Our Top 10 Picks For Dresses Within Films
Tallulah Tennant's top ten picks for gorgeous gowns within timeless films
With Cannes Film Festival 2019 just around the corner, we thought we would pay homage to the movies ourselves, and count down our top ten favorite dresses within films. After all, much of the inspiration for our designs comes from timeless classics…
10.) First on our list, and coming in at tenth place, is Hilary Duff’s voluminous white gown, which she graced our screens with in 2004 in A Cinderella Story, where she played Sam Montgomery.
9.) Next on our list is Jennifer Grey’s pink, circle skirt styled piece, worn in everyone’s favorite guilty pleasure, Dirty Dancing, where she played ‘Baby.’ And yes, we did have the time of our lives watching the pretty layers of chiffon flutter up over Patrick Swayze’s head during that iconic lift. Swoon. No one puts this dress in a corner.
8.) Eighth is Jennifer Lopez’s elegantly strapless, nude number, worn in Maid in Manhattan; a beautiful dress to match a beautiful film. Lopez played Marisa Ventura, and this gown very much made her a style icon in our eyes, as understated yet sophisticated as the dress was.
7.) Nicole Kidman’s embellished ensemble as Satine in Moulin Rouge sparkled just as much as her performance in the film itself.
6.) At six is another guilty pleasure, not just for Christmas viewing, but all year around. When Keira Knightley appeared on our screens at the tender age of 18 in 2003’s Love Actually, the whole world fell hopelessly in love with her, and her stunningly simple, streamlined wedding dress. And the wedding itself really…
5.) Number five brings a slightly different twist to the traditional fairytale style dress we are so used to seeing in films both old and new. However, undoubtedly, Natalie Portman’s Ballet Tutu for her performance of Odile in Black Swan, was stunningly sinister yet sultry and seductive, and reflected perfectly her transition to a darker psyche, from playing the tragically innocent Odette.
4.) Jennifer Hudson’s white, figure hugging, fishtail gown in 2006’s Dream Girls stood out from the screen and created the perfect vision to match her powerful, passionate performance in the film.
3.) Coming in third in the top three has to be Marilyn Monroe’s white, windswept, halterneck dress, worn in the timeless 1955 classic The Seven Year Itch. No movie dress list would be complete without this look. This dress, when it first blew onto the Silver Screen in the mid 50’s, solidified Monroe as a powerful sex symbol, and inspirational fashion icon.
2.) At second has to be the ball gown that made us fall in love with Emma Watson just a little bit more. 2005’s Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire saw Hermione looking pretty in pink, as she proved to all young girls out there that you can still be feminine and dress up, while being strong, courageous and independent; a message that Emma still inspires us all with today.
1.) Finally, in first place is Sophie’s wedding dress, worn by Amanda Seyfried in the joyous Mamma Mia! This delicately embellished, graceful Greek dress, made us all swoon in 2008 and wish our weddings could be as dreamlike, romantic and idyllic as Sophie’s. Sigh. Maybe one day we’ll all be able to get married on Greek islands.
So, do you agree with our top ten picks? Let us know, and let us know who you can’t wait to see sizzling on the red carpet at Cannes this year.