12 Times Celebrities Brought Back an Old Fashion Trend and Rocked It
As many of us already know, we’re a victim of the cycle of fashion. Those past trends we promised ourselves we’d never wear again and removed from our closets always find their way back onto runways and city streets. And most times, celebrities are the ones sparking up these old fashion items into a new and edgier version.
At Bright Side, we’re into recycling fashion and have prepared a list of fashion trends that are making a comeback at the hands of the most stylish celebrities.
1. Vintage gloves
From the Queen Mother to Marilyn Monroe in Gentlemen Prefer Blondes to Ariana Grande, evening gloves are a fashion item that’s been styling the arms of women since the eighteenth century. They were initially considered an etiquette standard for women attending balls and other social events, whereas today, they’ve gained some sass.
2. Cowboy hats
According to folklore, cowboy hats were first invented as a joke, but their practicality — being lightweight, waterproof, and easily adjustable — turned them into a key element in any cowboy’s wardrobe. Little did they know that celebrities, like Madonna in her video for “Don’t tell me,” supermodels like Kendall Jenner, and singers like J. Lo, would all be wearing them in music videos, while partying with friends, and at award ceremonies.
3. Bell bottoms
The divas that shone in the spotlight in the ’70s, like Cher and Farrah Fawcett, have now become an inspiration for modern-day fashionistas. Skinny jeans are out, and now bell bottoms are the latest trend sweeping the trousers market. They not only display a nicer silhouette, but are also much more comfortable. We can see Harry Styles rocking this look on his Live on Tour.
A trend for the bold, the catsuit brings out a powerful and feminine vibe for those who wear it. Kim Kardashian, Gigi Hadid, and Miley Cyrus are among the celebrities that opt for a more tight-fitting outfit that dates back as early as the 1960s.
5. Bucket hat
A hat can be the ideal accessory to finish off a look. Who would have known that the old-timey bucket hat, chosen by celebrities such as Billie Eilish, Brad Pitt, and Rihanna, was just that right amount of extra to level up your outfit? It adds a touch of personality without going overboard.
6. Low-rise bottoms
Fashion is about extremes. High-waisted jeans became all the rage a couple of years ago, and we swore we’d never go back to low-rise bottoms. But when a fashion expert like Bella Hadid challenges us to see “how low we can go,” we try our best to please.
7. Tiny glasses
Big, small, round, or rectangular — glasses come in all shapes and styles. Nowadays, celebrities like Ashley Graham, Beyoncé, and Zoë Kravitz have popularized the tiny glasses first worn by their predecessors in the 1960s.
8. Oversized men’s wear
Lady Gaga has known how to make heads turn ever since her appearance at the 2010 MTV Video Music Awards, where she wore a dress made of meat. Since then, she has been refining her sense of style and even managed to combine 2 styles from the past: oversized men’s wear and pantsuits. Here, we can see her sporting a gray suit.
If the movie, Clueless, taught us anything about life, it’s that “an outfit can make or break your day.” So we can assure you that matching plaid sets will definitely make your day. Plaid has been used for a long time, but it became popular in the fashion scene in the 1970s. We can see the beautiful actress, Jessica Chastain, honoring this fashion trend with a red and white plaid outfit paired with shiny red stilettos.
10. Fanny packs
Fanny packs were originally designed for people to protect themselves from bandits. One of the first types of fanny packs was the Native American buffalo pouch, which was used as an alternative to sewing pockets into clothes. We’ve come a long way and don’t think that celebrities, such as Fergie, Kim Kardashian, and Elizabeth Olsen, have to worry about those sorts of things, but they choose them to accessorize their looks.
The glittering trend from the ’90s and 2000s is making a comeback, so you’d better get out your sewing kit and start adding rhinestones and sequins to bedazzle your clothes. Celebrities like Dua Lipa, Paris Hilton, and Zendaya have all shown off their jewel-embellished clothes, and we’re in!
12. Thick headbands
We should thank the Greeks for this must-have. They were created around 475 BCE to 330 BCE by the ancient Greeks, who wore hair wreaths. Greeks and Romans wore these accessories when attending special events. Nowadays, we can see these pieces complementing the looks of fashion queens like Anya Taylor-Joy, who attended Paris Fashion Week wearing 3 trends at the same time: a bedazzled embroidered dress, tiny glasses, and a thick headband.
Which fashion trend are you glad is back, and which one would you prefer to disappear altogether? Which celebrity do you consider to have the most covetable style?