It has been exactly 20 years since Romy and Michele's High School Reunion premiered in 1997, but everyone could still learn a thing or two from the film's hilarious BFF heroines, played by Lisa Kudrow and Mira Sorvino. They represent the idea that originality is far more valuable than popularity, and that good style isn't always fashionable.
At the beginning of the film, Romy and Michele try to be people they're not in order to impress their classmates at reunion: they start working out, try to find boyfriends, and apply for jobs, but quickly realize that faking it might be the easiest option. So instead, they buy business suits, borrow a fancy car, and hit the road.
Of course, Romy and Michele's classmates quickly see through their disguises as business women, who invented post-it notes. But they've all got something to hide, too: it turns out the popular girls aren't so happy after all, and the prom king is a drunk. The only person who defended Romy and Michele's outfits in high school turns out to be a Vogue editor.
In the end, the misfits triumph. They get the guys, the crown, and have high-paying jobs. After the reunion, the two BFFs took their design and sewing skills, which they first picked up in Home Ec, and open their own clothing store in Los Angeles. Revenge never looked so good.
Here, 10 style lessons to learn from Romy and Michele's High School Reunion.
1.) Fashion is just like, everything.
2.) You never have nothing to wear when you can make your own clothes.
3.) Deduct 16 pounds when you weighing yourself in platform high heels.
4.) A cell phone is the best accessory.
5.) Dress for a workout like you're going to the club.
6.) A business woman's wardrobe consists of a suit, glasses, and a briefcase. Being a business woman is all about wearing suits, glasses, and You can look like a business woman if you just wear stupid suits and phony glasses and carrying briefcases.
7.) Roots can be so bad they're good.
8.) Always tell yourself how cute you look. You're just being honest.
9.) You don't always need a top to win.
10.) No accessory is as good as a best friend.
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