If you watched novelas in the late ’90s, then it’s likely you came across Soñadoras. The novela – created by Emilio Larrosa, Rocio Taboada, and Braulio Pedraza – follows a group of students at a private high school in Mexico City. Much like your other favorite teen dramas, the characters deal with romantic drama, self-medicate with drugs, and defy their parents’ rules. And while it holds a special place in many of our hearts, we acknowledge that the novela is far from perfect (i.e. the lack of diversity, the pairing of high-school aged women with grown men, and classism for starters). But there’s at least one part of the show that has held up well: the fashion. (Another part is most definitely the theme song.)
At the core of the novela are four young women: Jaqueline (Aracely Arambula), Lucía (Michelle Vieth), Julieta (Angelica Vale), and Emilia (Laisha Wilkins). The four friends are as different as can be, and this is reflected in their sartorial choices.
Jaqueline, who is popular and a free spirit, has the most daring style. She favors crop tops, accessories that match her outfits, and she hardly ever leaves home without her signature pigtails. What she wears to school sometimes doubles as a clubbing outfit. Lucía is the new girl with a more conservative style. She’s shy, which is likely why she’s often covered in shades of oatmeal. But every once in a while, she wears dramatic silhouettes. Julieta loves herself some sweater sets. She doesn’t have the same kind of wealth as her peers, something that is incredibly embarrassing for her. It’s no wonder that Julieta – whose biggest aspiration is to become rich – is often in preppy looks. She does, however, give it a little twist. As for Emilia, the dancer, her style is much more streamlined. She’s a jeans and tee kind of girl. Her outfits wouldn’t be out of place today on Instagram.
But don’t just take our word on the amazingness of the Soñadoras‘ wardrobe. Below, check out 10 style moments that are truly iconic: