The 'She's All That' fashion moments that will make you nostalgic for 1999

'He's All That' might be the talk of the town, but 'She's All That' is where the whole rom-com trope got started

Jan 29, 1999; Cerritos, CA, USA; Actress RACHAEL LEIGH COOK stars as Laney Boggs with FREDDIE PRINZE Jr as Zach Siler in 'She's All That.'
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Who can resist She's All That? The cult classic 90s rom-com is filled to the brim with juicy high school drama, unexpected love and of course, iconic fashion moments.

Though the current hype surrounding He's All That, the film's 2021 gender-swapped reboot of the 1999 release, is the current talk of the town, we can't help but reminisce about the original and all of its old-school goodness. 

Since there's a science behind our obsession with nostalgia (and we'll likely never get over our crush on Freddie Prinze Jr.), let's revisit the flick's best fashion moments—tube tops, slip dresses and all. Find your mini bag and perhaps a few butterfly clips and dig into this blast from the past! (We also highly recommend blasting Sixpence None the Richer's "Kiss Me" on repeat.)



She's All That's best fashion moments

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1. The red dress

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Ah, the gorgeous red dress. The 90s slip dress is very much making a resurgence, so let's take a moment to appreciate one of the most memorable ones of the decade. Laney (Rachel Leigh Cook) might've felt a little uncomfortable in it at first as she stumbled down that staircase into Zack Siler's arms, but clearly, it was a knockout. 

2. Taylor's tube top

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A pink tube top on school queen bee Taylor Vaughan (Jodi Lynn O'Keefe) is the epitome of a 90s style throwback, and we feel like we need to snag one of our own ASAP. Also, we'd be remiss not to point out her back-in-fashion hair clip—it kind of makes us feel the urge to go to Claire's.

3. Zack's letterman jacket

FREDDIE PRINZE JR SHE'S ALL THAT (1999)

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Nothing screams "high school movie" quite like a cute guy in a varsity letterman jacket. She's All That has both in spades. 

4. Laney's artsy overalls

RACHAEL LEIGH COOK, FREDDIE PRINZE JR, SHE'S ALL THAT, 1999

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The overalls! The boho button-down! The Warby Parker-esque frames. Laney Boggs was way ahead of her time, in our opinion. 

5-7. The prom looks

She's All That 1999 real Robert Iscove Rachael Leigh Cook. COLLECTION CHRISTOPHEL © Miramax / Tapestry Films

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Jan 29, 1999; Cerritos, CA, USA; Actor FREDDIE PRINZE Jr stars as Zach Siler in 'She's All That.'

(Image credit: Entertainment Pictures / Alamy Stock Photo)

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When you're a teenager, prom is the be all, end all. From Zack's classic tux to Laney and Taylor's glittery gowns, the characters of She's All That rise to the fashion occasion. 

8. Taylor's pink bikini

She's All That Year: 1999 USA Director: Robert Iscove

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Okay yes, Taylor Vaughan wasn't the nicest person at school, but girlfriend did have a killer closet. Her camera-ready Spring Break bikini is further proof. 

9. The beach-boy looks

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Don't these Cali-cool outfits and colorful towels just make you crave a beach day? We're certainly ready to hit the waves!

10. Laney's layered outfits

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Artsy Laney was a big fan of layering dresses over T-shirts and tops, an ensemble she wears frequently throughout the movie. This pattern-clashing version of her signature look is our fave of the bunch. 

11. Sarah Michelle Gellar's zig-zag part

SARAH MICHELLE GELLAR SHE'S ALL THAT (1999)

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Okay fair, this is more about the hair than the fashion per se, but any time the Buffy the Vampire Slayer star shows up anywhere, it's a style moment. SMG's cameo in She's All That is notable for many reasons—she'd soon be the IRL Mrs. Freddie Prinze Jr., after all—one of which is that period-perfect updo with a 90s zig-zag part. 

12. Laney's falafel hat

RACHAEL LEIGH COOK, SHE'S ALL THAT, 1999

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Last but certainly not least is Laney's iconic—if iconically embarrassing—work uniform, complete with a falafel hat. High school jobs truly were the worst, right?

He's All That, the 2021 reboot of She's All That

Taking a cue from the original, He's All That is essentially She's All That reversed. In this TikTok-star-studded Netflix reboot, Addison Rae (Padgett) is tasked with turning school geek Cameron (Tanner Buchanan) into prom king. Naturally, plenty of juicy drama and complicated feelings emerge because of this challenge. It hits the streaming platform on August 27, 2021. 

When you're done watching the reboot—and the original—we highly recommend you take a glimpse at some of the best Netflix 90s movies for a throwback binge session that's good for the heart. Did someone say Notting Hill? Sold!