One of the most iconic characters in American film, Dorothy Gale from the classic movie The Wizard of Oz has inspired and delighted audiences for decades. From her ruby red slippers to her adorable little dog Toto, Dorothy’s adventures on the Yellow Brick Road are adored by fans young and old. By the end of the movie, she has us all saying “There’s no place like home,” with a click of her magical – and stylish – shoes.
Even though the film was released in 1939, Judy Garland’s Dorothy remains a fabulous source of fashion inspiration! Her gingham print dress and girly aesthetic can be used to inspire your everyday looks. Below, I’ve created several outfits inspired by Dorothy Gale. Scroll down to view them all!
There’s No Place Like Home
Top, Skirt, Oxfords, Bag, Earrings
Dorothy’s life in Kansas may be in grayscale, but you can rock this Technicolor outfit inspired by life on the prairie! Wear a pretty cream blouse tucked into a trendy high-low skirt for a relaxed, romantic feel. Slip on a pair of oxfords, grab a clutch bag, and put in poppy-colored stud earrings to complete the look!
Somewhere Over the Rainbow
Dress, Cardigan, Flats, Earrings, Headband
You definitely aren’t in Kansas anymore in this cute ensemble. Wear a gingham print sundress that channels Dorothy’s iconic blue and white frock. Accessorize with a white cardigan and a pair of bold red ballet flats. Simple accessories like ruby red earrings and a bow headband keep the look super girly!
Off to See the Wizard
Top, Jeggings, TOMS, Bag, Earrings
Traveling down the Yellow Brick Road is a lot more fun in this casual but cute look! Pair a checked button-up shirt with white jeggings. Wear with bright red TOMS, and grab a woven satchel bag for a fun twist on Dorothy’s picnic basket. Bow earrings complete the ensemble!
Merry Old Land of Oz
Top, Jacket, Shorts, Sneakers, Necklace, Socks
Go for a trendy look inspired by Dorothy in a gingham crop top and high-waisted denim shorts. Wear with a white jean jacket and a pair of red glitter sneakers. Ruffle socks and a cute bow necklace finish the look!
Bonus Look: And Toto, Too?
Dress, Boots, Belt, Headband, Earrings
We can’t forget about Dorothy’s adorable sidekick, Toto! This adorable terrier-printed dress pays tribute to America’s favorite dog. Pair it with lace-up boots for a bit of an edge. Add a belt, satin headband, and bow earrings to complete the outfit.
What do you think?
Are you inspired by Dorothy Gale? Would you wear any of the looks above? Which one is your favorite? Would you like to see more posts like these in the future? Let me know in the comments!
23 thoughts on “Fashion Inspiration: Dorothy Gale from The Wizard of Oz”
All these styles are super cute especially the bonus look which is my favorite
Great post! I love gingham I don’t care how much it makes me look like Dorothy/a country girl!
Oh I want the first outfit so bad!! Beautiful!
id love a post on lost in translation and/or dirty dancing!
I work in a theatre and Oliver! the musical is currently on. I think that would make for a challenging but interesting post! You could draw inspiration from the Artful Dodger and Nancy. Just a thought!
I love this! You really got a chance to explore every possibility for one look. I’d love to see some more posts inspired by an individual iconic character in the future.
I absolutely love your inspirations. They are so creative and witty. Can you please do a set for the outfits from the cartoon Anastasia. I love the purple dress she shops in Paris with!