Top Ten Green Movie Dresses
Green can mean a ton of things. It's a color of youth, vibrancy, greed and jealousy. Green is also the only color that can be warm or cool. It's also a neutral color. All this combined with that many women look beautiful in the color it's not wonder that so many timeless movie costumes are green.
This page looks at the Top Ten Movie Costumes that are Green. They are ranked on beauty and memorability. This page only focuses on women's movie costumes, sorry Green Lantern.
List is subject to change.
Rose's Tea Gown from Titanic
The first time Jack and Rose see each other, Rose, played by Kate Winslet, is wearing a Tea Gown.
It features an Edwardian hobble skirt and English net with layers of lace. It's an artichoke like color is enhanced by the red sash around the waist. It's a very romantic gown and yet it has a certain subtly to it.
Costume designed by Deborah L. Scott
Wong Chia Chi from Lust, Caution
In the film main character Wong Chia Chi, played by Wei Tang, wears this dress when she has her first "encounter" with Mr.Yee.
This dress is a blue-green taffeta. It is detailed with a blue floral design that looks like a fern and has blue piping.
Costume designed by Lai Pan
Simran from Dilwale Dulhania le Jayenge
Dilwale Dulhania le Jayenge is one of the most successful Indian movies ever. In fact it's been playing in India since it's release in 1995.
Simran, played by Kajol, wears this costume at her engagement to man she doesn't love while her beloved is trying to win over her family so he can marry her. This is one costume that was used to promote the film.
It's a green skirt, blouse and veil that is enhanced with gold embroidery and a vest.
Wardrobe by Shashikant Shellar
Danielle's work dress from Ever After
In Ever After, Danielle, played by Drew Barrymore, spends the bulk of her time in her work dress.
It's a very dark green-blue. It has a a diamond shape pattern. It has a scoop neckline. Also the gauntlets covers the forearm and upper arm and tie to the shoulder.
This costumes looks very similar to the Flower Picker by John William Waterhouse.
Miss Scarlett from Clue
All the characters in Clue wear the opposite color as their given alias, so Miss Scarlett, played by Lesley Ann Warren, wears a deep green. The dress compliments her seductive and powerful character.
The dress is off-the shoulder and has a sweetheart neckline. She wear a light green chiffon wrap that is pinned with a diamond brooch that adds to the elegance to her costume. She also wears ruched green gloves.
Costume designed by Micheal Kaplan
Arwen's Wedding Gown from The Lord of the Rings; The Return of the Kings
Arwen's wedding gown a.k.a ceremonial gown has the some silhouette as the Blood Dress (and most of her other costumes) however the soft spring green is lovely and significance a new era for Middle Earth.
The dress is made from Silk velvet. It has silver brocade at the neckline that is embroidered with metal thread. The upper portion of the have lace that has been beaded.
Costume designed by Ngila Dickson.
Anne Boleyn from The Other Boleyn Girl
Anne Boleyn, played by Natalie Portman, wears this stunning green gown on her return to English Court and instantly charms Henry VII. It was the used to promote the film and is features on the DVD cover.
The gown appears to made of silk and has velvet over sleeves. It is low cut and has metal elements along the neckline. This gown also have a floral pattern on the underskirt and the under sleeves.
Costume designed by Sandy Powell
Eowyn from The Lord of the Rings
This costume has two layers. The top layer is a dark green velvet and the bottom is olive brocade with a floral pattern. The collar in the top layer extends in a yoke and is heavy embroidered with metallic gold thread.
Costume designed by Ngila Dickson.
(This is my favorite costume from the trilogy)
The Curtain Dress from Gone with the wind
The Curtain Dress from Gone with the Wind is a costume icon. In the film to save her beloved home, the impoverish Scarlett O'Hara, played by Vivien Leigh, makes a gown out her Mother's curtain to seduce Rhett Bulter.
The Gown is made from dark and olive green velvet. It has a hoop shirt, label, asymmetrical sleeves with one sleeve being almost a bell sleeve. It also has a corded belt with tassel to showcase it's curtain origins.
Costume designed by Water Plunkett.
Cecilia from Atonement
This gown made waves when the film first come out and it has been ranked very high among movie costumes. It's not exactly period in style, it has a combined 20s and 30s style to it.
The dress is made from flowing green silk that was cut on the bias. The fabric is almost sheer. The Green of the dress changes in the movie, it starts off lighter and gets darker as the scenes move on. It is sleeveless with a v-neckline and has an A-line silhouette. It has a knotted drape at the front of the waistline. It's also ruched in the back that extends into a train.
Costume designed by Jacqueline Durran
The Green Poll
For each question, choose the best answer. The answer key is below.
- What fabric is Wong Chia Chi’s costume from Lust Caution made out of?
- What fabric is heavily featured on Rose’s Tea Gown from Titanic?
- On Eowyn’s costume, what is the fabric is the skirt portion made from?
- Silk Cotton
- What fabric is Cecilia’s gown from Atonement made out of?
- What is Scarlett’s costume originally made out in the movie?
- A Tapestry
Do you like Green Gowns?
AmyLOrr on April 08, 2014:
Keira Knightly's dress itself is not stunning but the way she wear is - effortless. I love Eowyn and Arwen's dresses too. Another great lens :)
FashionMommy on January 01, 2013:
The gown worn by Keira Knightly in The Atonement looks really wonderful.
theXodus on September 06, 2012:
#4 all day :)
Ellen Gregory from Connecticut, USA on August 16, 2012:
I love green velvet clothes for the holidays. Nice lens.
anonymous on August 15, 2012:
The Lord of the Rings~~~oh, yeah~~it's a wonderful film,anyone who isn't like it? I will say no !!
Especially The Lord of the Rings costume,very cool~~~