’13 Going on 30′ Put a Lot of Meaning Into Jenna’s Wardrobe

This iconic movie 13 Going on 30 remains a cult classic. Starring Jennifer Garner, Mark Ruffalo, and Judy Greer, the film about a teenager who wakes up in an adult body struck a chord with many. As it turns out, in making this movie, the producers and costume designers took this tween thinking and lessons learned to a whole new level. You may not have noticed before, but there’s a lot of meaning behind Jenna Rink’s wardrobe. And it says so much about those formative years.

How ’13 Going on 30′ reflected characters through their clothes

Jennifer Garner walks down the street while filming the new movie “13 Going On 30” November 22, 2003 in New York City. (Photo by Arnaldo Magnani/Getty Images)

The costume designer on set for 13 Going on 30Susie Desanto, talks about the deeper meaning behind the casts’ wardrobe selections. Insider shares that, according to the documentary Making of a Teenage Dreama lot of thought went into choosing ensembles that best represent each character’s growth and maturity. Each decision would lend more credibility to each role’s personality throughout the over-arching narratives.

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