Movie Fashion Inspiration: Factory Girl

Here’s how to get Edie Sedgwick’s iconic style from the film.

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Factory Girl Film Fashion

The next film on the list of 10 More Movies for Fashion Inspiration is the 2006 movie Factory Girl. This film is based on the life of Edie Sedgwick, a socialite and one of Andy Warhol’s muses in the 1960s. In the film, Edie (played by Sienna Miller) enjoys her new lifestyle as a fixture at Warhol’s factory, but soon finds that her life isn’t as glamorous as she once thought.

Factory Girl Style

Edie Sedgwick was (and still is!) a style icon, and the fashion in Factory Girl represents her unique taste in clothing. A trailblazer in the ’60s Mod scene, Edie was a fan of clean lines and geometric prints. In addition, she was almost always sporting black opaque tights. She was not afraid to be bold and make a statement with accessories. Her love of oversized earrings, big sunglasses, and tall boots defined 1960s mod style.

If you want to add some mod to your wardrobe, here’s your guide to Factory Girl style. Check out these four outfits inspired by Factory Girl:

Factory Girl Style: Mod Squad

Factory Girl style: Outfit inspired by Edie Sedgwick with black pants, striped tank, lace up wedges, silver jewelry

Products: Bodysuit – Forever 21, Pants – Express, Shoes – Saks Off Fifth, Necklace – Nordstrom Rack, Earrings – GUESS, Sunglasses – Zero UV

The Factory Girl wardrobe features lots of bold stripes and this bodysuit captures the film’s look perfectly. Black ponte pants streamline the legs and make them look super long, while these caged wedges add a modern touch. A fringe necklace and matching shoulder-dusting earrings make a statement, while the sunglasses are both demure and timeless.

Factory Girl Style: Fancy Frills

Factory girl style: Outfit inspired by Edie Sedgwick with pink fringe dress, pink clutch, black pointed toe heels, dangly earrings, black tights

Products: Dress – ASOS, Shoes – Topshop, Tights – Madewell, Bag – Nordstrom, Earrings – Last Call, Ring – ALDO

This is a mod-inspired outfit for a more formal event. The fringe dress is a pretty blush color, which makes it stand out against the black opaque tights and classic black pumps. Accessorize with a bold ring, swingy earrings, and a sleek clutch to be ready for wherever your night may take you.

Factory Girl Style: Casual Cool

Factory Girl style: Black striped mini dress, black knee high boots, tights, black sunglasses, gold earrings

Products: Dress – ASOS, Tights – Urban Outfitters, Shoes – DSW, Sunglasses – Urban Outfitters, Earrings – Eloquii

This dress again picks up on Edie’s love of stripes, but this time in a more eye-catching way. Sheer tights and tall boots make this outfit casual, cool, and totally mod. The geometric earrings and oversized sunglasses are definitely ’60s chic.

Factory Girl Style: It Girl

Factory Girl style: Sequin top, skinny jeans, gold earrings, gold ring, suede heels with buckles

Products: Top – ASOS, Pants – Everlane, Shoes – Saks Off Fifth, Earrings – BaubleBar, Ring – Target

There’s no better way to stand out from the crowd than with some sparkle, and this sequined top does the trick. Accessorize with fringe drop earrings and a crystal cocktail ring that look like they came straight out of Edie’s jewelry box. Simple jeans tone down the look, while these structured sandals are perfect for a fun night out.

Feeling inspired?

What do you think of Edie’s mod style? Do you think these outfits are a modern take on that style? Have you ever seen Factory Girl? Do you think the outfits capture the look and feel of the film? Leave a comment and let us know!

Editor’s note: This post was originally published in 2010; it was completely updated and revamped in 2019 with new photos, outfit sets, and information.

6 thoughts on “Movie Fashion Inspiration: Factory Girl”

  1. I love her style! I got at a necklace similar to the one in Outfit 1 yesterday at Macy’s! They’re about the same price too.

  2. I absolutely loveeee these outfits! They’re so cute. I have something similar to that sequin tank, but in a dress. But anyways, great post.

    <3 the dress darling

  3. I have the tunic from outfit #3 and I’ve worn it exactly the way you pictured, with tights and boots! The H&M dress is adorable. Love these outfits!

  4. I also love the H&M dress, and I actually have a tank top that looks a lot like it. I love outfits 2-4. I missed this series, and this is a great post!


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