Put on the bucket hat and plaid skirt and blast “Live Forever” at full volume – the nineties are back.
This week, former Oasis frontman Liam Gallagher announced he will be performing the defunct band’s 1994 debut album Definitely Maybe in its entirety on stageYear.
And the Madchester rocker isn’t the only one feeling nostalgicDays of baggy clothes and animal-themed decorations.
Even Generation Z, born before the end of the decade, shows a fondness for this era.
They can’t get enough of the return of flip phones, while top toys from the era like Furby are also making a comeback along with TV shows Gladiators and Frasier.
Here, Grant Rollings presents his guide to bringing the ’90s back so you can enjoy it all over again.
It’s like Britpop never left – and Liam Gallagher plans to perform Oasis’ debut album Definitely Maybe in its entiretyYear after Blur’s comeback this summer.
Liam, 51, a solo artist after splitting up with Oasis in 2009, revealed this week: “I’m bouncing around the house to announce the Definitely Maybe tour.
“The most important album of the nineties, bar none.
“Without her I would be nowhere and neither would you, so let’s celebrate together.”
performed their biggest hits from this period, including Parklife and Song 2, at Wembley Stadium in July.
In 2024, more idols from back then will go on tour, including Happy Mondays, who will be accompanied by Inspiral Carpets and Stereo MCs at some of their shows.
Girl and boy bands from the 90s are also back.
Last month, the Sugababes, formed in 1998, returned to the charts with their single “When The Rain Comes” and Nineties legends Take That made it to number 3 with their hit “Windows”.
Both trios will go on touryear, while children’s favorite S Club 7 is currently in UK halls.
Just three decades ago, it wasn’t smartphones that made kids ignore their parents, but the latest toy trends.
And two of the biggest of the ’90s were the cute robot Furbies and the virtual pet Tamagotchi.
Each gave feedback to their owners based on how much they were played with.
Both are now back, with Furbies among John Lewis’ top ten most sought-after Christmas toys and Tamagotchi seeing a 123 per cent increase in sales.
Alan Wright, toy buyer at John Lewis, said: “Nostalgia will take over at Christmas, with toys from the 1990s making a comeback.”
Returning toys include Polly Pocket and the quick-response game Bop-It!.
Psychologist Clay Routledge, who specializes in nostalgia, said: “Memories of the ’90s are comforting because they connect us to times in our lives when we felt freer, more adventurous and more connected to other people.”
Are you ready for the sight of biceps straining against tight Lycra as “superhumans” punch each other for fun?
If so, you’ll be happy to know that the 1990s sensation Gladiators is returning to our television screens.
The show, which made regular favorites Wolf and Ace heroes on screen, is set to be rebooted on BBC One this winter.
And there’s also a lot of nostalgia for sitcoms from that era.
Kelsey Grammer has received great reviews for his revival of US sitcom Frasier, now streaming on Paramount+.
And US comedian Jerry Seinfeld hinted last week that his popular 1990s show “Seinfeld” could also return.
The final episode in 1998 attracted 76 million viewers in the US alone.
Both “Sex And The City” and “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air” have experienced a revival with spin-offs in recent years.
And just like that. . . brings back Carrie Bradshaw and Co., while Jabari Banks plays the youthful Will Smith in Bel-Air.
TECHNOLOGY & HOME
THE latest phone fad is a handset that you can flip open and then pretend you’re talking to Captain Kirk in Star Trek.
There’s a wide range of flip phones available, from the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 5, which can cost more than £1,000, to “non-smart” Nokias costing around £65.
A selling point of many so-called “dumb phones” is that you can only make calls, text messages and take photos.
Generation Z shows off their basic devices on TikTok, even if they can’t access social media sites from there.
There’s also a fascination with ’90s-style gaming consoles, with a company called Analogue developing a device said to be similar to the Nintendo 64.
Meanwhile, after more than a decade of gray interiors, homeowners have seen the neon glow of the ’90s.
The latest decor trends are inspired by this period, with colorful neon lights, inflatable furniture and fluffy toilet seats, as well as extravagant designs like leopard lamps and zebra cushions.
Think of the exuberant mix of styles on C4’s The Big Breakfast, where Paula Yates interviewed Michael Hutchence on an animal-print bedspread in 1994Headboard.
Also popular are wicker chairs, doilies, four-poster beds, floral wallpaper and protective covers for furniture.
FROM the new Beckham doc to TikTok, fashion went crazy in the Nineties, writes fashion editor Clemmie Fieldsend.
This month, Stranger Things star Millie Bobby Brown, 19, appears in Glamor magazine looking every bit the nineties pop star, complete with old-school rimless glasses, butterfly clips and double denim.
And Millie, 19, isn’t the only teenager slipping into throwback mode – Generation Z loves ’90s nostalgia and watches ’90s fashion videos more than 1.6 billion times.
For those of us who experienced it for the first time, the sight is all that makes you shudder. Think low-slung jeans, boob tubes and bucket hats.
Model and ’90s babe Emily Ratajkowski is one of many stars who are a fan of the era, often hitting the streets of New York in combat pants, a crop top and even Timberlands.
Singer Dua Lipa mixes two ’90s trends – oversized pants and cargo pants – in a casual look, but she never strays too far from rhinestones, which is also a big nod to that era.
Another fan of the ’90s, Kendal Jenner wears outfits that are stylishly minimalist, like this vest top and silk skirt.
Hailey Bieber, 26, embodies everything ’90s in all of her outfits, be it a boob tube and micro sunglasses or her messy bob haircut.
39-year-old actress and director Olivia Wilde prefers dungarees – a look firmly associated with ’90s girl band B*Witched.
And it’s not just women – men are also inspired by nineties pop culture.
Taylor Swift’s new boyfriend Travis Kelce was spotted hand-in-hand with the singer in a cream two-piece, prompting fans to compare him to a member of boy band NSYNC.
Other high-profile men like Jack Grealish and Justin Bieber also look like they’ve just stepped off the cover of Smash Hits magazine in puffer jackets, retro Umbro football shirts and cargo trousers.
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As someone who grew up in the ’90s, I’ll avoid certain terrible trends – I don’t think I’ll ever be able to pull off a skelt (that’s a skirt the size of a belt) again.
But if retro clothing reminds us of the era of Britpop and British romantic comedies and the time when we didn’t feel the need to share a picture of our breakfast, then I’m all for it.