Nothing seems to go out of style for too long. However, staying trendy means knowing what’s in style and when. Everything has a way of coming back in style, including fashion and hairstyles. Current fashion trends have brought so many things back in style, and you may still have many items in your closet. What was once considered trendy can be trendy again, so never throw anything away. Here are old fashion trends making their way back in style. 

Mom Jeans

Mom jeans are characterised by high waists and loose-fitting tapered legs. More fitting jeans and skinny jeans once replaced them, but they’ve finally made a comeback as the younger generations opt for style and comfort. Mom jeans fit perfectly, giving you enough breathing room and flexibility to do everything you need throughout the day, whether standing on your feet or sitting at a desk. 

Circular Frames

Whether you’re wearing sunglasses or reading glasses, you’ll be happy to know circular frames have finally made a comeback. In recent years, younger generations have opted for more rectangular frames, but now circular frames of all sizes are reserved for the most trendy. Circular frames first became popular in the 70s, but they’re just as popular now. Of course, when choosing the right frames for you, consider your face shape and what looks best on you; don’t simply consider the shape because they’re trendy. 


Once a 90s trend, chokers have come back, giving anyone who wore these necklaces in the 90s an opportunity to dig deep into their jewelry boxes for a blast from the past. Chokers offer a touch of edginess, but they can also be classy or sassy, depending on the rest of your outfit. Additionally, there are many different chokers and styles to choose from, depending on your outfit. 

High-Waisted Jeans

Like mom jeans, high-waisted jeans have also made a comeback, which is great for those who want to accentuate their natural curves. High-waisted pants continue to be popular no matter the decade, but they also evolve depending on current fashion trends. For example, you can find high-waisted skinny or boot-cut jeans to match your outfit. 


Another 90s trend, scrunchies are finally back in style, but not necessarily because they’re stylish. While tight elastic hair bands can give you a more reformed look, scrunchies are much healthier for your hair because they don’t pull on it as tightly. Since healthy hair will always be in style, more people are choosing scrunchies over tight elastic bands that can lead to split ends and breakage.


Over the past few years, more of us have been wearing sweatpants just about everywhere. Whether running errands, going to a casual restaurant for lunch, or going holiday shopping, sweatpants can be trendy and cool when paired with the right clothes. Thanks to the athleisure movement, wearing sweatpants outside of the house no longer makes you look lazy; it can even make you look laidback and stylish. 


Did plaid really ever go out of style? Plaid was a necessity in the 90s for grunge styles. However, it’s making a comeback, as anyone can wear plaid for almost any occasion. Of course, most plaid styles are flannel, which is the perfect material for winter. 

Long Hair

Long hair is back in style for females and males. While long hair was associated with the hippie movement in the past, many people look great with style. Of course, for males, the man bun is currently out of style, but that doesn’t mean you can’t still rock long hair, as long as you properly style it and keep it down. For women, it seems long hair has never truly gone out of style, but straight, long hair is currently trendy. Still, that doesn’t mean you should straighten your curly hair every day. 

Natural Hair

While straight hair is trendy, it doesn’t necessarily mean natural curls are out of style. As more women embrace their natural hair, curls, waves, and everything in between is currently in style. Not to mention, keeping your hair natural can keep it healthy so it’ll look even better the more you care for it and avoid heat. 


Overalls are another blast from the past that working men typically wore. However, they made a major comeback in the 90s, often worn by adults and children. Overalls can be a playful addition to your summer or spring wardrobe. 

Slip Dresses

Slip dresses weren’t designed to be underwear or outerwear. Instead, they were created to prevent static cling so a dress on top of the slip would hang properly. They also offered more comfort than letting the fabric of the outer dress rub against the skin. However, over time, the slip dress started becoming its own piece of outerwear with its popularity peaking in the 90s. Since then, slips have started being worn differently. For example, it can be a piece of outerwear or worn under a dress for the purpose it was originally designed for. 


We would argue that tie dye never truly went out of style, especially for 90s kids. However, it’s finally making the comeback it deserves. Tie-dye is bright and colorful and continues to go in and out of style every few years, so you should never throw out your favorite tie-dye shirts. Additionally, making tie-dye clothing is fun, and you can buy a kit from the local craft store and tie-dye anything around your home, including pillows, shirts, and pajamas. 

Check Your Closet

Before you go out and buy these fashion trends, consider checking your closet for things that might come back in style. From blazers paired with just a bra underneath, mom jeans, sweatpants and more, trends always make their way back. Remember, never throw away any of your clothes because they’re out of style; things have a way of coming back in style when you least expect it. In addition, keeping clothes that are out of style will give you a more authentic look when they finally make their way back. 

Ashley Nielsen

Ashley Nielsen earned a B.S. degree in Business Administration Marketing at Point Loma Nazarene University. She is a freelance writer who loves to share knowledge about general business, marketing, lifestyle, wellness, and financial tips. During her free time, she enjoys being outside, staying active, reading a book, or diving deep into her favorite music.