90s theme party outfits

90s Theme Party Outfits for a Casual and Nostalgic Look

by jacky chou
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You have been invited to a party, and guess what? The theme of the part is the 90s outfits. You are excited and eager as you also expect to enjoy some music by Spice Girls and the Backstreet Boys. However, you got a problem; you do not know what to wear. But, do not worry, we shall look at some of the most popular 90s theme party outfits. You may also come across some of the best birthday outfits for women on this list.

The 90s had an unimaginable sense of fashion that we still desire now. This decade had a range of options that anyone could try to get that vintage look and give in to nostalgia.

We have denim overalls as our first choice, with Anna-Kaci Women's Vintage Leg Denim Overalls being our option. This outfit is versatile and you can wear it almost everwhere. Secondly, we have this KIEBXANX Skirt Sets for Women-Two Piece Set that comes with a plaid skirt and a crop varsity jacket made from high-quality materials that are also skin friendly and durable. Lastly, our third best option is the grunge look. Under this category, we have 90s Vibe T-shirt for 90s Music Lovers and Dickies Men's Relaxed Fit Duck Jeans. Combining these two helps keep you comfortable even as you have fun.

Let us go through a few of these 90s party outfit ideas.

90s Theme Party Outfits

1. Denim Overalls

Denim was famous in the 90s and is still popular today. This is one fabric that you can style in many different styles. With a set of torn and ripped denim jeans, ensure it sits on the hips and add a matching and oversize jacket.

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This outfit needs you to wear the same jacket shade as the denim. Bright blue and acid wash shades were among the most preferred colors in the 90s.

Anna-Kaci Women's Vintage Leg Denim Overalls

Anna-Kaci Vintage Wash Straight Leg Denim Overalls with Pocket Bib, Distressed, Black, XX-Large
  • CLASSIC DENIM OVERALLS. Medium weight cotton denim overalls featuring a washed and worn look with adjustable wide straps, center front flap pocket, and side and back pockets.
  • LONG SLIM LEG. The length of this straight leg overalls is long and slim enough to show your good figure, you can also roll up the bottom of leg to find another feeling.
  • GREAT FOR CASUAL OR WORK WEAR. The perfect overalls to protect your clothes when doing handy projects at home. You can also use them for any casual outfit as a subsitute for your everyday jeans. A lot...
  • SIZING DIFFERENT FROM AMAZON. Please refer to the garment measurement chart in the photos for help when choosing a size. If you have any questions regarding size and fit, please do not hesitate to...

Anna Kaci Women's Vintage denim overalls are a great outfit to show up at a 90s theme party with. These denim overalls have a center front flap pocket, side and back pockets, and adjustable wide straps. All these pockets proved useful as I didn't have to carry my clutch bag and just used the pockets instead.

They are made from medium-weight cotton and feature a long slim fit to bring out your features perfectly. The overalls come in different sizes for different body shapes and to fit all.

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Besides wearing them to a 90s theme party, you can also wear them to protect your clothes during home projects and as casual wear to substitute your jeans or other garments. It is a must-have outfit for girls as it is versatile.

One thing I noticed with these overalls is that they run small. I ordered my size and had to return them to get a larger size because they did not fit comfortably as they were snug.

  • Pros
  • Comfortable
  • Available in different sizes and colors
  • Suitable for all ages
  • Versatile hence you can wear them anywhere
  • Cons
  • Runs small

2. Schoolgirl Plaid Set

You can recreate Cher Horowitz's schoolgirl look by trying out her iconic plaid suit. This look may not be for everyone, but it doesn't hurt to try it out. You only need a matching blazer or plaid shirt, a plaid skirt, and a white baby tee.

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Spice it up with a button-down cardigan and a white pair of knee socks. A pair of white shoes will make it look even better, or you can wear any color. Just ensure it matches your plaid suit

KIEBXANX Skirt Sets for Women-Two Piece Set

KIEBXANX Women's 2 Piece Outfits, Crop Varsity Jackets and High Waist Plaid Pleated Mini Skirt,...
  • 💗 [Fabric]: 2 piece outfits made of65% Polyester + 35% Cotton. The material is skin-friendly, elastic, soft and comfortable to wear
  • 💗 [Short Sleeve Varsity Jacket]: Stand collar, snap-button baseball jacket. Colorful patchwork, letter print, cute and retro preppy clothing.
  • 💗 [pleated plaid skirts]: Pleated skirts can show off your legs better and can be paired with a white shirt or t-shirt to show off your charm, elegance, figure.
  • 💗 [Occasion]: Two piece outfits are suitable for casual, work, date, party, school, dance, shopping, street, travel, indoor home wear, etc. Perfect for spring, summer and autumn.
  • 💗 [Size]: S-XXL, please double check the size in the last picture or description before ordering. Actual model size: bust 88CM, waist 72CM, hip 98CM Size: S

You can recreate Cher's look with this plaid skirt and crop varsity jacket set. This outfit comes as a set and is suitable for those looking for something vintage. The fabric contains 65% polyester ad 35% cotton. The fabric is also skin-friendly and comfortable, ensuring you get the best.

The jacket features a stand collar and snap button. Its colorful patchwork and letter print make it more casual and suitable for different occasions.

On the other hand, the plaid skirt is well-pleated to bring out your leg features. However, one little problem I encountered is that the skirt runs bigger than the jacket, but I used a little trick to make it fit.

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The KIEBXANX plaid skirt set is ideal for traveling, going on a date, parties, and school. It is also not designed for a specific season. Rather, you can put it on in summer, autumn, and spring. You can be a little extra when wearing this outfit and add a baseball cap. You can also wear this skirt with a plaid shirt or a plain T-shirt.

  • Pros
  • High-quality material
  • True to size
  • Available in different sizes
  • Cons
  • Skirt runs big

3. 90s Grunge Look

Grunge look focuses more on comfort rather than fashion. This makes it a great party outfit. Try it with a pair of cargo pants or a pair of baggy jeans. A T-shirt with a band printed on the front is a perfect match. You can also match it with a T-shirt with a cartoon printed on the front or an oversized shirt.

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Next, add a large flannel shirt and skateboard sneakers. You can emphasize the clothing size by keeping the shirt and t-shirt untucked.

a) 90s Vibe T-shirt for 90s Music Lovers

90s Vibe TShirt for 90s Music Lover
  • 90s Vibe
  • 90s Vibe TShirt Perfect for Any 90s Music Lover Throwing or Attending a 90s Party
  • Lightweight, Classic fit, Double-needle sleeve and bottom hem

Well, as already mentioned, the grunge look is all about comfort. This 90s Vibe T-Shirt is perfect for bringing out that look and keeping you comfortable throughout the party. It comes in various sizes, and you can find both men's and women's options.

It is lightweight and of high quality. The T-shirt features double-needle sleeves and bottom hems for added quality. Cleaning and maintenance are easy as it is machine washable and has no complicated instructions.

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One problem I encountered is that this T-shirt is not true to size and runs small. So, if you want the grunge loo, get a size up.

  • Pros
  • Machine-washable
  • High-quality material
  • Lightweight
  • Comfortable
  • Cons
  • Runs small

b) Dickies Men's Relaxed Fit Duck Jeans

A pair of baggy pants like these Dickies Men's Relaxed Fit baggy jeans are among the best options. The fit is perfect, and their bagginess gives you a sense of fashion and makes your peers admire you as you will always stand out among friends while wearing them.

You can never go wrong with baggy pants to take a break from all the skinny jeans everyone seems to like. This pair is comfortable and easy to wear and remove due to its zipper closure.

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Utility pockets make it more attractive, and the pockets are large enough to hold a few things. So, you will not worry about carrying some tiny items in your bare hands when wearing this pair.

  • Pros
  • Comfortable
  • Machine-washable
  • Durable
  • Cons
  • Change in quality over time

4. Everything Leather

The Matrix was released in 1999 and brought with it leather into the zeitgeist, and it easily became a fashion trend. Although leather was worn before this iconic film, it was not as popular.

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You will need a mini skirt or a pair of leather pants and a matching crop top to achieve this all-leather look. This look becomes even better with vintage sunglasses and a stylish leather jacket.

a) Faux Leather Pants for Women

Faux Leather Pants for Women Solid Color High Waist Straight Leg Trousers Vintage 90s Streetwear...
  • ❗❗ATTENTION: Due to in a package for a long time,leather pants will be a smell.Please lay them out for a couple days and will be disappeared.Please check the size chart for sure you get a perfect...
  • Material: Faux leather pants,Made of high-quality PU leather and polyester fabric, soft and skin-friendly, wear-resistant and elastic, breathable and absorbing sweat, comfortable to wear.
  • Appearance: Women leather pants,straight leg pants can better show the curve of your legs, and high waist design can show your waist line, making you much sexier and more attractive.
  • Occasions: Faux leather pants for women high waist, perfect for home wear, party, vacation, holiday, travel, seaside, beach, night clubs, bars, dating, shopping and daily life, etc.
  • Match: Streetwear women pants,very fashionable with sports shoes, high heels, plimsolls, jacket, knitwear, T-shirt, vest, camisole, handbags, one-shoulder bags and so on.

I had not owned any leather pants before getting these. However, when the delivery came, and I received my pair of Faux Leather Pants, I knew I'd be buying more.

The faux leather is soft to my skin and breathable, ensuring I remain comfortable throughout the time I have it on. It is made of high-quality PU leather and polyester fabric, making it stretchy and easy to adapt o any body figure.

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The high waist design is another feature to die for. I have a slim waist, so these pants fit perfectly and made me look gorgeous. It is a perfect pair of pants for different occasions, including parties, nightclubs, running errands, and just anywhere.

  • Pros
  • Stretchy for flexibility
  • Comfortable
  • Pocket-friendly
  • Cons
  • Not for tall girls

b) Lock and Love Women's Faux Leather Jacket

Lock and Love LL WJC746A Womens Vegan Leather Motorcycle Jacket M BLACK
  • Lightweight
  • Assorted colors
  • Please check the size chart below to ensure your order / Color Disclaimer : Due to monitor settings, monitor pixel definitions, we cannot guarantee that the color you see on your screen as an exact...

If you're wondering what I paired with my later pants, here you are. This Lock and Love leather jacket was a great choice as it is lightweight and made with high-quality faux leather.

Its zipper closure design makes it easy to wear and remove. It also has a removable hood that I liked to put on when the weather wasn't very favorable. Matching this leather jacket with pants is easy. You can also wear it on many occasions, including motorcycling, working, and partying.

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Although this is one of my best leather jackets, I got upset, realizing it ran small. So you may want a size up for a proper fit.

  • Pros
  • Removable hoodie
  • Lightweight
  • Classy and high-quality
  • Cons
  • Runs small

5. A pair of Short Denim Jeans and a Vest Top

In the 90s, vests were not worn under suits but would almost always be worn as independent pieces. They were made from different materials like velour, leather, and silk.

Short denim skirts or shorts with a vest top were a common 90s party outfit. You can complete this look with Converse sneakers, white socks, or boots.

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a) Plaid and Plain Women's High Waisted Denim Shorts

Plaid&Plain Women's High Waisted Denim Shorts Rolled Blue Jean Shorts Light Blue L
  • Denim shorts for women and juniors
  • Elastic waist make them comfy denim shorts for women
  • High waisted jean shorts with a cuffed hem and a “A-line” fit for a cute & flattering looking
  • You can wear these high waisted shorts with t-shirts, crop tops, sweater, sweatshirts in different seasons
  • Loose fit jean shorts for women with decently thick fabric, not only for summer, but also a good choice (with leggings inside) for spring & autumn

This is for short lovers. Plaid and Plain Women's High Waist shorts are 100% cotton. So you are assured of quality as cotton is known to be a high-quality fabric.

I bought these shorts to replace my denim mini skirt that I loved but could no longer fit postpartum. Their elastic waist makes them comfy and provides flexibility for weight changes, just in case.

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Plaid and Plain denim shorts are high-wasted and feature a cuffed hem and an A-line that gives a cute and flattering look. I was happy the shorts are 100% cotton, making them easy to clean and maintain. This is because cotton is machine washable, and so are the shorts.

  • Pros
  • Elastic waistband for flexibility
  • Comfy
  • Deep pockets
  • Cons
  • Not for thick girls with slim waists as they remain baggy around the waist

b) MISSACTIVER Women Basic Tank Top

MISSACTIVER Women Basic Sleeveless Vest Crop Tank Top Casual Crew Neck Binding Crop Top (Medium,...
  • ♦Material:Cotton. Comfortable, stretchy and breathable fabric.
  • ♦Features:This casual tank top features solid color, crew neck , sleeveless and binding design.
  • ♦It can be wore in any season. You can just wear it in summer, or with a jacket in fall or winter.
  • ♦ Perfect crop tank tops for yoga, exercise, fitness, gym, running or everyday use.
  • ♦Please check the size chart in the product description carefully before purchase.

Here's a beautiful vest top from MISSACTVER to wear with your Plaid and Plain denim shorts. It is made of a cotton blend, which is comfortable and breathable, keeping your skin from sweat and irritation.

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The tank top features a sleeveless and binding design I wanted to wear with my pair of shorts. It is ideal for almost all seasons, including summer, autumn, and fall. Care and maintenance for this vest top is easy as you can handwash or machine-wash.

  • Pros
  • Hand and machine washable
  • High-quality and breathable cotton fabric
  • Stretchable
  • Cons
  • Shrinks after a few washes

What to Look for When Selecting 90s-Theme Party Outfits

a) Size and Fit

Fitting is one of the most essential things to consider. You need to ensure your outfit fits well and is not too loose or too tight to make you uncomfortable. Read the size charts carefully before making an order

b) Comfort

Getting the right size of the outfit helps with comfort. However, you may get a fitting outfit that is still uncomfortable. For example, you may get an outfit with poorly sewn zippers or unadjustable straps that may make you feel uncomfortable after a few hours. Watch out for these small details to ensure your comfort.

c) Quality

Whether branded or local, you need to get high-quality clothes. Only buy clothes that you feel are worth the price. Good quality clothes tend to last longer and don't fade easily. Check the materials and seam lines to ensure they are well-made and that the materials are durable.

d) Color

The color choice of your outfit reflects your personality. Therefore, when choosing a 90s theme party outfit, select a color that matches the occasion and situation.

e) The Weather

You definitely cannot wear a wollen sweater on a hot summer evening. After watching the weather forecast, the only next right thing to do is to dress according to the day's weather conditions.

Frequently Asked Questions on 90s-Theme Party Outfits

1. What should I wear to a 90s theme party?

  • Denim overalls
  • Schoolgirl plaid set
  • 90s grunge look
  • Leather
  • Vest top and a pair of short denim jeans
  • Camouflage

2. What color is 90s style?

After almost two decades of vibrant and saturated colors, the 90s grunge scene brought subdued and darker colors in style. These styles include forest green, dark plum, dark brown, deep red, and black. These colors emerged as fashion gradually turned towards jeans, flannel shirts, and combat boots.

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