Inspired by...The Royal Tenenbaums

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Inspired by The Royal Tenenbaums

For the next part of our series on the Top 10 Movies for Fashion Inspiration, today we're going to cover fashion from The Royal Tenenbaums.

The Royal Tenenbaums is a movie about an eccentric family of genius children who have to bear the burden of their father, Royal, who is notorious for lying, displaying forgetfulness, and being detached from his children. The children's mother asks Royal to leave, and the movie progresses to show the family's life and the children's individual growth without Royal. I don't want to spoil the plot in case you haven't seen the movie, but let's just say Royal isn't out of their lives forever.

The fashion in The Royal Tenenbaums really corresponds to each character's interests/persona, especially when it comes to  Gwyneth Paltrow's character Margot. Margot is a playwright prodigy, whose style is girly, preppy, shows Hollywood or Broadway aspirations, yet also utilizes a muted color palette.

The Outfits:

Option 1

Cover of The Royal Tenenbaums soundtrack

The movie poster of The Royal Tenenbaums shows Paltrow wearing a blue collared dress that is very simple and proper. Inspirations from this dress can include collars, the color blue in general, and stripes. For me, my execution of Paltrow's outfit would include a preppy focal point with neutral complements:

How to dress like Margot Tenenbaum

Product Info: Maya Striped Dress: Marc by Marc Jacobs- theOutnet, MIA Sloan Oxford- Endless.com, Woolblend Overcoat- Forever 21, scuncci Hair Clips- Walgreens

Option 2

Royal Tenenbaums - Margot's fur coat

One of the most famous pieces of clothing from the entire movie is Paltrow's fur coat. I know faux fur isn't everyone's thing, but I think it can be fun to at least play around with! If you don't like a coat of faux fur, you could also consider faux fur shrugs or coats that have faux fur linings.

Outfit inspired by The Royal Tenenbaums

Product Info: Madeline Fur Collared Coat- Fred Flare, Black Skinny Jeans- Charlotte Russe, Bordello By Pleaser Red Wedge- Endless.com, Striped Blouse in Cream- Charlotte Russe, Ruched Flap Leather Purse- TopShop

Option 3

Margot Tenenbaum

This demonstrates the classy, properness of Margot's early life in the movie (i.e. pre smoking and fur jacket era). I chose fall-based colors with metallic details.

Fashion inspired by Margot Tenenbaum

Product Info: Metal Beads and Chain Necklace- TopShop, Tweed Skirt and Deep Green Knit Tee- Forever 21, Kimchi and Blue Metallic Flat- Urban Outfitters, Daivd King & Co. Black Backpack- eBags

Are You Inspired?

What do you think about my outfits inspired by The Royal Tenenbaums? Is there a particular one you prefer over the others? If you are familiar with the film are there other outfit inspirations you would recommend to other CF readers?