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Clueless (1995)

Probably the most often cited example of 90's teen fashion, Clueless has it all: preppy chic, grungy guys, decadent dresses, and the most ridiculous bunch of workout wear ever. Alicia Silverstone dominated this fashion-hungry role, and we'll never forget her computer-organized closet.

Romy and Michelle's High School Reunion (1997)

Romy and Michelle's "homemade" fashions are the cherry on top of a hilarious comedy. Their giant platforms that weigh 17 pounds are just finishing touches on outfits full of sparkles, feathers, and plenty of bared midriff.

The Craft (1996)

The schoolgirl goth hybrid looks in this cult film are too good not to mention. It's 90's grunge in the best way, mixing prep, goth, and the original witchy women. Dark lipstick and chokers optional, but highly recommended.

Pretty Woman (1990)

From her skin-baring cutout dress in the movie's opening to her ladylike transformation that's a makeover scene of the ages, Julia Roberts warms all of our hearts in this classic pick. Her fashion isn't necessarily something we all aspire to, and the earlier date definitely reflects the 80's fashion still an influencing force, but it's definitely worth appreciating.

Never Been Kissed (1999)

Drew Barrymore is hilariously embarrassing in this adorable flick, and her sartorial choices reflect her goofy try-hard personality. The popular chicks also demonstrate some super-cool 90's fashion trends worth noting.

Jawbreaker (1999)

The girliest 90's fashion in this movie are perfect in juxtaposition with the black comedy it supports. The popular girls in high school are downright terrifying in this film, but their flowery pink and purple ensembles are sugary sweet. The darkest they get with their clothes? Pink leather.

Thelma & Louise (1991)

In this classic, Gina Davis and Susan Sarandon play seriously empowering characters that exemplify female strength and the power of friendship. Their style shifts subtly through the film from girly homemaker-chic to tough-as-nails Rosie the Riveter style. Either way, they set an inspirational example for dressing like the badass woman you are.
Jawbreaker actually totally screwed me up as a kid cause I watched it way too young, but you can't hate on the perfect 90s fashion!
@beywatch I totally agree! It's the girl power and fierce attitudes that were the perfect accessories to most of these outfits. Romy & Michelle is also my favorite pick of all of these
@caricakes it's definitely on the darker side (especially when paired with fun teen movies) but the fashion was too good to pass up!
Ugh. So many of these were such inspirations for me. I miss the very female-fronted films of the 90s. I feel like part of the reason these outfits were so memorable was because these characters pulled them off with a sense of power and confidence. (Also Mira Sorvino as Romy will forever be one of my personal favorites.)