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Fuzzy crop tops, pleated plaid minis and overalls are just a few of our favorite '90s looks. Click through to shop the closets of your favorite '90s movie icons now!
Vivian Ward, Pretty Woman

When Julia Roberts first appears onscreen in Pretty Woman, she's nearly unrecognizable in her "lady of the streets" get-up. With a blonde bob, knee-high boots and belly-baring dress (is it even a dress?), Vivian Ward isn't exactly a style icon when we first meet her. But thanks to millionaire Richard Gere–and his credit card–she transforms into the classy, heart-of-gold gal she truly is. In one of the best shopping montages of all time, Ward shows off her burgeoning style skills. She wears many great outfits—the red opera dress, for one—but it's the simple brown and cream polka-dot polo match dress that exhibits her new, classier style to a T. Paired with elegant white gloves, a hat with matching brim and pearl drops, Vivian Ward looks every inch a millionaire's girlfriend. But don't worry—she still acts like herself while whooping and stomping divots with abandon.

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Kim Boggs, Edward Scissorhands

In this Tim Burton classic, lovable high school cheerleader/ingenue Kim befriends the deformed (but equally lovable) Edward Scissorhands. Aside from her beastly boyfriend, Kim is the essence of a golden high schooler, and that shines through in her style. Favoring skirt and t-shirt combos and that infamous white dress, Kim has an effortless, classic style.

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Thelma and Louise Sawyer, Thelma & Louise
Thelma & Louise, the 1991 girl-bonding-on-a-road-trip revenge flick, has some serious devil-may-care style in the mix. The two friends are often seen in double denim, biker tees and cat-eye sunglasses—a mishmash of styles that are perfectly in line with their sparkplug personalities.
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Wayne Campbell and Garth Algar, Wayne's World

Wayne and Garth had slacker style down pat, with their rock music obsession and creative catchphrases (schwing!). Would it surprise you to learn, then, that their style is very model off-duty and still cool today? Ripped boyfriend jeans and a band tee definitely seem like something Cara Delevingne would wear in between shows. Party on, Wayne and Garth.

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Shavonne Wright, Kaye Faulkner and Michelle Burke, Dazed and Confused

Set in Austin, Dazed and Confused features some great Texas-inspired '70s high school wardrobes. Can I get an "all right, all right, all right?"

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Juliet Hulme and Pauline Parker, Heavenly Creatures

Previously unknown actress Kate Winslet gives a haunting performance in Heavenly Creatures as the outspoken Juliet. The friends' girly style, marked by pretty gingham dresses and barrettes, is disarming—and stands in stark contrast to their lives.

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Jennie, Kids

In her debut role as Jennie in Kids, Chloë Sevigny had '90s street kid style down to a science. Fond of baby tees and casual looks, Jennie focused on sporty clothes to stay comfortable and cool on hot NYC nights.

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Mia Wallace, Pulp Fiction

No one ever has made a white button-down and black pants look better than Uma Thurman did as Mia Wallace in Quentin Tarantino's flick Pulp Fiction. Complete with her blunt black bob and barefoot twisting, Mia Wallace is effortlessly cool.

(Honorable Mention: John Travolta and Samuel L. Jackson's suits)

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Lelaina Pierce, Reality Bites

Budding, idealistic filmmaker Lelaina Pierce, like most girls in their mid-20s, is close to penniless yet yearning to fit in with corporate life. (Remember the gas credit card scam?) Bonus points to Lelaina for accessorizing with a Big Gulp cup.

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Cher Horowitz, Clueless

From her Calvin Klein slip dress to the red dress she wears when she gets robbed ("You don't understand, this is an Alaïa!"), Cher Horowitz wouldn't be caught dead in anything less than designer. AS IF. But it was her taste for fur pom-poms and her rotating closet that launched her into fashion stardom. It's the high school queen bee's matchy-matchy yellow plaid ensemble that sticks out in our memory most.

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Céline, Before Sunrise

Céline's got that French-girl style that every American longs for: minimalistic clothes, just-out-of-bed hair and little makeup. It's no wonder Jesse falls in love with her over the course of their nighttime stroll around Vienna.

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Corey Mason, Empire Records

Like the indie music store that hired them, this misfit cast of characters' style is eclectic, and at times downright unusual. Cashier Corey's fuzzy sweater and pleated plaid skirt uniform are perfect for her overachiever personality and slightly dramatic demeanor.

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Juliet, Romeo + Juliet

Shakespeare's love story got a serious Baz Luhrmann reboot in the '90s—complete with every girl's teen crush, Leonardo DiCaprio. (Or just "Leo," as I affectionately called him.)  But if you could tear your eyes away from young Leo for a second, Claire Danes dominated this film in all her fresh-faced glory. We don't recommend wearing angel wings unless a) it's Halloween or b) you're a Victoria's Secret model (in which case, wear them every day). But Claire Danes definitely stole the show during this scene. And she made that braided updo cool way before Game of Thrones did.

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The Craft

Before American Horror Story: Coven was a thing, Sarah, Bonnie, Nancy and Rochelle were the original coven in The Craft. It makes sense, then, that the quartet of witches' favorite color scheme was black on black. The Supreme would approve. They may have traumatized fellow students and gotten struck by lightning (oh, wait, that was just Nancy), but I digress. They still rocked the goth-dark lipstick—well, dark everything—long before it was on the runways.

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Kimberly Wallace, My Best Friend's Wedding

Yes, Julia Roberts' big hair and big laugh light up this movie, but it's Cameron Diaz's character that stands out in the style department. Kimberly is the ultimate young, preppy, fresh-faced girl fond of headbands, little dresses—and don't forget the pearls. Plus, she's just so unbelievably bad at karaoke that it's adorable.

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Rollergirl, Boogie Nights

This very-NSFW film showcases the best of '70s style. Julianne Moore as Amber Waves is quite groovy, but Rollergirl, with her signature roller skates and boho braids, makes even more of a statement.

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Romy and Michele, Romy and Michele's High School Reunion

In their homemade club wear, Romy and Michele made a striking impression at their 10-year high school reunion. The slinky, metallic and fuzzy numbers definitely stood out in the crowd. Instead of sticking with their boring business suits, they fearlessly showed off their personal style. How very Lucky of them.

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Estella, Great Expectations and Emily Bradford Taylor, A Perfect Murder

This one's a two-for-one: '90s-era Gwyneth Paltrow is just too good. In both these films, the actress' characters are classic and minimalist, proving that good fashion–even from 16 years ago–never goes out of style.

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Amanda Beckett, Can't Hardly Wait

Prom queen (with the hair to match!) Amanda Beckett shows up at her graduation party dressed like America's sweetheart. Her simple blue tank and navy skirt are timeless.

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Kathleen Kelly (aka Shopgirl), You've Got Mail

Bookstore owner Kathleen Kelly makes librarian-chic a thing without looking too matronly. With its fresh lavender color, her plain cardigan and dress combo still feels young.

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Laney Boggs, She's All That

As fantastic as she looks post-makeover, I prefer Laney in her paint-splattered overalls and glasses (although maybe minus that falafel hat). Laney is confident and cool in her out-there outfits, and I love her for it. Plus, as a fellow glasses-wearer, I give her props for sticking with her eyewear.

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Melanie and Allyson Porter, Passport to Paris

Late '90s style ends and begins with the Olsen twins, in my opinion. They could solve any crime before dinnertime and zip off with French boys on their mopeds and look cool doing it. Obviously, Passport to Paris takes the cake when it comes to stylish Olsen movies, set in the stylish City of Lights and packed with shopping montages.

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Ronna Martin, Go

This look carried Ronna from double shifts at the supermarket to an underground rave. The red leather jacket and all-black basics wouldn't look out of place on today's sidewalks (or catwalks).

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Zenon Kar, Zenon: Girl of the 21st Century

Growing up, Disney Channel Original Movies were the best part of any Friday night. And who could forget Zenon Kar, the precocious 13-year-old protagonist of Zenon: Girl of the 21st Century? So many shiny metallics. Zetus lupetus!

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Kat Stratford, 10 Things I Hate About You

10 Things I Hate About You ruined dating for me because all I wanted was a Heath Ledger-style karaoke serenade on the soccer field. (Come on, I know I'm not the only one!). Nonconformist Kat doesn't care about labels or clothes, but still looks great dressed down—or, in the case of the prom, dressed up.

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