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The Top 10 Movies and TV Shows that defined 1990's Fashion

The Top 10 Movies and TV Shows that defined 1990's Fashion

News Flash:  The 90's are back.  

If you lived in them, know exactly what that means.  But, how do those people who were children during the decade even know what defined 1990's style? Well, since most of us get our clues about vintage fashion from movies and television shows, take a snowy or rainy day and catch up on our top 10 small and big screen favorites that will forever immortalize 1990's fashion.

10. Twin Peaks - A 1990-91 An oh so eerie Woodland Mystery in the misty Northwest.

Twin Peaks Vintage Fashion 1990s

Grunge meets debutantes (Lara Flynn Boyle and Sheryl Lee)

1990s fashion Twin Peaks Sweaters

Sultry slouchy tops  (Lara Flynn Boyle)

Twin Peaks fashion 90s style

Sweater Girls (Laura Flynn Boyle and Sheryl Lee)

9. Northern Exposure 1990-95 A small town doctor and the eccentric community of a small Alaskan town.

Northern Exposure Vintage 1990s clothing fashion

Oversized lumberjack chic (Peggy Lipton and Mädchen Amick)

Northern Exposure Vintage Clothing 1990s fashion

Rugged floral country mix (Janine Turner, Rob Morrow, Barry Corbin, Cynthia Geary, John Cullum, Darren E. Burrows, and John Corbett.

8. Pulp Fiction 1994 - An American neo-noir crime film written and directed by Quentin Tarantino

Uma Thurman Vintage Fashion 1990s Pulp Fiction

White blouses and All things Uma - doesn't everything she wears in every decade becomes a fashion must? (Uma Thurman and John Travolta).

Uma Thurman Pulp Fiction 1990s fashion

7. Ally McBeal 1997-2002 Oddball lawyers with style

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Monochromatic Minimalists (Robert Downey Jr. and Calista Flockhart).

ally mcbeal vintage fashion 1990s

(Greg Germann, Portia de Rossi, Lisa Nicole Carlson, Calista Flockhart, and Jane Krakowski).

6. My So Called Life 1994-95 Pittsburgh high school emotional teenagers with classic grunge style

claire danes My so called life 1990s fashion

Florals with tights  (Claire Danes)

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Plaid flannel and stripes (Claire Danes and Jared Leno).

my so called life fashion trends 90s

Pastels, florals, denim and buffalo plaid (Claire Danes and A.J. Langer).

5. Buffy The Vampire Slayer 1997-2003 Battling vampires and demons in heels

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Summer knee high boots , florals, and plaids (Alexander Harris, Rupert Giles, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Charisma Carpenter and Alyson Hannigan).

Buffy the vampire slayer vintage fashion 1990s

Mixed patterns, short skirts and animal prints (Alyson Hannigan, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Charisma Carpenter, and Alexander Harris).

4. Beverly Hills 90210 1990-2000 Navigating high school and college life in the right zip code.

Colorful tees, denim, denim and more denim! (Ian Ziering, Jennie Garth, Tori Spelling, Brian Austin Green, Gabrielle Carteris, Jason Priestley, Shannen Doherty and Luke Perry) 

Beverly Hills 90210 fashion trends 1990s

Floral shirts,skorts, pastels, ankle socks and yes, more denim.

3. Friends 1994-2004 10 years of friends rotating romances including a chef, a struggling actor, a masseuse, a palentologist and a waitress wearing clothes from designers they could never afford in real life!Friends Vintage 1990s fashion

Florals, pinafore dresses, monochromatic separates and stripes. (David Schwimmer, Lisa Kudrow, Matthew Perry, Jennifer Aniston, Matt LeBlanc and Courtney Cox).

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Ethnic prints and more denim

Friends Vintage 1990s fashion Style trends

Embroidered day wear, spaghetti straps and floral ties.

2. 10 Things I Hate About You 1999 - Angsty sibling rivalry and high school romance in quintessential Taming of the Shrew - 90's style.

10 things I hate about you fashion 1990s

Belly shirts, platform flip flops and Ed Hardy style prints (Susan May Pratt, David Krumholtz, Gabrielle Union, Andrew Keegan, Julia Stiles, Heath Ledger, Larisa Oleynik, and Joseph Gordon-Levitt).

10 things I hate about you fashion 1990s style

Slip dresses

10 things I hate about you fashion 90s trends 1990s

And our most influential fashion film pick is..

1. Clueless 1995 - A Jane Austin's Emma as a valley girl in 90's Beverly Hills.

Clueless Fashion 90s outfits 1990s

Sheer knee socks and argyle (Alicia Silverstone)

Clueless vintage 1990s fashion

Plaids, vests, and statement cuffs (Alicia Silverstone, Brittany Murphy and Stacey Dash).

1990s fashion Clueless style

Berets, minis, and tartans

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Plaid on plaid

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A-line minis and untucked shirts with vests

clueless fashion trends 1990s

So, go ahead, embrace the 90's - as with all decades, they had their hits and misses, so pick the right trend to incorporate into your wardrobe!  Maybes some of these movies and television shows will be just the inspiration you need!


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  • Melissa

    I agree! Great list!!

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