'90s-Themed Clothes Ideas for Couples


The '90s saw a wide range in fashion options. Early on, people were influenced by the over-the-top '80s and their looks consisted of bright colors and bold fashions. Things changed drastically though, and trends such as grunge turned fashion on its ear ushered in much more casual styles. The wide gamut of fashions provide plenty of inspiration for couples looking to dress in '90s style.


  • Hip-hop music hit the scene in the late '80s and its influence was quickly felt in the world of fashion. Guys looking to dress in '90s hip-hop fashion, wear ultra baggy pants such as those worn by M.C. Hammer with a ripped up T-shirt and a thick gold chain. Ladies can wear jean shorts or a mini-skirt over biking shorts and a neon tank top. Don't forget a side ponytail and lots of jewelry. For a coordinated couples' look, wear matching nylon running suits with stripes down the side. Pair them with classic '90 hi-top tennis shoes.


  • The grunge style swept out of Seattle, Washington in the early part of the '90s and brought with it a whole new brand of casual. Couples can easily find everything they need to rock a '90s grunge look either in their own closets, or at the nearest thrift store. Pair baggy jeans with a faded rock band T-shirt and top it off with a long-sleeved plaid flannel shirt. Wear Doc Marten boots and wool skull caps. These clothes suit both men and women for the grunge look.

Movie Characters

  • Couples can use '90s movies as inspiration for their outfits. Channel your inner '60s shagadelic spy and dress as "Austin Powers" and one of his groovy babes. Men can rent Austin costumes or find velvet suits in a thrift store to wear with ruffled shirts. Ladies can wear a mod mini-dress and some knee-high boots. For a look from a movie that takes place in the '90s, try "Clueless." Girls, dress as Alicia Silverstone's character Cher in a '90s style baby-doll A-line dress and square, chunky heels. Guys, wear a suit and dress as Cher's love interest, Josh.

Boy Bands and Girl Groups

  • The '90s were the prime time for boy bands and girl groups. Guys, dress as a member of 'NSync or The Backstreet Boys by wearing some baggy jeans or painter's pants with a basketball jersey from a favorite team and a backwards-facing baseball cap. Ladies, dress as one of the Spice Girls such as Baby Spice by wearing a mini-dress, high-heeled boots and two side ponytails. Or, as Sporty Spice, in track pants and a midriff baring tank top.

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