Everyone loves movies. Everyone loves fashion. Ever wondered that you could in fact learn to done some style from the movies you see?
Well, in the following movies, we try to get the sense of summer fashion from them. These can be tried out by you during this season; and hence you can get back the style of movies on to the streets!
Note that these aren’t fashion-centric movies. The movies speak for themselves but the fashion induced in the movies are worth noting.
3 Movies which consists Good Fashion Sense –
#1 The Notebook
This Nicholas Sparks adaptation might be better-known for its tear-inducing storyline, but The Notebook offers up a smorgasbord of girlish retro fashion. This is thanks to protagonist Allie (Rachel McAdams) Hamilton, who frolics around the ocean in high-waist bikinis, dances in brightly colored tea dresses and almost always sports a red lip.
“The Notebook’s look is ultra feminine, prim and polished,” says Hannah Craggs, youth editor at global trends company, WGSN; explaining how Allie’s looks frequently draw attention to her waist and illustrate a return to enhancing the female silhouette, which was a key trend in the 1940s.
“Fitted dresses and suits are sexy and subversive,” says Craggs. ”Waist focus is achieved via detailed bodices cut with extended shoulders, either drawing in at the waist by bespoke detailing or cinched with wide belts.”
As for where to find similarly flattering pieces on the high street today, Emily Gordon-Smith(director of consumer product at trends intelligence company, Stylus); suggests looking to brands such as Boden, LK Bennett and Cath Kidston.
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#2 Pretty Woman
When you utter the words “Pretty Woman” and “fashion” in the same sentence, there is only one dress that comes to mind. But Julia Roberts’ cutout mini dress by Hunza is not exactly user-friendly.
The film earns its style credentials elsewhere, mostly in its famous “day at the races” scene; when Roberts dons a chocolate brown polka dot dress paired with a matching boater hat and cream block heeled pumps.
“This look has trickled down to the high street in a significant way,” notes Gordon-Smith; “with Primark and John Lewis all producing iterations of that iconic Julia Roberts spotty dress”.
Craggs adds that shoppers looking to splash out on their polka dotted Pretty Woman-inspired ensemble should look to brands such as Self-Portrait and Red Valentino.
“Accessories should stay simple and quiet,” she adds, pointing to Roberts’ understated drop pearl earrings.
#3 A Bigger Splash
Luca Guadagnino’s seductive drama about a rock star (Tilda Swinton) reuniting with her old flame (Ralph Fiennes) on a remote Sicilian island is an aesthetic masterpiece. The film is drenched in a seductive haze of vivid blues and sensual scarlets; and pays homage to classic feminine silhouettes with Swinton’s beguiling loose linen looks.
Elsewhere, you have Dakota Johnson; whose Lolita-inspired Penelope trades in insouciant seduction via lace crop tops, mesh underwear sets and red lipstick.
Every ensemble is carefully crafted to mirror the film’s languid Mediterranean setting; as imagined by former Dior creative director Raf Simons; who collaborated with costume designer Giulia Piersanti for the film.
“The outfits ooze washed out glamour,” says Emily Gordon-Smith. Bleached-out linens, crumpled shirts and neutral basics are among the standout trends; she adds, advising fans to look to high street heroes such as Uniqlo and Arket to recreate the look this summer.
Few other movies which have good fashion sense could include the following –
- Crazy Rich Asians
- The Talented Mr Ripley
- The Tourist
- American Hustle
- The Great Gatsby
- James Bond (ALL)
- Dazed and Confused