We’re like, totally buggin’ over the recent ’90s revival. Give us all the Doc Martens, turtleneck/spaghetti strap combos, and grungy flannel. If you think the ’90s fashion resurgence is hella fly, we recommend a themed movie night with your BFFs—complete with silk pajama sets, space buns, and butterfly clips. Here are our five favorite fashionable films of the 1990s. (Bonus points if you watch them on VHS!)
Find one flaw. Oh, you can’t? That’s right. Clueless came out in 1995, and you could practically feel this movie take the teen girl’s world by storm. It was the movie at EVERY slumber party, and we’re still dreaming about Cher’s fictional closet. The button-down mini skirts, the cropped sweaters, the mini bags, and, of course, the headbands. Clueless is ’90s perfection, and while we didn’t expect the ’90s to be back so soon, we are here for it!
If you live for character revisits, you can catch Alicia Silverstone rocking Cher’s iconic plaid some 20+ years later on “Lip Sync Battle.” And yes, it’s as awesome as it sounds (click here).
Romy and Michele’s High School Reunion, 1997
Why yes, that is Queen of the ’90s, Lisa Kudrow, killing it in the iconic Romy and Michele’s High School Reunion. The fashion in this film might be even more over the top than Clueless—we’re talking shiny mini skirts and crop tops as workout gear. (Don’t forget to deduct 16 pounds for the shoes!)
If you’re a fan of ’90s fashion, there is no way you won’t be ogling every outfit in every scene. It’s also got some great ’80s throwbacks—including full-on Madonna ensembles. Plus, everyone should know the “I cut my foot earlier, and my shoe is filling up with blood” line to get out of literally any situation. Cue the limp.
The Virgin Suicides, 1999
With a name like The Virgin Suicides, you can guess there is some heavy subject matter in this film. Right now, we’re focusing on wardrobe, but just be aware before you plan a movie night. If you’re a big fan of dainty florals, delicate lace, and pastels, then you’ll love the film’s aesthetic.
The Virgin Suicides is the perfect film to watch, from a fashion standpoint, if you find yourself daydreaming about spring and summer sundresses. If you’re a Kirsten Dunst fan (who isn’t?), this is one of her earlier films. As you’ll notice, she was already killing it as an actor.
Wayne’s World, 1992
There’s only one word to describe the fashion of these two ’90s icons: EXCELLENT. From ripped jeans and worn Chucks to graphic tees and flannels, it’s all perfection. If the grunge look isn’t your thing, don’t worry, there are a ton of fluorescent monochrome outfits and mini dresses for you to check out, too.
For anyone looking to channel their inner Wayne and Garth, their look is super easy to recreate and not too far from today’s take on grunge. Hit up your favorite local thrift store, and we guarantee you’ll find what you’re looking for.
Dazed and Confused, 1993
Though this film came out in the early 1990s, its style encapsulates the 1970s revival taking place at the time. Oversized sweaters over maxi skirts, tie-dye, overalls, Birks, crochet everything—both decades experienced these trends. Look at us now, still relishing these iconic pieces. They’re pretty much timeless at this point. If you’re feeling a little boho meets ’90s grunge, then this film is for you. If that isn’t your thing, well, you’d be a lot cooler if it was.