We don’t know about you, but we couldn’t be more thrilled we can finally stop pretending we don’t fully embrace the tacky decade defined by chokers, velvet, and high-waisted mom jeans. If you didn’t grow up in the 90s—we’re sorry! Between bubble gum pop queens feuding with rock stars and rappers, the Olsen twins appearing everywhere together in matching outfits, and a plethora of Spice Girls merchandize available at every drug store, it was a good time to be alive. 

While we may not be able to go back to the years that Nirvana and Smashing Pumpkins dominated the same radio stations as Britney Spears and Ace of Base, we can reminisce with fashion. Here they are: our top seven favorite 90s trends making a comeback.

1. Slip Dresses

Alecia Silverstone 90s slip dress

Yes mom, I’m going out in that. No dad, these aren’t pajamas. Slip into these silky fabrics for an effortlessly sleek look, a la 90s indie movie star.

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2. Denim and Overalls

Friends Rachel Green and Monica Gellar in denim overalls 90s fashion

Not too long ago, we were mortified when peeking back at these looks. Thankfully, we’ve seen the light and currently walk outside in denim overalls unironically. Thanks, Rachel Green.   

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3. Combat Boots

90s combat boots with ripped black jeans

Smoothly providing an edge to any look, combat boots can be rocked with everything—from light-wash mom jeans to plaid skirts.

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4. Minimalist Eyewear

Dana Scully minimalist 90s eyewear metal glasses

Despite some of the famously over-the-top looks associated with the 90s, much of the decade’s fashion trends were defined by an understated charm; strategically put-together minimalist looks with a no-frills approach.

5. Floral Dresses

90s yellow floral dress

A good floral dress needs little help—it’s effortlessly cool all on its own.  Pair with a jean jacket and combat boots for instant subtle grunge.

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6. Platform Shoes

90s platform shoes baby spice emma bunton


You don’t have to be Baby Spice to rock these babies. Take your look to new heights with all the various platforms making their way to stores this season.

7. Flannel

90s red flannel shirt claire danes


Flannel’s no longer just for your older brother. Wear as a top with jeans or wrap around your dress for an unexpected accessory.

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Are you embracing other 90s trends that you think should have made our list of favorites? Think we overlooked the jelly sandals, metallic makeup, and dark lipstick? Let us know in the comments below.