Sometimes the outfit that a character in a movie wears becomes more memorable than the movie itself. I can’t tell you too many details of My Date With The President’s Daughter, but I can absolutely tell you that that little pink dress she wore was amazing.
This is definitely the case when I look back at some of my favorite movies of the ’90s. Some of the outfits that my favorite leading ladies wear are just so iconic that they almost become the centerpiece of the film. Sure, the plot can be great and all too, but it’s those tacky nails and mini skirts that will really make a place for themselves in my sartorial memories.
Here are 10 of our favorite iconic looks from ’90s movies. Get ready for crop tops and a lot of frosted makeup.
Corey In Empire RecordsNobody rocks this apathetic school girl look like Liv Tyler's character in Empire Records. Can you say goals?Source: Tumblr
Alexia In Wish Upon A StarThis look is so iconic and '90s to the core. You know that your look is on point when your frosted lilac lipstick matches your shirt.Source: Tumblr
Dionne In CluelessCher's clothes can often dominate Clueless style commentary, but Dionne had such a fearless fashion sense, especially when it came to those massive church hats she wore. In this look, I'm loving the floral crop top and the fact that the accent colors of her braids match it! Flawless.Source: Tumblr
Kathryn In Cruel IntentionsKathryn's look reminded me of what a mistress would wear to her lover's funeral, rocking a low neckline and showing a lot of leg in plain view of the widow. That level of brazenness was the epitome of her entire character, so she really worked it.Source: Fanpop
The Ladies From The CraftI love when preppy styles are subverted in really subtle ways, like with a pair of rad combat boots or a massive coat. That's pretty much this look from The Craft in a nutshell. Witchy school girls who look like they won't hesitate to hex you. I'm digging it.Source: Tumblr
Courtney In JawbreakerCourtney's look in this scene from Jawbreaker is exactly what I picture Daphne from Scooby-Doo wearing if she was a '90s transplant.Source: Fanpop
Joi In FridayCrop top, short shorts, massive braids and nails so long and sharp that they can double as a cutlery. Like I always say, there is beauty in tackiness and Joi's look proves it.Source: Tumblr
Amy In The Doom GenerationI'm not going to lie: I'd wear this outfit in a heartbeat. A clear raincoat and a salmon pink A-line dress? Mixing edgy and safe? Yes, please!Source: Slacker Cinema
Hallie In My Date With The President's DaughterI've loved this pink velvet dress ever since I laid eyes on it back when I saw this movie in 1999. The spaghetti traps alone are a '90s dream, but it's the color that really leaves a big impression. This dress was hot then and it's still hot now.Source: Tumblr
Zenon And Nebula In Zenon Girl Of The 21st CenturyListen, I know that this style is supposed to emulate our concept of a latex laden, forever fluorescent future, but Zenon is a '90s movie and it still counts. I don't know what I love more, honestly: The hologram colored shorts or the massive, protruding pigtails. If this look is in in the future, I'm so ready for it. Of course, I'll be ancient by then but dope style never dies.Source: Tumblr
Which of these looks is your favorite? Would you wear any of them today? Who did we forget? Will frosted lipstick make a comeback or will we band together to make sure that that never happens again? Tell us in the comments!