20 Years Later, Romy and Michele Are Still Setting Style Trends

It’s officially been 20 years since Romy and Michele’s High School Reunion hit theaters, and while plenty has changed since the cult classic’s debut, fashion trends have come full circle. The ‘90s are back in a big way, after all, and no one better embodied the great kitschiness of the decade than Romy (Mira Sorvino) and Michele (Lisa Kudrow). Sure, the iconic duo made some questionable outfit choices as they set out to face their former high school classmates at their 10-year reunion. But when re-watching the movie now, their wardrobe doesn’t feel dated. In fact, it feels right on trend.

Just picture Romy and Michele walking into Zara or Topshop today. They’d be in crushed velvet heaven. From platform sandals and satin-y slip dresses to bedazzled chokers and pastels galore, the pattern-loving pair would seamlessly work the modern incarnation of each and every ‘90s trend into their shared wardrobe. Or, they might opt for an entirely different look because they don’t follow the trends—they set them.

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That’s why, two decades after they graced our screens and claimed to have invented Post-Its, Romy and Michele are still total #stylegoals. Were their looks downright wacky at times? Yes. But they owned it unapologetically—especially once they stopped trying to impress their former peers and felt comfortable in their own sequin-wearing skin. And so in a world full of “A-Groups,” it’s still totally cool to be a Romy or Michele—as evidenced by the fact that you can still score many of their most memorable style staples today. Scroll down to shop the modern-day versions of their best looks.

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