Last fall, we did an article on 10 Movies for Fashion Inspiration. While some great movies with inspirational style were featured, there are still so many style-inspiration-worthy movies out there.
That’s why I am continuing the series with 10 more films to draw fashion inspiration from. I tried to cover a large span of decades and styles, so hopefully there’s something for everyone. Also, these movies not only have enviable style, but they’re actually great films to watch, so check them out if you haven’t already seen them.
Without further ado, 10 More Films for Fashion Inspiration:
Bringing Up Baby (1938)
This film, starring Katharine Hepburn and Cary Grant, is the epitome Old Hollywood glamor. Hepburn wears gorgeous gowns, hats and coats, and looks completely elegant– all while taking care of a baby leopard.
For more about this Old Hollywood style, see Fashion Inspired by Bringing Up Baby.
Rear Window (1954)
While this movie is a Hitchcock thriller, it’s impossible to avoid being enamored with the amazing wardrobe worn by Grace Kelly. Super tailored, demure and dressy pieces make this wardrobe embody the classic style of the 1950s.
For more on the classic fashion from this film, see Fashion Inspired by Rear Window.
… And God Created Woman (1956)
If you’re looking for another side of 1950s fashion, check out this French film (also known as “Et Dieu… créa la femme”). Brigitte Bardot is definitely at her bombshell best in this movie, wearing formfitting pencil skirts, blouses and shirt dresses. She knows how to look like a total vixen without being trashy.
For more on dressing like a 1950s bombshell, check out Fashion Inspired by …And God Created Woman.
How can you watch this movie and not want a Pink Ladies jacket? Other drool-worthy pieces in this film include full skirts, cat-eye glasses and the fabulous all-black outfit worn in the finale by Olivia Newton John.
For more on how to dress in the fun styles of Sandy or the Pink Ladies, check out Fashion Inspired by Grease.
This black comedy is filled with trendy 1980s school girl pieces – lots of plaid, structured blazers (with shoulder pads!) and opaque tights. The movie also features signature colors: all of the main characters have one color that is always worn predominately in each outfit.
For more on dressing like an 80s schoolgirl, check out Fashion Inspired by Heathers.
When someone asks me what my favorite movie is, I’m always quick to respond “Clueless!” Clueless is a must-watch film, not only for the witty dialogue and lovable characters, but for the amazing fashion from the ’90s. Knee-high socks! Faux-fur bags! Dr. Seuss-esque hats! I’m in love.
For more on dressing like a total Betty, check out Fashion Inspired by Clueless.
The Virgin Suicides (1999)
This film, set in the 1970s, is truly otherworldy and has a wardrobe that fits the ethereal vibe perfectly. The movie features lots of soft fabrics, pastel colors and delicate floral prints.
For more on the beautiful, yet simple style featured in the film, check out Fashion Inspired by The Virgin Suicides.
Factory Girl (2006)
This movie captures the mod style that was popular in the 1960s with lots of clean lines, bright colors and geometric prints. It also follows the story of one of everyone’s favorite fashion icons, Edie Sedgwick. Sienna Miller brings the era to life with mini-skirts, oversized jewelry and tall boots.
For more on Edie’s mod style featured in the film, see Fashion Inspired by Factory Girl.
Vicky Cristina Barcelona (2008)
This film captures today’s style beautifully with flowy, effortless, casual pieces. There are also three main female characters, and each embodies a different version of the style, from bohemian to a more classic look. The wardrobe also uses lots of separates– perfect for mixing-and-matching.
For more on how to capture this casual and effortless fashion, check out Fashion Inspired by Vicky Cristina Barcelona.
Confessions of a Shopaholic (2009)
Confessions of a Shopaholic offers another take on modern style, but this one has a fashion-forward flair. The wardrobe in the film, designed by Patricia Field of Sex and the City fame, is enviable for any budding fashionista. There are tons of bright and bold colors and fabrics as well as countless bags, shoes and other accessories. Just don’t go into debt like Rebecca Bloomwood!
For more on how to be über-fashionable like Rebecca Bloomwood,see Fashion Inspired by Confessions of a Shopaholic.
What Do You Think?
Have you seen any of these movies? Have you ever been inspired by a film? Is there a movie that should be added to the list? Leave a comment and let us know!
14 thoughts on “10 More Movies for Fashion Inspiration”
definately the femme fatal style of angelina jolie in the tourist should make the list.
also have we forgotten about the devil wears prada. from miranda to “emily” . the style and fashion there is out of this world. and lets not forget that unforgetablle fashion trasnformation makeover by anne hathaway.
you should definately have an updating series of fashion icon moveis. i defiantely know it would be a weekly favourite!
I thinks that anyone wanting to get Fashion Inspiration should watch the Bollywood movie named Fashion which is one of the finest movies I have ever watched.
Love the list!
Great group of movies. Two more to add. I am totally inspired by anything Audrey Hepburn ever wore. Therefore, I think “Breakfast at Tiffanys” needs to make the list.
You are also missing one of the MOST fashion-influential movie (or i guess now movies) of this decade. HELLLOOO Sex and The City!? If anyone knows how to wear an outfit its Carrie Bradshaw (Sarah Jessica Parker).
I just remembered another good movie is Uptown Girls w/ Dakota Fanning and Britanny Murphy (RIP). Molly had a very sexy, feminine, whimsical wardrobe, I think it’s worth mentioning
Moulin Rouge! I love the whole French Bohemian style and the dancers costumes.
I’m really glad you didn’t pick breakfast at tiffanys, SO cliche! But picking hitchcock films is always a plus, their wardrobes are always classic for the time period they are in!
i was really excited when i saw this article because i like when collegefashion.com does unique articles like this instead of the usual run of the mill runway articles.
I love Clueless, it not only has pretty awsome clothes but I love that its based off a Jane Austen novel! I also think the film A Little Princess has great fashion (weirdly enough), I just love all the prim and proper coats that they wear!
I loved the Factory Girl recommendation. I seem to just love Edie Sedgwick and her style more and more as I read about her. I also liked the fashion in Bride Wars and Fame the remake.
I’m in love with this list! Can’t wait for the first article! 🙂
after the last post i watched SATC the movie… and i thought i was the most sad movie ever…. about how trivial life really is, 4 women whose life had not changed at all in 10 years, except charlotte… that is tragic…
but i like the picks of this post… who does not LOVE clueless
I agree with Nousha- The Devil Wears Prada also has fabulous clothing. I think Patricia Fields was also the costume designer. Plus, it stars Meryl Streep, and she’s always fabulous.
i love clueless, it’s my favourite too 🙂 i’ve watched 15 times already and I plan to watch for another 15 times 😀
also love shoppaholic-it’s just great! all those clothes…mmm….
love that heathers made the list!!
all those blazers and colorful tights are droolworthy 🙂
and clueless of course is a favorite of mine haha love it