13 Trends We Wish Would Make A Comeback

Not every bygone trend is best left to the history books. See what styles the Who What Wear editors hope come back in fashion.

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Kate Moss may disparage the twin set, but we’re bummed that we missed the decade of maximal match-matchiness.

Scarves Tied Around Handbags


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Silk neck scarves are poised to be one of spring's hottest trends. Why not take things a step farther and tie one around the handle of your bag a la a '50s socialite? 


Fabulousness in hat form.


Pictured: Elizabeth Taylor

Pearl Chokers

Real or faux, a few strands of pearls wrapped delicately around the neck are the essence of chic. See: Princess Diana, Grace Kelly.

Fitted Rompers

A far cry from its hipster cousin, the snug silhouette speaks more to country clubs and croquette than Coachella and banjos.


Pictured: C.Z. Guest

Jaunty. French. An easy solution to a bad hair day. What’s not to love?


Pictured: Faye Dunaway


We’re fans of anything you don’t have to unbutton after a big meal.

Concha Belts


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If they were good enough for Jim Morrison, they’re good enough for us.


Pictured: Jill St. John

Pouf Skirts

Christian Lacroix pumped up the volume to maximum capacity in the ‘80s and early ‘90s. We think it’s time for a repeat performance.

Rubber Bracelet Stacks

We have Madonna to thank for so many ‘80s trends, but this tough, vaguely punk look is hands down our fave.


Pictured: Her Madgesty, obviously. 

Off-The-Shoulder Tops

They’re the thinking woman’s alternative to cleavage. And since off-the-shoulder dresses made a splash last season, we’re hoping tops aren’t far behind.

​Pictured: Lisa Bonet

Tights With A Sense Of Humor


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In light of Jeremy Scott’s kitchy F/W 14 collection for Moschino, Chloe Sevigny’s tiger-print tights feel totally fresh and relevent.


Pictured: Chloe Sevigny

Mini Backpacks

In fashion, as in life, it’s the little things that often make the biggest impact. Also, they’re adorable.

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