Who’s the best dressed screen siren?

28 May 2010

It’s somewhat reassuring to know that, even in the midst of the SATC2 whirlwind, old school style and grace still wins out (hope for all of us who can’t pull off a feathered headdress).

In a poll of the ‘greatest female screen outfits of all time’ woman of the moment Carrie and only came in tenth, for the Vivienne Westwood gown she wore for her non-wedding to Big.

Top of the frocks was Audrey Hepburn and the Givenchy dress she wore in Breakfast at Tiffany’s. One of the three dresses produced for the film sold for more than £400,000 at auction four years ago.

Hepburn also landed a second entry at number six with the white dress and bonnet combo she wore at the races in My Fair Lady.

Keira Knightley came in second with the green slip dress she wore in Atonement, followed by Marilyn Monroe’s gust-blown white frock in The Seven Year Itch (which we personally think deserves to be placed one higher). Fourth came Ursula Andress’s bikini in Doctor No (does this count as an ‘outfit’?) and in fifth place Kate Hudson’s gold backless dress in How to Lose a Guy in Ten Days.

We agree with Helen Cowley, the editor of Lovefilm, who performed the survey. 'Audrey Hepburn has truly made that little black dress a fashion staple,’ she said, ‘Which has stood the test of time despite competition from some of the most stylish females around.'

But we feel there are some memorable wardrobe moments missing from the list. How about Anne Hathaway’s fabulous wardrobe in The Devil Wears Prada? Or Uma Thurman as Pulp Fiction vixen Mia Wallace? 

Now we want to hear you views. What’s your fave film frock?

- Amy Molloy


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