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Cult classic films with wardrobes that left us reeling


by Molly Fitzpatrick
30th Oct 2018

Style inspiration can come from anyone or anywhere, be it a Picasso masterpiece, a girl that catches your eye on your commute or the heroine of your favourite cult classic movie.

Long after I’ve watched a film and forgotten the script, the plot and even the soundtrack I’ll still be dreaming about that low-back emerald green silk dress the female lead wore to the dinner party (yes, of course, I’m referring to that Atonement green dress) or that crisp white shirt and perfectly trimmed black bob (you guessed it, Pulp Fiction).

Cult classics movies are overflowing with style inspiration, here’s five which have the most dreamy wardrobes.

Heathers (1988)

‘Heathers’, a satirical dark comedy that follows four croquet playing teenage girls (Heather, Heather, Heather and Veronica) was the Mean Girls of the late 80’s. The clothes encompassed everything that’s to love about eighties fashion; over-sized blazers, scrunchies (which act as a sort of a crown for the clique leader), check pleated mini’s, multi-coloured tights, loafers and shoulder pads!

 

Get the look 

Wool Blend Houndstooth Coat, €179 at & Other Stories

Velvet Corduroy Scrunchie, €5 at Topshop


MAJE Wrap-effect tartan twill mini skirt, €195 from Net-a-Porter

 

The Royal Tenenbaums (2001)

 

Wes Anderson is known for the carefully curated aesthetic that carries through his films. His compositions, retro colour schemes, and unforgettable costumes are perfectly chosen for each scene and each character. This is especially true of Gwyneth Paltrow’s character Margot Tenenbaum, although the inspiration for many a Halloween costume, there’s no reason not to take inspiration from Margot for everyday life. We love her signature fur coat, the single slide in her blonde bob, her striped Lacoste polo shirt dress, and her smoky kohl liner.

With athleisure wear here to stay, Margot’s brother Chas is also style goals, turned out head to toe in a cherry red Adidas originals tracksuit for the entire film.

Get the look 

 

Woman’s Stretch Cotton Mini Piqué Polo Dress, €145 at Lacoste.com

Adidas BB Track Pants, €65.95 at Adidas.ie

 

The Virgin Suicides (1999)

This Sophia Coppola film tells the tale of five sisters in the suburbs of Detroit during the late 70’s. The Lisbon sisters go from wearing modest ethereal style dresses with delicate lace to wearing skimpy tube tops and low cut jeans creating a juxtaposition of the girls’ innocence and their emerging womanhood.

The soft feminine aesthetic of the sister’s wardrobe is the perfect inspiration for spring summer.

Long floral print dress, €49.95 at Zara

 

Valley of the dolls (1967)

Adapted from the best-selling novel by Jaqueline Susann, Valley Of The Dolls is a melodrama about three women in showbiz during the sixties. Beehives, winged liner, shift dresses, tassel earrings and tailored skirt suits; Valley of the Dolls is the essence of 60’s Hollywood glamour.

Get the look

Tweed mini skirt, €25.95 at Zara

 

Off White Premium Leather Slingback Courts, €69.99 from New Look

Pointy Polly Sunglasses, €25 at Topshop

 

Pretty in Pink (1986)


If there’s one thing that high school senior Andie (played by Molly Ringwald) taught us is that more really is more in Pretty in Pink. Brooches, hats, over-sized blazers, patterned midi skirts, bowler hats, and strings of beads, Andie wears them all, together! She taught us you can wear anything you please if you carry it off with confidence.

Get the look

Multi Coloured Stone Faux Pearl Clip-On Earrings, €8.99 from New Look

Printed Velvet Jacket, €129 from Zara

ASOS DESIGN Love Lock Embellished Ballet Flats, €38.71 from ASOS  

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