Fuck Yeah Ugly '90s Clothes!

Apr 09

The Great Crushed-Velvet Debate

(Submitted by ohitsthe90s:)

Can we talk about crushed velvet for a moment? In the early 90s I rocked this look more times than I care to admit. All this pic is missing is a velvet choker and it would be “perfect.” Looking back, there was nothing good about crushed velvet. It was scratchy, made you sweat, and, if you were too poor to afford the good stuff (like me), the color would rub off all over everything. Yuck.

(Photo is from Sassy, 1993.)

I have a complicated relationship with crushed velvet. On one hand, I think this outfit is gorgeous — I have this issue of Sassy and my love for this look is why I haven’t posted the picture in the past. HOWEVER, there is a dark side to crushed velvet and you captured it perfectly. I think the worst was crushed-velvet bodysuits. Bodysuits in general. I cannot BELIEVE that shit is coming back. Yes, I just love wearing a bathing-suit shirt with crotch-snaps! :p

… I still have a dark sapphire-blue crushed-velvet dress in my closet that I just can’t part with. Looks like its time may be coming again.

  1. lilipanduhhh reblogged this from fuckyeahugly90sclothes and added:
    I have been hunting everywhere for one of these dresses recently. I have no idea what caused me to want one so bad, but...
  2. cloverswine reblogged this from fuckyeahugly90sclothes and added:
    Heh, I had a green crushed velvet pullover (Made in Turkey) with a big-lettered word PASION (sic) on it.
  3. redrustfaerydust reblogged this from fuckyeahugly90sclothes and added:
    this is a gorgeous outfit and i want it.
  4. lohaze reblogged this from fuckyeahugly90sclothes and added:
    chokers galore. Never wore...that. …kinda wanting to. Damn my growing-out-pixie.
  5. pluckyminna reblogged this from chloehasalotoffeelings and added:
    We’re supposed to hate it now? Mainstream fashion, idgu and likely never will.
  6. chloehasalotoffeelings reblogged this from fuckyeahugly90sclothes and added:
    i thought crushed velvet was SO BEAUTIFUL and my mom thought it was SO TACKY. siiiigh.
  7. pendulous-threads reblogged this from fuckyeahugly90sclothes and added:
    I have a crushed velvet dress in this color :) Crushed velvet is my favorite!
  8. kawaiimon reblogged this from fuckyeahugly90sclothes and added:
    I had one of those velvet skirts that rubbed colour on your skin, I had to wear tights under it so I wouldn’t have blue...
  9. northwangerabbey reblogged this from fuckyeahugly90sclothes and added:
    My freshman year of high school I received a maroon crushed velvet peasant top from the DeLiA*s catalogue for Christmas....
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  11. be-bopz reblogged this from missworld and added:
    I can remember not being allowed to wear crushed velvet when it was cool, because my mom said it looked “cheap”. But I...
  12. flaneurinthecity reblogged this from missworld and added:
    Blue crushed-velvet dress! I had one too, and I cannot part with it. The only good thing about crushed-velvet is that...
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