Gilmore Girls first debuted over 20 years ago (feel old yet?) and let’s just say, Rory Gilmore’s outfits haven’t aged well.
To be fair, the early aughts were a rough time for fashion. Gen Z may be determined to bring back the 2000s but those of us who lived through it the first time know that corduroy, low-rise jeans, and dresses over jeans have absolutely no place in our closets. We’ve been there, worn that, and burned the pictures that proved it. (The only thing we can take solace in is that we’ve successful left skinny scarves in the past.)
That said, not all of Rory’s outfits were *completely* atrocious. She had a few seasons where she actually looked (kinda) cute.
But so many of Rory’s looks were/are incredibly cringe. So for those of you who tried to block out her horrible fashion choices from you memory, we’re here to remind you. Check out Rory Gilmore’s crimes against fashion below.
The fact that Jess thought Rory seemed “cool” after seeing her in this cardigan really makes me question his judgement.
The mesh, the sequins, the single-button cardigan — yikes.
I don’t know what’s more appalling — the fact that Rory wore this ugly cardigan or that this ugly cardigan was made in the first place.
I know that the beret was meant to be a joke but it’s not like the rest of the outfit is doing her any favors. The hell with sustainability — those khakis need to be burned!
I truly do not understand what’s happening with Rory’s jacket here.
This brown polka dot cardigan is *peak* early aughts fashion (and I don’t mean that in a good way). And again, the cardigan only buttoned in the middle? Really, Rory?
Rory seemed to go through a phase where she loved rocking bright blue and green together and I can’t imagine that ever looked cute even when the show aired.
Rory may as well have gotten dressed in the dark because this green/blue sweater and purple pants combo is cringe at its finest.
The skinny scarf! My eyes! My eyes!
As if that wasn’t bad enough, she paired the scarf with a fitted corduroy blazer and a camo print mini skirt. Why? Just, why?
Ah, Rory’s preppy era. Rory’s time at college saw the emergence of her love of argyle, button-up shirts, and sweater vests. It wasn’t all bad — but this vest… this vest is that bad.
This coat looks like Rory made it out of her curtains à la Scarlett O’Hara and then ran out of material for the sleeves.
If you don’t understand why this outfit is hideous to it’s core, you seriously need to rethink your sense of fashion.
This rhinestone sweater looks like a DIY project that got *way* out of hand. Put down the glue gun, Rory!