11 of the Most Iconic Outfits in Cinema


Fashion trends are fickle. What’s in today might be labelled bizarre tomorrow. Despite the highly subjective and mercurial nature of fashion trends some of the outfits have managed to grab everyone’s eyes and have left a mark in the fashion industry, either due to their elegance or because of their sheer outlandish tones. 10 such iconic dresses of all times are mentioned below.

1. Harry and Lloyd’s Tuxedo

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The epic movie, Dumb and Dumber had an epic fashion moment when Harry and Lloyd were seen in this orange and blue tuxedos. These oufits came to be known as the most refined costumes ever worn on movies. The tuxedos were designed by Mary Zophres.

2. Alex Owen’s sweatshirt

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Designed by Michael Kaplan, this collarless sweatshirt sported by Jennifer Beal in the movie Flashdance is casual and yet seductive, and she was able to pull it off so well that even 3 decades later the trend has not faded away.

3.Audrey Hepburn’s LBD

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The ubiquitous love for the little black dress seem to have stemmed from this classic dress worn by Audrey Hepburn in Breakfast at Tiffany’s. It was a creation of Givenchy.

4. Marilyn Monroe’s white halter-neck dress

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This is unarguably the most famous and the most copied fashion moment that appeared originally in seven-year itch. There is something so refreshing about Monroe handling her floating halter neck dress at the subway that it has managed to leave a lasting impression on all the folks. The panache with which she wore it added to the charm of the dress that was designed by William Travilla.

5. Julia Robert’s wardrobe in Pretty Woman

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This movie set multiple standards in Hollywood and one among those was created by the wardrobe designer of the pretty, Julia Roberts. Throughout the movie, she is seen featuring classy dresses that can make any girl swoon.

6. Keira Knightley’s green gown

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The green silk flowing down to the feet, leaving a tiny trail on the ground and accentuating Keira’s beautiful collar bones have made this dress, designed by Jacqueline Durran, for the movie Atonement won accolades for being the best film costumes of all times. The surrealism of this gown makes sure that it will be remembered for a very long time in the fashion industry.

7. Lady Diana’s wedding gown

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Even though a bit old-fashioned by today’s standards, the gown that was worn by the British royalty, Lady Diana on her wedding day created quite a sensation among the audience. David and Elizabeth Emanuel adorned the breath-taking dress with thousands of pearls and a 25 feet long veil which added to its glamour.

8. Madonna’s cone bras

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Madonna has always topped the charts for setting cutting edge fashion trends with her risqué outfits and her cone brassiere is perhaps the most iconic one of those. This ensemble, designed by Jean-Paul Gaultier, was worn by her during her 1990 Blond Ambition Tour and has since been remembered for redefining female silhouettes everywhere.

9. Kate Middleton’s royal blue dress

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Nothing speaks grace like this dress that made quite a buzz when Kate Middleton, the Duchess of Cambridge, worn it on her engagement day. This soigné royal blue dress was designed to match her sapphire engagement ring, or so is believed by many.

10. Lady Gaga’s meat dress

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Known to sport off-the-wall outfits, Lady Gaga wore perhaps her most outlandish dress at the 2010 VMA. A lot of efforts had gone into creating this racy dress which included frequent refrigeration of meat. It was created by an Argentinian designer Franc Fernandez and styled by Nicola Fotmichetti.

11. Cinderella’s ballgown

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This pale blue ballgown appeared in Walt Disney’s adaptation of one of the most famous fairytales in 1950. Ever since then its dreamy quality has made millions of women across the world fantasize about wearing it someday.

Dinika Saxena

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