Columnists,Lihini Welagedara,Fashion & Beauty,Main Slider,Top Story l by Lihini Welagedara l 20 Mar 2022     - 179

Iconic Red Dresses in History

Everyone loves a little black dress but dashing scarlet screams power! Here are a few of the most loved red gown moments in cinematic history from Jessica Rabbit to Scarlett O’Hara and other legends of the big screen.

1.Audrey Hepburn in a furry red number from the movie Funny Face by Stanley Donan is sleek, minimal yet sultry and of course, worthy of all attention. The dress paired with white satin opera gloves was pure sophistication of the 70s.

2.Julia Roberts in Pretty Woman by Garry Marshall dons an oh-so-glam off shoulder dress with a plunge neckline. It is the perfect shade of red and the ruched body makes it ever so dreamy and feminine. The best fit for a rag to riches plot.

3.Marylin Monroe and Jane Russel in Gentlemen Prefer Blondes wears two glittery numbers with a deep plunge neckline and a thigh slit. These two dresses are all about taking that spotlight and painting the town, well, red.

4.Cameron Diaz in The Mask by Chuck Russel is one unforgettable red-dress moment. The bodycon dress is sexy, powerful with a touch of the-girl-next-door. It is minimal yet was powerful enough to make Diaz the blonde bombshell in Hollywood.

5. Keira Knightly in Anna Karenine by Joe Wright is a tad extra with all the layers and the ruffles. The shade of red is deep, keeping it elegant. The dress is regal and of course, best worn to make a statement.

6. Bérénice Marlohe in Skyfall by Sam Mendes is sultry, mysterious and a classic power dress. It is intimidating yet the deep plunge invites a bit of play.

7.Emma Stone in Gangster Squad is a real piece of work. The dress is asymmetrical and was flattering the shape of her body. It is the perfect fit for her fiery hair and feisty composure.

8. Nicole Kidman in Moulin Rouge! By Baz Luhrmann stole the show. She wore a beautiful silk number with a corset bodice and deep-V neckline that was flattered her figure. The fair skin, bold lip and the cascade of curls against the gorgeous dress was the highlight of the show.

9.Grace Kelley in Dial M for Murder by Alfred Hitchcock wore a classic lace red dress with a bustier top and off-shoulder neckline, an A line skirt and a mid-length sleeve. Kelley is known for her impeccable sense of fashion on and off screen and this dress is proof of that.

10. Viven Leigh in Gone with the Wind is another great red dress that won’t be forgotten from the history of fashion as well as cinema. The actress portrays the character of Scarlett O’Hara and the choice of fashion in the movie was exceptional. The dress she wears is embroidered with glass beads.


Lihini Welagedara

Lihini is a creative writer with a love for all things food, fashion and culture.


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