Style : The Way She Wore : Molly Ringwald
I was a HUGE fan of Molly Ringwald when I was growing up. She wasn’t like the other girls in the movies. She wasn’t blonde or busty or bountiful with brunette curls. She was freckly and red-headed and toothy and awkward. She was an adorable geek, semi-trying to fit herself into the mold of a teenage movie star, but actually being MUCH more interesting and beautiful as herself.
Molly in The Breakfast Club was a game changer for me. Who knew about the long skirt and boots thing? Molly did. Who knew about the pouty lips and off the shoulder affectation. Molly did. In Pretty In Pink, Molly showed us how to make a daggy dress into a deconstructed masterpiece for Prom. In Sixteen Candles, Molly showed us that the geeky gal CAN get the hot guy and also that the geeky guy CAN get the undies. Go figure.
Later, Molly grew up and wrote books about how to be pretty, got married two times and had two twins. She now stars in The Secret Life Of The American Teenager. Which is kinda funny considering her teenage life was played out very publicly.
Here’s our gallery of The Way She Wore. It’s a tribute to the fabulous, adorable, pouty, geek that is Molly Ringwald.