Here are 10 awesome 90s band tees suggestions for women from bands that, while some may have been formed decades earlier than the 90s, maintained huge popularity and success in the 90s. Each of these shirts are cut and sized for women, not men! This means that the waist is narrower on a women’s t-shirt than the rest of the shirt and the sleeve length fits closer to the shoulder where applicable.
Foo Fighters Blaster T Shirt
This shirt’s artwork is a reference to the Foo Fighters self-titled, debut album which was released on July 4, 1995. Though the name implies a band of multiple musicians the album was actually the work of only Dave Grohl, playing all the instruments himself. The XZ-38 Disintegrator Pistol, was a product tie-in from 1935 for the Buck Rodgers radio show and comic strip. The cover photo of the pistol was taken by Grohl’s then-wife Jennifer Youngblood.
Tool Eye In Hand Black T-shirt
Tool, the American rock band from Los Angeles was formed in 1990. The group’s members include drummer Danny Carey, guitarist Adam Jones, and vocalist Maynard James Keenan. The shirt artwork is reminiscent of the spiritual themes that are so important to the band.
Sublime Skull Burnout Blue T-shirt
Active from 1988 to 1996 Sublime was an American reggae rock and ska punk band from Long Beach, California. The skull and candles graphic is a reference to both the Sublime hit song “Santeria” and the Afro-Cuban religion which is practiced in Cuba, South Florida, and other places in the Caribbean.
Dave Matthews Band Flowers T-shirt
Formed in Charlottesville, Virginia in 1991 Dave Matthews Band is an American rock band who grew to enormous popularity first in the 90s, and then beyond. This shirt’s artwork is simply a stylistic representation of art style often seen in the band’s promotional material and album covers.
Blink 182 3 Bars T-shirt
Formed in Poway, California, in 1992, Blink-182 is an American pop punk band that was surging in popularity in the later 90s in the southern California punk scene because of its high energy and acrobatic stage presence combined with irreverent lyrical humor. In 2011, The New York Times asserted, “no punk band of the 1990s has been more influential than Blink-182”.
Rolling Stones Distressed Tongue Girls Black T-Shirt
Though formed in the 1960s, albums like “Voodoo Lounge and “Bridges to Babylon” helped maintain their relevance in the 90s.
The “lips and tongue logo” is, of course, totally iconic. The band, unhappy with design offerings from their then record company Decca approached the Royal College of Art in 1970 looking to commission a poster for a European tour that year; the college recommended senior Master’s Degree art student John Pasche. Pasche designed the “Tongue and Lip Design” logo in 1970, for which he was paid just £50 and later, a further £200 in 1972. The logo is felt to be one of the first examples of a rock band using branding and was used on every album since then.
Grateful Dead SYF Dolman T-shirt
The Dead’s super-iconic “Steal Your Face” logo was originally designed by Owsley Stanley to use as a stamp on the band’s stage gear making it easily recognizable. Owsely, referred to by Rolling Stone magazine as “The King of LSD” has a role, not only in the story of the Dead, but also in the entire counter-culture movement around the band’s early years which is worth learning more about.
Beastie Boys Solid Gold Red T-shirt
Beastie Boys were an American rap rock group from New York City, formed in 1978. The Beastie logo shown on this shirt initially appeared in the mid-1980s but became iconic for the band who continued to produce powerful, successful albums throughout the 90s.
Nirvana Smiley Dolman Jr Black Shirt
Formed in Aberdeen, Washington, in 1987, Nirvana was an American Grunge Rock band. Though no one is certain of the logo’s exact origin, it seems to have appeared first on a promotional poster for the band’s commercial breakthrough album “Nevermind” release party. It has gone on to become one of the most iconic band logo/art examples of any decade.
Guns N Roses Fashion Tank Top w/ Holes
Guns N’ Roses is an American hard rock band from Los Angeles, California, formed in 1985. The band was well-established by the 90s with a super huge following that led them to become one of the largest selling bands of all time. They personified rebellious partier rock stars on and off stage.
Tom Petty Full Moon Fever T-shirt
Thomas Earl Petty was an American singer, songwriter, musician, record producer, and even actor. He started out in the 1970s but by the 90s was a mainstream super star and one of the best selling musicians of all time. Tom Petty saw success in the 90s with The Traveling Wilburys and as a solo artist.