We've said it before and we'll say it again: they just don't make rom-coms like they used to. Sure we shed a tear during To All The Boys I've Loved Before, but in comparison to the films of decades past, there's just no competition. Pretty Woman, Clueless, The Best Man — those are the romantic comedies we watch on repeat. But what makes pre-2005 rom-coms superior to the ones that followed them?
If you ask us, it's the clothes (give or take a few other things, too). Think about it: Julia Roberts' famous brown polka dot dress definitely inspired last spring's biggest trend. Plaid suit sets à la Cher Horowitz are the go-to look for every 20-something in NYC. And Halle Berry's neon bodysuits in B*A*P*S* are our #1 source for campy outfit inspiration.
Ahead, check out 7 90s rom-coms and the 2019 trends they inspired way back when.
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