Celebrity Style

Nicola Coughlan's Best '90s and 2000s Outfits

It's all about pink.

LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 02: Nicola Coughlan attends the press night after party for "The Son" at The Century Club on September 02, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by David M. Benett/Dave Benett/Getty Images)
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Born in 1987, Nicola Coughlin truly came of age in the ‘90s and ‘00s. And today, she’s certainly living her childhood fashion dream, rocking all of the world’s favorite looks and trends from those decades with an elevated elegance.

Like her on-screen Bridgerton character, Coughlan has a love of color — namely, pink —and wears it with ease. But unlike Penelope Featherington, the actress ditches the Victorian puff sleeves and floral floor-grazing gowns for slip dresses, colorful suiting, and denim jackets alike. In short, it’s all the makings of a stellar ‘90s and ‘00s wardrobe.

When it comes to nailing ‘90s trends especially, Coughlan is all about creating a chic contrast. She loves graphic tees but she styles them more inventively than, say, your favorite retro rock band. Coughlan will pair a structured suit with a graphic tee to add some edge to the look. Likewise, she’ll make a fancy slip dress feel more effortless by topping it with a denim jacket.

Ahead, find all the best retro trends that Coughlan rocks on the regular, and exactly how you can get the look for yourself. These pink ensembles are just the ‘90s and ‘00s looks you’re going to want to wear all Summer long. Style awaits.

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Graphic Tees

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At the BFI & Radio Times Television Festival in 2019, Coughlan chose a tailored suiting look that she made her own by opting for an ultra-feminine pink tone and styling it with a graphic T-shirt and leopard print boots.

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Slip Dresses

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With a high-low appeal, the ‘90s were all about dressing down the after-hours favorites, like this pink boudoir-inspired slip dress that Coughlan topped with a casual black denim trucker jacket.

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Pink Mini Dress

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Everyone wanted to emulate Elle Woods from Legally Blonde in the 2000s, and Coughlan nailed the look with this bright pink metallic mini dress that looked as though it walked right out of the beloved movie’s screen.