Happy Valentine’s Day everyone! We at Lux & Concord wish you all a day filled with love, fun and (of course) lots of chocolate! And in the spirit of all things love and fashion, today we are highlighting some of our favorite fashion moments and stylish scene-stealers from romantic movies.
Here are some of our favorite more fashionable love stories…
The beautiful 1940s fashion of “The Notebook.” You can’t beat Rachel McAdams no matter what the decade, but the high waisted swim suit and all of her fabulous hats gave the movie that extra touch of romance. Present day Rachel McAdams is still just as beautiful in last year’s “About Time,” where her red wedding dress stole the show…and our hearts!
Speaking of red dresses, no rom com stunner could be more famous than the off-the-should opera ball gown worn by Julia Roberts in “Pretty Woman.” After her successful stint on Rodeo Drive, she certainly had great style all around, but that dress…and that famous grin…made Roberts a bona-fide movie star.
From red to yellow, we have our only animated favorite from Belle in “Beauty and the Beast.” The ultimate princess gown for my personal favorite Disney princess. In a tale as old as time, this dress danced onto the big screen and made the movie the only animated film to be nominated for a Best Picture Oscar. Another yellow dress we love was from the current rom com queen, Kate Hudson, in “How to Lose A Guy in Ten Days.” With this one, the back did all the talking.
But no romance could beat the “ultimate love story” of “The Princess Bride.” Princess Buttercup and her champion Wesley had a love that could conquer all the obstacles, even death! And her beautiful silk gowns and sparkling crowns were certainly fit for a queen. Another angelic face to love is Claire Danes in the recent adaption of Romeo and Juliet. Some of her beauty was masked by the perfection of Leo, her Romeo, but she was still a maiden of storybook love.
Perhaps the most famous cinema couple of all time were the one couple who couldn’t cheat death. Rose and Jack were doomed from the moment they boarded “The Titanic,” but along that horrible journey, Rose rocked some great fashion. Our heart will go on with her dresses, gloves and that famous hat for years to come.
And to take us even further back in time, we have the epic love story of “Gone With the Wind,” with Scarlett O’Hara as possibly the most dramatic female lead ever to grace a love story. But she certainly could pull off a great hoop skirt and her Civil War fashion is still one of, frankly, the best damn on screen wardrobes ever.
Last but not least, honorable mentions go to Molly Ringwald’s bridesmaid dress in “16 Candles,” the tough grunge looks from Julie Stiles in “10 Things I Hate About You,” and of course, the original America’s Sweetheart, Meg Ryan in “Sleepless in Seattle”
Did we miss any of your favorites?