The Good, the Bad and the Ugly from ’90s Fashion

November 24, 2010  |  

Memorable times and fashion you might want to forget are both big features of the 1990s.  Fashion trends seem to come back around every 20 years, so some of those ’90s fads have found their way back into our closets while others (thankfully) will stay where they belong– in the ’90s!

Grow nostalgic over these fashion trends we (sorta sometimes) miss from the 1990s:

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  • Emma

    I read a post where someone was actually dissing scrunchies. I grew up wearing them and I still do having kids means less time for hair care and scrunchies don’t tangle hair. I can’t believe I wore fanny packs, i loved the Jelly sandals, I remember wearing tights with big sweaters all the time (never again) and I wish I’d never gotten a belly ring even though it was out before I had my first kid I got bad stretch marks because of it. They’re healed now but they used to be really bad.

  • MidtoLate90'sGirl

    Lol, this is mainly early 90's fashion. Mid to late 90's fashion is nice though, in my opinion. Like the clothes made by Calvin Klein, Helmut Lang, Prada, Gucci, Jil Sander and Narcisco Rodriquez in the 90's. More the minimalist part of the decade. The early 90's reminds me too much of the eighties: big shoulder pads, big hair, and m.c hammer pants, no thank you! Haha. But clothes worn by people like Carolyn besette Kennedy were amazing.

    • janejill

      actually acid wash jeans came out in the eighties along with the jean shirts

      • MidtoLate90sGirl

        I didn’t mention anything about acid wash jeans? And anyway, I was born in 1981, so I do remember 90’s fashion quite well. There were many trends in the 90’s.

      • MidtoLate90’sGirl

        And yes, that was quite 80’s, ha ha! I remember jean shirts came back in the late 90’s when I was a teen with all those teen pop artists on shows like TRL. You should look at some of Gucci’s clothes when Tom Ford became the creative director in Spring 95′. It was actually quite chic. My favorite season was Autumn 96′, with that white jersey dress with the gold GG chain and the cut out at the side. I remember my mother bought me one of those dresses for my first Prom. I was ecstatic!!!

  • These took me back!! lol I forgot about a bunch of them…guess I was stylish back then haha

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  • TrueBeauty

    I wore skorts, jumpers, fila sneakers, hammerpants, denim outfits,jellies, LA Gears .e.t.c (born 83) So yes Jellies were around smh I had a couple of them in 96 because I wore them to death in Junior high school lol

  • Mama Mia

    LOL at Jodeci boots…thats exactly what we called them

  • MsFrancis

    Dot, girl you hit it right on the head. My mom would always tug at my skort. I think I owned a pair of jellies but comfortable was not the word. Ever been outside in the sun with jellies? So not the business…feet baking is not cool.

  • I was born in 91 and I definitely remember those jellies. I loved those shoes!

  • MissAj

    I agree Dot! I love the 80s fashion and music. (Born 1985)

  • Dot

    Combat boots are STILL worn by Black fraternity and sorority members @ stepshows…. LOL… Jellies are ALWAYS going to be around. SKORTS were a Black girls NIGHTMARE because we have BUTTS. Mine used to be LONG in the front and ALWAYS up my behind in elementary school! And YES the tights (spandex) are BACK… NOW those make ANYONE look like they have a butt! haha… Good ol' 90s… But what about the 80s?? NOW that was FASHION!