What goes around always comes back around eventually. We see this happening practically everywhere we look – popular movies and TV shows from the 80s and 90s are getting rebooted left and right, midcentury modern furniture and décor is ruling the interior design world, and current fashion trends represent a mixed bag of all the best statement pieces from the decades.
There are lots of fashions we all bet we’d never see again in stores, but today they are back to prove us wrong and show us just how cute and relevant they can be again. Here are ten fashion trends that were too good to be put to rest and are making a comeback today in 2019.
Mom jeans – 90s
You know the type – the high waist and the loose-fitting leg that tapers just enough at the ankle, where it’s usually rolled up and topped off with a sandal or some other delicate footwear. Mom jeans are back, folks! Skinny jeans are no longer the only pants sold in stores days, and those of us who like a little wiggle room are ecstatic to see mom jeans back on the racks.
Round glasses – 20s
Circular frames have been creeping back into style slowly but surely for a couple of years now. This trend originated in the 1920s and made a comeback in the 70s largely due to the influence of folks like John Lennon and Janis Joplin. In 2019 we are seeing them again, and it’s a delightful blast from the past.
Corduroy – 70s
Corduroy jeans, jackets, purses and everything was extremely popular in the 70s, and since then the fabric has mainly been used for children’s clothing. Now, corduroy is coming back around, with pieces like the corduroy skirt being particularly fashionable.
Chunky sneakers – 80s
The 80s was the decade of the sneaker. Everyone was wearing Levi’s and white tennis shoes, the chunkier the better. Today, this trend is back in full swing, with designer brands like Yeezy and Gucci producing some of the chunkiest shoes to date.
White boots – 70s
The iconic white go-go boots of the 70s were chic and futuristic, and when paired with a colorful mini dress they made the perfect outfit for a night at the disco. Now we are seeing these boots back on the shelves in various lengths from ankle height to above the knee!
Chokers – 90s
The most iconic necklace of the 90s was by far the choker. Just about every female pop star sported chokers which added the perfect dose of edginess to the sassy crop-top wearing singers. This accessory is back in stock at all major stores and is bringing the 90s back to life for us all.
High waisted jeans – 80s
High waisted jeans have been back in style for a couple of years now, and we aren’t seeing them go away any time soon. These pants continue to be popular throughout the ages and they continue to evolve to fit within the current fashion standards. The high-waisted jeans trend was sparked in the 80s, and we’re glad it’s made its way back around!
Silk scarves – 50s
One fashion trend that is equal parts romantic and classic is the simple silk scarf around the neck. This trend has come back within the last year and is typically worn in conjunction with a pretty, feminine blouse, bringing a touch of the past to the present.
Cargo pants – 90s
Not the cargo pants or shorts we’re all embarrassed to have worn in the 90s – no, these new and improved cargo pants are much more form footing and edgy! Slim-fit cargo pants are in and can be paired with sleek sneakers and graphic tees for a cool, casual look.
Scrunchies – 90s
Tight, elastic hair bands are starting to be swapped out for a softer, more delicate option from the past – scrunchies! Scrunchies are back and seem to be a hit among celebrities and the masses, and for good reason! These hair ties are much better for your hair health than elastic hair bands. They create less friction and breakage on hair and are less likely to leave bends in hair from being tied up. Plus, they’re back in style! It’s a win-win.
These fashions from the past are back and have bright futures ahead of them. How long do you think they’ll last?