It is not uncommon for standout movie costumes to become iconic in the world of fashion. As an ode to summer’s hottest trend, all-white ensembles, we have put together a list of our top 5 favourite white dresses from movies throughout the ages. Check out which celebs rocked the LWDs that elevated their statuses from movie stars to fashion icons.
Marilyn Monroe in The Seven Year Itch
Our list simply could not have been made without mention of the white dress that was worn by Marilyn Monroe in one of the most iconic images of the 20th century. The infamous scene from her 1955 film, where the air from a subway grate lifts the skirt of the dress, has become a central aspect of her legacy. The halter-style cocktail dress was created by the film’s costume designer William Travilla and remains his most famous work of all time. What is amazing about this legendary dress is that it has never gone out of style in the almost 60 years that it has been around!
Elizabeth Taylor in Cat on A Hot Tin Roof
Elizabeth Taylor looks perfectly elegant in the classic white cocktail dress that she wore for a scene in her 1958 film Cat on A Hot Tin Roof. Not only do we think this is one of the best white dresses from a film, but we also think that this could also be one of her best on-screen looks ever! The sophisticated, waist-cinching dress, which was designed by Helen Rose, became a sensation that was recreated for decades afterwards. The style, which highlighted Taylor’s figure by accentuating her curves and emphasizing her tiny waist line, couldn’t have been any more flattering.
Michelle Pfeiffer in Scarface
While our previous two picks feature a more glamorous and sexy silhouette, Michelle Pfeiffer looks classy in the white hot suit that she donned in her 1983 film Scarface. The sophisticated blazer and skirt combo, which was created by Giorgio Armani, is said to have been one of the initial pieces to set him apart as a premier designer for tailored couture. Even amongst all of her glitzy and slinky halter dresses in the film, this outfit stands out as being one of the most memorable wardrobe choices for her character.
Jennifer Aniston in Just Go With It
Leave it to Jennifer Aniston to show-up model Brooklyn Decker in her 2011 movie Just Go With It. The actress looks sexy and sophisticated when she goes to meet her boss’s younger girlfriend in a form-fitting white sheath dress paired with a nude cutout belt and strappy heels. The sleek style and body hugging form perfectly show off her taut figure, revealing what we believe to be her best assets—her perfectly toned legs. In this scene Aniston is looking to be perceived as a “hot” ex-wife and we definitely think she nailed it!
Rosie Huntington-Whiteley in Transformers 3
There is not much that Rosie Huntington-Whiteley wouldn’t look good in, but this smoldering white frock seriously showcased this Victoria’s Secret angel’s supermodel body. This dress takes the term LWD literally with its daringly short hemline and plunging neckline. To elevate the look, costume designer Deborah Lynn Scott paired the dress with purple pumps for a bright pop of colour, and finishes it off with those signature Victoria’s Secret beachy waves.
Photos Courtesy of: Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM), Universal Pictures, Columbia Pictures & Paramount Pictures
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