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My Favorite Movie Costumes

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Today, I want to share with you my most favorite movie costumes from the last 70 years! I have narrowed my rather large list down to just five!  A very difficult feat! 🙂  Some are ornate, and some, are very simple.

 So let’s get started!

#1 Judy Garland in the The Clock (1945)

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What I love about this dress is the lace detailing around the neck and the waist.  It is such a classic example of elegant 1940’s fashion and comfort.  I wish I knew what color the dress was in real life….but in my head, I picture a sky blue!

#2 Felicity Jones in The Invisible Woman (2013)

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This has to be one of the best examples of an 1850’s gown that I have seen in a film.  The pattern of the fabric, layered skirt, and wide pagoda sleeves make it truly stunning!  There are many fabulous gowns in this film to love, but this is my favorite!

#3 Lucille Ball in Follow the Fleet (1936)

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It isn’t often that Ginger Rogers is upstaged by a supporting actress, but I love the plaid gown that Lucille is wearing!  Classic 1930’s construction with the deep V-neckline, puffy short sleeves, and bias cut dress.  Love it!

#4 Winona Ryder in Little Women (1994)

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One of my favorite versions of the book, I choose this gown for its simplistic and gathered details.  Light, airy, and perfect for a warm summer day, this gown is made only sweeter by the light blue sash at the waist.

#5 Joan Fontaine in Rebecca (1940)

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This is exactly the sort of outfit that I can picture myself in!  I love everything about it!  It may not be as flashy as other gowns worn by Ms. Fontaine worn in the film, but it speaks of elegance and femininity.

Okay, so I know I said this was my top five favorite…..but I can’t let this next one not be included….so I will make it #5 1/2! 🙂

#5 1/2 Kirsten Dunst in Marie Antoinette (2006)

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This gown, and this gown alone, is what started my love of 1780’s fashion.  I adore it!  It is also the gown that showed me how woefully unskilled I am as a seamstress for I know I could never get my seams as crisp….maybe someday! 🙂

What are your favorite movie costumes?  I would love to hear from you!

Have a wonderful day!

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