1990s minimalism Trend

Fashion’s infatuation with 1990s fashion seems to be never-ending, so it was less than a shock when we saw the decade reappear on the runways of Spring 2014. This season, designers seemed to be moving away from the grunginess that so dominated last year and into the sleek era of Calvin Klein and Helmut Lang. Goodbye plaid, hello slip dress.

We’re talking teeny tiny spaghetti straps, square cut necklines and slinky lingerie-inspired dresses that perpetuate last season’s boudoir trend. Jason Wu’s show closer was a nod to the 1990s fashion favourite with the plunging neckline and delicate straps but made to look red carpet ready with a full skirt. Here’s hoping we spot this gown sometime during red carpet season.

Theyksens Theory designer Olivier Theyskens also embraced the spaghetti strap, which he paired with the square neckline. The look took us straight back to our childhood closets—only this time around, the fabric was so sheer we’d never have been allowed out of the house in it. And spaghetti strap crop tops couldn’t scream 1990s fashion louder than when Rag & Bone paired them with overalls. Bestill our vintage-loving hearts.

We can’t hardly wait to embrace the 1990s in this season’s retake on the decade. Give us slip dresses, roll-on glitter and spaghetti straps or give us nothing at all.