Everyone knows the ultimate recipe for a good romcom: two cute leads, a bff or two, a healthy dose of romantic chemistry, an obstacle or two for our lovers to overcome together, and just like that. Dash At stake – though it’s never enough to prevent that happy ending.
One important element that too many romcoms forget, however, is this unforgettable wardrobe.
Think about it: The biggest and best romcoms over the years have been instantly recognizable for their major fashion moments, whether it’s their leading lady for a big sweater and floppy hat, a gorgeous red carpet-worthy gown, or some yellow plaid. blazer and mini dress combination.
With that in mind, let’s take a trip down memory lane and watch Romacom over the years.
And we start with…
When Harry met Sally
It’s obvious. From the brown velvet bowler hats to the gray tweed blazers, to the black leather gloves and matching messenger bags, to the oversized sweaters and velvet party dresses, this film serves up excellence in its one hour and 36 minute running time.
Best of all, everything is timeless, so just pin Meg Ryan’s Sally to your inspiration board on Pinterest and be done with it.
Cher Horowitz and Dionne Davenport’s endless stream of unflattering outfits is probably one of the reasons. Clueless It remains very popular today. Don’t we treat these characters as fashionable bananas? Don’t we want to wear yellow plaid and thigh high socks? Can we stop dreaming about that sweater top and cropped sweater combo?
All together now: Oh, that’s it!
Audrey Hepburn gives us major Cinderella-in-reverse vibes. Roman holidayelegant shawl skirts and sparkly heels for espadrilles, full skirts, rolled up shirt sleeves, pop collars and rakish canvases.
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It’s all about being an out-of-work princess (and an out-of-work princess indulging her own preferences and desires, no less), and we’re into it.
Crazy rich Asians
The clue is in the title with this one, because the glittery costumes on the set of this film really put the ‘rich’ in it. Crazy rich Asians. Think Dior, Michael Kors, Carven Ong, Dolce & Gabbana, Valentino, Missoni, Marchesa, Michael Cinco, Ralph Lauren, Shiatzy Chen, Prada, Michelle Ong… the list goes on forever.
Personally, though, we’re all about Paik Lin’s wardrobe bursting with wild Stella McCartney animal prints, bold pajama sets and chunky Gucci platforms. Such is the feeling.
It’s been decades, but honestly we still wear all of Vivian’s clothes (almost). A timeless big white shirt! A beautiful black cocktail dress! The biggest mistake. big Huge look, padded shoulders and all! The iconic red opera dress! Long line blazer and shorts combination! of Perfect A polka dot number!
Basically everything bar an unforgettable one-piece and thigh-high patent leather boots. That look belongs to Julia Roberts and Julia Roberts alone.
Eddie Murphy’s classic Playboy uniform of blazers, scarves and eels aside (which, let’s face it, is fantastic), we’d like to focus our attention on Robin Hood’s outfit, complete with a ’90s Chanel suit and black velvet evening gown. wardrobe (especially that red satin two-piece) and Irsa Kit’s ridiculously good old Hollywood glamour.
Also, let’s not forget Grace Jones’ stunning appearance as prima donna Helen Strange – firmly cementing her status as one of Andy Warhol’s favorite muse.
Those red tickets don’t look out of place in a TikTok dance video, do they?
Three words: that Chanel beret.
Also Anna Scott’s decision to pair the aforementioned Chanel beret with a classic leather jacket, white tee and ’90s sunglasses. heaven
Original in the style of a French woman, Emily It was the movie that made us all say Dr. Martens Oxfords with rolled up socks. We love her bold basics (shop tees, flowy top and printed cardi) and chic accessories. And we might consider cutting our hair into baby bangs just to wear an Amelie-approved headscarf.
Maid in Manhattan
Jello’s maid (in Manhattan, obviously) trades her head-to-toe Dolce & Gabbana gray uniform for (ahem) a wealthy guest’s white coat, pants, turtleneck, and movie star glasses. But her Cinderella moment comes later in the film, when she shows up at the Met party dripping in Harry Winston diamonds and vintage Bob Mackie.
Honestly, we’ve never wanted peach chiffon more.
“Anyone who says orange is the new pink is really messed up.”
From her sequin bikini to her leather chauffeur suit (you heard me!), to the ultra-active shirt dress she wears in court when she takes over as Brooke’s lawyer, Reese Witherspoon’s Elle Woods gives us pure Barbiecore from start to finish.
And, of course, while we love Celine’s internship look and her unique ‘first day of school’ ensemble, there’s no denying that our girl looks her best when she’s true to herself – which means, you guessed it, the color hot pink. Forever.
500 days of summer
The original manic pixie dream girl, Summer always wears blue – and she always wears fashion pieces from a bygone era. Think romantic full skirts, wide leg pants and Peter Pan collars galore.
Always be mine
Sasha Tran goes on the ultimate fashion adventure on Netflix. Always be mineA figure that treads the line between a San Francisco native who likes to experiment and a celebrity chef. Which means, yes, we’re going to enjoy all the glamorous looks from Rowe, Isabel Marant and Michael Kors, from metallic gowns, to graphic tees, to cheetah-print sunglasses to… well, that’s edgy and oh-so-comfortable. White Jumpsuit We can’t stop, and we can’t stop thinking.
Time for a rewatch, anyone?
Anyone who loves Christmas rompers already knows that Amanda Woods is the goat when it comes to winter fashion inspiration.
From her cozy cottage-core sweater, to her seemingly endless hats and scarves, to her striped coat, to her impeccable taste in classic pajamas, everything she wears feels effortless. Stylish, yes, but undeniably comfortable, too. As if it will ever stand the test of time… and then some.
Why do we consider this? Well, Amanda doesn’t just wear simple laundry. She wears simple wardrobes with the exception of easy-to-wear neutrals – meaning her look is the definition of timeless. And now we need a cream cashmere jacket again.
How to lose a man in 10 days
It’s not the early 2000s. Exactly Famous for its enviable fashion moments, however How to lose a man in 10 days It’s the exception to the rule. Andy Anderson has it all, if ‘all’ means cute pencil skirts, open wrap dresses, basketball jerseys, tube tops, floral dresses and white tanks.
But to be fair, ‘everyone’ could easily refer to her coming to the Diamond Gala. An obsession.
Romeo + Juliet
Leonardo DiCaprio in a bright Hawaiian shirt. Claire Danes with angel wings and a white dress (secretly embroidered with lines from the script). A custom-made Miuccia Prada dress. Oh my god, the cowboy boots with the cats embossed on the heel. Mercutio’s slim shirt. That beautiful wedding dress…
We could go on and on. This movie is pure fashion, in the best way.
Confession of goods
It should be a cautionary tale about the perils of shopping, but Rebecca Bluewood’s clothing is too good to pay any attention to that message, rightfully so.
To all the boys I’ve loved before
Lara Jean’s wardrobe — all candy-sweet pastels, satin bomber jackets and mini skirts — is unrefined. When we say romcom, of course, we mean the equivalent of a strawberry milkshake.
We love it to the moon and back.
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