90s fashion: back with a vengeance

Words by Steph Hodgkinson

The decade which gave us Nirvana, ‘girl power’ and Art Attack is now making a comeback. The ’90s has made a sensational return to fashion and is big news right now.

London Fashion Week 2013 saw Topshop Unique, Vivienne Westwood and Henry Holland offering punky tartan, oversized boyfriend jumpers and clashing prints on the catwalk. Topshop in particular are nailing the look with their ‘Rave New World’ collection which includes acid brights, Aztec prints, checked shirts and even bumbags!
So I asked the people who grew up in this decade what the latest revival of their childhood fashion meant to them. Was it a good or bad decade for fashion?
Sophi Ward, 20, says: “It was a good decade for fashion. I used to wear double denim like B*witched, jelly shoes, bandanas and Spice Girls t-shirts!”
Saved By The Bell were ’90s style icons. Source: www.bite.ca

Nicole Wood, 19, says:  “I used to rock a white t-shirt with a bright pink net top over the top and bright pink denim shorts to match. And you can’t forget the dungarees.”

Alex Askham, 28, has fond memories of the fashon: “I loved pedal pushers – in fact it took me til the mid-noughties to get rid. I loved my baggy combats too with a crop top, All Saints style.”

Nicola Beal, 30, adds: “Who could forget Sweater Shop jumpers and hair scrunchies?”

There were also fashion blunders aplenty as Sally-Ann Henderson, 20, recalls: “Those skirt/trouser all in one things were horrific! So glad I was a little kid through it. How embarrassing!”
Love it or hate it, it looks set to make an impact time and time again with its constant revivals. Here’s our round-up of the classic ’90s fashion pieces from the high street…

H&M

Boyfriend Jeans, £29.99, H&M
Patterned aztec dress, £9.99, H&M


Patterned earrings, £2.99, H&M
TOPSHOP
Pink jelly shoes, £16, Topshop
  Dungarees, £38, Topshop
Rose cord pini dress, £42, Topshop

RIVER ISLAND

Black and white flatforms, £20, River Island

NEW LOOK

Purple crop top, £4.99, New Look
Dip dye crochet vest, £16.99, New Look
‘Lost In Your Love’ dip dye top, £14.99, New Look

Boohoo.com

Cerise lycra disco pants, £10, boohoo.com
Floral leggings, £10, boohoo.com
  • Do you have fond memories or fashion blunders of ’90s style? Let us know what you thought!

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