What were some popular fashion trends in 1996?

December 31st, 2010

I found out fashion trends such as navel piercings and "catsuits" were popular in 1991-1992 or generally the 90′s, but I was looking for something specifically in 1996. Seeing as how I was only a little kid at the time, I was totally oblivious to trends ^^;;. Would anyone mind filling me in? Lists or links would be much appreciated, please and thank you :] !

i was in 6th grade in 1996 and i remember these things being in style but this was also cause i was punk rock…

decorating backpack/jeans with safety pins and studs
creepers (shoes)
doc martens (shoes)
bomber jackets (WAY in style)
flannel and anything else "grunge" — just think of the show "my so called life" — google it and you will probably see some pics of that style
also google "blossom" the show and that will show you some more stuff

that’s about all i remember way back when.
good luck!

edit: leotards were also really in style. the previous year bell bottoms were really in. i remember my 5th grade pic i was all hippie-d out. crazy to go from that to punk… thats childhood i guess icon smile What were some popular fashion trends in 1996?

4 Responses to “What were some popular fashion trends in 1996?”

  1. smallwhiteflower says:

    i was in 6th grade in 1996 and i remember these things being in style but this was also cause i was punk rock…

    decorating backpack/jeans with safety pins and studs
    creepers (shoes)
    doc martens (shoes)
    bomber jackets (WAY in style)
    flannel and anything else "grunge" — just think of the show "my so called life" — google it and you will probably see some pics of that style
    also google "blossom" the show and that will show you some more stuff

    that’s about all i remember way back when.
    good luck!

    edit: leotards were also really in style. the previous year bell bottoms were really in. i remember my 5th grade pic i was all hippie-d out. crazy to go from that to punk… thats childhood i guess :)
    References :
    http://www.daftfashion.blogspot.com

  2. winter8778 says:

    I was young then, but this is what I remember:

    People were starting to move away from straight-legged and pegged jeans to wide-legged jeans. The goth ideal was starting to regain popularity. United Colors of Benetton, Doc Marten, and Champion were popular brands to wear. People wore crew sweatshirts instead of hoodies, and black jeans were a staple for girls. Cargo pants for girls and boys were popular, and little kids wore overalls a lot more than they do now. Shoes were chukier–platform shoes were gaining popularity as the Spice Girls entered the music scene.
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  3. rissriss19 says:

    During the 60s, women left their large skirted dresses of the 50s cocktail style and opted for a more comfortable look. Trendy women could be hippies, wearing bell bottoms, flowy tops etc… They could also be also more in the style of Edie Sedgewick who wore mini dresses with opaque tights, long fur coats, and had short shaggy haircuts. Hair ranged from long and pin straight to short and shaggy.

    Of course, there also were some women who preferred to stay by the classics, as there are today. Women like Audrey Hepburn and Jackie Kennedy have left us with the staples women wore throughout he 50s, 60s, 70s, 80s, 90s, even today.
    There will always be trends for every decade, but there will also always be women who did not follow trends and stayed true to classics like the ballet flat, large dark sunglasses–both things Audrey and Jackie made popular.

    (for more info on classic fashion see my blog..I talk a lot about fashion for anyone interested and have some useful and funny advice, too!)

    http://modernwomanguide.blogspot.com
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  4. CJ says:

    idr
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