If you’re getting tired of all the ’90s nostalgia, whoops, that’s too bad, because this post is full of gushing over the celebrity fashion icons of the ’90s. When I was a kid in the ’90s, the influence of some of these looks just went right over my head. I can still hear the whoosh sound. But in retrospect, I’m a little amazed at how the everyday styles of some of our favorite celebrities transferred into big trends for us–the little people.
Whether it was Brandy‘s box braids or Gwen Stefani‘s braces, the ’90s were full of celebrities becoming synonymous with looks that made the ’90s, well, the ’90s. Here are 14 of those celebrities who still give us massive stylegasms to this day.
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Whether she was dying her hair blue or rocking braces, Gwen's style was entirely her own. She was the definition of IDGAF and we love her for it. Seriously though...nobody has rocked braces as an adult better than her.
What little black girl didn't rock braids for a while when Brandy was big on the scene? Her hair was the most iconic part of her look and it's sometimes strange to see her without them.
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The queen of grunge had a style all her own, mixing messy with cutesy. Ripped tights and baby doll dresses. Red lipstick smeared all over her face. Honestly, this look is pretty timeless for anyone into an alt look.
Liv could have worn a burlap sack and still look amazing. Her style was always simplistic and a bit "girly" but there was always a hint of sexy in her look, too. Her style was the definition of "I'm not that innocent."
I remember watching Erykah perform for the first time on All That and she absolutely rocked her massive turban-like head wrap. It was such an integral part of her look that it takes me a minute to recognize her without it. Along with her ethereal dresses and natural makeup, Erykah was a breath of fresh air from the pressed hair and frosty makeup that dominated fashion in the mid '90s.
Lil Kim's look has always been outrageous in the best way. Never forget the pasty she wore over her nipple at the 1999 MTV VMAs. Never. It will live on in infamy.
Some of us wanted to look like Posh, some of us wanted to look like Scary, but all of us wanted some amazingly massive platform shoes. Yes, a bunch of elementary school aged kids wanting platform shoes. They were the best style influence we ever had.
From oversized overalls to futuristic garb, TLC always made a fashion statement in the '90s. Can we please take a moment to appreciate the fact that these ladies are wearing condoms on their clothes? What better way to promote safe sex, honestly, than have protection and look fly at the same time.
Tube tops, body glitter, low rise pants...Britney was the queen of late '90s fashion.
I think that Winona has only gained credit recently when it comes to her amazing style in the '90s. It was like sophisticated grunge, a bit of badass and a bit of casual. This is a look I'd wear today, so points for longevity definitely go to this look.
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Fiona was always body shamed by the media and her own fans for her skinny frame. But that didn't stop her from rocking simplicity like no other. Seriously, she made a simple spaghetti strap top look amazing and I'm not quite sure how. Magic, probably.
Nobody else wore all the colors of the rainbow better than Selena. Nobody rocked a leather bustier better than Selena. Nobody did anything better than Selena. The end. Good night. Bye.
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Kate Moss And Naomi Campbell
Last but not least, a twofer! Back in the '90s, supermodels ruled the world and few ruled quite as amazingly as Kate Moss and Naomi Campbell. Even when they weren't storming the runway, they looked beyond fabulous. I mean...look at them. The over the top coat...the plain skirt set...perfection, to be honest.