Sixteen Candles

John Hughes’s movies helped define the 80s for a lot of people, and one underappreciated way they did that was through the characters’ clothes. Wardrobe was rarely front-and-center in his flicks, but many a teenage girl yearned to look as adorable as Molly Ringwald in her vintagey, off-kilter ensembles. Here’s a short appreciation of the fashion in a few of his better-known movies: