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Top 10 most stylish ‘90s movies

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Top 10 most stylish ‘90s movies

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Top 10 most stylish ‘90s movies

Best ‘90s movie fashion: Clueless (1995)

Scrunchies, plaid, Azzedine Alaïa, and that little white dress according to Calvin Klein—what didn’t you learn about style from Cher Horowitz? And of course, some timeless relationship advice, too: “He does dress better than I do, what would I bring to the relationship?” Cher and Josh forever. Top 5 fashion films

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Top 10 most stylish ‘90s movies

Best ‘90s movie fashion: 10 Things I Hate About You (1999)

This very nineties (if loosely interpreted) treatment of Shakespeare’s The Taming of the Shrew is one of the most enduring teen romance films of the decade. Observe this semantic gem courtesy of Larisa Oleynik’s Bianca: “There's a difference between like and love. Because, I like my Skechers, but I love my Prada backpack.” GALLERY: 10 stylish backpacks you need to own

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Top 10 most stylish ‘90s movies

Best ‘90s movie fashion: She's All That (1999)

We can still picture it now: Rachel Leigh Cook, all makeover-transformative in a red dress and without glasses, descending the stairs to the beat of Sixpence None the Richer’s “Kiss Me” and capturing Freddie Prinze Jr.’s heart forever. It was the fairytale manual for every socially outcast, overalls-wearing art student on how to land a jock. Spring fashion: 10 best slip dresses

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Top 10 most stylish ‘90s movies

Best ‘90s movie fashion: The Craft (1996)

There’s so much all-encompassing ’90s fashion trends to love in this stylish horror film: the intersection of the iconic school girl and gothic cool girl, complete with burgundy lipstick, spiked collar necklaces and a leather jacket, all in your very own mean girls clique—who didn’t fantasize about having (or actually recreated) a late-night séance on the beach? How to get the ’90s cool girl style

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Top 10 most stylish ‘90s movies

Best ‘90s movie fashion: Empire Records (1995)

The age-old tale of youth fighting against the man—via attempting to save an independent record store from being bought out by a household chain—hits prophetically home with the shuttering of large-scale music stores and the resurgence of crop tops of late. (Though Liv Tyler’s brilliant pairing of a crop top and pleated skirt forever lives on.) MUST-READ: The ultimate '90s fashion guide

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Top 10 most stylish ‘90s movies

Best ‘90s movie fashion: Romy and Michele's High School Reunion (1997)

Every high school label you thought you had escaped with graduation comes back to claim you at the reunion mark—only this time, you’re (hopefully) better dressed for it. What endures with dream BFFs Lisa Kudrow and Mira Sorvino’s feathered and PVC-clad wardrobe is how they wear it so brazenly, literally lighting up the screen with a vibrant palette of shiny crop tops and tangerine gingham skirt suits. And you were worried that your logo tee was standing out. 4 stylish ways to mix prints

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Top 10 most stylish ‘90s movies

Best ‘90s movie fashion: Best ‘90s movie fashion: Dazed and Confused (1993)

There’s a common theme among ’90s films to embrace both style and high school students, and somehow, years later, we still look to the latter for inspiration. It could be the perennial teenage uniform of denim shorts, plaid kilts and bangles—all prominent in the film—that makes us nostalgic for that time in our lives. That, and Milla Jovovich’s hippie chic style that makes us want to curl up and sing Kumbaya with her. Music festival style must-haves

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Top 10 most stylish ‘90s movies

Best ‘90s movie fashion: Romeo + Juliet (1996)

In the colourful Shakespearean world created by director Baz Luhrmann and costume designer/wife Catherine Martin, our star-crossed and gun-wielding Romeo is also a trendsetter: the spike in floral-print blouses after the film’s release is unaccounted for yet likely resulted a plethora of women falling for dudes in Hawaiian shirts. 12 ways to wear graphic prints this spring

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Top 10 most stylish ‘90s movies

Best ‘90s movie fashion: Cruel Intentions (1999)

It’s been 15 years since we first fell for Ryan Phillippe, Sarah Michelle Gellar and Reese Witherspoon’s twisted step-sibling/girl-next-door love triangle but we still can’t get enough: of Gellar’s Kathryn Merteuil’s Upper East Side style—bourdoir-inspired slips and oversized hat worn to a picnic—which is as polished and Parisian as Selma Blair is awkward and unlikeable. The film also sparked the real-life, if short-lived, marriage between Witherspoon and Phillippe. 10 most iconic movie dresses of all time

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Top 10 most stylish ‘90s movies

Best ‘90s movie fashion: Léon: The Professional (1994)

Although costume designer Magali Guidasci is likely responsible for then 14-year-old Natalie Portman’s badass ensemble of crochet cardis, bomber jackets and combat boots, Portman’s Mathilda lives on as one of the iconic filmic bad girls of that decade. And her cropped bob and patchwork jumper couldn't be more of the moment. Or hipster. 10 of the best bomber jackets

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