A Bit of Movie Inspiration

I don't know about you, but it's cold and dark in the evenings now, so there's nothing better than watching a good movie (maybe with a glass of wine). It got me thinking about some of my favourite costumes in movies, so I thought I'd share a few in case you fancy a good film, and maybe a bit of dress inspiration while you're doing it.

So, in no particular order:

Black Swan

Natalie Portman in Black Swan.

I just love the detail on this costume, the mix of textures and the asymmetric neckline.

Lea Thompson in Back to the Future.

This is quite possibly my favourite ever dress in a movie. It's so iconic, and for any child of the eighties like me, it's got to be a favourite! The full skirt, neckline, colour, fabrics. One day I'll make a replica for myself!

Marilyn Monroe in Niagara.

Everything about this dress is sexy, The colour, off the shoulder, cut-out, skin tight. I just wish I could carry it off the same as her!

Kirsten Dunst in Marie Antoinette.

The costumes in this film are just amazing to look at, they show off just how much money the French monarchy had. Whether or not Marie Antoinette really did say "let them eat cake" I don't know, but I can recommend this film for a visual feast.

Traci Lords in Cry Baby.

Again, one of my absolute favourites from John Waters' Classic film Cry Baby. This neckline is so iconic of the fifties, and is such a fantastic example of it.

Sophie Marceau in Braveheart.

Ok, so this is a bit of a random one, but there's just something I love about this outfit. I think it's the mixture of simplicity of the fabric and cut, mixed with ornate decoration.

Jennifer Grey in Dirty Dancing.

Again, I'm a child of the eighties, how could this not be one of my favourites. Nobody puts Baby in the corner!

Renée Zellweger and Catherine Zeta Jones in Chicago.

If you like a bit of glitz, the costumes are fabulous. Even if you're not a big fan of musicals, you have to love Chicago!

Nicole Kidman in Moulin Rouge.

I can't talk about movie costumes without mention of Moulin Rouge. It's hard to pick just one costume, so I've settled with two. Costume designers Catherine Martin and Angus Strathie could not have been more deserving of the Oscar they got for such amazing work.

Now, turn off your computer / tablet / phone and go and watch a good film, and lose yourself in it, that's what winter evenings are for :o)

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