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    "The Princess Diaries" Is Officially Old Enough To Drink — In Honor Of Its 21st Anniversary, I Ranked All Of Mia's Outfits

    The glamour! The tiaras! The pore strips!

    The Princess Diaries turns 21 this year, and it's time to celebrate the best piece of Disney teen movie wish fulfillment this side of High School Musical. Specifically, it's time to celebrate its fashion, which lies at the rare (but compelling) intersection of "alternative early 2000s private school teen" and "modern European royalty."

    julie andrews and anne hathaway in the movie cover

    I've ranked all 19 of the outfits Princess Mia wears in the film from "Paolo Disapproves" to "Paolo Approves (And So Do His Assistants, Gretchen and Helga)."

    paolo and his assistants ready for a make over

    19. The "Cat's Pajamas"

    Mia in pajamas with cat prints

    18. The "Boat Girlfriend"

    mia in jeans and a long sleeve top

    Mia is not a Boat Girlfriend, nor should we expect her to be.

    mia and josh sitting in the boat

    17. The "How High Is This Family's Flannel Pajama Budget?"

    mia in flower print pajamas

    16. The "Unrealistically Cool High School Job Uniform"

    mia in a T-shirt and open vest

    The red fleece vest and graphic tee are fine, but the best part of this outfit is this blue plaid scrunchie. Kudos to whichever hair accessory craftsperson out there thought, "You know what the market is missing? A business casual scrunchie."

    the scrunchie holding mia's hair back

    15. The "My Private School Is Fancy Enough To Require Both A Blazer And One Of Those Necktie Things Sailors Wear"

    mia in her school uniform of long plaid skirt, long blazer and neck tie

    Being a school uniform, this outfit already doesn't have much going for it, but I refuse to believe that a bona fide chaos magnet such as pre-transformation Mia wouldn't have at least one knee sock scrunched around her ankle.

    knee high socks

    14. The "Gym Class Hero"

    mia in a graphic t-shirt with a lion on it

    13. The "Never Enough Maroon"

    mia in flannel pajama pants and a sweater

    12. The "Yoga Studio"

    mia in a cat print boxers and a tank top

    11. The "Fuzzy Bathrobe of Boat Boyfriend Betrayal"

    mia in a large bathrobe

    10. The "Niagara Falls Tourist"

    mia in plastic gloves and large transparent poncho

    9. The "Pre-Betrayal, Post-Boat"

    mia in baggy pants and a sweater talking to josh

    8. The "Hat of Lily-Induced Shame"

    mia in her school uniform and wool bucket hat

    7. The "Foot Pop"

    mia in a tank and skirt beach cover up

    This is a much cuter outfit than the purple shirt and green skirt combo Mia actually wears. (Though this outfit may be underneath that one.) The olive green iridescent zebra top is surprisingly wearable for an article of clothing to which all four of those adjectives apply, and again, those platform flip-flops are worth more than all the pears of Genovia to me.

    close up of mia smiling in the zebra tank

    6. The "The Paolo"

    paolo's assistants holding up two unflattering pictures of mia before they reveal their make over

    I know she's just wearing her school uniform here, but I've written a BuzzFeed post or two in my day, and far be it from me to be the writer who didn't include Mia's makeover in a ranking of The Princess Diaries' most fashionable moments. This montage marks a turning point for Mia's character, one in which she begins to come into her own as a person and a princess, and all it took was some contacts, a reinforced hairbrush, and a mildly treacherous stylist with the skills of a master and the last name of a pasta sauce.

    close up of mia smiling with her hair straightened and eyebrows tweezed

    5. The "State Dinner"

    mia in a form-fitting long-sleeve gown

    I just can't condone this high collar. The dress as a whole is elegant, modest, and understated, and while there's nothing wrong with it, per se, it's just a bit dull.

    close up of mia in the dress

    That being said, upstaging the Queen could be a capital offense in Genovia, so maybe it was for the best.

    the queen entering the room in a sparkling gown

    4. The "Private Jet Lady"

    mia writing in her journal wearing a tweed skirt suit

    3. The "Pore Strip"

    mia in a sweater, smiling with a pore strip still on her nose

    I like this outfit just fine when Mia's wearing it while hanging out with her grandma...

    mia in the same top with a brown jacket on top

    ...but the pore strip elevates it to a new level of teen movie outfit perfection.

    mia at her desk with the pore strip on

    2. The "There's No Prom In This Movie But Damn It, We're Including What Is Basically A Prom Dress"

    mia in a long floral gown with long gloves and tiara

    Mia, seen here doing the robot at a royal ball, changes into this gown after fighting a losing battle with San Francisco weather, and it's obviously beautiful, from the tiara to the opera gloves to the white pumps that she's wearing when she gets her long sought after foot pop. This gown complements Queen Clarisse's, while still coming across as younger (and a little more fun).

    mia doing the robot in the strapless gown

    1. And finally: The "Amelia Mignonette Thermopolis Renaldi, Princess of Genovia"

    people trying to dry off mia's hair from the rain

    This outfit comes to you in three parts, much like The Princess Diaries will when they add Paolo: The Puttanesca Story to the series. First, we have Mia's runaway-to-be jeans and hoodie combo, which is promptly soaked in a thunderstorm. Then, when Mia accepts her throne, she adds a crown to the ensemble.

    close up of mia in the zip-up hoodie and princess crown

    The final addition is this bright red robe, and the costume in this final iteration is my favorite in the film because the regal accessories can't obscure who Mia truly is on the inside: A bit of a mess. And we love her for it! Long live the princess.

    mia being introduced as the princess with the robe over her jeans and hoodie combo