Ah, the '90s: The glorious heyday of all things velvet. It was a major trend back in the day — when you think about it, there were tons of weirdly amazing things made out of velvet in the '90s. Nowadays, we associate it mainly with goths and grunge, but it was actually a pretty big staple in all walks of life — everyone from Cher Horowitz, to The Spice Girls, to Blossom was in on the trend.
It makes sense — after all, velvet adds a touch of glamour to just about anything, and it also happens to be pretty darn comfy and soft (especially if you went with the stretch velour that was oh-so-popular circa '95). Plus, it popped up in many different forms, from slinky slip dresses, to cheetah-printed boots, to floppy hats (I'm looking at you, Blossom).
Think of the '90s as a something of a velvet utopia, where the fabric thrived all over the trends of the day — luckily for us, it's a look that's definitely coming around the mountain (just ask Karlie Kloss). So, with that in mind, let's take a look at 11 truly awesome velvet clothes and accessories from the days of yore.
1. Crushed Velvet Mary Janes
Crushed Velvet Mary Janes, $66, Etsy
The perfect accoutrement for any babydoll dress.
2. Burgundy Velvet Slip Dress
Burgundy Slip Dress, $89, Etsy
3. Black Velvet Purse
Black Velvet Purse, $17, Etsy
Can you think of a cuter way to hold all your frosted lipsticks?
4. Floral Velvet Mini Skirt
Floral Velvet Mini Skirt, $38, Etsy
This is pure, jewel-toned gorgeousness.
5. Brown Velvet Boots
Brown Velvet Boots, $28, Etsy
You can basically join the Sailor Scouts with these kick-ass high-heeled boots.
6. Velvet Butterfly Print Sleeveless Top
Velvet Butterfly Print Sleeveless Top, $20, Etsy
Wear this with your glittery butterfly hair clips, and you're good to go.
7. Floral Velvet Jacket
Floral Velvet Jacket, $39, Etsy
Makes you flash right back to '97, right?
8. Burgundy Velvet Hat
Burgundy Velvet Hat, $15, Etsy
Well, I'll be darned if that isn't the most '90s hat I've ever seen.
9. Feather Trimmed Velvet Mini Dress
Feather Trimmed Velvet Mini Dress, $58, Etsy
Like if Cher Horowitz ever went slightly goth.
10. Black Velvet Mini Skirt
Black Velvet Mini Skirt, $15, Etsy
It comes with an iridescent belt with a daisy attached! If that's not incentive enough to purchase it right here on the spot, I don't know what is.
11. Velvet Leopard Platform Boots
Velvet Leopard Platform Boots, $51, Etsy
Live your dream of becoming a Spice Girl with these unbeatable boots.
Whose ready for a velvet-themed shopping spree? I know I am!