The Fashion of the 90s

This list is an in-depth look at why fashion in the 90s will never be surpassed. Come take a walk down memory lane in your Rocket Dog platform sandals and feel free to comment with suggestions ✨👽
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    Baby everything
    Babydoll dresses, baby tees, baby blue, baby pink, Baby Spice - somehow everything in the 90s had something to do with being a baby. +1 if yours had Fiorucci Angels on it 👼👼
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    Flowers
    Whether it was a sunflower bucket hat (hey @amy), tee with a giant smiling daisy on it, or a dark floral babydoll dress - flowers were on absolutely everything. (Sidebar: Will someone hire me to write a thesis on the meaning of floral motifs in 90’s fashion?)
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    Peace, Love, and Happiness
    This little patch trio was on t-shirts, lunch boxes, hats, you name it. +1 if you wore yours with something tie-dye.
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    Layering
    90s gals love layering, especially in the form of a lace camisole under a thermal under a jean jacket or a baby tee under a spaghetti strap floral dress.
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    Patches
    On every available surface, there was some combo of a peace sign, an alien, a yin-yang, a mushroom, and a daisy.
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    Butterflies
    Butterflies really had their moment in the 90s; like flowers, their influence is not to be underestimated. +1 if you wore butterfly clips, +2 if you ever wore butterfly clips with butterfly sandals
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    Headbands
    The thicker, the better.
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    Jean and Corduroy Jackets
    +1 if it had a faux shearling collar
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    Rhinestones
    In the 90s, rhinestone anything = height of glamour.
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    Studs
    In the same way that rhinestones were the height of glamour, studs gave you an immediate rocker edge. +1 if you did it yourself with a Bedazzler.
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    Spaghetti Straps
    I wouldn’t be surprised if it was an actual fact that every garment made in the 90s had spaghetti straps. +1 if you had both spaghetti strap tops and dresses.
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    Platforms
    I really love platforms and think they’re genius in construction; tons of height but supremely comfortable. You'll definitely snap your ankles if you lose your footing for even a moment but all good! +1 for foam platform flip flops. +2 if you had platform Mary Janes.
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    Slides
    The most significant footwear of the decade. +1 if they were Steve Madden or Dr. Scholls.
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    Ankle-length skirts
    +1 if you wore them with aforementioned slides or platforms or platform slides, +2 if you paired them with a deep brown lipstick
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    Crop Tops
    There’s a reason why these are so popular again, and it’s because they’re the greatest. +1 if your favorite baby tee had a rainbow or butterfly on it, or if you wore it without a bra.
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    Popcorn Tops
    The first time I saw one of these babies in action I thought it was actual sorcery.
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    Ankle socks
    +1 if you wore them with a miniskirt and platform Mary Janes.
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    Bucket hats
    The perfect companion to your pigtails or pigtail braids. +1 if it was denim or fake Burberry.
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    Kate Spade
    If you were sporting this Kate Spade bag during Bat Mitzvah season, I envied you. +1 if you paired it with a long, slinky, spaghetti strap dress and kitten heels.
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    Bandanas
    The most versatile of all 90’s trends. You could wear a bandana tied on your head a number of different ways, there was bandana print everything, and you could even tie your bandana into a strapless top. +1 if your school or summer camp banned said bandana top.
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    Low-rise jeans
    Best when worn with a halter top, showing 2+ inches of hip. +1 if yours were Frankie B.
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    Turtlenecks
    The turtleneck sweater/miniskirt combo was actually perfect for LA weather. +1 if your fave turtleneck was sleeveless, +2 if it was crushed velvet.
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    Angora
    It has never gotten any better than the baby blue cropped angora sweater that Liv Tyler wore with her plaid skirt in Empire Records.
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    Velvet/Crushed Velvet
    Looks like a gymnastics leotard, feels like a dream.
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    Overalls
    Before people were sporting them with lace bralets at Coachella, people were sporting them with GAP shortsleeve t-shirts and Airwalk sneakers. +1 if yours were OshKosh.
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    Flared jeans
    Flared jeans give you legs for miles and I still love wearing a good pair of bell-bottoms. +1 if yours had any bedazzling or studs down the side of the leg.
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    Give yourself a point if...
    your style icons were Erykah Badu, Gwen Stefani, the Spice Girls, TLC, Britney Spears, Selena, Kate Moss, Naomi Campbell, or Cher and Dionne.
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    Give yourself another point if...
    your favorite retailers were Delia’s, Wet Seal, Hot Topic, or Limited Too.
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    I 💘 the 90s