It’s unlikely anyone thought a teen horr-medy about a zombie’s takeover of a high school cheerleader’s body would morph into a cult classic (in fact, it bombed upon release). But in the era of ever-growing thirst for nostalgia—and the film’s 10th anniversary—Jennifer’s Body has become one of Instagram’s most-referenced. Why? Well, because of starlet-of-the-minute, Megan Fox.
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In 2009, Megan Fox was everyone’s idea of perfection. With regards to Jennifer’s Body in particular, co-star Amanda Seyfried said at the time: “Being a lead (like Megan), you have that weird pressure of feeling like you have to look attractive. In this movie, I didn’t worry about any of that [shit]. I eventually was very depressed that I couldn’t get the role though, cause Megan is all hot but I am not.”
The enviable combination of dark brown hair and blue eyes, a series of blockbusters under her belt, and a Maxim cover declaring her “Earth’s Hottest Girl,” Fox was poised to reach stratospheric stardom. While unfortunate circumstances meant that never quite came to fruition, Fox still offered us aeons worth of style inspiration, of which we’ve compiled below.
1. Sleek chic
There’s no doubt Fox was known for her lustrous long locks in loose curls, but here’s proof a slicked-back look is always a good idea—especially when a torso-hugging dress is involved. Recreate the look with a good hair oil, and leave your hair unwashed a little longer than usual so it bends to your will.
2. Never underestimate a boyfriend jean
Now, we’re no stranger to the hip-hanging boyfriend jean, but Megan Fox certainly got ahead of the trend. Pair with a loose, cropped tee for the ultimate celebrity-papped-on-the-go look. You won’t regret it. To nail the look, head to your local vintage store, or pick up these look-a-likes from Danielle Guizio.
3. Wild West magic
In case you, like me, have had this image saved to your camera roll since you had an iPhone 4, then you’ve probably tried to create a 20th century take on the look. We all know elbow-length gloves are back, and corsets have had a moment for some time, so all you need now are the perfect bed-hair waves.
4. Bubble hem energy
The late ’00s saw bubble hems takeover with voracity—only to die out as quickly as they arrived. Still, all signs point to the style on the rise once again, so live your best teacup life with a dress like the below.
5. Underwear as outerwear
Showcasing your underwear like it ain’t no thang has steadily been growing in popularity over the last two years. Bra-top amalgams are being released one after the next to meet the demand, so follow Fox’s lead with this triangle bralette and blazer combination—or give a designed-to-be seen number a go.