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Regina George doesn't need an introduction. Regina's golden appearance, her winning smile and her poisonous personality made her the ultimate role model for a lasting high school archetype in the 2004 teen comedy Mean Girls – the queen bee, who is basically a bully in a mini skirt . She rules over the popular trio The Plastics with arcane fashion rules such as "ponytails only allowed once a week" and "no tank tops two days in a row". She is finally put down by popularity from newcomer Cady, who infiltrates the trio and turns the queen bee upside down. Regina regrets the end of the film and finds that her wardrobe is undergoing a subtle change – from a range of neat, sugary, sexy outfits to more understated ensembles that fit a newly humble personality.
"Mean Girl" style as defined by Regina George
Regina's characteristic look can be divided into three main elements: tight-fitting top, thigh skimming mini and pumps with heels, all of which are exquisitely coordinated in different shades of pink. It's a formula for success designed to show off her perfect figure, and she stays true to her for most of the film, giving or occasionally tweaking it – a crisp, tailored pink shirt instead of a diamond-studded slogan T -Shirts, a pleated, checkered mini Instead of a velvet jacket on display, a pink bomber jacket was casually thrown over her t-shirt of the day. It moves between ultra-luxurious and eye-catching and complements these outfits with teen girl favorites from the turn of the millennium such as sparkling name chains, sterling silver tires and compact designer handbags. We also see her in a sexy, playboy bunny-like Halloween costume, a slim satin ball gown she can't quite fit in, and the velor tracksuit. In the course of the drama, however, she swapped her camis and minis for tops with a relaxed fit, comfortable bottoms and even lacrosse uniforms, which means a change of heart for our angry teen queen.
Regina in all her glory (Film stills below by Mean Girls)
On the way to redemption (Film stills below by Mean Girls)
Girls world, Redux
What would Regina wear today if she had a free hand in choosing YesStyle? Would she go all out on Preppy, ride the athleisure trend, or venture into quirkier, grungier areas? Let's explore!
1. Pretty in pink
For this ensemble, I chose a pale pink palette that is interrupted by strange gold and burgundy tones. Although Regina's look is very important in Barbie doll glamor, it is also free of cute details such as frills, ribbons and frills, so I kept things relatively clean and classic. The ribbed top with a square neck in salmon pink is located directly in the alley of our teen queen and combines a tight fit with a sexy neckline. Put this in a pale pink pencil mini, which is equally composed of sass and elegance, another allusion to Regina's characteristic school days look. Combine it with strappy pumps with block heels in a slightly rosier pink shade for an adult touch. Exchange your name necklace for jewelry – no longer the height of fashion – for this gold-colored specimen with a bow and arrow charm that dangles from a gold medallion in vintage style. It is full of romantic allusions and at the same time radiates innocent vibrations. Before you complete the outfit with a quilted, highly fashionable shoulder bag with chain strap and a heart-shaped buckle, you should pamper your lips with a light but bulging lip gloss in the retro colors – pale pink. It's a subtle antidote to the fiery matte formulations that flood your IG feed, and will remind you of all your favorite heroines (and bad guys).
2. Low-key glamor girl
This second ensemble draws inspiration from Regina's fashion development and opens the palette for subdued colors, while maintaining the spirit of the "girl world". I decided to anchor the outfit in a soft, beige cotton-blend t-shirt that is form-fitting without being skin-tight and is decorated with the "Babygirl" lettering. Black velor yoga pants enhance the casual weekend mood. If there was someone who could enthusiastically step behind the current sport trend, it would be Regina! To improve the outfit, opt for glamorous accessories such as these gold hoops with a slightly hammered effect or this gold-colored adjustable bracelet with a rhinestone-embellished heart in rainbow colors. Are you looking for additional shine but don't want to buy glittering sneakers or ballerinas? These sequin mules do the trick, but are still reserved enough to match the relaxed vibes of the ensemble. Finally, tie the whole look together with a baby pink synthetic leather backpack, which is conveniently equipped with a flap closure and external zip compartments. It is a reminder that pink is still in Regina's world.
Go Glam, Think Pink
Whether you see Regina George as a childhood dream, "evil in human form" or as a figurehead for redemption, she is fabulously dressed in every phase of her transformation. She would be the first to admit that there are better role models than she is when it comes to ethics, but when it comes to stepping out in an enviable style, we have her wardrobe covered! Check out this fashion icon to see what you get – and what you don't.