How Did the Hollywood Movies Fashion Trend Change?


Hollywood Movies have been influencing the fashion industry for so many years. Starting from the days of black and white televisions to the era where 3D and 4D screens are ruling the cinemas, the fashion trends in Hollywood Movies have surely come a long way. Let’s have a look at the evolving trends beginning from the 30s movies and ending to date;

The Wizard of Oz (1939):

The cutest entry of Judy Garland as Dorothy Gale was marked in the movie ‘The Wizard of Oz.’ She wore a white shirt with puffy sleeves underneath a blue checkered knee-length dress. There are two straps on both sides of the dress. The dress was the simplest of them all and yet looked so stylish at that time. She wore white ankle-length socks and her favorite red ruby slippers with it. Not to forget her blue ribbons tied at the end of her two braids. This overall look was loved and admired by the 30s girls, and soon the trend of checkered frocks became popular in the USA.

Rear Window (1954):

The gorgeous Grace Kelly became the role model for all the fashionista ladies when she appeared as Lisa Carol Fremont in the movie ‘Rear Window.’ In the opening scene of the film, she wore a gorgeous white skirt made of organza or chiffon having black flowers embroidered on it. She wore a black top having a deep V-neckline at the back and made of velvet.

Her outfits were stunning throughout the movie, and the interesting fact — only the sketch of the dress was priced for over $12,000! All credit goes to the legendary designer, Edith Head, for introducing the trend of full tulle skirts.

My Fair Lady (1964):

The trend of full-length dresses designed as the slim fit was introduced by the very beautiful actress Audrey Hepburn as Eliza Doolittle in the movie ‘My Fair Lady.’ Out of all the mesmerizing outfits that she wore in the film, her white satin made dress having a lace overlay all over the dress stands out the most. The dress also had two black and white bow ribbons, one on the chest and one on the knee area. Another black and white stripe was present on the waist. She wore a white and black huge hat with the dress and carried a white umbrella to complement the look!

Grease (1978):

The rockabilly hip-hop trend of fashion started in Hollywood Movies with the release of ‘Grease.’ The entry of leather outfits and all-black leather costumes became a ‘new cool thing’ in the late ’70s when Sandy and Danny started to wear them. John Travolta, aka Danny and Olivia Newton-John as Sandy chose to wear all leather outfits and the black leather jacket was the signature top layer of Danny. 

He used to style it over a white t-shirt with blue jeans. Black sneakers were his favorite footwear. As for Sandy, she used to wear black leather pants with a tucked-in black off-shoulder shirt. She styles a black and golden leather belt on the waist, and red heels were her favorites. The trend of curly blonde hair and red lipsticks also became popular — all thanks to Sandy!

Star Wars: Return of the Jedi (Episode VI) (1983):

Carrie Fisher’s wardrobe suddenly became attractive as hell in the Star Wars movies in the 6th episode. She wore a sexy bikini-style costume while being a slave but still looked as gorgeous as the typical Princess Leia is. Her costume consisted of a bra made of brass that went through her neck to back with a string. 

For the bottom, she wore the same brass made thong g-string panty. A long flowing veil was also present on the back and front of the panty in an appealing red color. The new look of Princess Leia stunned everyone when her typical loose robes vanished, revealing the irresistible version of hers!

Clueless (1995):

The new chic trend of teenage girl styling was introduced by Alicia Silverstone as Cher Horowitz in the movie ‘Clueless.’ She was a sixteen-year-old girl belonging to a wealthy family, which was evident from her super-fashionable outfits throughout the film. She was the true definition of a fashionista!

The best costume of hers was the yellow plaid one. She wore a white t-shirt as the very first layer, a yellow crop top cardigan over it as the second layer, and finally the breathtaking yellow plaid jacket. For the bottom, she wore the same design and color skirt. She also wore white high-knee socks and white heels to complete her look. Cher just revived the fashion of all the high school-going girls in the ‘90s!

The Devil Wears Prada (2006):

Things changed with a blink of an eye with the release of ‘The Devil Wears Prada.’ The movie starred Meryl Steep and Anne Hathaway as the main cast, and both stunning ladies became fashion icons just then. Both ladies were also examples of real fashionistas as they were never seen out of style in any scene. Meryl Streep, aka Miranda Priestly’s one of the amazing outfits that gave the middle-aged working ladies a new idea for their offices, pairing a white shirt with bell-bottom pants.

She let her shirt’s buttons open for like 3 inches, wore a black blazer over it, and a red belt on the waist. The outfit made her look ‘hard-to-get’ as well as a lady with whom no one can dare to mess with. Anne Hathaway, aka Andrea Sachs, her pure white collar coat with the belt, was phenomenal. 

She looked so royal in it that gave us the impression of Duchess Kate. She kept the belt tied and wore a tweed cabbie hat with it. The white t-strap pumps complemented her look just right, and the zebra designed bag was the cherry on the top!

Jackie (2016):

There is no other person alive who could be a better Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis than Natalie Portman! In the movie ‘Jackie,’ she aced every outfit with her class and elegance. She looked like the perfect portrayal of beauty with brains; her red woolen skirt suit got the most attention of all the ladies. She wore a red woolen cadet hat and a pair of sleek white gloves with it. She opted for the classic pearl necklace and earrings for accessories, and the beautiful heels in nude color complimented her look. 

All these fashion trends shown in Hollywood Movies are not that hard as they look. So far, not one of them has gone out of fashion until now. For your ease, many fashion designers have also come up with the idea of Movie Jackets even to let the beginners look glammed up!