Is there a more glorious era for style than the 90s? If you said no, you’d be correct. The 90s hairstyles and 90s fashion trends will live in our hearts forever, not to mention the style icons like Fran Fine and of course Cher Horowtiz from Clueless, who taught us the importance of accessorizing.
Whether it’s a strappy black dress favored by Naomi Campbell or Rachel Green outfits, these mood-board moments (we're coining it) serve as inspiration for many of our outfits. So without further ado, let's look to the archive of one super stylish babe and delve into all the very best Cher Horowitz outfits and 90s style moments.
First of all, let us say that not only did Cher give us a lifetime of outfit inspo, she also gave us fashion wisdom and the dream of having a digitized wardrobe that picks out your outfit for you—sigh. Why don’t they exist yet?
She made yellow plaid chic mini dresses the ultimate date-night look, and sweater vests sophisticated. But we’re getting ahead of ourselves—so let's dive into her best style moments from Clueless...
Cher Horowitz outfits: the definitive list of the best
1. The Original Co-ord
How could we not start with the first and most iconic outfit of the movie, the fabled yellow, plaid matching jacket and skirt—which her computer picks out for her.
It’s the best first-day-of-school statement outfit, and we’re still here for it 20 plus years later.
2. The mesh blouse
Could this be the origin of the mesh top? No, probably not, but we still love this look. Cher wears a white vest with a black contrasting mesh button-up.
3. The lettuce hem baby T-shirt
We’ll really never be over baby T-shirts, especially when they have a cute lettuce hem. Cher wears a few throughout the film, either with her diamond check skirt or under a mini dress and we love it! An absolute wardrobe staple.
4. “You don't understand. This is an Alaia”
How could you ever forget that feathered red and black jacket that Cher wore with a red dress to the party? And of course, when Cher was made to lie down in it in a gross parking lot—we still get chills thinking about it.
That’s when the famous words were spoken:
Cher: “This is an Alaia.”
Mugger: “An a whatta?”
Cher: "An Alaia. It’s like a totally important designer."
5. The Calvin Klein dress
The prettiest mini dress ever. The white Calvin Klein dress that Cher wore is everything, especially when you pair it with a perfect voluminous blowout and a cute beaded necklace. This is potentially our favorite 90s look ever, and we need this dress in our capsule wardrobe.
6. Wanna look capable? Wear a sweater vest
Is there any item of clothing that says ‘I’m serious’ or ‘I’m here to ace this exam’ more than a sweater vest? Cher wears two during the film, including a brown and a red sweater vest with a cool white shirt, and she really means business!
We also adore how she wore a matching brown headband with this one.
7. The leather jacket
Leather jackets are very 90s and also very on trend right now, yet again proving that Cher should be everyone’s fashion inspo. Blazers are a similar story. Another favourite of Cher's, you’ll see an oversized blazer everywhere right now.
8. Double denim anyone?
You either love it or you hate it, but Cher makes a good case for it.
9. The Green dress
There’s something about Cher’s mall date dress that we just love. Maybe it’s the color or the little sleeves—either way, it’s a win in our book.
10. The knee-high sock moment
Hello, knee-high socks! When worn correctly they can make one hell of an outfit. Sadly, we doubt we’ll be bringing these back into our wardrobe rotation any time soon—but Cher kills in them, as always.
Naomi is a trainee News Writer with the Women's Lifestyle team. She has a background in design, having studied Illustration at Plymouth University but has taken a leap into the world of journalism after always having a passion for writing. She currently writes pieces on fashion, wellbeing, and entertainment for GoodTo and My Imperfect Life and is training for an NCTJ Qualification.
Before working for Future Publishing’s Lifestyle News team, she worked in the Ad production team. Here she wrote and designed adverts on all sorts of things, which then went into print magazines across all genres. Now, when she isn’t writing articles on celebs, fashion trends, or the newest shows on Netflix, you can find her drinking copious cups of coffee, drawing and probably online shopping.
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