Deciding what outfit to wear to a '90s theme party is a fun yet challenging task! You want your clothes to be the talk of the party while bringing back nostalgic memories everyone has tucked away.
Fortunately for us, many trends come back in style so after 30 years later, so you may still be able to find some accessories, shoes, shirts or skirts that were popular during the 90's!
Below you will find some fashion inspiration that will rock the party, from mom jeans to cargo pants to biker shorts and everything in between. So put on your platform shoes and get ready to party like it's 1995!
I was born in the 80's so my childhood was everything and anything 1990s! Now it's considered vintage wear. But some styles are making a huge comeback!
Theme parties are a fun time to express your creativity and the 90's is a great decade to revisit!
I remember loving patterns, colors (especially bright colors), cheap-looking silver jewelry, boy bands and OH we can't forget about the brand names like Fubu and Calvin Klein!
Check out some fun, totally rad 90s party outfits, or should I say "costume" ideas, that are perfect for women OR men!
90's outfits for women is easy! Think, high-waist jeans or baggy jeans which are very IN now actually. They were the ultimate mom jean look and are sure to make you feel like a cool kid from the 90's. Add a sweater or matching denim jacket for an extra layer of warmth and mom-like fashion.
These pants were all the rage in the 90's and they're making a comeback now! They'll keep you comfortable all night long and can be sported by either men or women!
These shorts are perfect for dancing the night away! Add a crop top or tank top to show off your stomach or a large oversized top for a more modest look.
Platform sneakers or any shoes will add some extra height and glamour to any 90's themed outfits. Sketchers were the epitome of 90s fashion and ironically, are 100% back in style in 2022!
Sunglasses are a must for any party, but if you sport a pair of PINK, YELLOW or BLUE sunglasses, you will be just like Britney Spears back in the 'Hit My Baby One More Time" days.
What's a 90's party without some flannel? Oddly enough, flannel is still very easy to find these days. Check out thrift stores or even Target, especially around the fall season. Red plaid flannel shirts are classic and loose-fitting is ideal.
This dress was popular in the early 90's and it's still just as stylish today. The wrap style is figure flattering and perfect for all body types.
A cardigan is a fancy word for sweater but something that every female owned back in the day. Buttoned up or open, it paired well with a skirt or jeans!
Channel your inner Cher Horowitz from Clueless and sport a matching yellow plaid jacket and mini skirt. Plaid was all the rage in the 90's and it's surprisingly still popular today! Matching is key so grab any plaid shirt and you're set!
🧥Oversized Jean Jackets
Jean jackets were a must-have in the 90's and they're still just as stylish today. Wear them oversized with a pair of tight biker shorts or match your jeans!
A button up vests were huge! They were worn over top of everything and anything from dresses, to sweaters, to collared shirts! Jean, plaid, small or large, the more funky the vest the better off you are!
Oversized blazers are super easy to get no matter what's in fashion these days. Just purchase a few sizes up in any blazer you can find. Look out for fun abstract or geometric patterns, bright colors or large buttons.
Everyone and their mom had a turtleneck! They were one of the worse fashion trends from the 90's but one that we can't ignore. A white one underneath a vest would be top notch. Or a turtleneck sweater is even better!
🥤 Have you ever been to an 'Anything But A Cup' party?
Leather jackets were super rad back in the day however they're very expensive. So pleather jackets were all the rage and they're still around today. Wear them with a tank top or t-shirt with a pair of jeans or mini skirt!
Banana clips have come back and are now better than ever! Look for a few bigger ones that have a curved shape resembling a banana.
I think we all had a boa back in the day. They are inexpensive and can be found off of Amazon for less than $15 bucks.
Band shirts were popular in the 90's and they're still just as stylish today. Look out for grunge bands like Nirvana, Pearl Jam, Gun and Roses, AC/DC, The Grateful Dead (remember those bears?), Sublime, and Metallica which are a few of the more popular ones from back in the day. Anything Kurt Cobain was "in".
Satin shirts were a horrible trend however can still be found! They come in all kinds of colors and can be for both men and women.
Miniskirts are still easy to find today however they might be higher waisted. Look for brighter colors or patterns if you can find it. Both tight, loose flowly skirts would work! Jean skirts would also be a 90's win! If you can find a pattern pleated skirt, you win!
Sweaters will never go out of style however "ugly" bulky sweaters with terrible patterns on them do..fortunately. The thrift store or Goodwill may be your best bet for a 90's looking sweater. Men and women can pull this off with a blue (or black) pair of tighter jeans.
Belly or midriff shirts are VERY popular right now. They can be found almost everywhere. If you want to save money, simply cut your favorite shirt in half.
Everyone I knew had at least one pair of overalls! They'll keep you comfortable all night long and can be worn with one buckle undone and either a baggy shirt or tank top underneath.
You can still find them these days. The style is similar but they're a bit more trendy in the 20th century.
These jeans were all the rage back in the day. Baggy and brand name was the name of the game. Mostly men wore these since they did fall off the behind. Pair them with a long chain attached to the belt loop and I think you've got the perfect hip-hop inspired outfit.
What a throwback! I had a light blue one and loved it. You can get one off of Amazon here! They can be worn by both men and women too!
A great option for men! They are full-length denim pants that are designed with extra pockets and loops. Dickies website sells them but I am sure you can find a pair for cheap at any department store or maybe even Walmart.
Everyone had a pair of these! They aren't in style now but if you still have a throwback pair, squeeze your bottom into them! Here are a classic pair from Amazon.
A cozy sweater dress is perfect for a cold night spent partying! It can be fitted or oversized. Add a pair of leggins or stockings for a warm but perfectly appropriate attire.
Converse are definitely in style right now so grab those Chuck Taylors and pair them with some baggy jeans and a rock band tshirt and you're set!
Logo tees were all the rage in the 90's era! They were inexpensive, paired perfectly with jeans and were easy to find. You can still find them these days in most sports clothing stores.
Colorful makeup and accessories
Finish off your 90's look by accessorizing and applying colorful makeup! Think bright blue eyeshadow, dark lipstick, hoop earings, and bangles.
The 90s were undoubtedly a time of fashion experimentation and fearless self-expression. The decade gifted us with a plethora of iconic looks that continue to inspire and influence fashionistas today.
Whether you're a fan of grunge, preppy, or hip-hop styles, the 90s has something for everyone to incorporate into their wardrobe!
Reviving the spirit of the 90s in your outfit choices is not only nostalgic but also incredibly stylish. From crop tops and high-waisted jeans to oversized flannels and chunky sneakers, there's no shortage of ways to pay homage to this iconic era. Don't be afraid to mix and match elements from different 90s trends to create a look that's uniquely yours.
Remember, fashion is all about expressing your individuality and having fun with your style, and the 90s certainly knew how to do both. So, embrace the nostalgia, tap into your inner 90s kid, and rock those vintage vibes with confidence!
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