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Top Ten Movie Dressing Gowns

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The Top Ten Best Dressing Gowns in Films

Dressing gowns a.k.a Robes in films are sometimes more memorable and beautiful than half the costumes the character wears.

The dressing gown the character wears reveals a lot about the characters and are typically are worn during memorable scenes.

This page looks at the Top Ten Best Dressing Gowns in Movies. They are ranked by beauty, how they reflect the character/movie and how memorable they are.

List is subject change

Scarlett Johansson as Mary Boleyn from The Other Boleyn Girl

Scarlett Johansson as Mary Boleyn from The Other Boleyn Girl

Mary Boleyn from The Other Boleyn Girl

For her night with the King, Mary Boleyn, played by Scarlett Johansson, wears this red and tan dressing gown in The Other Boleyn Girl.

It has an exaggerated red collar and cuffs that are made of velvet. The majority of the robe is made of a red and tan print fabric that has a slight sheen. The robe has a wide flowing silhouette that makes it lovely and. yet gives it a air of prominence and importance, as for the moment Mary is the favorite of the King's.

Costume Design by Sandy Powell

Robin Wright as Princess Buttercup from The Princess Bride

Robin Wright as Princess Buttercup from The Princess Bride

Buttercup from The Princess Bride

Buttercup, played by Robin Wright, wears this simple yet pretty bright blue sleeveless dressing gown in The Princess Bride.

She wears this robe when she protests her engagement to Prince Humperdink and would rather die than marry him instead of being with her true love, Westley.

It looks to be made damask or satin but whatever the fabric is it have a beautiful floral tone.

Costume Design by Phyllis Dalton

Keira Knightley as Elizabeth Swann  The Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl

Keira Knightley as Elizabeth Swann The Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl

Elizabeth Swann from The Pirates of the Caribbean: Curse of the Black Pearl

During the Pirate attack on Port Royale in The Pirates of the Caribbean: Curse of the Black Pearl, Elizabeth Swann, played by Keira Knightley, is brought on broad the Black Pearl. During this scene she wears a multi-color floral print dressing gown.

It has gathered sleeves that are also 3/4 in length. It's very pretty and simple.

Costume Design by Penny Rose

Amy Adams as Delysia from Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day

Amy Adams as Delysia from Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day

Delysia from Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day

Delysia, played by Amy Adams, wears this pink dressing gown with feather trim cuffs in Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day.

It has pleats on the waistband which gives it a lovely drape. It also ties at the side which gives a little bit of extra interest.

Costume Design by Michael O'Connor

Natalie Portman as Padme Amidala from Star Wars Episode II Attack of the Clones

Natalie Portman as Padme Amidala from Star Wars Episode II Attack of the Clones

Padme Amidala from Star Wars Episode II Attack of the Clones

Padme Amidala, played by Natalie Portman, wears this dark blue dressing gown in Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones.

The velvet on this gown is smocked. Smocking is an embroidery technique where the fabric is gathered. It has a gold trim down the sleeve.

Costume Design by Trisha Biggar

Miranda Otto as Eowyn from Lord of the Rings: Return of the King

Miranda Otto as Eowyn from Lord of the Rings: Return of the King

Eowyn from The Lord of the Rings: Return of the King

Eowyn, played by Miranda Otto, wears this dressing gown which is also referred to as "The Starry Mantle" towards the end of The Lord of the Rings: Return of the King.

It's a dark blue mantle that cover her shoulders. It's covered by tiny triangles beads. It's trimmed by golden beaded ribbon.

Costume Design by Ngila Dickson

Vivien Leigh as Scarlett O'Hara from Gone with the Wind

Vivien Leigh as Scarlett O'Hara from Gone with the Wind

Scarlett O'Hara from Gone with the Wind

Strictly speaking, half of this page could have focused on dressing gowns worn by Scarlett O'Hara, played by Vivien Leigh, as she wears a total of 6 in the film but the green and gold one is by far the loveliest one she wears in Gone with the Wind.

She wears it when she tells Rhett (Clark Gable) that she doesn't want to have anymore children.

It's made of green velvet and it's lined with a gold fabric. It has heavy embroidery on the collar and the opening. The sleeves are long and bell shaped. It's finished off with tiny gold button details.

Costume Design by Walter Plunkett

Kate Winslet as Rose DeWitt Bukater from Titanic

Kate Winslet as Rose DeWitt Bukater from Titanic

Rose DeWitt Bukater from Titanic

Rose, played by Kate Winslet, wears this dressing gown for a fleeting moment and it's pretty much eclipsed by the famous drawing scene from Titanic.

However this kimono inspired dressing gown is lovely. It's made of a shear black fabric with long furisode sleeves that have a gold monarch butterfly pattern on them.

Furisode sleeves are typically worn by young unmarried women and the monarch signifies Rose's transformation into a capable young woman who is taking charge of her life.

Costume Design by Deborah L Scott

Emmy Rossum as Christine Daae from The Phantom of the Opera

Emmy Rossum as Christine Daae from The Phantom of the Opera

Christine Daae The Phantom of the Opera

Christine Daae, played by Emmy Rossum, wears this dressing gown, chemise, corset combination through a lot the memorable songs in The Phantom of the Opera.

The dressing gown is a semi-shear white. The fabric has an abstract swirl texture The opening of it has a ruffle with clutters of pink sequins sewn to it.

The sleeves are bell shaped and the cuffs are trimmed with lace.

This costume was heavily used in the film's promotion

Costume Design by Alexandra Byrne

Vivien Leigh as Scarlett O'Hara from Gone with the Wind

Vivien Leigh as Scarlett O'Hara from Gone with the Wind

Scarlett O'Hara from Gone with the Wind

Scarlett's, played by Vivien Leigh, red velvet dressing is one of the most iconic costumes she wears in Gone with the Wind.

She wears it when she is confronted by Rhett after Ashley's birthday party. It's made of red velvet and has buttons covered in the same fabric as the closure all the way down the front.

The collar stands up and is lined with rows of small white ruffles. The bell sleeves are also lined with the same white ruffles. It has a black belt to showoff the waist. The A-line silhouette makes the fabric pool beautifully at the floor.

This dressing gown is used the film promotion.

Costume Design by Walter Plunkett

Dressing Poll

Vivien Leigh as Scarlett O'Hara & Clark Gable as Rhett Bulter from Gone with the Wind

Vivien Leigh as Scarlett O'Hara & Clark Gable as Rhett Bulter from Gone with the Wind

Personal Preference

Which one of the movie listed above is your favorite?

Laura Brown from Ontario, Canada on May 31, 2014:

I remember a dressing gown from a movie. But, I can only remember the gown itself, not the movie or which actress wore it. It's not one you listed here which is a shame because then I would know where I had seen it. :)

anonymous on June 24, 2013:

I have to say my favorite is Christine's but the stage version is much more elegant and victorian

rudhushudu on December 17, 2012:

its pretty

xtianfriborg13 on December 12, 2012:

Beautiful!!

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