'Mean Girls': The Most Iconic Outfits From the Film — 20 Years Later

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In April, Mean Girls will officially turn 20. Feel old yet?

When Tina Fey’s brain child debuted in 2004, nobody could have predicted that it would become a classic all these years later. Some have even referred to Mean Girls as “the Citizen Kane of our time” (which, frankly, is an understatement considering how boring Citizen Kane is).

And the casting couldn’t have been more perfect. The film was led by Lindsay Lohan, who was at her peak as a teen idol. She had just released Freaky Friday the year before and Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen the month earlier.

Joining her was a platinum blonde Rachel McAdams, who was on the verge of stardom (The Notebook came out in May of that year); Lacey Chabert; Lizzy Caplan; and Amanda Seyfried, who would go on to surprise all of us by becoming a big star (seriously, who could have predicted that?).

Not to mention that Tina Fey, Amy Poehler, and Tim Meadows rounded out the cast as the adults in the film — although it would be a few years before we truly appreciated their genius as actors.

But no film would be complete without the perfect costuming and Mean Girls totally nailed it. Regina George and the Plastics were the epitome of early aughts fashion with their low-rise mini skirts, strapless satin mini dresses, and teeny tiny graphic tees.

With the Mean Girls 20th anniversary around the corner — and the release of the Mean Girls musical movie imminent — let’s look back at the most iconic outfits from the OG film.

1. “It’s Pronounced Like Katie.”

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I may or may not have owned this entire outfit at one point or another (including those heinous corduroy pants).

2. “On Wednesdays We Wear Pink.”

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I really need to know where they got that ridiculously oversized polo.

3. “Get In, Loser. We’re Going Shopping.”

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I’m pretty sure Regina George stole this outfit from Paris Hilton’s closet.

4. “I’m Not Like a Regular Mom, I’m a Cool Mom.”

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The image of Amy Poehler in this Juicy Couture pink velour sweatsuit will forever be seared into my brain.

5. “In Girl World, Halloween is the One Night a Girl Can Dress Like a Total Slut And No Other Girls Can’t Say Anything About It.”

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Do girls still dress like this for Halloween?? Inquiring minds need to know.

6. “I’m a Mouse, Duh!”

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7. “Why Are You Dressed So Scary?”

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I’m pretty sure the girl in The Ring wore that exact same wig.

8. “In the Girl World, All the Fighting Had to Be Sneaky.”

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How this didn’t become an actual fashion trend at the time is beyond me.

9. “What a Bright Time, It’s the Right Time…”

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Real talk, Lindsay Lohan looked absolutely incredible in those knee-high boots.

10. “It’s Just Gonna Be a Few Cool People and You Better Be One of Them, Byotch.”

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This strapless satin mini was *everything* at the time.

11. “She Doesn’t Even Go Here!”

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The mere silhouette of this look is truly iconic.

12. “The Limit Does Not Exist.”

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Being a Mathlete never looked so cool.

13. “Are You Still an Asshole?”

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The idea to put Janis and Damien in matching purple suits for prom was a stroke of pure genius.

14. “She Fractured Her Spine And She Still Looks Like a Rock Star.”

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It’s the flowers in the head brace that really do for it me.


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Lena Finkel
Lena Finkel is the Editor and Founder of Femestella. Prior to starting Femestella, she worked at People, InStyle, Tiger Beat, and Sesame Workshop (aka Sesame Street). She loves all things Real Housewives and Vanderpump Rules. When she's not busy binge-watching TV, you can find her hanging out with her tuxedo cat Tom.