If Roy Orbison’s song popped in your head, then you are ready for this post. It’s time for Pretty Woman. It is one of my favorite movies because this 1990’s Cinderella tale had it all: humour, love and most importantly, fashion.
When someone thinks of this movie, this is the outfit that pops to mind first. There are definitely aspects of the look that can be worn today (in a non-prostitute kind of way). The black over the knee boots and the men’s cut blazer are exceptionally popular and look like they will be considered staples in our society for women.
The main attraction: The blazer may be a few sizes too big, even for a man, but the cut and color palette is something I would choose. Not to mention, the fact that the lapels are black reinforce its classic look (a white blazer with black lapels is also a very sought out item of today).
A memorable scene of the movie is when we get a first glimpse of Viviane in a beautiful short black lace dress while she was waiting for Edward in the bar lobby. A little black dress is a necessity in every girl’s closet. There are so many different variations of it which makes it all the more fun to shop for. Lace dresses are found in every store today and have taken the LBD to the next level.
The main attraction: I love the detailed neckline of this dress. Looks like a necklace when in fact it is attached to the dress itself. It adds an accessory without going over the top. With a neckline like this it is easy to keep hair up, as well as down, but it’s important to follow in Viviane’s footsteps and keep earrings relatively simple and small.
This is one of my favorite scenes of the movie. Viviane is about to live most girls dream: a shopping spree where she can shop til she literally dropped. The world was her oyster and no salesperson here was about to give her any attitude! How many of you have actually wanted to go into a store with 100 bags in your hands and tell a salesperson “Big mistake. Big. Huge!”? I know I have reeneacted this scene in my head on more than one occasion. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jT5rMvo3Clc
So many outfits she is trying on are noteworthy but it’s what she starts off in what catches my eye. The androgynous look is again present in this outfit when wearing Edwards top (lucky her) as a tie front and sporting her modern stud bracelets.
The main attraction: There is almost nothing I value more than a white shirt. I love that a crisp white shirt (especially a men’s cut) can look so good on a woman. Something as professional as this can also be dressed down and will be just as timeless in another 20 years from now.
Stay tuned on Wednesday for the rest of Pretty Woman’s looks review and admiration!