1990s clothes hanger
'90s reboot

Hit me baby
one more time

Wait. What? The '90s are back? Dust off that box set of My So-Called Life, catch up on reruns of Dawson's Creek, and rock out to Nirvana because '90s fashion is back!

You probably got the memo a few seasons ago when clothes you haven't worn since junior high, high school or college reappeared on store shelves. If you're like me, you hoped that this return would be a brief blip before it disappeared again. No such luck. But after being reconnected with feminine florals, neon colors and oversized sweaters, I have regained my sense of nostalgia.

The dilemma soon became how to wear these fashions without returning to those awkward teen looks or looking like I was going to a theme party. As a plus-size girl, it can be tricky to navigate those oversized crop tops without looking like you're hiding (or showing too much skin!). So I'm turning to some of my favorite plus-size fashion bloggers to see how they're bringing back these hot trends.



Carried over from the '80s, neon was a big trend of the '90s — especially lime green. If worn right, chartreuse (a classy name for lime green) can be elegant.

Tip: Pair with a bright shoe in a complementary color.


If you don't want to stand out too brightly, add a pop of neon in an accessory
— a citron shoe or earrings (yes, Marie's nails do match her earrings!).

Pop of neon with an accessory


Denim on denim

I've never been a big fan of wearing denim from head to toe, but these ladies may have convinced me to give the chambray shirt a chance, and pair it with *gasp* a pair of jeans.

Tip: Get a classic look with a dark skinny jean and a scarf.

girlwithcurves chambray

Go more casual with a boyfriend jean.

girlwithcurves chambray on repeat

LOVE these denim lace shorts from ASOS CURVE paired with a baggy ribbed sweater.

Curvy Fashionista Denim Lace Shorts



I can hear Meryl Streep's disdain as Miranda Priestly in The Devil Wears Prada, "Florals, for spring? Groundbreaking." Well, it's not spring anymore and florals are no longer pigeonholed into one season. You can wear them all year long!

Tip: Mix patterns — florals and stripes. Tie two patterns together with a common color.

girlwithcurves floral stripes

The experts

  • GirlWithCurves — Tanesha Awasthi. Tanesha is a graduate of UC Berkeley and started GirlWithCurves in 2011.
  • The Curvy Fashionista — Marie Denee. Marie is a fashion and style expert and Editor in Chief of The Curvy Fashionista.

More style tips

How to wear a skinny jean: Plus edition
The '90s are back: How to rock the trend
5 Fashionable ways to wear neon

Photos credits: GirlWithCurves and The Curvy Fashionista


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Comments on "'90s Fashion flashback: Plus-size edition"

Georgia July 08, 2013 | 3:02 PM

I love those denim lace shorts, too! Gotta have!

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