Soft grunge

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Soft grunge is a fashion trend that originated in 2010 as a form of 1990s appropriation. Soft grunge is a bowdlerization of early 1990s grunge culture, involving grunge fashions such as flannel and grunge from contemporary subculture and gothic ("goth") subculture.[1][2][3][4]


Soft grunge originated on Tumblr around 2010.[5]

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Some hallmarks of "soft grunge" include: the usage of studs, platform sneakers, spikes, floral patterns, flannel, Jeffrey Campbell shoes, bands t-shirts, chokers, Vans, Converse and black clothing.

Bands and singers associated with the soft grunge or pastel goth style are Soda Bomb - Soft Grunge Lana Del Rey, Sky Ferreira, and Nirvana. [1][6]


  1. ^ a b Gargione, Frank. "Frank Asks: Why Is It the '90s All Over Again?". Retrieved 15 March 2014. 
  2. ^ Mosher, Max (3 October 2012). "The New Irony: Pastel grunge". Toronto Standard. Retrieved 15 March 2014. 
  3. ^ Wieringa, Rachel (29 May 2014). "Top 10 most hipster bands". 
  4. ^ "what suits you?: What exactly is soft grunge...?". what suits you?. 2013-05-08. Retrieved 2015-10-20. 
  5. ^ Blackwood, Alex (10 August 2014). "Hello and welcome to my Soft Grunge wonderland". Critic (19, 2014). Retrieved 15 August 2014. 
  6. ^ Morgan, Sophie (30 April 2013). "Trend alert: soft grunge". The Upcoming. Retrieved 19 July 2014.