Fashion and Trends from 1991

1991- the year of Silence of the Lambs, Noel's House Party and Sonic the Hedgehog.


Bomber jackets were a fashion must have.

Skinny 'bovver boys' wore them to make themselves look muscular but instead they just resembled inflated Michelin men.

Grunge style continued into this year, with the boys wearing ripped jeans and checked shirts and the girls wearing feminine baby doll dresses combined with heavy duty DocMartens.

Drew Barrymore loved the look so much that the following year she wore a white slip dress and combat boots to her wedding.


Bryan Adams's title track for Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves held the number one spot for over 16 weeks in 1991.

The hit was finally knocked off the top of the chart by U2 with their song The Fly but it remained in the chart for another six months.

Nirvana were the grunge breakthrough with the success of the Nevermind album led by top tune Smells Like Teen Spirit.

The new sound came from thrash metal and indie and it re-invented stage-diving, crowd surfing and extreme behaviour.


The Silence of the Lambs took Best Picture at the Oscars, while the Best Actor and Actress in a Leading Role awards went to the film's stars, Anthony Hopkins and Jodie Foster.

The director, Johnathan Demme scooped the award for Directing.

Other films out this year included The Commitments, Terminator 2, The Addams family, Beauty and The Beast, Thelma and Louise and City Slickers.


Noel's House Party hit the screens and livened up Saturday nights with plenty of gags, games and gunge.

Based in the fictitious village Crinkley Bottom, Noel Edmonds encouraged kids to humiliate their parents by spilling their untold secrets in the game "Wait Til' I Get You Home" and set-up unsuspecting celebrities with the "Gotcha" gong.

And not forgetting co-star, Mr Blobby, the man in the pink, yellow spotted costume, with his irritatingly catchy self- titled single, which actually managed a Number One spot.


Inline Skates replaced the 80s roller-boot disco.

They were much easier to manoeuvre, with just a one row of wheels compared to its parallel wheeled friend.

Sonic the Hedgehog was a cult figure, parents dashing out to buy the Sega Megadrive so their children could share adventures with their blue spiky friend.