And while marie claire also advocates for authenticity, body positivity and looking beyond the surface, for the fashion lovers amongst us, these classic makeover scenes were an absorbing exercise in costume design, styling and makeup brilliance.
So for that reason alone, let's reflect on the most transformational fashion scenes in cinematic history (and, while you're at, it check out the 30 most fashionable films ever made here).
In her Oscar-winning role in this 1987 rom-com, Cher plays a woman who transforms from a dowdy housewife into a full-blown glamazon, after falling for her fiancé's younger brother (played by Nicholas Cage).
Tired of being the good girl, Sandy (played by Olivia Newton-John in a career-defining role) waits until the end of this iconic musical to ditch her ponytail for a perm and her sweet sundresses for a black bodysuit, bringing Danny (John Travolta) to his knees.
One of the all-time great makeover movies, this hilarious comedy/action flick follows Gracie Hart (Sandra Bullock), an FBI agent with no time or energy for fashion and beauty, who's forced to go undercover at a beauty pageant ... as a competitor.
Crazy, Stupid Love
When his wife has an affair and asks him for a divorce, Cal Weaver becomes completely lost. That is, until Jacob Palmer (played by Ryan Gosling) takes pity on him and takes him to the mall for a shopping spree, transforming him from daggy dad to suave singleton.
My Fair Lady
The original and arguably the best of the makeover movies, this classic starred Audrey Hepburn as a Cockney working glass girl plucked from the streets of London by a phonetics professor determined to prove he can turn anyone an upper-class lady. Her transformation from unintelligible flower vendor Eliza Doolittle, into an immaculately dressed and well-spoken socialite was breathtaking (and very moving).