10 Nostalgic Chick Flicks Every Fashion Lover Should Watch

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by Leika Golez   |  Oct 11, 2022
Image: (LEFT TO RIGHT) The Devil Wears Prada/20th Century Fox, Mean Girls/Paramount Pictures
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There are a lot of elements that make a film great. We usually say that every iconic movie features brilliant acting, writing, and directing, but one aspect that usually gets overlooked is the costume design. As trivial as it may seem, the cast’s wardrobe can set the tone of a plot and subtly communicate a character’s arc and emotions. It’s not enough for the clothes to look cute on-screen—they also need to make sense in the movie’s setting and help move the story forward. 

That said, a good number of your childhood faves actually happen to be the most stylish films of all time. If you’re in the mood for some nostalgia with a dash of glitz and glamor, here are ten classic chick flicks that will inspire you to step up your OOTD game: 

1. The Devil Wears Prada 

THE PLOT: A budding journalist lands a demanding job as an assistant to Miranda Priestly, the harsh Editor-in-Chief of a prestigious magazine. 

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THE CAST: Anne Hathaway, Meryl Streep

AVAILABLE ON: YouTube Movies, Google Play Movies & TV, Apple TV

2. Jawbreaker 

THE PLOT: A trio of teen socialites attempt to cover up their accidental murder of their best friend. 

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THE CAST: Rose McGowan, Rebecca Gayheart, Julie Benz 

AVAILABLE ON: Netflix, Apple TV 

3. Clueless 

THE PLOT: The most popular Beverly Hills high school student gives her awkward classmate a makeover, accidentally causing the latter to be even more socially successful than the queen bee. 

THE CAST: Alicia Silverstone, Stacey Dash

AVAILABLE ON: Netflix, Apple TV, Google Play Movies & TV

4. 13 Going On 30 

THE PLOT: When a junior high school student is suddenly transformed into a 30-year-old overnight, she gradually learns that adulthood is not as glamorous as she imagined. 

THE CAST: Jennifer Garner, Mark Ruffalo 

AVAILABLE ON: Netflix, Apple TV

5. Legally Blonde 

THE PLOT: An ambitious sorority queen applies to Harvard Law School in an attempt to win her ex-boyfriend back. 

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THE CAST: Reese Witherspoon, Selma Blair, Luke Wilson 

AVAILABLE ON: YouTube Movies, Google Play Movies & TV, Apple TV 

6. Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen 

THE PLOT: An aspiring teen actress struggles to survive the suburban life after leaving New York and giving up on her dreams. 

THE CAST: Lindsay Lohan, Megan Fox, Adam Garcia 

AVAILABLE ON: YouTube Movies, Google Play Movies & TV, Apple TV 

 

7. New York Minute 

THE PLOT: A pair of polar-opposite twins encounter various misadventures as they explored Manhattan on a school day with a truant officer on their heels. 

THE CAST: Mary-Kate Olsen, Ashley Olsen, Eugene Levy

AVAILABLE ON: YouTube Movies, Google Play Movies & TV, Apple TV 

8. Mean Girls 

THE PLOT: Following her family’s move from Africa to Illinois, a former home school student joins a catty high school clique.

THE CAST: Lindsay Lohan, Jonathan Bennett, Rachel McAdams

AVAILABLE ON: Amazon Prime, YouTube Movies, Google Play Movies & TV, Apple TV

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9. Ghost World

THE PLOT: When two high school best friends jokingly respond to a man’s newspaper ad for a date, their friendship changes forever. 

THE CAST: Steve Buscemi, Thora Birch, Scarlett Johansonn 

AVAILABLE ON: Amazon Prime 

10. John Tucker Must Die 

THE PLOT: With the help of a new student, three girls unite to take revenge on the guy who dated all of them at the same time. 

THE CAST: Jesse Metcalfe, Ashanti, Arielle Kebbel 

AVAILABLE ON: YouTube Movies, Google Play Movies & TV, Apple TV 

 

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