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10 trends From the 80s, 90s & 00s that are making a comeback

 

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Mar 02, 2020

It might not feel like it with the current grey, dreary weather we’ve got outside, but we promise that the first day of spring is officially under one month away. So once Storm Dennis finally clears, sunny, warm days are to be a not so distant reality.

And if there’s one thing we’re most excited for this Spring, it’s the resurgence of trends from the 80’s, 90’s and 00’s. From slip dresses to power suits and cosy cardigans. Many of our favourites are back and looking better than ever before.

So whether you overhaul your wardrobe with the latest trends every time the weather starts to turn or just want to know what trendy pieces you should be adding to your wishlist, look no further than our round up of trends that have resurged from the past (and that maybe you can just recover them from the loft).

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1. Slip Dresses

Slip dresses always feel on-trend. But there’s something about the soft, slinky bias cut dresses that feels so right now. They’re simple but sexy, easy to wear and suit all body shapes and sizes.

Kate Moss has long been a lover of the slip dress, having put them on the fashion map in the 90s. Always worn simply and elegantly with heels and a simple clutch, they were the perfect party ready dress. Emily Ratajkowski shows us how to wear the slip dress in 2020. Simply paired with trainers and cat eye sunglasses, the slip dress is no longer just restricted for special occasions, it works perfectly for the everyday.

 

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2. Cycling Shorts

The 90s cycling short has been on the radar for a few years now, but for Spring 2020 they feel more wearable for the everyday than ever before.

A 90s style icon who was an advocate for the cycling short was Princess Diana. Throwing on a baggy sweat over the shorts with a high sock and chunky trainers, we’re pleased to say this look is still a hit today. Hailey Bieber adopts the same approach in a baggy sweatshirt and chunky soled trainers, adding a pop of colour into her look with her socks. It’s a super easy outfit to throw on for the everyday.

The cycling short is also easy to style up more formally with a t-shirt and blazer thrown over the top. And they’re a great festival outfit that won’t break the bank.

 

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3. The Suit

From Gwyneth Paltrow at the MTV music awards in 1996 to Julia Roberts rocking up to the 1990 Golden Globes in a full suit, it's official that the 90s suiting trend is back for 2020. Thanks to other influences like Celine Dion and Cher’s iconic check suits in Clueless, this year we can’t get enough of two piece suits. This Spring, the iconic 90s suit has had a pastel update. So for a modern way to wear the suit this spring, look no further than Maya Jama. A pastel coloured suit has never been more key in your wardrobe - it’s also easy to dress up like Maya with a lace bodysuit and heels, but also great for the everyday with a plain t–shirt and trainers.

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4. Relaxed Jeans

It’s officially time for the skinny jean to move over, as relaxed denim styles from the 90s are back and here to stay. The key to styling baggy jean styles is simplicity.

Kate Moss was one of many 90s icons to adopted loose fitting jeans into her wardrobe. And she shows us that the best way to style it is with a plain black vest to let the jeans do the talking. So for a modern approach, look no further than how Hailey Bieber styles her loosely fitted jeans. With a black bandeau bodysuit, the silhouette looks super elegant and you can dress it up with heels like Hailey or go casual with a pair of trainers.

From balloon legs, straight styles and the bootcut, relaxed denim styles range from anything that means your legs will feel literally feel more relaxed. Say goodbye to your tight fitting jeans this spring and let your legs feel free.

 

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5. Cardigans

We loved it in the 90s and we love it again now - cardigans as tops are totally the latest 90s trend that’s had a revival, and it couldn’t be more perfect for spring. For those spring days when there’s a slight chill in the air, the 90s cardigan is your perfect option for a top. Cameron Diaz is a 90s icon who loved the cardigan. Simply styled with a white t-shirt underneath and a few buttons on the cardigan done up, not much has changed today. See Kaia Gerber wearing the cardigan exactly the same and exactly how we're planning to wear it this spring. The modern approach to the cardigan is to have it literally replace your top, whether you button it up all the way or leave some skin on show. Kaia pairs her cardigan with a pair of kick flare jeans, block heel sandals, sunglasses and a 90s shoulder bag.

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6. Sheer/Organza

Moving on from mesh, sheer tops and organza details are a trend we didn’t see coming. And with them taking over our wardrobes this winter, they’re a 90s trend we’re not willing to let go of just yet.

Sheer fabrics were a bold wardrobe staple in the 90s - as seen by Drew Barrymore in her sheer polka dot blouse. And this year they take a more sophisticated approach. Expect to see them in sheer organza sleeve details, embroidery and more lightweight and breathable fabrics as the weather turns warmer.

Whether you dress your sheer tops up with strappy heels or dress them down with jeans and trainers, sheer details are a spring trend you can start wearing now.

 

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7. Double Denim

It’s a question that always divides the nation: is double denim a yes or a no? Well here at New Look we think double denim is always a good idea. And this year, we couldn’t be more right thanks to street stylers and supermodels bringing back the double denim trend.

One iconic double denim moment of the 00s is definitely Britney Spears and Justin Timberlake taking the red carpet by storm in their double denim ensemble… how could we ever forget? But another key advocate for sporting the double denim trend was Victoria Beckham – a slightly different ensemble to what we would expect to see her wearing these days.

As displayed by Gigi Hadid, double denim is back and it’s looking better and more wearable than ever. Simply pair similarly coloured jeans and a denim jacket with a white tee and biker boots and you’re good to go.

 

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8. Tulle

It’s been over a decade since the final episode of Sex and the City aired, but we’ve still never got over Sarah Jessica Parker's tulle skirt intro. The good news for us is the puffy skirt trend is back and looking bigger and better than ever.

We loved Ariana Grande’s recent red carpet moment in her OTT tulle ensemble. And although we definitely won’t be wearing it quite as over the top as Ariana, there is a simple and chic way to take on the 90s comeback trend. Our tulle skirts this year come in chic pastel colour ways as well as glittery options - simply wear it with a plain t-shirt and trainers for an everyday look or with heels and a bodysuit for a more dressed up look.

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9. Power Shoulders

Power suiting from the 80s is back and we couldn’t be happier about it. Different from the 90s suit as this one is full of big shoulders and comes with a lot of power.

The power dressing movement of the 1980s changed the game for the power suit. Shows like Dynasty showed powerful women in powerful suits and set the standard for working women at the time. And now, thanks to womens equality taking centre stage and designers like Saint Laurent and Balmain, the power suit is back for Spring 2020 and beyond. For a modern approach on the style look to Hailey Bieber in a power shoulder blazer and skirt combo worn with knee high boots.

 

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10. Pink

If there’s one colour to stock up on this year, it’s pink. The iconic and bold colour that took the fashion world by storm in the 90s and 00s is back once again in every shade, from the light pastel baby pink tones of the 80s and early 90s to the hot pink we remember of the late 90s and 00s.

Paris Hilton is one 00s icon that was a lover of all things pink. For 2020, you can wear pink in the modern way like Rihanna in a mini dress style. There are different ways you can wear the shade this year, too - hot pink is perfect for styling up to go out out, while baby pink tones are perfect for all kinds of occasions.

 

 

 

 



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