Teen Beach 2 Fashion and Clothes: What Lela Wore

teen beach 2 lela grace phipps checker 1960s sixties dressNot only was Lela’s (Grace Phipps) perfectly coiffed do given a makeover (or, was it a make… under?) in Teen Beach 2, so was her subdued closet. “From the first film, we see Lela in really soft, feminine styles, reflective of the early 60s,” Costume Designer Anthony Tran told OSS in an interview.  “Even her biker outfit is a soft pink color. In this sequel, she’s breaking free and finding her own voice so I wanted to push her style forward a few years.”

When Mack (Maia Mitchell) takes the time traveler to school, Lela chooses a “Mary Quant/Op Art”-inspired shift dress (see picture to the right) as her introduction to today’s teens.  “When we finally see her in modern clothes, she’s borrowed them from Mack so it definitely is along the lines of Mack’s boho style, but it’s also a little looser and super casual compared to anything we’ve seen her in before.”

lela teen beach 2 grace phipps hot pink leather jacketThe character’s costume rack comes full circle when she becomes “Lela, Queen of the Beach” at the end of the movie. “She’s back to a 60s look that’s inspired by her all pink biker outfit from the first film, but I wanted to show her growth in terms of finally being in control of her life so the color is bolder and more graphic,” Anthony said. “The studding on the jacket gives a modern edge. After all, she’s spent some time in the modern world now, so I’m assuming she would have soaked up a bit of our style and translated it.”

Fun fact: Lela’s fresh style also inspired other looks in the “That’s How We Do” musical number. For example, Anthony explained, “Strut’s wearing contemporary hot pink sneaker wedges instead of her usual hot pink heels.”

Check how how you can get more of Lela’s looks below, and don’t miss my post on Mack’s fashions in TB2!

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teen beach 2 lela grace red polka dot dress

LELA’S RED POLKA DOT DRESS:
This might look exactly like the same dress you saw Lela in in Teen Beach Movie, but that’s  the magic of movie making. “Because many parts of the original dress were torn, we actually had a screen printer scan the original dress fabric and print new fabric for us to make three new dresses for stunt sequences,” Anthony recalled.
GET THE LOOK:
Unique Vintage Flare Dress
Unique Vintage Halter Dress
or
Have one custom made on Etsy
teen beach 2 lela grace pink purple plaid shirt

LELA’S PINK/RED PLAID SHIRT:
AEO Girlfriend Plaid Shirt (no longer available)
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Arizona  Plaid Shirt
Forever 21 Plaid Flannel
teen beach 2 lela grace black open toe booties

LELA’S BLACK SUEDE OPEN-TOE BOOTIES:
By Dolce Vita (no longer available)
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Whistles Open Toe Bootie
Lucky Brand Booties
teen beach 2 lela grace thats how we do leather jacket blac white bathing suit shorts

LELA’S HOT PINK/FUCHSIA LEATHER MOTO JACKET:
Custom designed for the movie. See more details above  about why the costume designer chose such a bold shade of pink for this look.
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P.A.R.O.S.H. Jacket
Neiman Marcus Jacket

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LELA’S BLACK AND WHITE COLORBLOCK ONE-PIECE BATHING SUIT:
Custom designed for the movie
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Venus One-Piece
Milanoo Color Blocking Swimwear

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LELA’S BLACK SAILOR SHORTS WITH GOLD BUTTONS:
Custom designed for the movie
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Express Sailor Shorts
GUESS Button Front Shorts
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LELA’S GOLD PLATE/BAR BELT:
Custom designed for the movie
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Express Metal Plate Belt
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