The ’90s have been back in action style-wise for a few years now thanks to a wave of nostalgia that made it okay to walk around major metropolitan areas dressed like Zack Morris again. But when you dig a little deeper past the idea of acid wash, neon, and trapper-keepers, you find that the most basic style lines and silhouettes of the ’90s actually did get left behind. And with good reason. Enjoy these vintage ’90s magazine ads (mostly for mass market brands) and the denim atrocities they have immortalized.
—Michelle Christina Larsen
Tags: '90s fashion, acid wash, Grunge, high-waisted jeans, magazine ads, magazine pages, retro, vintage denim