Are you one of those people that go to the movies and get more impressed in what the lead actress is wearing rather than the fancy special effects? Have you ever went “Wonder where I can get her jacket?” right smack in the middle of a dramatic scene? And then as soon as the credits roll, hit every store to find the same jacket?
If you said yes to all of these, don’t worry you are not alone. The fashion gods know I only went to see Sex in the City 2 for the clothes and the shoes. So I’ve lined up my favorite movie looks and how you can achieve them. It’s time to bring some movie magic in to your closet.
Kirsten Duns in the Virgin Suicides
Everything about Sofia Coppola’s The Virgin Suicides was soft. The colors were pale, the clothes were flow and the lead was innocent young girls. It takes you back to a time when there’s nothing that matters but being young.
Kirsten Duns was one of the girls in the movie and after wearing simple clothes in this movie, she moved on to work with Sofia Coppola again this time as the excessively lavish Mary Antoinette in the movie of the same title.
- White dress. They wore a lot of summer dresses here in the movie, but the general theme was something light, flow and lace-y.
- Brogue shoes. There were lot scenes that they were in Catholic school girl uniforms and this would go really well with those.
Kate Hudson in Almost Famous
This coming of age movie by Cameron Crow is set in the free-spirited 70 s where rock and roll is both music and a way of life. Kate Hudson plays “band aide” Penny Lane in the movie, which captured the heart of a fifteen year-old kid given the chance to write for Rolling Stone magazine. Although Kate had on lots of fun clothes in the movie but this the most memorable one of them all:
- Shearing coat. She had on this amazing knee-length coat with a lush collar that makes you just want to snuggle.
- Bell bottoms. This was like the staple for cut of jeans during the 70 s, but you can find the updated version in wide-legged trousers.
- Wedge sandals. To keep you from tripping on your floor-sweeping bell bottoms, wedge sandals are a must.
- Vintage sunglasses. A round-frame sunglasses much like what Kate Hudson was wearing on the poster of the movie.
Catherine Zeta-Jones in Chicago
Directed by Rob Marshall who also was at the helm of such movies as Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides and Memoirs of a Geisha, he knows how to make a movie visually stunning? Chicago was the story of showgirls who want to make it big time with their talent and the scandals that surround them. Catherine Zeta-Jones played the feisty Velma Kelly and here’s her dressed to kill outfit.
- Sequined dress. To match the glitz and glamour of show business in the 1920s you have to wear the shiniest most lavish outfits out there. A sequined dress is just one way for you to outshine the competition, so to speak.
- Killer heels. There was a certain sex appeal in the 1920 s because everything was all about glamour. A pair of killer heels is an easy way to achieve that long silhouette.
- Red lipstick. In the movie, Catherine Zeta-Jones was a singer and what better way to accentuate her mouth than with matte red lipstick.