What I never noticed before when watching the movie was the girls’ style. Much of the costume design should be left in the ’70s, but a lot of it is very classic in a casual summer way. To dress like your favorite Now and Then character, there’s no need to go back into the 1970s. Let’s have a look at how these girls dressed and what tips we can take from them.
You’re a Teeny
“Teeny’s parents were country-clubbers that were never around – typical upbringing for actors and pathological liars,” Samantha
Teeny is all about bright patterns paired with brightly colored solids. Teeny takes fashion risks her friends wouldn’t from stuffing her bra to dressing up in her mother’s evening gowns with accessories to match.
Teeny Tip: Find outfits that highlight your natural (or enhanced) curves and assets. Don’t be afraid to flaunt them.
Floral Strapless Mini Dress, Leather Stilettos, Red Clutch, Beaded Charm Bracelet, Multi-Chain Long Necklace
You’re a Roberta
Teeny: Roberta, truth or dare?
Teeny: Just how big are your boobs now?
Roberta: Drop dead.
Teeny: She has to say, doesn’t she, Sam?
Samantha: She doesn’t have to say if she doesn’t want to.
Teeny: Then can we see them?
Roberta: No, you can’t see them!
Roberta is a model of functionality, comfort and fashion. She takes everyday articles of clothing like an over-sized men’s dress shirt and makes it work for her.
Roberta Tip: Be yourself and make your clothing work for you by taking something classic and put your own spin on it. And most importantly, always choose comfort.
Long Sheer V-Neck T-Shirt, White Wide Leg Dress Pants, Pink Sneakers, Leather Boho Purse, Aviator Sunglasses
You’re a Chrissy
“I say we make a pact. Here and now. We’re here for each other, always, no matter what happens in life. If Teeny goes off to Hollywood or I marry a rich doctor, we remember this day and this pact. Whenever we need a friend, we’re here for each other. We can count on it. Always. No matter what,” Chrissy
Chrissy is ever the girly girl who favors florals over most prints. Chrissy is someone who will always pull fashion trends from her childhood and incorporate them into her grownup wardrobe. And yes, the purse does match the shoes.
Chrissy Tip: Look sophisticated and soft. Never pass up the opportunity to wear pink.
You’re a Samantha
“We all used to try so hard to fit in. We wanted to look exactly alike, do all the same things, practically be the same person, but when we weren’t looking that all changed. The tree house was supposed to bring us more independence, but what the summer actually brought was independence from each other,” Samantha
Samantha is introspective and focused on self-examination. A creature of comfort, she’s often seen wearing clothes that allow her to move easily from one adventure to the next.
Samantha Tip: Don’t kill yourself for fashion but don’t look sloppy either. Play it safe and stick to a neutral palette with signature pieces like bangles or a watch.
Credit goes to Deena Appel for Now and Then’s costume design. Please note that most of the images were screen caps taken by mefrom non-HD video, which is why they may appear blurry. I did the best I could with the editing. Other images from this website.