Everything we thought that wasn’t cool about the ’90s and the early 2000s is not only back, but is also certified as a hot commodity by the fashion ‘it’ girls.

Remember the basic tank top the girls wore back in the day with their capri denim and broad belts? In 2023, every fashion girl was seen serving street-style in the Loewe tank with the iconic logo in the centre. Although the styling is more understated and laidback, the tank top still has everyone in a chokehold.

Back in the day when Mariah Carrey wore the butterfly top, almost nobody thought there will be an era where it see the light of day again. Ambassador of all thing y2K, pop star Dua Lipa loves her butterfly top and has been seen in various versions of it. Not too far behind is the Gen-Z orchestrator of ‘sad girl summer’a.k.a Olivia Rodrigo, who also happens to love this retro style.

If you thought corsets and crinolines were just the problems of women in the bygone era, think again. The bone-ribbed silhouette is back but with a lest-rib-breaking construction. Ditching the voluminous skirts, models like Kendall Jenner and Hailey Bieber like to pair their tiny corsets with baggy cargo pants instead.

While mix tapes, boom boxes and Kelly Rowland trying to send a text via Excel is still, fortunately, a thing of the past — the fashion, however, has resurged.

This summer, if you want to take a trip down memory lane and dress how your mum did when she was in university, we can help you. Nostalgic fashion juxtaposed with the aesthetics of today is the vibe everyone’s going for.

Take a look and shop from our editor’s approved guide of 8 evening wear tops you must invest in:

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