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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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!