Some things are just so quintessentially ’90s—including, but not limited to the entire wardrobe from the film Clueless. (A classic!) And thankfully, there are so many trends from this era making their way back into popular culture, ensuring that we all get a chance to wear certain pieces we might have missed the first time around.
These pieces are often recreated with a bit of a 2021 flare—which means that the modern-day Cher Horowitz can have her moment in the sun. Of course, the easiest way to get her iconic look? Plus-size plaid coats, of course.
For those who have never snuggled up with a bowl of popcorn and Clueless on their screen, add it to your to-do list ASAP. The plot, the costumes, the attitudes—They’re all worth watching, even 30 years later. And a mere minute or two into the film, you’ll discover one of the most ’90s of ensembles: Cher Horowitz’s plaid matching set.
In a way, this look cemented plaid as one of the most prolific trends of the decade—but variations on the theme have continued to this very day. Consider wearing plus-size plaid coats and jackets an homage to the ’90s while staying true to the fashions of today. All-plaid-everything is definitely a ’90s trend, but you don’t have to lean fully in to get the look. Simply throwing on some plaid outerwear will do—and there are plenty of styles from which to choose.
Go for a classic overcoat with a plaid pattern or an effortlessly chic glen plaid coat. Short or long, thick or thin, colorful or neutral—you can’t go wrong. So go ahead and give a nod to the ’90s with these plus-size plaid coats and jackets this season. Cher Horowitz approves, as always.
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1. Oversized Soft-Brushed Plaid Plus-Size Overcoat
shop the look — $77.99 from Old Navy
2. Woolen Fit & Flare Longline Coat
shop the look — $37.49 from Torrid
3. Plus-Size Glen Plaid Coat
shop the look — $49.99 from Forever 21
4. ASOS DESIGN Brushed Check Coat
shop the look — $47.60 from ASOS
5. Disney Plaid Button-Up Checkered Fleece Jacket
shop the look — $25.49 from Target
6. Fashion Union Plus-Size Trench Coat
shop the look — $35.70 from ASOS
7. Multi Plaid Flannel Moto Jacket
shop the look — $58.17 from Torrid
8. Sanctuary Carlyle Plaid Jacket
shop the look — $89.40 from Nordstrom
9. Dark Green Woolen Twill Coat
shop the look — $90.67 from Torrid
10. Military Button Check Trench Coat