see my plea and make this happen. You can keep churning out skinny jeans, I won’t complain. Just let me pair them with an oversized flannel shirt and a pair of Docs.