Trend Alert: Dressed to the Nineties
It may be 2022, but when it comes to dressing on-trend this season, the 90s are back.Read More
In fashion terms, the 1990s are back in full golden-age-of-the-supermodel swing. 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.
Crop Tops and Cardigans
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 Paloma Wool's Keywest Top, £100, with a slim-fitting leather trouser or couple the technicoloured Tini Crochet Cardigan by Tach Clothing, £235, with a kick-flare jean.
The Slinky Slip Dress
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. CO, Kori and Onia are labels to explore but coming highly recommended from Liberty’s buyers, the Jeanine Floral-Print Silk Dress by Bernadette, £375, is a slip dress that exudes 90s sensuality.
The 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. Featuring dropped shoulders and a holey distressed finish, the Renzo Circle Aperture Jumper, £150 by Paloma Wool is grunge to a tee, particularly when worn with AGOLDE's frayed Parker Long Shorts, £160.
Sportswear, But Make It Fashion
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 2022 is easy. Look to House of Sunny's No Doubt Tracksuit Bottoms, £95 and matching Top, £95 for a suitably retro sportswear look and then complete the outfit with Balenciaga's oh so 90s Explorer Belt Bag, £605.