Clueless is a coming-of-age comedy film from 1995 that's loosely based on Jane Austen's novel Emma. The movie has many iconic fashion moments to draw from. Clueless costume design remains as a time capsule of the 1990s with Cher's iconic yellow plaid outfit, the white Calvin Klein dress, the satiny red Alaïa dress, the black and white gym attire, and so much more. Cher Horowitz, played by Alicia Silverstone, gives her that bit of spunk that makes her such a relatable fun character to this day. If you are looking for another costume idea, read my post about Cher's iconic yellow plaid outfit

White Calvin Klein Dress

Cher wears a white dress. Here's a somewhat similar dress. Cher's dress has thin spaghetti straps, fits tight around the body, and hits in the mid to upper thigh. Cher wears the dress with chunky white heels that have straps. She has a shiny choker necklace (here is a similar one) and eventually puts on a white sheer top vest dress type of thing.

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Recreate the Outfit

Shop for Cher's outfit in this article. I've shared links to products that are as similar as I could find. The style of the white strappy dress transcends 90s fashion and can easily be worn today. You can find different outfits, quality, and even a certain material depending on what the retailers have available. 

  • White dress - Women's Sleeveless Ruched Spaghetti Strap Bodycon Mini Club Party Dress. Shop it here. 
  • White slip dress - Womens Satin Cowl Neck Dress Mini Slip Cami Dresses Sleeveless Spaghetti Strap Dress. Check it out here.
  • Rhinestone necklace - Shiny Rhinestone Crystal Choker Necklace Jewelry for Women Girls Wedding Bride Evening Costume Prom Birthday Jewelry. Shop it on Amazon. 
  • Chunky heels - Chunky High Heel Platform Pumps for Women Square Toe Ankle Strap Mary Janes Shoes. Shop them here. 
  • Chunky Block Heels - Chunky Block Heels for Women Fashion Square Toe Ankle Strap Buckle Rhinestones Wedge Silk Satin High Platform Heels Dress Pumps Shoes. These are a bit different style but super cute with the rhinestones. Check them out on Amazon.

Make it Your Own Style

Perhaps you want to search for something similar to wear at a party, I've found some items in a similar style that you can pull inspiration from. There are plenty of amazing options to suit your taste and your figure. While Cher wore something pretty short and tight, you can always add your own fresh spin. It can be a longer white tank top dress instead of a strappy dress or a ruffled hem. It can be flowy or a maxi dress. It can be sexy. It can be whatever you want. You can be creative. 

If you need another Clueless outfit idea, try Cher's black and white outfit from the film. I talk about how to recreate it hereYou can do a Google or YouTube search to watch other scenes to get inspiration for outfits. They visit the school, spend time at PE with friends, at Cher's house, shopping, and more.

Clueless captures the journey of expressing yourself while also introducing you to the iconic fashion of the 1990s.

The movie Clueless hit theaters on July 19, 1995, in the USA. The film director is Amy Heckerling and stars Alicia Silverstone as Cher Horowitz, Stacey Dash as Dionne, Brittany Murphy as Tai, Paul Rudd as Josh, Donald Faison as Murray, Elisa Donovan as Amber, Breckin Meyer as Travis, Justin Walker as Christian, Dan Hedaya who plays Cher's father, nd more. The film revolves around Cher, played by Alicia Silverstone, who is a rich and popular girl in school in Beverly Hills. She decides to do a makeover on Tai, played by Brittany Murphy. Cher also plays match-maker for her two teachers, Mr. Hall and Miss Geist. Cher lives with her father and is very much a daddy's girl. Her best friend is Dionne. Clueless is considered a cult classic to this day. 

Related reading: She's All That Prom Dress - Laney Boggs

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Who plays Cher from Clueless? Alicia Silverstone.

What is Cher's last name? 


Is Paul Rudd the stepbrother in Clueless? 

Yes, Paul Rudd plays the stepbrother Josh in Clueless.

Who plays Tai in Clueless?

Brittany Murphy plays Tai. She's also in movies like Little Black Book, 8 Mile, and many more films.

Where can I watch Clueless?

You buy the Clueless DVD on Amazon. You might be able to watch it HBO Max or some sort of streaming service.

Who made the white dress that Cher wears in Clueless? Calvin Klein.

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In the scene with Cher's father, Josh, Cher, and Christian, Cher walks down the staircase in the classic white Calvin Klein dress. That's when Josh quietly says to Cher's dad, "Are you going to let her go out like that are ya?" And then points to Cher as she talks to Christian.

"What the hell is that?" Cher's father asks. 

"A dress," Cher says. 

"Says who?" her father asks.

"Calvin Klein," Cher responds.

"It looks like underwear. Go upstairs and put something over it."  

"Duh I was just going to!" she says.

Alicia Silverstone recently recreated the scene with her child, Bear. Bear played her dad and the actress played Cher once again. 

What's your favorite outfit from Clueless?

Other Halloween costume ideas:

 She's All That Prom Dress - Laney Boggs - view here. 

Rory Gilmore from Gilmore Girls - view here.

The Plastics from Mean Girls - view here.

Wednesday Addams from The Addams Family - view here.

Halloween Costume Idea Cher Horowitz Clueless Yellow Plaid Outfit - view here.