There are few things evoke more emotion within us than our favourite movies and that is the beautiful and iconic movie dresses that each of our favourite stars wore. Who could forget Marilyn Monroe’s flowy white dress that inspired a generation of full-figured women to embrace their curves. Or Judy Garland’s gingham print dress, which still resonates with us today in our puff-sleeved blouses and dresses. All were beautiful in their own ways, and all left us wanting to own them.
Iconic movie dresses have impacted our modern-day fashion trends. Things like Bardot dresses, backless dresses and the sleek style of a little black dress, all inspire our fashion choices today. Take a trip down memory lane with us with our top ten picks for iconic and memorable movie dresses we still dream about today.
Seven Year Itch
Arguably the most iconic dress in the movies, this pretty white halter dress caused a real stir in its time. Marilyn Monroe looked so elegant yet playful while wearing this dress in the movie Seven Year Itch.
The Wizard of Oz
Let’s put the famous red shoes aside for a minute and focus on the cute dress. The gingham print inspired an entire fashion movement recently when practically everything was gingham print. The puff sleeves and midi length set this one apart from most iconic movie dresses.
La La Land
The movie La La Land might not be a classic yet, but our children will be looking at this epic musical with awe-filled eyes. The cannery yellow dress with flattering cap sleeves is so feminine and flirty. And with gloomy winter around the corner, this cheerful shade is exactly what the doctor called for.
Breakfast at Tiffanys
Audrey Hepburn’s character in Breakfast At Tiffany’s is iconic to everyone, even if you have never actually watched the movie. We’ve all seen the stunning black dress she wore, adorned with a simple and timeless neckpiece. Every little girl wanted to look like her. As far as iconic movie dresses go, this one brought so much class and sophistication to the silver screen.
Dirty Dancing certainly proved to be a controversial movie. With some claiming it was a little too risque for ts time. But hate it or love it, we must admit, this stunning fit and flare dress will forever reign as one of the most iconic dresses in movies. This silhouette is so flattering, adding and removing curves in all the right places. It’s probably the most wearable dress on this list.
Julia Roberts stole our hearts when she went from rags to riches in this stunning red, full-length gown. Women across the world felt a certain connection to Julia’s character as she transformed into the lady in red. And how beautiful was the neckline? Which ended up inspiring a couple of years of off-the-shoulder trends.
How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days
Kate Hudson looked stunning in this buttery yellow satin dress in her rom-com How To Lose A Guy In 10 Days. The low back and perfectly tailored fit left us all breathless.
The Devil Wears Prada
When it comes to fashion and style confidence, nothing makes more of a statement than a confident and fashion-savvy woman over fifty. And Meryl Streep’s character in The Devil Wears Prada is the epitome of all that class and elegance. This off-the-shoulder iconic dress shows off a woman’s most enduring feature – our shoulders. And is the perfect mix of sexy and sophisticated.
Sexy and The City
We can’t speak about iconic movie dresses without mentioning this gorgeous “cloud” wedding dress. The playful dreamlike design was exactly what Sex and the City fans envisioned for Carrie Bradshaw’s wedding to Big. And she did not disappoint.
Die Another Day
There were two memorable moments from the movie Die Another Day; the orange bikini scene, and of course this iconic movie dress. The low back, the plum hue against Halle Berry’s skin tone, and the intricate detailing make this dress a film favourite through the ages.