Many of the best films from history have impacted fashion and style in a huge way. Costume designers from films have just as much influence over trends and the industry as established fashion designers do. There are many iconic outfits from films throughout history – if you want to emulate the style from iconic films, here are 5 outfits you should choose from.
Many people became obsessed with vintage looks and style once Pride and Prejudice starring Keira Knightley in 2005. The nature inspired classic styles throughout the film, when matched with natural hair and makeup, created waves in fashion. Trends inspired by the past dominated fashion for a while after this, such as corset tops, puff sleeves, and long skirts. You should definitely invest in a couple of pieces if you love this style.
The ruby and diamond necklace that Julia Roberts wears in Pretty Woman inspired thousands of women to look at vintage jewellery stores throughout the 1980s. Paired perfectly with the iconic red dress she wears in the film, this piece is a favourite of many fashion historians.
Roberts is a star in which many celebrity fashion commentators regularly look to for jewellery inspiration- in 2022 she stunned audiences with a 100 carat yellow diamond necklace at Cannes film festival. But this piece in Pretty Woman inspired jewellery fashion everywhere.
This film was a key trendsetter when it comes to 90s fashion. Cher’s iconic yellow check skirt/suit combo has become emblematic of the 1990s. Many of her and Dionne’s outfits throughout the film are still copied and emulated even today. However, the jewellery in the film was also incredibly influential when it comes to fashion. Alicia Silverstone’s crystal cross necklace is worn constantly throughout the film and set many trends within jewellery during the decade.
When Moulin Rouge was released in 2001, the costume designers received lots of critical acclaim for their expert costume design. One of the pieces which was a massive trendsetter for jewellery in the early 2000s was her bib necklace which was incredibly intricate. Inspired by 1800s jewellery but with a modern twist, this piece has become one of the most iconic pieces in Hollywood history. The 1800s fashion from the period also re-popularized vintage styles for the modern woman, so if you want to look like Nicole Kidman in Moulin Rouge, you should definitely start shopping vintage.
This is one of the most iconic films when it comes to fashion, and the style from the film is still trending even over 50 years later. This film made little black dresses popular again, and reinvented them into a 1960s style. Initially invented by Coco Chanel, they became a staple for women in the late 1800s. However, due to films such as Breakfast at Tiffany’s, they are still a style staple for modern women! If you want to look like Audrey Hepburn, you should definitely invest in a little black dress and some diamond jewellery.