The one thing all romantic comedies have in common? They celebrate the two things everyone wants in life—rom and com, of course. To honor that, we’re devoting a whole week to the genre. More on the rom-coms we love, past and present, here.
Wouldn’t it be so nice to live inside a romantic comedy? (I mean, that is the entire plot of Isn’t It Romantic.) In rom-coms, things just happen for the lead. The love of her life appears in time for an epic meet-cute; her quirky best friend is always available to hang out whenever and wherever; though she has a high-profile career, her life is somehow shockingly devoid of any real responsibility. Best of all, she seems to have an unlimited budget and closet space.
Of course, the reason rom-coms are so beloved is because they’re easily digestible escapism. The whole point is that they’re not realistic. So, no, living in a rom-com isn’t possible—but dressing like you’re the star of one is actually easier than you might think. While some of the jokes don’t hold up years later, the outfits of many of our favorite rom-coms have undeniably stood the test of time. And if you’re in a date-night-outfit rut, there is no better way to get out of it than by channeling your inner Jennifer Garner in 13 Going on 30 or Julia Roberts in Pretty Woman.
Shop a few of our date-night outfit ideas inspired by rom-coms, below.
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