Trend Alert: Dressed to the Nineties
It may be 2023, but when it comes to dressing on-trend this season, the 90s are back
In fashion terms – and in part to the new docuseries Beckham reigniting our interest in It-Couple, Posh and Becks – the 1990s are back in full golden-age-of-the-supermodel swing, a time when the Spice Girls and Brit Pop were all the rage and the World Wide Web was a mere baby. Time then to give your wardrobe a high dose of nineties nostalgia, and with full guidance from the experts at Liberty. From grunge-inspired knits to elevated sportswear, crop tops to slinky slip dresses, consider this the ultimate guide to the 90s fashion trends to wear now.
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90s Crop Tops
Kate Moss, Britney Spears, Jennifer Anniston: women of the ‘90s had a thing about revealing their midriffs, with crop tops and navel-skimming cardigans high up the contemporary fashion agenda. To follow suit this season, style one with a slim-fitting leather trouser or with that other 90s icon: the kick-flare jean.
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90s Slip Dresses
When it comes to the era’s stand-out dress, one style instantly jumps to mind: the slip. Elegant and beautifully simple, it's so synonymous with the decade, particularly those that come complete with equally slinky spaghetti straps. Zip yourself into one to exude 90s sensuality.
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90s Grunge Look
It would be remiss to talk about ‘90s fashion without a mention of grunge. Championed by style icons like Courtney Love and Gwen Stefani, plaid flannel shirts, ripped jeans, distressed knitwear and plenty of layers were the sartorial keys to this rebellious style. Three decades or so later, and fashion has come full circle.
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Whether inspired by Princess Diana’s off-duty looks or a reflection of Hip Hop’s meteoric rise, womenswear in the ‘90s took on something of a sporty edge. Branded cycling shorts, windbreakers, tracksuits and high-top trainers became emblems of dressed down style. And thankfully, recreating the aesthetic in 2023 is easy, thanks to the season's love affair with retro-inspired sportswear.
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