Saturday, February 27, 2010

Defining Fashion of the 1990's

When I think about the 1990's in terms of fashion, I have a hard time defining the fashion of this decade.  Maybe it was because, during this time, several decades' styles influenced the fashion of the 1990's .  That's just my opinion.

In the beginning of the 1990's, fashion took its cue from the 1920's, 1960's and the 1980's.  These decades shaped the style for men, women and children's clothing.  Neon colors were in.  Vests, cardigans, and polo shirts became popular again.  Remember the tight skirts worn with a longer jacket?  I wore those.  Silk tank tops had to be a part of any woman's wardrobe.  I had a few babydoll tank dresses that I wore with or without leggings.  The decade was the lycra and fleece decade.


The 1970's inspired clothing were popular in the mid to end of the 1990's with the return of polyester print shirts for women.  Later, fitted t-shirts started to shrink from the waist up, as jeans shrunk from the waist down (low-rise jeans) to show many teen girls and women's bellies.  Baggy pants and hoodies were popular among the hip hop crowd and the grunge look (dark clothing and skater shoes) was adopted by others.

This is some of what was worn during the 1990's. This explains why I could never identify in one sentence what defined the fashion of this decade.  It was a lot of fun dressing during this period in time, though.

Till next blog!

neon sweater -
capri -
tank top -
leather jacket -

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