90s Fashion Moments

a friend and i were chatting the other day and she was telling me about how she’d recently gone to visit a local vintage market and most of the sellers were young girls – and all their wares were from the 90s. that made us chuckle because, well, we wore these clothes in the 90s. i suppose their 90s is our 80s: a little bit familiar, but also just a little bit novelty.

the 90s spanned my adolescence and teen years – so this is totally my decade. when Mallory tweeted about a tumblr called 90s fashion i enjoyed having a nice trawl through. tees under sun dresses, plaid skirts, daisies everywhere. also can we all stop and appreciate Alicia Silverstone in this outfit (and that hair). i had some fun compiling my favourite fashion moments. what do you remember from that diverse decade?

90s Fashion Moments

90s Fashion Moments

90s Fashion Moments

90s Fashion Moments

90s Fashion Moments

90s Fashion Moments

90s Fashion Moments

90s Fashion Moments

90s Fashion Moments

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54 Responses to 90s Fashion Moments

  1. Maggie PAte Monday 14 July, 2014 at 5:39 pm #

    totally made my morning!

  2. Dee Monday 14 July, 2014 at 6:03 pm #

    The “American Eagle” advertisement gave me laugh. Also, I think “cool girls in leather jackets” should forever and always be a trend. :)

    http://www.daundra.com/blog

  3. Jen Monday 14 July, 2014 at 6:15 pm #

    I love this post. The 90s were my teen years too and I was totally grunged out a la the Seattle rockers with a hint of Drew Barrymore daisy-obsessed hippie for good measure.

  4. Anna Louise Monday 14 July, 2014 at 6:18 pm #

    Ha ha ha. Your 80s are my 70s. I actually still own a dress just like the first ones shown, except mine is denim, not floral, and I still wear it! Also have a plaid big shirt/dress in heavy wool, to be worn with leggings, that I started wearing again last winter and expect I will wear again this coming winter. One thing about the 90s, not so many tight waists, so as I age, many of them still work. Yes, ladies, redistribution of weight….one reason why I don’t buy as much vintage as I used to. sigh.

  5. Mariann Monday 14 July, 2014 at 7:24 pm #

    Let’s not forget about overalls and velvet for days!
    Love this post!

  6. Janey Monday 14 July, 2014 at 7:28 pm #

    Ha Drew certainly rocked most of those nineties must haves

  7. Corina nika Monday 14 July, 2014 at 8:10 pm #

    i barely remember 90s, but i love most of those styles like right now. except the hair :)

  8. 13bees Monday 14 July, 2014 at 8:39 pm #

    cringe!!!

  9. Elsabe Monday 14 July, 2014 at 8:59 pm #

    Chokers! And the bad big t-shirts. What a time to be a teen. It was me too.

  10. Sasha Monday 14 July, 2014 at 9:30 pm #

    The 90s are a bit of a novelty for me–I was a child so I didn’t really get to explore the 90s. I’ve always been into updated leathery-gothy-grungeness.

  11. Tanith Monday 14 July, 2014 at 9:36 pm #

    It makes me want to cry a little bit how awful 90% of the 90s styles were. Grunge is the only thing that we can look back on and not be ashamed of wearing. Not to mention, we were also channeling the hippie 60s & disco 70’s from 1997-2000 (to the horror of our parents, which I now completely understand!). Remember jnco and pipes jeans? All I remember thinking was that I wanted jeans that would completely cover my platform sneakers like the Spice Girls. *sigh* Good riddance haha!

  12. Christina Monday 14 July, 2014 at 10:24 pm #

    I love how Drew Barrymore is all over this post!

    – Christina http://www.cityloveee.blogspot.com

    • Gina Tuesday 15 July, 2014 at 2:30 pm #

      Haha I was just about to say that maybe Drew should be a category all on her own. Also, let us pray to fashion gods that the white t / dress combo never returns.

  13. Barb Tuesday 15 July, 2014 at 12:38 am #

    I think you could still wear that top look today…..all those girls wore it on the show, “Friends”.

  14. Banana Meet-Cute Tuesday 15 July, 2014 at 5:46 am #

    I’ve been watching a LOT of re-runs of Beverly hills 90210 at the moment and the clothes are amazing. Dylan owned the denim overalls look, with one strap down of course! And Tori Spelling is hardcore channelling Drew Barrymore. I don’t blame her because Drew was the coolest 90’s girl ever.

  15. Lauren Tuesday 15 July, 2014 at 6:57 am #

    God I was wearing all this stuff! And remember Johnny Depp and Winona. Best couple ever!

  16. Axelle Tuesday 15 July, 2014 at 9:16 am #

    I see a lot of Drew Barrymore in this post :D

  17. Albertine Tuesday 15 July, 2014 at 9:55 am #

    Love the way fashion brings back the best of a decade!
    http://fashion-soup.com/

  18. Nicola's Beads Tuesday 15 July, 2014 at 11:17 am #

    Hehehe! Fab trip down memory lane for an otherwise dull Tuesday! Just love how we thought we looked cool! :)

  19. Frances Tuesday 15 July, 2014 at 4:33 pm #

    Miss Moss your posts are a breath of fresh air. Thank you from a fan.
    I watched the 90’s series ‘Felicity’ a few years ago and loved Keri Russell and her voluminous golden hair, the intense and excruciatingly slow-moving boy crushes, the art school angst and the softly romantic and nerdy fashion!

  20. Carrie Tuesday 15 July, 2014 at 4:58 pm #

    Babydoll dresses, thigh highs and combat boots! That’s what I was was wearing in the 90’s.

  21. Tanya Tuesday 15 July, 2014 at 5:27 pm #

    Love this post.

    I started thrifting in 6th grade (1987!!). I also grew up to be a pattern detecting scientist. What I have noticed from years of thrifting and following fashion with geeky intensity is that fashion seems to be driven — at least partly — by what the cool young kids are discovering at the thrift store.

    In the 80s I scored some fabulous 50s clothes that aren’t just laying around anymore. And you can see the 50s inspiration in the 80s clothes. Every generation adds their own little twists or slight silhouette modifications, but the inspiration is clearly there.

    I knew the 90s were officially back when I caught myself asking a poor 18 year old in a lingerie store if she had any bustiers suitable to wear in public — “you know, like 90s supermodels in strappy bondage dresses. It’s a thing.” Haha.

  22. NNUMM Tuesday 15 July, 2014 at 8:43 pm #

    this is so awesome… I wish I had written it! I’m more of a 00’s girl, but I remember all of those trends from my childhood. This post has brought so many memories.. what about this microphone that Christina and Britney used to use? http://groundctrl.s3.amazonaws.com/clients/britney_spears/timeline-assets/_large/tours/1999BabyOneMoreTimeTour.jpg
    so cool.. I was obsessed.

  23. Harriet Wednesday 16 July, 2014 at 3:13 am #

    I love that you’ve worked Sarah Michelle Gellar into nearly every trend…

    I distinctly remember my first velvet ribbon choker, and going to get all my hair chopped off after seeing an Emporio Armani ad at the bus stop, full of long-fringed pixie-cut girls in about 14 layers of woollen clothing.

  24. Gianelli Ann Wednesday 16 July, 2014 at 11:22 am #

    I love seeing my girl Drew killing it in every style! Thanks for the 90’s love <333

  25. Clarisha Wednesday 16 July, 2014 at 3:01 pm #

    Such a fun read.

  26. f Wednesday 16 July, 2014 at 9:00 pm #

    totally lived/dressed through these 90s trends! i can’t help but hoping these looks will never come back though fashion always recycles itself, looking back as it looks forward. i’m also really glad i was never old enough to get married in the 90s… shudder.

  27. elana Thursday 17 July, 2014 at 10:23 am #

    the white t-shirt under the print maxi dress with spaghetti straps. had forgotten all about that!! was the ultimate in cool.

  28. Kayte Thursday 17 July, 2014 at 4:16 pm #

    This is amazing! I had that Betsy Johnson daisy dress. Saved up all my babysitting money to get it too. Oh and I once hot glued daisies all over my crushed velvet leggings.I used to wear them with a little crochet cardigan.Talk about a ’90s trend mash-up.

  29. @Laura_Monroi Friday 18 July, 2014 at 12:16 am #

    Fashion Statements from the ’90s http://t.co/84mhneTYLM vía @miss_moss

  30. @Mengeskhan Friday 18 July, 2014 at 8:22 am #

    “90s Fashion Moments” good read http://t.co/FEbj45UIH0

  31. Michelle Friday 18 July, 2014 at 12:37 pm #

    Hilarious! This is all too real to me. My favorites also included palazzo pants, beige doc martins, tie-dye tshirts and glow in the dark jewelry and anything incorporating a yin yang symbol.

  32. @Liiivaa Friday 18 July, 2014 at 6:04 pm #

    Los 90’s siempre tendrán su encanto particular http://t.co/nTw2sW8ARI

  33. @_satelliteeyes Friday 18 July, 2014 at 6:56 pm #

    These 90’s Fashion Moments are friggin exquisite. Definitely going to rip off no.10. http://t.co/toP3e6WBE3 via @miss_moss

  34. @ShopMaeven Friday 18 July, 2014 at 7:29 pm #

    Top 90s fashion moments that you loved and will love again via @miss_moss. What’s your fave? http://t.co/aFQr6LQscw http://t.co/6jQdXO0yZ8

  35. @blessthatdress Friday 18 July, 2014 at 11:24 pm #

    http://t.co/vEHYTL1uKF

  36. @bere_jh Saturday 19 July, 2014 at 10:50 pm #

    Los noventas http://t.co/wJ3T7zbhUX

  37. @LeilaniJM Sunday 20 July, 2014 at 12:11 pm #

    I know @ShirlyShirl will love this http://t.co/yRJA2MkHcX

  38. valentina Sunday 20 July, 2014 at 3:36 pm #

    hahaha!
    oh my goodness this is amazing. I’m really bad at noticing the ‘fashion moments’ that happen, plus I was just a kid in the 90s but I kind of remember all this!

    Valentina
    http://valentinaduracinsky.blogspot.com/

  39. @ShirlyShirl Monday 21 July, 2014 at 12:48 am #

    “@LeilaniJM: I know @ShirlyShirl will love this http://t.co/z0F0ykSpyd” Pretty much wore all of these outfits back in the day! #90s

  40. Fabi Mauricio Monday 21 July, 2014 at 4:52 pm #

    and over plucked eyebrows

  41. @JovanaZuka Monday 21 July, 2014 at 5:23 pm #

    Dear 90s fashion, you were terrible on so many levels :D… http://t.co/PZ18FP9vMd

  42. Emma Tarswell (@etarswell) Monday 21 July, 2014 at 5:25 pm #

    The trends of my childhood: http://t.co/vQTJqfVV1S (via @miss_moss) #90s #daisies #plaid #90sFashion

  43. @_saysthegirl Monday 21 July, 2014 at 5:41 pm #

    Yes to all of this @missmoss – http://t.co/y6fNNXWnZ7

  44. @quovixi Monday 21 July, 2014 at 6:53 pm #

    If you were a young girl in the 90s, you might appreciate this fond recap of the fashions. http://t.co/bgOH4Q9rZl

  45. noodle Tuesday 22 July, 2014 at 10:39 am #

    Sarah Michelle Gellar overload!

  46. @shespider Wednesday 23 July, 2014 at 12:15 am #

    melhor época da moda gente como pode http://t.co/L0004TGXlR (via @camayuszka)

  47. @amamiya_rie Saturday 26 July, 2014 at 7:41 am #

    こんな格好してたなあ。グランジとかなつかしい。
    90s fashion moments
    http://t.co/AgdGZylqfL

  48. @lgaba Monday 28 July, 2014 at 12:03 am #

    Wow, the fashion of the 90’s was just the best – http://t.co/BuLqxWp6u5

  49. @NadineBurzler Tuesday 29 July, 2014 at 12:03 am #

    Been there. Done that. Repeatedly..

  50. Cool and Cheap (@CCCoolandcheap) Thursday 31 July, 2014 at 2:43 am #

    90s Fashion Moments | Miss Moss http://t.co/hbyoW8LYmi

  51. Sharon Friday 8 August, 2014 at 5:25 pm #

    I loved this article! Thanks for the great laugh.

  52. Erica Thursday 14 August, 2014 at 3:30 pm #

    Oh man… I remember having hunter green converse and maroon vans and hunter green jeans and maroon jeans and I would wear the green converse with the maroon jeans and the maroon vans with the green jeans. I totally wore the t-shirt under a floral spaghetti strap sundress trend, too. Actually, I think usually my cap-sleeved t was a bodysuit that snapped at the crotch. A little awkward when changing for PE class, though I don’t remember being self-conscious about it so I probably wasn’t the only one. :) My favorite of all though was wearing plaid flannel shirt style dresses with converse. So comfortable.

  53. Karen Thursday 4 September, 2014 at 1:05 pm #

    Best thing is how wonderfully normal all the women’s bodies looked!

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