Why look on Instagram for style inspiration when you can watch films instead? It’s surprising how fashionable some films can be, as well as how chic their main characters are. From iconic fashion moments to timeless style, you’re bound to find style inspiration in these films. Get your popcorn ready and turn out the lights, as here are some of the best films for fashion inspiration.
This list would not be complete without Clueless. This 1995 classic is perfect if you love 90s fashion trends. Cher and Dionne’s matching plaid outfits, mini-dresses paired with knee-length socks and Cher’s to-die-for walk-in wardrobe, Clueless is one of the most iconic fashion films out there. Cher introduces new student Tai to the luxurious world of Beverly Hills, dealing with friendships, broken hearts and or course, dressing to impress.
2. Devil Wears Prada
Based on the story of one of Anna Wintour’s assistant, Devil Wears Prada focuses on magazine editor Miranda Priestley hiring aspiring writer Andy as her assistant. As the film goes on, Andy’s wardrobe evolves into the wardrobe every girl dreams of, as she begins to wear everything from couture gowns to thigh high Chanel boots.
3. Breakfast at Tiffany’s
What’s better than a little black dress? This 1961 classic is most known for Audrey Hepburn’s black Givenchy dress, becoming one of the most well-known fashion scenes in film history. Whilst a romantic comedy, you’re bound to find style inspiration in Hepburn’s vintage wardrobe, full of perfectly tailored coats and embellished vintage dresses.
4. Pretty Woman
Julia Roberts’ wardrobe in Pretty Woman became a focal point for the fashion industry. Always wearing co-ordinated outfits or beautiful gowns, get ready to fall in love with this fashion film. This film also has an incredible shopping spree scene on Rodeo Drive, which will definitely satisfy your shopping cravings.
5. Sex and the City
One of the most iconic fashion films out there, the wardrobe of Carrie Bradshaw established Sarah Jessica Parker as a style icon. Every outfit is incredibly unique and fashion-forward, you’re definitely going to find something you love!
6. Crazy Rich Asians
One of the most recent films on this list, Crazy Rich Asians is full to the brim with iconic fashion moments. Full of couture gowns, vintage looks and luxury fashion, I won’t blame you if you watch it more than once, or twice.
7. Ocean’s Eight
The all-female remake of Ocean’s Eleven is definitely not short of iconic style inspiration and celebrity guest appearances. Every character is always impeccably dressed, as they plan a jewellery heist at the Met Gala (one of the most fashionable events in the world). And with guest appearances by Kim Kardashian and Gigi Hadid, need I say more about this amazing fashion film?
8. Coco before Chanel
Focusing on Coco Chanel before she became the legendary fashion designer, the ground-breaking (at the time) fashion will always be perfect style inspiration. Even if the specific fashion in Coco before Chanel isn’t exactly your style, you’ll learn more about one of the most iconic fashion designers, and what’s better than that?
9. Annie Hall
If you’re into more of an androgynous look, then look no further than Annie Hall. Full of high-waisted pants and loose button-up shirts, you’ll be surprised at how on-trend this 1977 film actually is. Why not embrace some androgyny with this unique style inspiration?
10. The Great Gatsby
Now I know dressing in 1920’s fashion isn’t on trend at the moment, but The Great Gatsby is one of the most stylish films ever made. Prada designed 40 dresses worn by the characters, and Tiffany & Co. created the diamond headpieces. There’s nothing wrong with looking at a few diamonds right?