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Inspired by… Grease


Inspired by... Grease

In this week’s installment of 10 More Movies for Fashion Inspiration, we’ll be looking at the fashion from the film Grease.

Although it was filmed in 1978, this musical is set in the 1950s, and features fabulous ’50s fashion. The film follows good girl Sandy (Olivia Newton John) and bad boy Danny (John Travolta), two teenagers who fall in love over the summer. Come fall, after discovering they now attend the same high school, the two have to decide if they should rekindle their romance or go their separate ways.

Grease Style

Sandy’s style in the film starts out sweet and innocent, with full skirts and sweater sets, but turns bad girl chic by the ending credits. Her look is definitely inspiring! However, Sandy is not the only one with great style in this film– the four Pink Ladies each have their own individual look. Their style is a little bolder with fitted pencil skirts, cropped pants, cat-eyed glasses and, of course, their signature pink jackets.

If you want to try and copy the fun outfits found in Grease, check out these three outfits inspired by the film:

Outfit #1: Summer Lovin’

Outfit inspired by the fashion from Grease

Product Information: Cardigan- Forever 21, Skirt- Oasis, Blouse-, Necklace- ModCloth, Flats- Nine West

This outfit captures the innocent look Sandy has in the beginning of the film. This ’50s-inspired full skirt looks great with the Peter Pan-style collared blouse. The yellow sweater is extremely lightweight, which makes it perfect for warmer weather. A pair of butter yellow flats and a gold locket finish this sweet and girly look.

Outfit #2: Pink Lady

Product Information: Cardigan- J. Crew, Top- ModCloth, Jeans- American Eagle, Sunglasses- Forever 21, Flats-

Instead of going with a literal pink jacket, I chose a cardigan in a soft pink color to recreate the Pink Ladies look in a more subtle way. A simple black top with a bow detail and a pair of cropped jeans capture 1950s casual style. Slip on these adorable pink flats and rhinestone cat-eye sunglasses and you’ll fit right in with Rizzo, Frenchy and the rest of the Pink Ladies.

Outfit #3: Tell me about it, stud.

Grease Outfit 3

Product Information: Jacket- Forever 21, Top- Arden B., Ring- Forever 21, Pumps-, Jeans-

By the end of the film, Sandy’s style has changed from good girl to bombshell. This look is an interpretation of the last outfit she wears in the movie. This black off-the shoulder top shows just enough skin in a fun shape. Cigarette pants, which were popular in the ’50s, really showcase these red peep-toe pumps. Add a tough motorcycle jacket and accessorize with a bold ring to finish this look.

Feelin’ Inspired?

What do you think of the different styles found in Grease? Do you like Sandy’s style? Who is your favorite Pink Lady? Do you think the outfits capture the look and feel of the film? Leave a comment and let us know!

Posted on on March 21, 2010 / Filed Under: Inspiration / Tags: , , , , , , , , ,

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26 Responses to “Inspired by… Grease”

  1. 1
    March 21st, 2010 at 12:12 pm

    Love the pink lady outfit. Guess I know what I’ll be wearing today. xD

  2. 2
    March 21st, 2010 at 12:41 pm

    Yes! I’ve been waiting for this article!! :)

  3. 3
    March 21st, 2010 at 12:42 pm

    Adore the Tell me about it, stud look <3

  4. 4
    March 21st, 2010 at 1:13 pm

    Grease is my all time favorite movie! I LOVE all of these outfits! thank u!!!!!

  5. 5
    March 21st, 2010 at 1:37 pm

    This is great!

  6. 6
    March 21st, 2010 at 1:39 pm

    LOVE IT!

  7. 7
    March 21st, 2010 at 1:39 pm

    I love these outfits. My high school put on Grease as our spring musical last year and I had the role of Marty. I LOVED wearing the high waisted skirts with cinch belts, vintage heels, scarves and of course those cat eye glasses!! Unfortunately, I also had to tease and hairspray my curls into oblivion…but I welcome these more modern Grease inspired looks!!

  8. 8
    March 21st, 2010 at 3:38 pm

    I love the third look!
    Great post!

  9. 9
    March 21st, 2010 at 3:48 pm

    I’m in love with the first two looks! Great post :)

  10. 10
    March 21st, 2010 at 4:56 pm

    I love Grease and I love 50s fashion! Thanx for the post. Any tips on capturing Marney Maraschino’s look?

  11. 11
    March 21st, 2010 at 5:16 pm

    Nice one! Great post! Love the looks – modern Grease!

  12. 12
    March 21st, 2010 at 6:05 pm

    Thanks for all the great comments.. I’m glad you guys like the post!

    Paisley- I’m totally jealous.. Marty is my favorite Pink Lady!

    JillAnn- Marty is the most feminine of the Pink Ladies, so she wears lots of pencil skirts, formfitting blouses and heels. As far as accessories go, she seems to wear a lot of scarves that tie around the neck, floral hair clips and carries a clutch-style purse. She likes to wear clothes and accessories that match color-wise, like in the picture I included with the orange purse, scarf and skirt. Also, she is the inspiration for the rhinestone cat-eye sunglasses in outfit 2! I hope this helps =)

  13. 13
    March 21st, 2010 at 6:14 pm

    $%$#$&$% FAVORITE POST OF THE WEEK! I so love Grease. This post made me want to watch it tonight =/

  14. 14
    March 21st, 2010 at 8:53 pm

    I love all of these looks. Sometimes I wish I could travel to other time periods just to wear the clothes, but your interpretations are both wearable and awesome!

    I always have trouble wearing button-up cardigans over shirts with collars and/or detailing (as in the first two looks). I just can’t seem to get it to “look” right…any tips? Thanks! :)

  15. 15
    March 22nd, 2010 at 9:18 am

    i love this! thanks for the ideas!

  16. 16
    March 22nd, 2010 at 7:36 pm

    @Laura- I have that problem with wearing cardigans over button-up tops too! It’s always good to make sure the button-up top isn’t too bulky and it also helps to wear a cardigan that is a little loose and not too formfitting. As far as detailing goes, I think detailed tops look best when the cardigan is unbuttoned or only partially buttoned. I hope this helps!

  17. 17
    March 25th, 2010 at 4:14 pm

    Ashley, thanks so much for responding! I will definitely give your tips a try! And again, I love this post! I get inspired every time I look at it! :)

  18. 18
    March 28th, 2010 at 12:03 pm

    i’m huge fan of Grease !
    and #3 outfit is the hottest

  19. 19
    June 21st, 2010 at 3:23 am

    Those red heels are to die for!

  20. 20
    February 4th, 2011 at 4:14 pm

    i love number 3 and i have a skool dance and tht wht i am wearing it is 1950s theme

  21. 21
    April 26th, 2011 at 1:49 pm

    omg i love grease plus these outfits they soo cute nd trendy lol <3em

  22. 22
    December 3rd, 2011 at 5:33 pm

    Ashley,I’m playing Susan in a White Christmas this weekend. Susan is 9 years old. She cannot wear jeans or pants, only shirts cartigans and skirts( below the knees). this play is based in the 50’s.Any suggestions?Thanks!

  23. 23
    August 15th, 2013 at 8:01 am

    Love the pink lady outfit! My little girl and I are attending this event tonight all about the movie grease it’s a sing-a-long and we get to dress up as any of the characters so we are going to dress up as pink ladies. I couldn’t find us pink satin jackets so your inspiration with the cardigan helped :).

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