Ten years ago today we were first introduced to the Plastics.
Mean Girls creator Tina Fey along with castmembers Lindsay Lohan, Rachel McAdams, Amanda Seyfried and Lacey Chabert celebrate a decade of wearing pink on Wednesdays. And in honor of this huge pop culture milestone, we take a look back at some of the fashions these stars have outfitted since the release of the movie in 2004.
Much like how Janis Ian gave Cady Heron a map to the cliques of North Shore High School, we're giving you the good, the bad and the ugly by laying out the style evolutions of each actress in the cult classic comedy.
Let's leave the actual world and enter girl world for a quick sec, starting with Lindsay Lohan.
The OWN reality star's fashion choices usually tend to be edgy glam. Lilo has always been known to wear many designer names on and off the red carpet from Burberry and Alexander Wang to Miu Miu and Isabel Marant. But she's also is an aspiring fashion designer. In 2009, Lohan served as artistic advisor to French fashion house Emanuel Ungaro for Paris Fashion Week and she also released her own legging line.
With a public image a bit more blemished than her Mean Girls co-stars, all hope is not lost for Lohan. In 2013, June Ambrose, stylist for Jay-Z and Will Smith, named Lindsay as the star she would love to help dress next. "I wouldn't mind working with Lindsay Lohan, just because I think she has amazing potential." Ambrose even added, "She needs a friend; a real friend. That's what stylists become. We become that honest confidante, that sounding board." Fingers crossed for a future collaboration.
Now on to the Queen B!
Rachel McAdams burst onto the Hollywood scene with her role as the Plastics leader, Regina George, but her personal style is nothing like the ring leader. In a 2010 interview with Instyle, Rachel recalls fashion as a new learning experience for her. "I was more of a tomboy. I certainly didn't look like Regina in high school. I'd wear a vintage T-shirt and old jeans to roll around the floor during class. These last few years have been a real education for me in terms of fashion. I've had exposure to these amazing designers and a whole new quality of clothing."
She since has been working with stylist team Rob Zangardi and Mariel Haen, who have put her in designers such as Roksanda Ilincic, Azzaro and Emilio Pucci.
Another aspect of the Canadian beauty that's always changing? Her hairstyles! The hair color chameleon experiments with her tresses going from fluorescent pink to orange to brunette. "Rachel is very adventurous with personal style, especially with hair and makeup," little sister and celeb makeup artist, Kayleen McAdams comments. "She takes a chance and isn't afraid to not look the best."
If there were an award for most improved, Amanda would win.
Seyfried matured into a true fashionista over the years leaving her peek-a-boo underwear look behind and venturing into outfits from famed designers such as Valentino, Zac Posen and Missoni. After starring in Mamma Mia in 2009, everyone took notice of Amanda's new found love for fashion when she began owning the red carpet during the movie's press tour, while working with her current stylist Elizabeth Stewart. Since then, the actress became the new face of Givenchy in 2013 and also landed on numerous magazine covers including W Magazine, looking sexier than ever in lingerie.
Just this month at the 2014 MTV Movie Awards, Seyfried wore a glittering Saint Laurent blazer and skirt for the perfect combo of fun and sophistication. She's come a long way since playing ditzy Karen Smith!
Gretchen Weiners, played by Lacey Chabert, taught everyone the rules of the Plastics.
She advised us not wearing a tank top two days in a row and only wearing your hair in a ponytail once a week. But in real life, the star seems to be a lot less strict when it comes to fashion. Her sweet and flirty style incorporate all colors and prints. Plus, Lacey can pull off any silhouette from the summery yellow empire-waist frock to her most recent look at the Hallmark TCA event where she wore a feminine purple A-line dress.
Here's a bonus: Tina Fey a.k.a Ms. Norbury.
We were first introduced to the now Garnier skincare spokesperson when she starred on Saturday Night Live in her signature glasses and Weekend Update blazer. But she made some major updates since then—constantly impressing us on the red carpet especially during award seasons. She's worked with stylist Anna Bingemann and continues to team up with current stylist Cristina Ehrlich for show-stopping looks including her red Oscar de la Renta lace gown at the 2011 SAG Awards.
Ehrlich shared, "Tina is a petite woman, and it's all about how things fit her. We do try to mix it up, but it's always from the mentality of a corseted feel or a fit that shows off her curves. We err on the side of sexy. Besides, the thing about Tina is that her fashion is going to be strong, but her humor is going to be stronger." The two time Golden Globes co-host looked great both years wearing designer gowns by one of her favorites, Carolina Herrera. Most recenly Tina wowed us in an Antonio Berardi dual color dress at the Los Angeles premiere of Muppets Most Wanted.
In her 2011 best selling book, Bossypants, the multi-talented actor and writer talks about her history with fashion. "Anyone who has never met me can tell you that fashion has always been very very very very very very very important to me. Don't concern yourself with fashion; stick to simple pieces that flatter your body type. By 19, I had found my look. Oversize T-shirts, bike shorts, and wrestling shoes. To prevent the silhouette from being too baggy, I would cinch it at the waist with my fanny pack. I was pretty sure I would wear this look forever. I was nailing it on a daily basis. Find something like this for yourself as soon as possible."