How to Wear '90s Clothes in 2012 (PHOTOS)


styles trends from the 90sIf you've been watching the rapid turnover of style trends, you'll know that there is some very '90s fashion happening. It's true. Last year the 1980s were all back in, and bam, just like that we're in the '90s. Of course for some of us that wasn't that long ago and maybe we still have some of our clothes purchased in the 1990s in our closets.

Okay, not maybe -- totally. I still have more than one clothing item that I rocked in the 1990s, and I'm putting it on again because I think it still works. Completely ignoring that sage advice I heard on Oprah once (something about, never wear a trend twice in your lifetime), I dusted off some duds and am here -- for you - modeling them and taking feedback.

So what do you think, are the '90s back? Or should they stay put for another decade or two?

styles trends from the 90sThe Grunge Shirt

Gone are the bright colors, all hail neutrals that look like you've rolled in clay, or just finished your shift at the mine. Also, how sad that your one shirt got the sleeves ripped off so you have to wear a close-fitting (maybe even long underwear) underneath it! This shirt I bought @1997 is still grunge-i-rific, and I love it. I say this gets a pass. (Note -- black military-esque belt, also from the '90s.)

styles trends from the 90sThe Vintage Dress

While I used to rock this 1950s-60s vintage dress with opaque black tights by Hue, and of course, my combat boots -- today I would do something different. My tights would still be dark, but I would ditch the boots. Who am I kidding? This constitutes bringing back not one, but two decades of trends and I am just not able to pull that off. You know who can? My daughter in about 12 years. I'm keeping it.

styles trends from the 90sThe Boots

I recently dusted these off and I'm oh-so-glad I did. My knee-high Fleuvogs with the thick metal zipper got me through some amazing totally '90s nights. I remember someone saying to me, "You look like you're going to kick me, then you're going to f*** me." I like that look, and I'm keeping them.

Are you wearing '90s clothes in 2012?


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sweet... sweetcherry_59

I'm sorry but I hated the 90's the first time and I'm not going to love them this time either. I love your boots though. I would rock those!

Rhond... RhondaVeggie

Dude, I'm pretty sure I still have undies from the 90s. I do have a few things that don't fit right now but I'd still wear them. I was never trendy though so it's mostly stuff like self colored t-shirts amd the like. Some are a bit dated but still in good shape so I might wear them as under layers or pajamas.

Lucre... LucretiaMcEvil

Why would anyone keep clothes that from that long ago?

sweet... sweetcherry_59

Why would anyone keep underwear that long? I think my oldest pair are about 6 months old. I throw those things out regularly....they're cheap enough you should be able to afford to.

princ... princezzmommie

more importantly, kuddos to you for still being able to wear something you bought in the 90's. i'd do almost anything to get my 90's waistline back.

ashjo85 ashjo85

I was 5-15 in the 90s. So, no. I don't think I'd ever rock the scrunchie/denim overalls that were so popular back then.

Ari. Ari.

All you need now are some platform sneakers and a crop top.

scary... scaryfairy81

I wear thermal/long john shirts under tshirts all winter, not as bulky as sweaters and to me it's just comfortable. Never thought of it as a trend lol, lord knows I've never been trendy or at all stylish haha.

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