Can we all agree that the 90s is without a doubt one of the most fashionable eras of all time? For any of my 90s babies out there, I’m sure you love repping the OG baggy jeans just as much as I do, haha. But there are so many other iconic styles that are so cool as well. So here is what to wear to a 90s party if you’ve just been invited to one. I’m sure you’ll get so many compliments and definitely stand out from the crowd.
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What to wear to a 90s themed party girl
If you’re looking to dress the part for a 90s party, think neon colors, baggy clothes, and lots of accessories. Here are some ideas to get your creative juice flowing and help you find the best outfit.
1. Windbreaker Tracksuit Set
Tracksuits are such an essential part of the 90s fashion style. Literally, everybody on the block was rocking one of these neon color block athleticwear. It doesn’t matter if it’s hot or cold outside, you’ll see someone proudly wearing these polyester jackets, haha. Some materials are even so loud that you’ll hear them from a mile away!
2. Cute Denim Overall
Overalls can and will NEVER go out of style. There, I said it! They’re just so cute and you can literally wear them with anything and everything. If you loved watching the Fresh Prince of Bel-Air or Full House growing up, I’m sure you’ve seen a fair share of actors wearing denim overalls. If you decide to wear overalls to a 90s party, you can wear a cute sports bra underneath and some retro sneakers. Super cute!
3. Crewneck Colorblock Stripe T-Shirt
How cute and fun is this t-shirt? The color block design just screams the 90s. And if you pair it with some high-waisted shorts, tube socks, a bucket hat, and a pair of Vans, you’ll look just like a skater boy/girl back in the day. The best part is that these shirts are still very much in style so you can wear them even after the 90s party is over.
4. 90s Vibe Colorblock Jacket
I absolutely LOVE these vintage color block windbreakers! You can literally still see these 90s style jackets at Urban Outfitters. They’re so trendy and different. These are also perfect to wear to an outdoor 90s party since they’ll keep you warm at night. To make the outfit even more complete, wear a pair of color block sneakers, a bucket hat, vintage round sunglasses, and some hoop earrings.
5. Bad Boy Baseball Jersey
The Notorious B.I.G wore The Bad Boy Jersey in his “Juicy” music video in 1994, and since then, it’s been super popular among hip hop fans around the world! If you love 90s hip hop and want to showcase your love for it at the party, make sure to get one of these jerseys!
What to wear to a 90s party male outfit ideas
If you’re a guy, it might be time to dust off your old baggy jeans and neon color-block jumpsuits. Or if you’ve never worn one before, maybe now is the time to try it out!
1. Retro Neon Windbreaker
You can never go wrong with color blocks! The more, the merrier, haha! These bright colors will definitely make you the center of attention at the party. Oh yea, don’t forget to pair it with some denim jeans and a white pair of New Balance “dad” shoes. PERFECTO (*inserts “Chef’s Kiss” emoji*) LOL!
2. Color Patchwork Cargo Pants
Oooo, can we just give these patchwork cargo pants a round of applause?! How amazing are they? It’s such a statement piece, you literally could show up at the party just rocking these and you’ll garner the whole crowd’s attention. No shirt, no shoes, no nothing, just these. Haha! Okay, I’m joking, but you know what I’m trying to say. These cargo pants are quite awesome.
3. The Fresh Prince of Bel Air Jersey
If you want to know what 90s fashion is all about, just go and watch the Fresh Prince of Bel-Air. Let me tell you, in every episode, you’ll find Will wearing the most fashionable statement pieces to ever exist on planet earth. I swear, I don’t think there’s one episode where his outfits weren’t good. And if you want to show your love and admiration for this iconic show, wear this Bel-Air academy jersey to the party!
4. Tie Dye Rugrats T-Shirt
If you grew up in the 90s, I’m sure you’ve at least seen one episode of Rugrats. It’s such a core memory for all the 90s babies out there. What makes this shirt even more iconic is the fact that it’s tie-dye ( a 90s fashion trend that deserves so much credit, haha!)
5. 90s Vibe T-Shirt
If you were born in the 2000s or even 2010s, you’ve probably never heard of or touched a cassette tape before. But if you were born in the late 1900s (that sounds so ancient omg), you definitely know the struggle of having to rewind a tape with the back of a pen, lol! Wear this T-shirt to the party to let everyone know that you understand the struggle but also enjoy the vibe.
Super cute 90s party outfit ideas
The 1990s were a time of baggy clothes, colorful prints, and lots of denim. If you’re looking for some inspiration for your party outfit, take a look at these ideas I’ve compiled!
1. Vintage Boyfriend Denim Jacket
Denim jackets are another staple of the 90s fashion that never seems to go out of style. I honestly can’t think of an outfit that doesn’t go well with denim jackets. So if you don’t know what to wear to a 90s party, consider wearing denim on denim! It’s so cute.
2. Tommy Hilfiger Sport’s Bra
Tommy Hilfiger is literally the EPITOME of 90s fashion. Iconic stars and models such as Aaliyah, Destiny’s Child, and Naomi Campbell were all seen wearing Tommy Hilfiger sweatshirts, tube tops, and jeans back in the day. Pair this bra with a jean jacket or denim overall and you’ve got the 90s style down pat.
3. Loose Ripped Denim Pants
Another fashion trend that screams ‘the 90s’ is baggy ripped jeans. Think boybands like NSYNC and Boys II Men (lol). These jeans have gone out of style for a while but I think they’re slowly coming back in the 2020s.
4. Space Jam Basketball Jersey
Space Jam is an iconic 90s basketball film starring the one and only legendary Michael Jordan. It was a movie that I’m sure is part of many people’s childhood memories. If you’re a big fan of this movie, why not wear this Space Jam basketball jersey to the 90s party?!
5. High-Waisted Colorful Jeans
How fun are these jeans? If I could describe 90s fashion in two words, I’d probably say baggy and colorful. And these jeans definitely embody those two characteristics!
What to wear to a 90s hip hop party
The 90s were a time of great change in the world of fashion. Hip hop emerged as a dominant force, and with it came a new look that was heavily influenced by street style. This look was characterized by baggy clothes, oversized sneakers, and gold jewelry. Here are some outfit ideas to give you a sense of what 90s hip hop fashion was like.
1. Multi-color Bandana Set
I remember my dad would always wear a red bandana back in the days while he walked around with his baggy pants and CD Walkman. I always thought he was sooooo cool, haha! You should efinitely consider adding a bandana to your 90s party outfit.
2. Old School Rapper Outfit
Omg, this whole outfit is just pure iconic energy right here! If you don’t know what to wear to a 90s party, just get this! I’m sure you’ll get so many compliments and literally be the center of attention at the party.
3. Fila Men’s Vintage Sneaker
Fila is also an iconic brand in the 90s! So if you’re not sure what kind of shoes to wear to the party, you can’t go wrong with them. The color block design and the overall style of these shoes would definitely go really well with your outfit.
4. Hip Hop Accessories Kit
If you’re going to a 90s hip hop party, it is IMPERATIVE that you wear a gold dollar sign chain, gold hoop earrings, and gold rings. It’s giving BLING BLING and I got moneyyyy.
5. Graffiti Art Tube Socks
Okay, I LOVE these socks. They are such a statement piece. If you’re going to be wearing white sneakers to the 90s hip hop party, pair them with these graffiti socks. They’ll add color to your outfit and definitely make you stand out from the crowd.
6. Big Hoop Earrings
Girls! Don’t forget your big hoop earrings! They’re such an iconic part of 90s street fashion. It doesn’t matter what outfit you’re wearing, these gold hoop earrings will add some flavor to it! They’re literally the cherry on top.
What to wear to a 90s party plus size outfit ideas
If you’re worried about not being to find clothing that fits you for a 90s party, don’t worry, I got you! Here are some outfits that are size-inclusive.
1. Graffiti Cartoon Jumpsuit
Omg, this outfit would look so bomb with red lips and big gold hoop earrings. You’ll literally look like a boss and have all eyes on you at the party!
2. Bel Air #23 Jersey
This is another super cute and colorful jersey for all the fans of The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air! Since it’s so vibrant already, you can wear it with jeans that are more ‘lowkey’ and a pair of white sneakers.
3. Baggy Light Blue Overalls
Like I said before, overalls go with ANYTHING and EVERYTHING! I’d wear them every day if I could. Plus, you can wear this not only at the 90s party, but for other occasions as well!
4. Two Piece Tie Dye Outfit
Tie-dye equals 90s fashion. And the 90s fashion equals tie-dye. PERIOD.
And lastly, here are some of the editor’s picks. Which means my personal favorites. Haha!
1. Varsity College Jacket
Just like denim jackets, Varsity college jackets can never go out of style. Girls, if you love oversized jackets, get a size up and pair it with a tube top and baggy jeans. Ugh! It’ll look so good!
2. Ribbed Knit Cami Top
Strappy cami tops are so cute! I personally would wear it with a pair of high-waisted denim shorts for the summertime. I think this would be so perfect for a beachy vibe 90s party.
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3. Neon Pink Fanny Pack
Anything neon is an automatic yes for me, haha! If you also love bright colors and accessories that are anything but ‘low-key’, this fanny pack is a must-have. Plus, it’s perfect for storing your keys and your phone at the party.
What makeup to do?
The 90s were a time of experimentation in the world of makeup. The colors and styles were so much fun, a lot bolder, more vibrant, and less subdued than today. It was a time when people didn’t feel stigmatized for wearing bright colors and shimmers on their faces or eyeshadow that covered most of their eyelids. Here are some iconic makeup styles you should definitely recreate at the 90s party.
1. Pastel Color Eyeshadows
2. Overlined Lips + Lip Gloss
3. Pencil Thin Eyebrows
Have fun and enjoy yourself!
Oh, how I wish I was a teenager or college student in the 90s! Everything just seemed so chill and so much fun. Plus, there wasn’t any social media or smartphones back then so everyone actually was able to socialize and be present in the moment.
So make sure that you put your phones away and have fun at this 90s party! Pretend that you’re actually living in the 90s and enjoy every second of the party : )