Legally Blonde Turns 15 – Life Lessons From Elle Woods

Unless you haven’t been on social media over the past 24 hours, you’ve probably seen that today marks 15th anniversary of chick-flick Legally Blonde.


The film has become a modern classic, cementing the career of Reese Witherspoon and spawning a sequel (Legally Blonde 2: Red, White and Blonde) as well as a successful Broadway musical of the same name. The character of Elle Woods also became somewhat of an icon to women who wanted to achieve things that may have seemed just too far out of reach.


Reese Witherspoon (Elle Woods) has been tweeting fans of the film as well as showing her personal collection of costumes from the film, which she has kept safe over time.

So, what lessons have we learned from Elle Woods over the past 15 years?

Well, there are many lessons to be learnt from Legally Blonde, especially for women:


  • Believe In Yourself



  • Don’t Judge A Book By It’s Cover



  • Exercise Is Good For Your Mood


  • Friendships > Boys



  • Pink Is Always Hip



  • Realise Your Worth And Do Not Compromise It

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  • Cosmo Is Bible



  • The ‘Bend And Snap’ Works Every Time



Basically, Elle Woods was and still is an icon for all women wanting to achieve their dreams, no matter how big they are. Elle proved that with determination, a sense of self and friends who push you to do better, it’s possible to do anything!


What’s your favourite Legally Blonde quote?



  1. July 14, 2016 / 3:15 am

    LOVE this movie! I think my favorite quote would have to be: Warner: “You got into Harvard Law?” Elle: “What? Like it’s hard?”

    • acrumpleduppieceofpaper
      July 14, 2016 / 4:21 am

      Hi! Thanks for sharing your favourite quote – I can’t believe I didn’t even include it in this post! A classic! Gotta love Elle’s ambition 🙂 x

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