Throwback The ’90s – The ‘Tuck It In’ Trend

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Remember what Julia Roberts was wearing as Vivian Ward in the last scene of Pretty Woman? A loose fitted white Tee underneath a black oversized blazer with shoulder pads, AND she tucked the white Tee into her high waisted jeans.

Pretty Woman was a big hit in 1990 and so was Vivian Ward’s wardrobe. The inspiration from her last outfit of the movie had soon extended to tuck-in everything: from Tees to shirts to sweaters and turtlenecks…
Of course, you’d complete this smart look by wearing the ‘oversized blazer’ – although in the ’90s, they were not considered ‘oversized’, they were just considered chic!

There are currently lots and lots of ’90s comeback looks. However, the girls now who interpret the ’90s trends are mostly thin; super toned and often tanned, whereas the ’90s, women embraced big hair and voluminous clothing and they were much more laid back about their body shapes.
I personally think this is the big difference between now and then.

’90s location shot on a raining day at Wuling Farm, Taiwan, by photographer Tsong-Chii Lynn.
Post film scan edit by photographer Kent Johnson.

30 comments

  1. What a gorgeous photo! You look fantastic. Great outfit! Xx

    1. Thank you for your sweet compliments Raysa. X

    1. Thank you so much Penney! X

  2. Love the whole ensemble!

    1. Thank you Amanda & Tiffany. X

    1. Thank you Sabrina. 💃😘

  3. Nice outfit! 🙂 and your pictures are gorgeous!

    1. Thank you for your kind words Jolie! 🙂 Merci~ X

      1. You’re welcome! 😉

  4. Love this look! I’m really digging all the 90’s throwbacks!

    -Clarissa @ The View From Here

    1. Thank you Clarissa. Yes let’s embrace the ’90s looks! X

  5. I remember as a teen telling my mum ‘I will never, EVER, wear high waisted trousers!!!’ Now I love them!

    1. Haha~ I don’t blame you Steph. When the low waisted jeans took off AND took over, high waisted jeans and trousers suddenly looked ridiculous! To tell the truth, for a long period of time, I could not imagine myself putting on a pair of high waisted pants neither. X

  6. Love your outfit and the way you put everything together. Layering is everything. Thank you for sharing your outfit post.

    1. Thank you for your lovely feedback. Much appreciated! X

  7. This photo is truly amazing!!! Love the outfit and scene … xo xo !!! Jo_

    1. Awww.., I’m so happy to hear that Jo. Lately, I’ve been digging out my old negatives for film scanning.., as most of them have gone discoloured, I’m glad that we get to bring this one to live! X

  8. You look great. I agree about body image then and now–too much thinness=scary. Girls look great when they are natural. Annabelle x

    1. Thank you Annabelle. Yes, it’s too much pressure today to stay thin for the young girls. I believe in looking fit but not overly done. X

    1. I’m flattered to hear it from you. 🙂 Thank you! X

  9. Adore your look !!!

    1. Thanks Arohii. X

  10. At the time of Pretty Woman, the jeans and t-shirt tucked in with jacket was my staple look. I loved it then. Great post. Loving your blog.

    1. Oh yes.., tuck-in T-shirt + high waisted jeans + oversized blazer = chicest look after Pretty Woman released. People talk about Fashion Movies, and I think Pretty Woman had big influences on fashion trends. Thanks a lot for your feedback and compliment Sue. X

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