Some people watch films to immerse themselves in action-packed storylines, other people watch films to marvel at the incredible fashion. Below we list 7 iconic outfits from cinematic history and offer some top tips for how to make yourself look good enough for the big screen.
1. Audrey Hepburn, Breakfast at Tiffany’s
Perhaps the most famous dress of all time, the black dress worn by Hepburn in Breakfast at Tiffany’s was designed by Hubert de Givenchy and inspired fashionistas around the world. The dress, which was fairly simple in design, was styled perfectly with black gloves, sunglasses and pearls, proving that sometimes less isn’t always more.
2. Emma Watson, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
The Harry Potter franchise managed to perfectly capture the moment a girl becomes a woman when Emma Watson emerged in a stunning pink gown at the school’s Yule Ball. The dress was created by costume designer Jany Temime and took over 3 months to create. The floaty look of the dress was achieved by 12 metres of chiffon, which were perfectly layered to form the structure of the gown.
3. Kristen Stewart, Twilight: Breaking Dawn
In the final chapter to the Twilight saga, fans of the franchise were treated to a magical wedding, which featured Kristen Stewart in a stunning Carolina Herrera dress. Fans were eagerly awaiting the wedding scene and are were delighted with the vintage-inspired gown worn by Stewart.
4. Carey Mulligan, The Great Gatsby
Miuccia Prada adapted over 40 dresses from the Prada and Miu Miu archives to create the wardrobe for the 2013 Great Gatsby remake. The most memorable and instantly recognisable outfit is the party dress worn by Carey Mulligan. The dress is dripping in diamonds yet did not overpower the soft and subtle beauty of Mulligan.
5. Alicia Silverstone, Clueless
When you think of plaid, you think of Cher Horowitz. Nearly 25 years since Clueless was released it has remained a cult classic thanks to the stylish outfits of Alicia Silverstone and the rest of the ensemble, not to mention the quirky dialogue. The film’s costume designer Mona May recently reflected on her work with Clueless and agreed that the costumes were almost a character in their own right.
6. Nicole Kidman, Moulin Rouge
Every woman dreamed of being a dancer after watching Nicole Kidman appear in a stunning embellished showgirl outfit in Moulin Rouge. The look was created by costume designers Catherine Martin and Angus Strathie and they each earned an academy award for their fantastic designs.
7. Marilyn Monroe, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes
Although she may be most famously associated with a white dress, it was the shocking pink outfit Monroe wore in Gentlemen Prefer Blondes that truly solidified her status as a fashion icon. Legendary designer William Travilla created the dress, and the dress went on to inspire many fashion moments such as Madonna in the Material Girl music video.
Do you want to wow like Audrey Hepburn or turn heads like Nicole Kidman? Follow these tips for looking like a movie star…
1. Don’t be afraid of accessories
What do most of the aforementioned outfits have in common? Killer accessories. Don’t be afraid to add glitz to your outfit by adding rhinestone-encrusted jewellery or experimenting with hats and hair accessories.
2. Match your makeup with your outfit
Always do your makeup once you have decided what outfit you want to wear. This will ensure your makeup and outfit perfectly complement one another and a bold makeup look does not overpower a subtle dress.
3. Create the perfect canvas
You must take care of your body so nothing distracts from your outfit. For example, you should always exfoliate and moisturise your skin when wearing a revealing dress to ensure it doesn’t look dry and detract from your carefully chosen outfit.
4. Test your lighting
Before you leave for an evening event, take a picture of yourself in natural lighting and with an artificial camera flash. This way you will be able to see what your makeup looks like under different lighting and make any necessary adjustments to ensure you look flawless.
5. Wear what you love
The easiest way to look and feel like a movie star is to wear clothes you love. When you wear clothes you love, no matter what style they are, you will feel confident and your inner-movie star will soon shine through!
What are some of your favourite fashion moments from the big screen? Let us know in the comments below…