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Dress of the Century 1990-1999

Ah! The final chapter! Did 2000-now even HAVE a style? I don't know -- clothing I have from 2003 still seems wearable today. Anyway, here's the 90s!

1990 Gotta love those polygamy farm, couch cushion dresses!

1991

1992. Yes, I had stirrup pants in high school!

1993. I graduated high school in 1993 and I like to think I never wore stuff like this. I didn't. I wore "skinny" stretch jeans in weird colors and Metallica t-shirts.

1994. Never dressed like this.

1995

1996

1997. Yes, I did dress like this in the later 90s. The wider the pant legs, the cooler you were! lol

1998

1999

I admit, I went into my "vintage coma" in late 1998 (although it began slowly in early 1997) and I have no idea about 1999. 1999 was the year I tuned out.

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