Jennifer Lopez at the 70th Academy Awards, March 1998 (S. Granitz/WireImage)Drew Barrymore at the Billboard Music Awards, December 1993 (S. Granitz/WireImage)
Fashion fads come and go. That's why the flannel shirt craze, the pointy stiletto party, and the high-waisted pants phenomenon reemerge (and quickly disappear from racks) every few years. But unlike the aforementioned trends, the more recent, '80s-inspired boom — complete with shoulder pads and denim jackets — seems to be here to stay. No, Urban Outfitters and American Apparel aren't stocking as many oversized sweaters and Wayfarer knockoffs, but there's no denying that certain elements, like neon, aren't going anywhere, anytime soon. And while fashions from the decade of indulgence still sell well, they'll soon start facing serious competition from gear that got its start in the 1990s.
That's right, the decade that delivered grunge, "90210," and "Clueless" is back, and items from that era are starting to pop up on store shelves from coast to coast. In fact, chunky footwear is already hitting the pavement, so dust off your old Doc Martens. And while you're at it, you may want to rifle through your accessories drawer and dig out that choker you used to rock in 1993. Yep, the choker!Read More »from Trend or Foe? Chokers