1990S JEWELRY STYLE
(HOW TO RECREATE THE LOOK)
This decade had everything from popular TV shows like 90210, Clueless, Friends, and Baywatch to amazing fashion trends that we still love today. We all symbolically danced the Macarena together and drank the style Kool-aid in our spaghetti straps. Every decade has its dance craze, and we were all Gettin' Jiggy With It and Livin' La Vida Loca while dripping in 90s-style bling.
What do we remember most about the 1990s jewelry trends? The chunky gold chains, huge hoop earrings, or the layered necklaces? The 90s was the era of excess when it came to accessorizing. We all wanted to make a statement and show out. And what better way to do that than by sporting some serious hardware?
Let's look back at some of the most popular 1990s jewelry trends.
90S CHOKER NECKLACES
Did you know that choker necklaces were the fashion accessory no woman could go without in the 90s? Even celebrities like Jodi Foster, Cindy Crawford, and Drew Barrymore wore them! They were also featured in movies like The Craft, Little Women, Titanic, and Pretty Woman.
90S RAPPER CHAINS
90S CURSIVE NAME NECKLACES
POPULAR 90S EARRINGS
In the 90s, huge chandelier earrings were a popular trend and something not a lot of women could pull off. So if you were rocking it, you could thank Sandra Bullock in Miss Congeniality for that one.
Every woman was crazy about chandelier-style earrings in the 1990s for many reasons. Not only did huge chandelier earrings provide a burst of color to the face, but they gave 90s women an elegant sassiness that let everyone know they were independent women—even if they had young kids at home and didn't have time to go out much.
What made chandelier earrings one of the most popular 90s earring trends was that they were unique, attention-grabbing, and, frankly, a bit over-the-top. They said, "I'm here, I'm fabulous, and I don't care what you think." And we loved them for it.
Another reason chandelier-style earrings were the hottest accessory on the market is that they looked fantastic with all different kinds of other big jewelry pieces--pendants, cuff bracelets, statement necklaces- that's part of what made them so appealing. Thankfully, many of these large and heavy ornate styles were clip-on earrings, making them much lighter to wear.
Do you remember when everyone was wearing those giant chandelier earrings in the '90s? If you do, then you probably also remember how difficult it was to find a pair that didn't give you a headache by the end of the day. But we wore them anyway because they made us feel powerful and fabulous.
90S STATEMENT HOOPS
The 90s were a strange time for fashion, and nowhere was this more evident than the ever-present hoop earrings of the era. Statement hoops grew in popularity around 1996. They were often hinged hoops and were usually large enough to cover the wearer's entire ear lobe and sometimes even the upper portion of the outer ear.
Loved by many because huge hoop earrings à la Blossom or Clarissa or even Lisa "Left Eye" Lopes accentuated 90s women's outfit choices. After all, they were HUGE, and 90s women needed a little extra something for those oversized graphic t-shirts they rocked.
While it's hard to say why bold hoops became one of the most popular 90s earring trends, some believe it could be due to their simplicity. Unlike other earring styles of the time, hoop earrings were easy to put on and take off. They also didn't require any special styling or hair-dos. So all you had to do was put them on and go.
90S STUD EARRINGS