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Last Updated on May 3, 2022
The nineties may be over but that doesn’t mean that its style must end. A decade of crop tops, acid washed denim, stylish satin and fashion masters like Jennifer Aniston and Winona Ryder, the nineties were a truly iconic decade.
So if you’re looking to recreate a nineties wardrobe wonder for your next night out then look no further, these are the sexiest nineties outfits.
The Slip Dress
Made famous by icons like Gwyneth Paltrow and Kate Moss, the slip dress mixes a timeless elegance with a touch of undeniable sexiness. Paired with a chain belt this look encompasses effortless style and can work in a short or long style, perfect whether you are hitting up the red carpet, heading out to the clubs or need something stylishly sexy for date night.
Vinyl or Leather
In the nineties anything shiny was the must have item, as such the futuristic shine of leather and vinyl, particularly worn in vibrant colours was particularly popular. A vinyl crop top that leaves the waste exposed paired with shorts or a skirt is a look that embraces all the sexiness of the nineties.
There are few fashion statements that embrace the nineties as much as the boob tube. Now a common look on runways around the world, the boob tube looks great in more monochrome colours and styled under blazers or boxy jackets for a contrasting look that maintains its sexy style. For a more casual look that really embraces the nineties then pairing it with some acid washed jeans is a great tip.
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Acid Washed Jeans
Acid washed jeans are making a bit of a comeback in recent years and with good reason. Famous faces including Katy Perry and Kendall Jenner have been spotted in this style statement. When paired with a denim jacket and crop top these make a casual daytime look that doesn’t ever compromise on style. Extra points if you wear baggy jeans in an acid washed style.
Much like the acid washed jeans, chain belts are also making a come-back. When added to a simple outfit and often best paired with dark dress pants or jeans, these add an extra level to any nineties-based outfit. If you need any more inspiration for how to style this sexy accessary then look no further than the iconic Bella Hadid who has been spotted sporting this cute accessory.
A look that was once sported by icons such as Lady Diana Spencer and recently worn by Blake Lively, crushed velvet is a highly versatile style. This look can be embraced in a slip dress style for a timeless look or incorporated into an outfit in a mini skirt for hitting up the clubs, whichever way you go, crushed velvet is always a good idea.
Embrace your wild side when sporting this nineties look. This versatile print looks particularly good as a skirt paired with a simple white or monochrome top or a dress with a plain leather jacket worn over the top and a pair of heels. In the early 90s Peggy Bundy pulled this off effortlessly. Kim Kardashian and Jennifer Lopez are just two of the stars to embrace this look in recent times.
For a night out the sheer fabric look is a staple, mixed with denim or leather and a pair of heels, it adds an understated sexiness to an otherwise plain outfit. If going for a more formal look then the sheer aspect to a dress, particularly when worn on the sleeves or bodice creates a new element to any look.
Metal Embellishments and Chain Mail
One thing that the nineties did flawlessly was mixing different materials together to create interesting and stylish looks. Chainmail based scarf tops mixed with denim shorts are a casual look with some extra style, while the addition of heavy necklaces or metal embellishments add a sexiness and intrigue to any dress style.
As expertly displayed by Victoria Beckham and Gwen Stefani, combat trousers can be a hot new look. When styled with a crop top they give a vibe that is both casual and sexy and is all about that sass. A look that is great for a party and not as restricting as mini skirt can be, combat trousers and a crop top is a simple look that doesn’t ever sacrifice on sexiness or style
Made famous by celebrities including Sarah Jessica Parker, Lil’ Kim and Christina Aguilera. And more recently a favourite of style icons like Bella Hadid and Kourtney Kardashian, this is a look that is a little cheeky, always stylish and effortlessly sexy. Incredibly versatile, the corset look can be styled over an oversized white shirt, worn over a dress to give an extra element to the look or worn on its own as a corset top for a hot yet stylish look.
Long Leather Blazers
This look oozes cool. Popularized by the Matrix series and adopted by fashionistas such as Kate Moss and Winona Ryder, in the nineties everyone was wearing a long leather blazer. This look is one that never sacrifices on style while giving the vibe of effortlessly cool.
Paired with a pair of denim shorts or a plaid mini skirt and worn over a boob tube, this nineties look is one that should be in every wardrobe.
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Whether you are going out for a night on the town, hitting up a formal event or perfecting your look for that perfect date, whether you want casual or classy clothes, the nineties has a style for you.
If you opt for a boob tube, embrace the acid washed jeans or add a sexy accessory like a chain belt to elevate your look, one thing is for sure, a nineties style look will give you the effortless mix of style and sexiness that you’re looking for.