How To Dress Like Your Favorite '90s TV Character

Take your style cues from Kelly Taylor, Monica Geller, and more. 

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    The Internet is obsessed with all things ‘90s so we figured we might as well feed the beast. Herewith, a roundup of the best-dressed TV characters from the era that gave us hemp chokers, stone-washed denim, and wallets on a chain. (In other words, the bar is set pretty low on this one, folks).

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    Kelly Taylor

    During the 10 seasons that Beverly Hills, 90210 was on the air, Kelly (Jennie Garth) went from spoiled rich girl to the show's sympathetic female lead (Brandon or Dylan, argh! who to choose?). Throughout it all, however, her wardobe remained feminine but never girly with lots of florals and mom jeans thrown into the mix. 

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    Isabel Marant Etoile

    Calice Embroidered Top ($470)

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    American Eagle

    Boy Midi, Medium Wash Denim Shorts ($40)

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    PHOTO: Everett Collection

    Amanda Woodward

    The Melrose Place ad exec (played by Heather Locklear) was business in the front, dastardly deeds in the back. As such, she favored power suits with a whiff off steal-your-best-friend's-husband sex appeal. 

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    Band of Outsiders

    Wool-Pique Tuxedo Jacket ($1,135) and Ami Satin-Trimmed Strech-Crepe Pants ($395)

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    PHOTO: Everett Collection

    Angela Chase

    The introspective teen (Claire Danes) at the center of My So-Called Life tapped into the era's grunge trend with oversized flannel shirts and chunky knits. While the look doesn't exactly scream seductive, it managed to lure Jordan Catalano into the breakroom for some downright steamy makeout sessions. 

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    Creatures of Comfort x Sandgrens

     Bridget Clog ($325)

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    PHOTO: NBC via Getty

    Lisa Turtle

    While Kelly relied on her cheerleader good-looks and Jesse opted for, er, festive vests, Lisa (Lark Voorhies) emerged as Saved By The Bell's resident style expert. She dreamed of becoming a fashion designer and rocked a wardrobe of loud prints and matching scrunchies.  

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    A.L.C.

    Smith Sweater Dress ($297)

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    Charlotte Olympia

    Kitty Embroidered Velvet Slippers ($595)

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    PHOTO: Everett Collection

    Elaine Benes

    Seinfeld's lady pal (Julia Louis Dreyfus) pioneered a style that The New York Times' later dubbed "floral-and-tough". The look—flowing maxi skirts and dresses, denim vests, oxford loafers— has since enjoyed a comeback of sorts (see: Chloe Sevigny for Opening Ceremony).  

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    Bottega Veneta

    Straw-Detailed Penny Loafer ($970)

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    Urban Renewal

    90s Blossom Maxi Dress ($43)

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    PHOTO: NBC via Getty

    Monica Geller

    Monica (Courtney Cox) may have been a tightly-wound control freak (her words, not ours) but her sense of style always kept its cool with on-trend items like crop tops, A-line skirts, and tailored silhouettes that showed off her teensy frame. 

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    Jonathan Simkhai

    Cropped Intarsia Jersey Top ($295)

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    Carven

    Floral Lace Skirt ($497)

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    PHOTO: Getty Images

    Joey Potter

    If "normcore" had been around back when Dawson and the gang were hanging out by the creek, Joey (Katie Holmes)—with her penchant for kakhi pants and GAP tank tops—would have been its postergirl. 

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    Acne Studios

     Zaar Ribbed Tank ($95)

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    Joie

    Traveller Pants ($178)

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A.L.C. Smith Sweater Dress

A.L.C. Smith Sweater Dress

A.L.C., $297
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Band of Outsiders Wool-Pique Tuxedo Jacket

Band of Outsiders Wool-Pique Tuxedo Jacket

Band of Outsiders, $1,135
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Bottega Veneta Straw-Detailed Penny Loafer

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Bottega Veneta, $970
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Carven Floral Lace Skirt

Carven Floral Lace Skirt

Carven, $497
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Charlotte Olympia Kitty Embroidered Velvet Slippers

Charlotte Olympia Kitty Embroidered Velvet Slippers

Charlotte Olympia, $595
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Creatures of Comfort x Sandgrens Bridget Clog

Creatures of Comfort x Sandgrens Bridget Clog

Creatures of Comfort x Sandgrens, $325
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Isabel Marant Etoile Calice Embroidered Top

Isabel Marant Etoile Calice Embroidered Top

Isabel Marant Etoile, $470
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Acne Studios Zaar Ribbed Tank

Acne Studios Zaar Ribbed Tank

Acne Studios, $95
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Joie Traveller Pants

Joie Traveller Pants

Joie, $178
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Jonathan Simkhai Cropped Intarsia Jersey Top

Jonathan Simkhai Cropped Intarsia Jersey Top

Jonathan Simkhai, $295
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Topshop Long Sleeve Check Shirt

Topshop Long Sleeve Check Shirt

Topshop, $60
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Urban Renewal 90s Blossom Maxi Dress

Urban Renewal 90s Blossom Maxi Dress

Urban Renewal, $43
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American Eagle Boy Midi, Medium Wash Denim Shorts

American Eagle Boy Midi, Medium Wash Denim Shorts

American Eagle, $40
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