The Awesomely Bad Style of Sabrina, the Teenage Witch


If we learned anything from the '90s, it was that high school's tough, whether you're the jock, the cheerleader, the goth, the band geek, the nerd, the theater kid, or an entirely new cliché, like, for instance, the witch. No, not wiccans (who else had some at their school? Bueller? No?), but real life, full-blown witches—warlock father, talking cat, etc. Welcome to the life of Sabrina Spellman.

Don’t get us wrong, Vampire Diaries is set on our DVRs, but there is something missing from today's supernatural TV...something from the family-friendly and oh-so-90s world of Sabrina, The Teenage Witch. Sure, it may not have been the conventional “American family” (she lived with her 600-year-old aunts), but Sabrina, Hilda, Zelda, and Salem the cat were all the company you needed for a Friday night (TGIF!) on the couch. Plus, who didn’t have a crush on Harvey? What. A. Babe.

It's hard to believe it was ten years ago this week that we said our final goodbyes to Sabrina and co., as the seven-season favorite ended its glorious run in April 2003. The show defined late '90s/early aught girl style (note the spikey hair, fake-tattoo necklaces, and awkward short sleeve—sometimes sheer—button-up blouses) and even scored an appearance by the Princess of Pop, AKA one of our favorite human beings ever. If Meg Ryan was America’s Nineties sweetheart , Melissa Joan Hart was a close runner-up—we fell in love with her as Clarissa, but she worked her magic as Sabrina.

Sadly, gone are the days of the killer TGIF lineup (Boy Meets World?! Family Matters?! Step by Step?!!!!!!) but, in memory of our beloved witch and her friends, let’s take a look back at her best style moments.

P.S. We love cats here at ITG as you all have noticed, and while we think it be so much cooler to have one that could talk, it's a bit weird that a teenage girl shares her bedroom with a hundred-year-old warlock who once tried to take over the world and was sentenced to a century as a feline, right? But whatever, minor detail…

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  • Rachel

    Her maroon pleather pants still haunt my nightmares

  • Griff

    This was such a great trip down memory lane...ahh the floral print polyester!

    For the next throwback, can you look at Buffy TVS? Now that girl had late 90s style.

    • Martina

      A big yes to Buffy! Please!!!!

  • ClaudiaMcQ

    Without a doubt, the best part of this slideshow is the appearance of the one & only Chris Harrison.

  • Michelle

    Man I feel old...

  • Dana

    Nothing like a '90s hunk. What was this guy's name? I want to call him Brady, but I feel like that's wrong. Reread: Harvey...swoon....whatta name.

  • Heather P. about a blast from the past! I remember those stupid tattoo chokers...they were itchy and often too tight...but I wore those dumb things know...for fashion. :-)

  • Sombody from Somewhere
  • Valentina Novo

    It was my favorite show! Now I feel old... I think her closet was even better than Carrie Bradshaw's (the actual closet, not the content...)

  • Diamenrose

    i miss these times :)

  • Joana

    Oh I miss this! I don't know if I'd find the show as funny today, but back then it was so good!

  • Aimee

    I miss Sabrina so much too! :)
    xoxo Aimee

  • Erin Wilkins

    Is she wearing a pantsuit in #7??

  • Lola

    aaawww….I really loved this show….I still catch the reruns when I can!!

  • Dana

    The best thing about this post was Brit Brit.

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  • dkewbe

    Michelle Kwan sighting!!!

  • Coco

    Was Britt really on Sabrina? That photo was from when MJH did a cameo for Britney's music video Drive Me Crazy, which was on the soundtrack for MJH's movie of the same title.

    Yes, I do know all this. And no, I am not at all ashamed.



  • Jacqueline Fonte

    Ahhhh, I had forgotten how obsessed I used to be with Soleil Moon Frye! She was awesome on that show! So was the former Clueless girl, Elisa Donovan!

    As for the style, I definitely remember watching the show aghast at what Sabrina was dressed in.

    And yes, yes, yes to a Buffy post! She had awesome style and amazing skin.

  • Bells

    I remember I used to wear a similar set of earrings because I was so obsessed! I have 3, though, I think she has 4.


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