Iconic Trademarks of 90s – That Will Make You Miss Those Days!


Grew up in 90s and are lost in the ever evolving technology of current times? Here we will remind you of some things that will make you miss those days!

We are all facing a very stark reality, the 90s are the new 80s, and it has in fact been more than twenty years since 1995. As we venture through the 15th year since the millennium turn over, it’s time to reflect on some of the most iconic, memorable and even tragic trademarks of the pop decade.

Similar to its preceding decades, the 90s held many recognisable trends that can be categorised into fashion, television, music and toys. Listed below are some historic artefacts straight out of the final decade of the 20th century.

FASHION:

Jellies

  1. Scrunchies: A ponytail simply wasn’t complete unless it was tied up by a vibrantly coloured scrunchie. The scrunchie was also often worn as a wrist garment!
  2. Jellies: These transparent plastic shoes were certainly not the most comfortable choice of footwear, but for a stylish 90s fashionista, they were a must-have.
  3. Mood Rings: As your trusted guide, if you left the house without your beloved mood ring, you’d be stuck in emotional limbo for the rest of the day.

TELEVISION:

Magic School Bus

  1. Rugrats: A Nickelodeon Jr. classic, this show depicted the crazy lives of a group of toddlers.
  2. The Magic School Bus: Ms. Frizzle took you on her wacky field trips into the digestive system, to outer space and even to the Arctic.
  3. Bill Nye the Science Guy: To an average 90s kid, Nye was the smartest man on the planet! Everything and anything could be learned from his TV show. Notably, he was often lesson material when a substitute teacher was called in.

MUSIC:

Spice girls

  1. Spice Girls: The 90s was filled with our favourite Spice Girls classics. Thankfully, we don’t have to say goodbye to these glamorous ladies just yet, they recently announced their soon-to-be-released musical, ‘Viva Forever’.
  1. Britney Spears: Before the breakdowns, the Vegas wedding, and the children, we had the seemingly innocent Britney Spears who paved her own way through 90s pop culture.
  1. The Macarena: This song played and a universal dance would soon commence. It has seemingly disappeared, but the “Cha Cha Slide” is still around!

TOYS:

powerpuff girls

  1. The Power-puff Girls: The definition of 90s girl power was Blossom, Bubbles, and Buttercup. Saving the world in whilst in kindergarten was nothing but a piece of cake.
  1. Super Soakers: No other water gun stood a chance in comparison with the Super Soaker, nobody was safe in summer!
  1. Tamagotchi: Keeping a young alien baby alive was a great challenge for all, even though the toy simplified parenting to just three little buttons.

It is these icons that many of us dearly miss from our beloved late decade. Trends come and go, but it seems the 90s had significant impact on both pop culture and its various consequences; fashion, TV, music and toys.

As the years roll on, it is quite possible that the above items are still in the homes of people across the globe. Perhaps, in ten years’ time, we will read of pastimes like the iPhone, the Selfie, Snapchat and the emoticon.

Something newer, better and ‘cooler’ is always around the corner!

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Reece D'Alessandro

Reece studies Bachelor of journalism at Queensland University of technology and he is a passionate writer. Reece is also editor in chief of Morgen magazine

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