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Private Icon: 'The Virgin Suicides'

The 1999 film is still giving us summer style inspo.

The Virgin Suicides came out 21 years ago. While we're many years removed from the late '70s-era film, it still holds a trove of fashion inspiration applicable to today's summer style. From floral dresses to school uniforms, behold your summer mood board.

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The film's leading stars as the Lisbon sisters, including a then-17-year-old Kirsten Dunst, went heavy on the floral-printed dresses and nightgowns, complete with ruffled sleeves and cinched fabrics.

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This dress from Christy Dawn looks like it's been plucked straight from the film's wardrobe department.

For a shorter option, look to this ruffled mini-dress from For Love & Lemons.

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Reformation

The high-slit on Reformation's Gavin Dress is perfect for a warm summer day.

For high school students, school uniforms for are the worst. For everyone else, they're a fashion statement. Pleated skirts and sweaters vests are conveniently trending at the moment, making the preppy costumes from The Virgin Suicides even more relevant.

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A lightweight, white button-up is a closet must-have.

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Pleated skirts are back, baby!

The uniform-inspired look wouldn't be complete without a solid sweater vest.

The retro bikini has stood the test of time for decades. Dunst's rainbow version in the film is still a look.

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While solids or loud prints have taken over swimwear trends, this striped knit top is a fun change of pace.

Denim cutoffs don't have to have a monopoly over summer shorts.

Want to recreate more iconic looks? We shopped out present-day outfits for our favorite female rock stars and Legally Blonde's Elle Woods.

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