Liz Hurley Circa 1990 Is So on Trend for Now

When it comes to fashion, 2018 was a bit of a nostalgia fest, with style-conscious millennials forgoing the new and instead setting their sights on the extroverted trends of the '80s and '90s. If the feeds of our favorite fashion influencers are anything to go by, this passion for all things retro shows no sign of abating.

While Kate Moss, Jennifer Aniston, and Julia Roberts might be the first names that spring to mind when you think of iconic '90s style, for 2019, we've fallen in love with a particularly Brit icon: Liz Hurley. Star of throwback flicks Austin Powers and Bedazzled, Hurley was Britain's own power-girl pinup with an enviable wardrobe to match.

From strappy sandals and leather blazers to chain belts and fleeces, '90s Hurley ticks off all the trends we're currently obsessing over. Her outfits certainly wouldn't look out of place at London Fashion Week in the front row. We felt it would be sacrilege not to share this newfound style inspiration with you, so here are 18 Liz Hurley looks from the '90s that are so on trend right now. Prepare to swoon.

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Style Notes: The puffer jacket is the unexpectedly practical trend spiking this season. Liz was so ahead of her time with her straight-leg jeans, turtleneck, and black puffer coat.

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Style Notes: This ethereal fluffy cuff and collar coat is reminiscent of the Saks Potts pieces the fashion crowd is loving right now. 

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Style Notes: Before leather bikers hit the big time in the mid-noughties, it was all about tailored styles. This year, the leather blazer is back, and we have '90s Liz Hurley to thank.

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Style Notes: Many things have changed since the '90s, but one thing that hasn't is the eternal appeal of the perfect jeans-and–white tee pairing.

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Style Notes: Before Angelina Jolie, Liz Hurley rocked the high-leg slit in a very spring/summer 2019 lilac-colored gown.

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Style Notes: There's more than a hint of up-and-coming outwear brand La Llama in this cozy ankle-length coat. We'd totally wear this piece now with tonal separates.

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Style Notes: Our eyes are on the accessories in this summery outfit. Leopard-print heels? Check. Cute woven bag? Yes, please.

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Style Notes: Neon green is the controversial color headed for big things this season. Let's just say we know who our muse is going to be.

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Style Notes: Another accessory focus. Liz Hurley loved this zebra-print handbag, which we wore on multiple occasions. Its structured style and bold animal print wouldn't look out of place on Instagram today.

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Style Notes: This look is very Working Girl with a '90s spin. Note the on-trend strappy sandals and baguette bag.

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Style Notes: We want to buy everything in pink this season. Liz's square-neck mini reminds us of the Staud dresses we're desperate to get our hands on.

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Style Notes: The zip-up fleece trend is the "so bad it's good" jumper trend Liz Hurley is a fan of. We love how she's balanced out any frumpiness with her fave pair of leopard-print shoes.

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Style Notes: Halternecks and baguette bags are both staples of '90s style. This dress may be a tad more clingy than we'd wear now, but we'd totally take our cues from the white colorway and simple silhouette.

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Style Notes: We're on our way to winning '90s trend bingo. In this outfit, Liz wears knee-high boots and a purple leather jacket. We'd update this for 2019 with a midi dress and pearl accessories.

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Style Notes: Oh, chain belts, we never thought we'd see you again, but how happy we are to be wrong. Suddenly this retro outfit is looking seriously stylish thanks to its multi-chain belt and black tights.

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Style Notes: Liz Hurley was working the tonal trend back in the day in the most '90s way possible: with white high-waisted jeans, a crop top and a fitted cardigan.

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Style Notes: We want to copy everything from this outfit—from the super-cozy statement coat right down to the box bag and patent knee-high boots.

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Style Notes: We've saved the best for last. This was when Liz Hurley shocked the press—way before Kim Kardashian West—with her iconic Gianni Versace safety-pin dress.

This post originally appeared on Who What Wear UK. Up next: This is what fashion girls wore to parties in the 1990s.