Share this Story

Fashion through the decades

Vintage trends you can wear now

Fashion is important. It represents the culture, ideals and mood of a society. Plus, it's a whole lot of fun. Travel through the last six decades to learn about what was chic then, and how you can wear it now.

Vintage trends you can wear now


Casual was the biggest trend in the nineties with baggie sweaters, pale colored jeans and cropped tops. Miniskirts and baby doll dress were big, especially when paired with white sneakers. Flannels and torn jeans were a large part of the grunge trend, and oversized blazers and vests were in as well. The nineties aren't so far in the past that wearing these styles today is considered vintage, so beware of incorporating more than one nineties style piece in any outfit.

1Levi 501 boyfriend jeans in Dust Storm, $20

2Alternative Apparel "Molly" crop top in Ash Heather, $23.40

3Spiegel oversized sweater in Shocking Pink, $39


This hugely successful movie starring Alicia Silverstone showcased the best of nineties fashion. The rich characters of Beverly Hills wore only the latest trends, and the public took many style cues from Cher. School girl skirts, plaid, knee high socks and platform Mary Janes were featured heavily in the movie, and the short hemlines of the persistent mini skirts were balanced out by collared shirts and long sleeves. Take a cue from Clueless and cover up top if you're showing a lot of leg. Now if only we had Cher's computerized closet…

4Daytrip plaid blazer, $44

5H&M orange skirt, $25

6American Apparel velvet headband in Black, $8

Up next: 2000s inspired fashion >>

5 of 6
New in Beauty & Style

And you'll see personalized content just for you whenever you click the My Feed .

SheKnows is making some changes!

b h e a r d !

Welcome to the new SheKnows Community,

where you can share your stories, ideas

and CONNECT with millions of women.

Get Started