“Oops I did it again!” The summer season is back, and guess what? It’s all about the 90s baby. In fact, May is the month for when online searches for “dress” reach their peak. It’s a free-flowing, lightweight time of year. The sun is beating down, and you can wear whatever suits your fancy until the winter winds start blowing once more.
Go head, get to shopping. On the other hand, you should scour your closet for some of those 90s treasures you may still have. The 90s saw a resurgence of the 70s mixed with grunge and lots of bubble gum pop. Think of movies like “Clueless” and “I Know What You Did Last Summer” for 90s fashion inspiration. Need a few more tidbits? Continue reading to learn more.
The slip dress
If you were around in the 90s, then you certainly remember slip dresses. Back then, they were worn with a short-sleeved t-shirt underneath. Although, they were also worn alone–long or short with a great choker and styling women’s sunglasses. Well, the slip is back and you don’t have to wear a tiara ala Courtney Love. You can wear it anywhere. Although the trend has been in gear for about a year, it is truly time to rock it.
Neon may feel a bit 80s, but it was also quite the star in the 90s. Just watch old Britney Spears, The Spice Girls and N’Sync videos and you’ll understand what I’m talking about. All over the place you’ll see a lot of fuschias, neon greens and bright yellows. Don’t be afraid to mix and match. It’s about being playful and unique. It’s a fun time for fashion once more.
Flowers are in bloom
Remember that 90s hit show “Blossom”? The main character wore a lot of flowers. It appears that flower power is back on everything from jackets to overcoats to dresses and skorts–yes, I said skorts. Go ahead and shoot for full bloom.
In the 70s, the Diane von Furstenberg wrap dress was all the rage. Then, it made a comeback in the 90s. Since then, it never really went away. It remained in the background as a go-to classic. Now, it’s returning to a starring role once again. Anyone can pick up a wrap dress and look sharp in minutes.
There is no need for tucking and primping, it’s wear and go. It is now enjoying a renaissance with new details such as asymmetric and deconstructed styling. You look good, feel feminine and still get things done.
The 90s started out with a grunge and ended with a blast of bubble gum pop. The styles ranged from plaid with doc martens to floral dresses and Candies wooden heels. It was the decade of the teen dream when a bevy of movies were released chronicling high school life and parties. Whether you listened to Nirvana and Lenny Kravitz or the Spice Girls and Britney Spears—there was something for everyone.