Ahhh, the nineties! One of our favourite decades which brought us some of our favourite tv shows, films and songs. It's hard to believe that the grunge movement and heroin chic style are over 20 years old, especially when these trends are still seen all over Instagram!
So today we're looking back 20 years to 1998, and delving deep into what made this year so awesome!
That 70's Show aired it's first episode in 1998, and definately helped cement the whole '90s-does-70s' trend that we saw in fashion - flares and denim became staples for 90's kids. This year also saw the return of Buffy the Vampire Slayer with a third season, and of course Friends was still going strong!
The highest grossing film of '98 was Armageddon, closely followed by another end-of-the-world disaster movie, Deep Impact. This year also saw the releases of Spice World: The Movie, Fear & Loathing in Las Vegas, and There's Something About Mary.
It's hard to believe that Britney's hit debut, 'Baby One More Time', is now 20 years old! Seriously, we played that CD on repeat! But it wasn't just Britney who was proving that girls ruled the music biz, we also had Billie Piper, All Saints, Lauryn Hill and Alanis Morissette (to name a few...)
Women ruled the late 90's thanks to the Spice Girls and their 'girl power' motto. But it wasn't just the fivesome that we had to thank. Buffy the Vampire Slayer epitomised girl power in having a strong, independant female not only as the lead character in a huge show, but as a girl who could kick ass - physically and metaphorically beating her demons.
The late 90's saw the rise of denim, especially after the Irish girl group B*Witched became huge in the UK! And we're not talking just wearing jeans, we talking double, triple, quadruple denim! Everything was denim! We also had bandanas, handkerchief tops, and super baggy trousers - a la All Saints.