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Top Ten Pink Movie Dresses & Costumes by Genre

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Buttercup, The Princess Bride

Buttercup, The Princess Bride

Top Ten Pink Movie Costumes (by Genre so more like 30!)

Pink has come to be known as feminine color. It's a very romantic color that is the combination of red and white. It has the energy of red and the purity of white. Pink demotes romance, love, friendship, femininity and passiveness. Since it a feminine color it is used often in movies.

For the purposes of this list pinks that are more peachy will not be considered as I tend to see them more as an orange. Your mileage may vary on that one it just how I see the color pink.


Spoilers

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How the list was ranked?

This ranked list is broken into three sections based on film genres: Fantasy/Sci-fi/Comic books (anything fantastical in context,) Modern Movies or roughly made where they are set and Period pieces. Though sometimes a costume can be listed in a different genre than the film’s genre it just depends on the context and narrative.

So there are 30 costumes in total ranked here in groups of ten.

Also articles of clothing, like undergarments, cover-ups, sleepwear, outerwear ect are not included.

The costumes are ranked by aesthetics, memorability and how it suits the character/film. My own subjective opinion most likely did influence the ranking but it is my own unique list.

Enjoy

List subject to change


Fantasy Movies

-from Fantasy/Sci-fi/Comic books-

Effie Trinket, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire

Effie Trinket, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire

Effie Trinket from The Hunger Games: Catching Fire

As a resident of the illustrious first district Capital Effie Trinket, played by Elizabeth Banks, dresses in a surreal haute couture manner.

This dress is an Alexander McQueen Fall/winter 2012 piece. She wears it during the second interview and is paired beautifully against Katniss’ wedding gown.

It’s a fuchsia color and is soft and voluminous. The hemline is short giving it the impression of being rounder while the neckline is strapless and straight giving a break to the otherwise roundness of the look.


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She pairs it with matching shoes because of course she does.


The Duchess from Paradise Hills

The Duchess from Paradise Hills

The Duchess from Paradise Hills

The Duchess, played by Milla Jovovich, is the mysterious head of the titular Paradise Hills, a tropical island paradise that is also an institution that retrains elite young ladies to be more “proper” ladies,” or is it?

While young ladies getting “reeducated” wear matching all white costumes, The Duchess on the other hand indifferenaes herself by wearing colorful 1950s inspired costumes.

The costume designer wanted her to look like a Queen as she is the de facto ruler of the Paradise Hills.

The dress is two-tone pink that is dyed to look like a flower which is a hint to her true nature. It looks soft and inviting like one could trust her but perhaps it’s all a facade.


Costume design by Alberto Valcárcel

Maria Merryweather from The Secret of Moonarce

Maria Merryweather from The Secret of Moonarce

Maria Merryweather from The Secret of Moonarce

In The Secret of Moonacre, orphan Maria Merryweather, played by Dakota Blue Richards, is sent to live with her bachelor uncle. As the story unfolds Maria learns of her family's rivalry with another family and a curse on Moonarce that is about to come to fruition.

The aesthetic is a dreamy and whimsical take on Victorian design. Maria's pink outfit consists of a fitted blouse with a wide lapel and a skirt combination. It embroidered roses down the front. The most intriguing aspect is the exposed boning bustle, which is an interesting combination of bustle and petticoat.


Costume design by Beatrix Aruna Pasztor

Aurora from Maleficent  Mistress of Evil

Aurora from Maleficent Mistress of Evil

Aurora from Maleficent Mistress of Evil

There is a long dispute over what the official color of Aurora’s princess gown should be. Should it be blue or pink? Fortunately with the live action reimagining that is not an issue she can and does have both colors.

In the sequel, Queen Aurora, played by Elle Fanning, wears this pink gown to a dinner hosted by Philip’s parents. His mother requests that Maleficent be in attendance which makes for a tense dinner.

Much like the original Disney version, this gown has a wide collar that is a focal point. The color is pale, soft and romantic as is the total look with its sheer overlay that makes it look dreamy and magical.

Costume design by Ellen Mirojnick

 Cinderella from The Slipper and the Rose

Cinderella from The Slipper and the Rose

Cinderella from The Slipper and the Rose

There is no shortage of versions of Cinderella adaptations. For better or worse every few years there is another version or a version that is inspired by the story, it’s a classic. The Slipper and Rose is a musical version from 1976.

Like most versions Cinderella, played by Gemma Craven, is an overworked servant of her stepmother. In this version however she is expected to create the ball gowns for her step-family. Her fairy godmother helps make the gowns but for Cinderella’s gown her Fairy godmother has to use borrowed magic hence the time limit. It is appreciated that this adaptation worked that into the narrative instead of it being arbitrary for drama effect.

The look of Cinderella's magical pink gown is rococo as is the rest of the look of the movie. It doesn’t exactly stand out as many of the costumes in this scene are pink but her gown has a slightly cooler tone to it whereas the other costumes are warmer pinks.

In addition to all the ruffle details, there are some roses on the skirt and sparkly elements which help with the magical aspect of the costume. The fabric also has good movement which is ideal for the waltz she shares with the prince.

Also shout out to the pink costume she wears later in the movie that is a like recreation of Jean-Honoré Fragonard’s painting The Swing, pity there isn't a good shot of it.


Costume design by Julie Harris


Princess Violet from Tale of Tales

Princess Violet from Tale of Tales

Princess Violet from Tale of Tales

Tale of Tales is a three segment film that uses fairy tales inspired by Giambattista Basile’s collection.

The last part of the movie is called “The Flea” in which Princess Violet, played by Bebe Cave, must wed the man who can correctly guess the animal skin that had belonged to the King’s beloved pet which was a giant flea.

This tale is meant to comment on the conflict between generations and the painful transition from adolescent to adulthood.

The costumes in this movie are all amazing. This costume of Violet is very pretty with its puffed slashed sleeves. And if that detail wasn’t enough the subtle embossed floral pattern on the skirt is such a nice touch.

It’s so gorgeous and perfect for a young lovely yet somewhat sad princess.


Costume design by Massimo Cantini Parrini

Rapunzel from Into the Woods

Rapunzel from Into the Woods

Rapunzel from Into the Woods

Based on the hit musical of the same name, Into the Woods is an ensemble piece that combines fairy tale stories into a single narrative.

Rapunzel, played by MacKenzie Mauzy, is trapped in a doorless tower by her witch adopted mother. The knotted cording at her bodice and the wrapped ribbon on the sleeves communicates how she is trapped. That she is being held. There is a slight fraying at the neckline to also show how she doesn’t get fresh garment as often as she needs.

In addition to the shades of pink used in the costume there is an overlay that is either green or teal. This adds not only depth and a nice hint of magical dimension but also communicates her mother's influence over her as she wears teal.

Costume design by Colleen Atwood


Glinda from the The Wizard of Oz

Glinda from the The Wizard of Oz

Glinda from the The Wizard of Oz

Glinda, The Good Witch of the North played by Billie Burke, is iconic. So it stands to reason that her costume is just as iconic as she is.

The pink color is a nice medium color but it’s made to look softer by the sheer white overlay over the skirt. This overlay has shimmering star details. The star motif is used throughout the costume.

The silhouette is a very structured ball gown possible with side hoops to give its shape.

Shoulder emphasis was a trademark of the costume designer’s so there is a lot of attention at the shoulders of this costume. Her sleeves are long but with a sheer puff much like a leg of mutton sleeves. It looks like a wire was used to help the puff keep their shape. On her left shoulder there is a gold butterfly detail. Her choker also looks like a butterfly.

The costume is made complete with a tall cloth crown.

The total effect of Glinda’s costume is pure magical fantasy.


Costume design by Gilbert Adrian

Heromine Granger from Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

Heromine Granger from Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

Heromine Granger from Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

In the fourth installment of the Harry Potter franchise there is the Yule Ball. The Wizarding World answers to prom as in a school related formal dance.

The idea behind Heromine’s, played by Emma Watson, gown was to convey her softer side. To make her look delicate like a flower but to also balance that sweetness with something alluring.

The resulting design is one of the most beloved looks in the franchise even though the color differs from the book, it happens.

The skirt of the gown has layers of ruffle frills, typically called a volant style. These ruffles have an ombre effect getting darker towards the hemline. The lightest pink tone sheer fabric of the ruffles was used for a floaty sleeves which further adds to the softness of the garment.

A darker pink sash is tied at the waist for added visual impact.

In this gown Hermoine certainly made an impression and was a highlight of the ball and the movie.

Costume design Jany Temime


Buttercup from The Princess Bride

Buttercup from The Princess Bride

Buttercup from The Princess Bride

In the very quotable movie The Princess Bride the aforementioned princess bride, Buttercup, played by Robin Wright, wears this gown twice. They like it so nice she wore it twice. The first time we see her wearing it is when she is announced as the Prince's fiancé and the second time during a nightmare when she is booed.

The gown is soft misty pink with an empire waist. The bodice and the outer layer of the sleeves are made from a different fabric than the skirt. The fabric used in the bodice and outer layer of the sleeves has a pattern that has sheen. The bodice is adorned with gold embroidery at the waist and neckline that has pearl beads. A brooch is also fastened at the waist. Both layers of the sleeves are trimmed with gold.

The skirt is unadorned though there is a train in back.

In both scenes she wears the same pearl choker but her head piece is changed. In the first scene she wears a cap that matches the gold and pearls of the gown and in the second scene she wears a large gold crown which is emblematic of her selling out and giving up her true love, which is why she booed.

The costume is the perfect girly princess dress without being overly cliché.

Costume Design by Phyllis Dalton


Modern Movies

Andie Walsh from Pretty in Pink

Andie Walsh from Pretty in Pink

Andie Walsh from Pretty in Pink

Aspiring fashion designer Andie Walsh, played by Molly Ringwald, had a very unique approach to fashion in Pretty in Pink. For her a strapless full princess gown would not work with her unique unafraid approach to fashion. For her she needed something all her own and daring.

And love it or hate it that is what she designs for herself out of different pieces and materials. The dress she wore to her prom features a sheer halter neck with floral details. The halter piece goes down into an inverted triangle neckline. The fit is rather shapeless with off shoulder puff sleeves looking like a cold shoulder look before that was even a thing.

It definitely an iconic 1980s look that is just so out of the box that it’s just so bold, unexpected and pretty in its unique way

Costume design by Marilyn Vance


Astrid Leong Teo from Crazy Rich Asians

Astrid Leong Teo from Crazy Rich Asians

Astrid Leong Teo from Crazy Rich Asians

In her introductory scene in Crazy Rich Asians, Astrid Leong Teo, played by Gemma Chan, wears this soft pale pink Dior dress from the fall/winter 2016 collection. Astrid is a close cousin of Nicolas Young, the main character’s boyfriend.

As Astrid is known for her impeccable fashion sense it’s no wonder that the production put her in a Dior dress. Not only does this blush pink color convey her femininity but highlights how nice she is compared to other people in her status. This sweet characterization is also shown is the gathered wrapped neckline and the subtle gentle gathering at her hips.

In this look she looks like a perfect modern goddess.

Costume design by Mary E. Vogt


Louisa May Foster from What a Way to Go!

Louisa May Foster from What a Way to Go!

Louisa May Foster from What a Way to Go!

While What a Way to Go is an enjoyable funny movie it has a reputation for the campy over the top costumes, which to be fair are super fun.

Arguably one the most over the top costumes that Louisa, played by Shirley MacLaine, wears is the all pink strapless gown with pink fur cloak complete with pink gloves, shoes and hair. It’s all pink.

Why is she in head-to-toe pink? Because her husband in that part of the movie is the biggest actor ever and pink is his thing. Everything about him is pink so she must wear pink to his latest film premiere.

It’s just such a surreal yet pretty look.

Costume design Edith Head


Regina George from Mean Girls

Regina George from Mean Girls

Regina George from Mean Girls

One could just do a ranking of every pink outfit from Mean Girls, that would be a niche page. So gentle readers just consider every pink costume in Mean Girls in this position. But in all seriousness the look that Regina George, played by Rachel McAdams, wears to prom is just such a look that it’s hard to deny. Then again her drama queen outfit is also iconic.

Her prom dress is very simple. It's a short satin strapless gown with a black band under the bust with a bow. The aspect that sets it apart is the headgear that she needs after sustaining a massive injury that is decked out in a flower crown before the flower crown came back into vogue. The strap of the head gear is also tucked to a black band at the waist providing not only support but waist emphasis to make the look even more interesting.

Costume design by Mary Jane Fort


Holly Golightly from Breakfast at Tiffany’s

Holly Golightly from Breakfast at Tiffany’s

Holly Golightly from Breakfast at Tiffany’s

The combination of Audrey Hepburn and Givenchy is something magical. Hepburn is the epitome of charm and chic glamor. So it’s no wonder that in a movie where she is already wearing a massively iconic look that she would get another near iconic one.

Holly Golightly wears this outfit when she goes on a date with her boyfriend and then has a meltdown. The dress is just everything you could want in an early 60s dress.

The color is decidedly hot pink and it is adorned with fan-shaped appliques. The appliques have rhinestones to add some shimmer. There is also a bow at the waist. It is then styled with a tall tiara like headpiece and a matching pink coat.

It is all things fashion forward and chic.

Mattel used this dress for a Holly Golightly Barbie doll.

Dress by Givenchy


Rose Loomis from Niagara

Rose Loomis from Niagara

Rose Loomis from Niagara

In Niagara, Marilyn Monroe forgoes her trademark “baby girl” voice to play Rose Loomis, a femme fatal character.

Rose wears this darker pink dress when she requests that the song “Kiss” be played during an impromptu dance party. Rose’s husband comes out of the cabin and smashes the record as the song has a secret significance.

The dress is very much juxtaposed with the other ladies in the scene as Rose’s outfit is form fitting and very vibrant in color. The bodice features a keyhole and tie detail further adding to the allure factor along with a wide open neckline.

She smolders in the scene with the type of seemingly effortless sensuality that only Marilyn could bring to any role and this dress simply highlights that aspect perfectly.

Costume design by Dorothy Jeakins


Marisa Ventura from Maid in Manhattan

Marisa Ventura from Maid in Manhattan

Marisa Ventura from Maid in Manhattan

Maid in Manhattan is a Cinderella-esque story but with a very different setting.

The scene where Marisa, played by Jennifer Lopez, dons this gown is just so memorable, she just makes for quite the glamorous reveal.

The gown is made from a pale pink chiffon and has a strapless sweetheart neckline. The gentle draping in the bodice gives the look elegance and movement.

The look is complete with a stunning Harry Winston necklace.

Costume design by Albert Wolsky


Pooja Sharma from Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham

Pooja Sharma from Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham

Pooja Sharma from Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham

Pooja Sharma, played by Kareena Kapoor, is a diva. Though under the layers she is more thoughtful and caring than she lets on. She is also a fashion and beauty obsessed young lady living in London.

Her very trendy sense of style is so strong that it is translated into a more traditional Indian outfit that she wears during Karva Chauth, in which married women fast for their husband’s well-being.

The scene and the song number is one of the most remembered from the movie and is generally beloved in Bollywood.

Pooja’s modern take on a traditional look is very cool and very in character for her. The outfit is in two shades of pink with the top, or choli being more of a deeper pink and her pants have an ombre with a softer light pink in the upper porter and getting darker towards the hem to match the pink of the choli.

Her choli is asymmetrically cut at angle which is a feature that can be seen in her big re-introductory scene in the second half of the movie. The choli has a criss-cross back which also suits her as she likes backless pieces.

Silvery white beading is used through the outfit.

Her pants are wide leg or palazzo pants. While women wearing pants garments is not at all uncommon in traditional Indian garments as in Salwar Kameez, which do have a loose fit, they narrow at the ankle and there are also Churidar type pants which are tight fitting.

Pooja wearing palazzo pants means she wears pants that move beautifully for dancing and looks more modern. There also looks like there are sequins on the pants for more shimmer.

She also wears a matching dupatta, scarf, at her neck.

Costume design by Manish Malhotra


Elle Woods from Legally Blonde

Elle Woods from Legally Blonde

Elle Woods from Legally Blonde

The climatic courtroom scene where Elle Woods, played by Reese Witherspoon, is when Elle comes into her own power. As she tries to impress the serious minded law students and lawyers she wears less of her trademark pink color but as she steps into the court and is the one now in charge she unapologetically wears her color in her signature style.

Her knee length long sleeve dress is a deep hot pink with a contrasting lighter pink label and cuffs. To add some more trendy style into the the is a sequin sash at the waist with rhinestone buttons at the cuff.

It’s great to see a character who is feminine and smart because in addition to learning law there is an intelligence and a unique understanding of oneself to look good. It’s not a personality flaw or something to be degraded because it is more regarded as feminine.

Costume design by Sophie De Rakoff


Lorelei Lee from Gentlemen Prefer Blondes

Lorelei Lee from Gentlemen Prefer Blondes

Lorelei Lee from Gentlemen Prefer Blondes

One might not think that a gown as culturally significant as the gown that Marilyn Monroe wore in Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, was a last minute creation but it’s true. The original gown was meant to look almost naked but dripping in diamonds to express an unending the love of dazzling jewels. However a scandal involving Marilyn made the studio want something less revealing for the number thus this pink gown was created.

Lorelei Lee, played by Marilyn Monroe, wears this shocking pink gown during "The Diamonds are a Girls’ Best Friend" Number. A song and famous look that has been recreated so many times that it’s hard to know where the character of Lorelei stops and Marilyn iconography begins.

The floor length pink gown is made from peau d'ange silk fabric which means angel’s skin, this type of silk is very luxurious and has dull sheen and black satin was used for the lining. The gown has a straight strapless neckline that is folded over. There is also a matching belt that adds to the curve of her shape.

The large bow at the back was constructed as part of the dress and not as a separate piece. The bow is also lined in black satin. The bow highlighted her dance movements.

Her gloves were made using the same fabric as the dress except for the palms. Owning to dancing of the scene there is a slit in the back for ease of movement

There is no other way to put it that this costume is an icon.

Costume design by William Travilla


Period Pieces

Queen Victoria from Victoria in Dover a.k.a. The Story of Vickie

Queen Victoria from Victoria in Dover a.k.a. The Story of Vickie

Queen Victoria from Victoria in Dover a.k.a. The Story of Vickie

Before her breakout role as Empress Elizabeth or Sissi, Romy Schneider played a young Queen Victoria in which she meets and proposes to Albert of Saxe-Coburg.

In the final scene when she asks Albert to marry her, she wears this very pretty light pink gown. The pink color seems to be a sheer layer over white with a sheen, this gives the gown’s color dimension. The gown has a full skirt with rows of ruffles at the hem along with a flower detail on one side amongst the ruffles.

The waistband which is made from deeper contrasting pink fabric also has a matching flower detail on the other side at the center of the bow.

The off-shoulder neckline line has some tan ruffles which also match at the hem.

It is a youthful romantic look that compliments the scene perfectly and it's a lovely prelude to the Sissi Movie trilogy.

Costume design by Leo Bei and Gerdago


Barbara Novak from Down with Love

Barbara Novak from Down with Love

Barbara Novak from Down with Love

In the opening scene of Down with Love, soon-to-be published author Barbara Novak, played by Renée Zellweger starts her journey in New York City in the swinging sixties. Not only is she out to get her controversial book to be a massive success she also has a brilliant long term plan in the works.

She is first seen wearing this cameo pink suit dress with a matching coat. She does take the coat off for her meeting with the publisher. The top is white and the skirt portion is the same pink and white grid pattern of her coat.

It’s sleek, cool, modern and feminine. This look was used heavily in the film’s promotion.

Costume design Daniel Orlandi


Christine Daae from Phantom of the Opera

Christine Daae from Phantom of the Opera

Christine Daae from Phantom of the Opera

I will fully admit I have many thoughts and feelings on this particular dress and other costumes from the movie version of The Phantom of the Opera.

First there are many lovely pink costumes in this movie mostly worn by the Diva La Carlotta most notably her Countess Il Muto costume with its large wig and pannier and her costume for "Notes" and "Prima Donna."

There are a few decisions for the costumes worn by Christine, played by Emmy Rossum, that seemingly do not make sense in the film’s content. Like it that "Masquerade" number and all the other attendees are wearing black, white and gold except Christine. Now there are some theories that she is wearing pink here because the Phantom is wearing red and her costume is pink as it represents her love for both Raoul and the Phantom. This could be true, can’t say one way or the other.

It would have also been nice if at some point in the scene she put her mask to her face because she is holding a mask in the scene. It can be seen when she dances so at least it does count as a functional costume for the party even if it doesn’t suit that color scheme that doesn’t even suit the song lyrics.

However, despite all that it is a very lovely dress. The neckline is a frothy combination of lace sheer fabric and little roses. The skirt is full and has a cascade bustle that is gathered so it forms three parts with roses at the gathers. There is also a sheer fabric as outer layer which further adds to the soft delicate look.

Her mask is a silvery white with crystals and a rose on the side with sheer fabric that matches her dress.

I suppose that the concept could be less about the color pink and more about the symbolism of roses since there is a deep connection between Christine and the flower.

Costume design by Alexandra Byrne


Suzon from Huit Femme

Suzon from Huit Femme

Suzon from Huit Femme

Huit Femme is a French murder mystery with an all-star female cast of prolific French actresses. The plot is more a less a who-done-it at a secluded countryside mansion over Christmas in the1950s. Oh and it's also a musical.

Virginie Ledoyen plays eldest daughter, Suzon. The movie color codes the characters and Suzon wears pink. Suzon’s outfit is a sweater skirt combo. The fitted sweater has a mixed diagonally plaid pattern in a light pink. This pattern is only on the front. The back of the sweater as well as the sleeves, collar and full circle skirt are made from a contrasting darker pink shade with a light pink square pattern.

It’s a cute yet prim costume that perfectly suits who Suzon tries to portray,

Costume Design by Helene Cassard, Isabelle, Emma Lebail, Helene Robin, and Monique Toure


Amy March from Little Women

Amy March from Little Women

Amy March from Little Women

The battle of the Little Women generational wars continues. In all seriousness the costumes of 1994 are just better in that they look less hap-hazard in the styling, they fit the context of the story and you can see the changes in time period. That is not to say personally that I dislike all the costumes from the 2019 version, some are nice and pretty. I do have a personal theory as to why the 2019 costumes are the way they are but it is for another time.

On the whole, the costumes from the 1994 version are just more appropriate. However no matter the version Amy March gets the prettiest costume as she is the most fashion conscious of the March sisters.

Adult Amy, played by Samantha Mathis, wears this very fashionable day outfit when she receives a letter from Laurie urging her not accept the imminent proposal of another man while in Paris.

It’s a shame there isn’t a decent shot of this costume because it’s quite pretty. You can see that the bodice has buttons down along the front and there is lace at the collar and cuffs. The cuffs are accented with purple bows.

Skirt has a bustle though it’s hard to see because it is only a quick long shot and the lower portion is blocked by the sofa. It seems like there are matching purple bows down the skirt. Still, it's a lovely costume. I just wish it could have been on screen more.

Costume design by Colleen Atwood


Jackie Kennedy from Jackie

Jackie Kennedy from Jackie

Jackie Kennedy from Jackie

It is no exaggeration to say that Jackie Kennedy’s double-breasted raspberry pink wool bouclé Chanel suit that she wore on that fateful day on November 22 1963 is one of deep historical significance.

As such it has been recreated many times for film and tv depictions of the former first lady. In 2016 Jackie it was recreated for Natalie Portman who played the titular Jackie.

There are of course differences between the original suit and the recreation but a lot of time and research was done to get this outfit just right. The production worked very hard to get the exact shade just right so that it looked good on film and was as accurate as it could possibly be.

The buttons, chain and navy label were all provided by Chanel.

Costume Design by Madeline Fontaine


Baby Houseman from Dirty Dancing

Baby Houseman from Dirty Dancing

Baby Houseman from Dirty Dancing

Dirty Dancing is one of the most beloved 1980s movies and the final dance scene is just one of those scenes that gives people goosebumps with its choreography, staging, the chemistry of the leads and just the joy of it.

In the pivotal final dance scene, Baby, played by Jennifer Grey, wears a seemingly simple baby pink dress. However this dress is not as simple as it looks. First off this dress is meant for dancing so it moves beautifully to compliment and highlight the dance routine. It looks like it is made from a few layers of lightweight fabric that has a lovely drape. It also has a sheer overlay.

The dress is a sleeveless a-line silhouette that is knee length which is again for the sake of the dance. There are a few embellishments. There is a row of beading at the neckline and around the arms holes. The waistline is dropped and around it some floral lace. It also has a low back.

Costume design by Hilary Rosenfeld


Emma Woodhouse from Emma (2020)

Emma Woodhouse from Emma (2020)

Emma Woodhouse from Emma

The 2020 version of Emma took great pride in the accuracy in their costume. Some pieces were recreations of garments from museums.

Emma, played by Anya Taylor-Joy, wears this gown to an evening event and becomes jealous over a seeming match between Mr.Knightley and Miss Fairfax. This gown is a close recreation of a red net gown from the Victoria and Albert Museum dated from 1810.

While the museum piece is red, Emma’s gown reads more pink like a tango shade especially in the promotion picture. The color comes from a sheer layer over white. The bodice has gorgeous floral embroidery which is also on the short slightly puffed sleeves and at the hemline.

It is an exceptionally lovely evening gown kudos to the production for recreating it.

Costume Design by Alexandra Byrne


Dido Elizabeth Belle from Belle

Dido Elizabeth Belle from Belle

Dido Elizabeth Belle from Belle

Belle tells the story of Dido Elizabeth Belle, the first black of the British aristocracy. She was the illegitimate daughter of Maria Belle enslaved African woman and Sir John Lindsay. She was raised by her great aunt and uncle the Countess and Earl of Mansfield along with her cousin.

As a movie goes Belle is a refreshing beautiful movie that not only depicts a real interesting and intelligent woman it also has lovely costumes.

The film is set in the later part of the 1700s. This pink gown that Dido, played by Gugu Mbatha-Raw, wears for the evening when her family is entering guests. Though due to her skin color Dido can not eat dinner with her family though she can join them after. She is also seen wearing the same dress in the gardens. This dress was used in the film promotion.

The gown is baby pink. The floral pattern has other shades of pink and some peach tone. The neckline slightly squared. The stomacher portion of the bodice has two wave-like ruffles going down it. The sleeves are three-quarter and have a flounce cuff with lace under which is like an under garment.

The Skirt is left simple with no embellishments, just the pattern of the pink fabric.

Costume design by Anushia Nieradzik


Marie Antionette (2006)

Marie Antionette (2006)

Marie Antionette

Marie Antoinette is like the hallmark, benchmark good standard costume movie. Every costume in this movie is opulent yet fun which is the vibe for the movie.

Much like Mean Girl one could do a ranking of every pink gown Marie Antoinette worn in this movie but we’ll just keep it to one but they are all great

The costumes that Marie Antoinette, played by Kristen Dunst, wore in this film were to look more youthful and modern. So details like lace and heavy jewels were used in moderation. This silk pale pink robe a l'anglais is thought to be inspired by a painting of her when she was seven by Jean Étienne Liotard

The pleats and ruffles used to adorn this gown are wide which gives a more modern sensibility. Instead of lace trimming the neckline and cuffs a sheer white fabric was used instead for the youth cool modernity factor. There is a blue ribbon as the neckline to accent the pink further adding to her youth and charm.

A wide matching pink fabric choker finish all the pretty girly fun look

This gown was used during the film's promotion.

Costume design by Milena Canonero


Think Pink!

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DGbreezin on February 06, 2016:

Few women have ever looked as beautiful as Jennifer Lopez in her pink dress in "Maid in Manhattan."

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