The fads of the 80’s are now in full swing. Target is full of retro items from this time. To me this is a sign that this fad is not far from passing. SO, I predict that in a couple years time we will have retreated back to the following decade, the 90’s.
From 1994 until I graduated I attended Inthemiddleofnowhere High School. This, combined with my mail order obsession with the Delia’s Catalog is why I believe I was voted best dressed in my tiny little class. This pseudo ego boost is why I feel I have the right to list the greatest fads from the 1990’s
7. Cyber Clothing
In 1995, before she had adopted anyone, Angelina Jolie was in a movie called Hackers. In this movie she ran around in shiny clothing and I wanted to wear it too. I had shiny everything; shoes, skirts, shirts etc. Ugh.
6. Cross Colors
In the suburban place I lived in the early 90’s we were just getting our first earfuls of hip hop and rap. Some fellow cul da sac members decided they would adopt the rappers fashion as their own. This also included starter jackets and Malcom X t-shirts. I just want the crazy bright colored jeans to make their way back to the shelf.
Heat sensitive clothing is funny. I always wanted them to come out with a pair of pants so that I could tell when someone did that thing I still cannot say out of guilt.
4. Boarder Hats
I never skated. I tried snowboarding a few times, but always ended back on my skis. However, I had quite a few hats made from brands like stussy, Simple, and dozens of shirts from those companies as well. I was a big big poser.
3. Chunky Shoes.
First brought in by the hiking/Doc Martin style shoes of grunge and carried on by our friends accross the pond The Spice Girls, this was a trend I enjoyed. Big shoes made me taller and they were typically comfortable.
2. Babydoll dresses
CourtneyLove brought this about when she yelled about Doll Parts. Cher, from Clueless made it classier. I tried it both ways, but I was just not so dirty looking as Courtney.
In the 90’s I wore flannels every day. So did you. It was a great trend. Usually it would just double as my coat for the day. Soon, we were wearing every article of clothing made out of the soft fabric. During this time I went to the local Wal-Mart with my friends and we were able to buy flannels at 4.97 a pop. I had about twenty. Not just from Wal-Mart. My mother hated it.
I am laughing SOOOOO hard right now! I never thought about Hypercolor in that way! I really wanted those to be back in style along with the NFL colored Zubas.
Nothing made a man look better than a bright Zuba print.
Haha, I love the 90s! I just got a coupe JC Penny catalogs from 92 and 93, and its great to see what people were wearing back when I was a kid.
Silly Zubaz, I couldn’t fit them in but they were on my mind. I had a terrific pair of black and red ones.
I want to see this catalog.
I’ll be posting some articles with big scans sometime this month or next month on my site, it’ll probably have to be a series cause there’ll be lots I’ll want to scan!
I am looking forward to that!
I love baby doll dresses. I wish they’d come back.
Oh, they will. Just not before banana clips.
These are great…I play in a 90’s cover band. Yes, I said 90’s. Realzing during the middle of the summer last year that it WAS 2007 some friends and I decided that enough time had passed from that fabulous decade that it was time to plow some new ground and start a 90’s cover band.
We love lacing up the doc martins and putting on the flannel plaid shirts and throwing down on some Pearl Jam.
Thanks for mentioning the Starter Jacket. They were the best coats ever! I even have an article on my blog about them somewhere.