Christmas is the time of year to get cosy, and curling up with a good Christmas film is a fun and relaxing way to spend an evening. You might not always think fashion and Christmas, but in our favourite films at great to watch during Christmas. Get your favourite blanket, snack of choice and feel festive and fashionable with our top fashion film picks.
Memories of Geisha (2005)
The designer Coleen Atwood knew how to combine traditional Japanese fashion with modern style. The mouth wateringly beautiful outfits worn by the main cast and side characters a cultural feast for the eyes. Every character’s outfit and colours are carefully considered. Each have their own subtle colour palette and their outfits change as the character develops. The main character Sayuri grows from rough cotton kimonos to heavily detailed, silk kimonos.
If you want 1950’s fantasia, you get it in spades with this icon classic film. This classic re imagining has outfits dripping in gold and gems that are almost historically accurate to very modern, cut designs. Elizabeth Taylor has a staggering 65 costumes to wear (all of which looked amazing on her.)
Anna Karenina (2012)
1870’s Victorian fashion isn’t always alluring or exciting, however designer Jacqueline Durran created stunning interpretations that made Keira Knightly look gorgeous. The dresses in this film were inspired by the 1950’s full skirts, so the outfits offer a little bit of sexy allure.
If you’re after an original pin up girl, then Rita Hayworth is the one for you in this iconic film. One of her most famous outfits looks easy to wear, but this piece was actually a piece of engineered art. The satin dress was fitted with a heavy duty corset and a fitted moulded bust that made sure nothing moved out of place.
The Great Gatsby (2013)
The 1920s was a decade of gorgeous fashions and the latest version of the Great Gatsby is full of visually stunning outfits and backgrounds. Each of the characters sport clothing that is suited to their personality. The female cast all sport curvy figures that offer a bit of 1920’s sexy appeal.
The Hunger Games (2012)
The outfits in the Hunger Games a fashion lover’s dream come true. From over the top make up and wigs to subtle outfits, every outfit in the Hunger Games is a statement. The garb of District 13 looks like it came right out of the depression and the Capitol fashions are even inspiring real life fashions. A film you will want to pause to admire each outfit.
The Lord of the Rings
If futuristic fashion isn’t to your liking, then the flowing robes and medieval styles of Lord of the Rings will surely be up your street. Each province and race are inspired by different periods of history. You’ll be treated to rich velvety dresses to rustic outfits worn, each beautifully detailed.
The Devil Wears Prada (2006)
Already considered to be fashion classic, this film managed to remain timeless in its choice of outfits for the cast. It’s no surprise that a film about fashion had a budget of over $1 million for the cast.
1950’s fashion comes out in full force in this epic musical. We adore the full skirts of the 1950s to the playful evening gowns worn by the cast for prom night. The best fashion moment is of course when Olivia Newton-John steps out in that skin tight black outfit and bouffant hair. Get your dance on!
Confessions of a Shopaholic (2009)
A classic film about fashion and shopping, what isn’t there to love about this film? From the beautiful mint green scarf to gorgeous heels, this film is a must see for the fashion obsessed.