LITTLE BLACK DRESS VOTED SCREENS FINEST
Audrey Hepburn’s little black dress in Breakfast at Tiffany’s (1961) is head and shoulders above other looks after being named the best female movie outfit of all time.
In the midst of Sex and the City 2 madness, LOVEFiLM, Europe’s leading film & TV, digital and DVD rental subscription service with over 67,000 titles, polled over 2,000 members to find the best female film outfits of all time. While she may have lost her cat, she did not lose the votes, screen legend Audrey Hepburn as Holly Golightly in Breakfast at Tiffany’s (1961) receiving 30 per cent of the votes.
In second place (13 per cent) is the floor-sweeping emerald green dress worn by Keira Knightley as Ceilia Tallis in Atonement (2007) which proved a great success with love interest Robbie Turner (James McAvoy) in the library.
From temptation to fantasy, Marilyn Monroe’s ‘cheeky’ white dress featured in 1955 comedy The Seven Year Itch floats into the top three with 11 per cent of the votes and proving less can indeed be more, the white bikini worn by Bond beauty Ursula Andress in Dr No. (1962) wins fourth place (nine per cent).
In fifth place (eight per cent) is Kate Hudson’s back-less gold silk frock featured in How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days, followed by a re-appearance from Audrey Hepburn at six (six per cent), with her white dress and bonnet combo at the races in My Fair Lady (1964).
They’re the ones that you want (they are the ones you want, ooh ooh ohh…) the skin-tight satin trousers fashioned by Olivia Newton John in Grease (1978) made it to seventh place (five per cent), followed by Raquel Welch’s unusual fur bikini in One Million Years BC (1966) and in ninth place (three per cent) is Nicole Kidman’s sparkly corset that caught Ewan McGregor’s eye in Moulin Rouge (2001).
Finally style icon and all-round guru to women, Sarah Jessica Parker slips in with the Vivienne Westwood wedding dress that never made it to the church in Sex and the City (2008) which bagged two per cent of the votes.
Top female movie outfits of all time are:
- Audrey Hepburn’s little black dress, Breakfast at Tiffany’s (1961)- 30%
- Keira Knightley’s green dress, Atonement (2007)- 13%
- Marilyn Monroe’s white dress, The Seven Year Itch (1955)- 11%
- Ursula Andress’ bikini, Dr No (1962) – 9%
- Kate Hudson’s gold dress, How to Lose a Guy in Ten Days (2003)-8%
- Audrey Hepburn’s white dress at the races, My Fair Lady (1964)- 6%
- Olivia Newton John’s skin-tight satin trousers, Grease (1978)- 5%
- Raquel Welch’s fur bikini, One Million Years BC (1966)- 4%
- Nicole Kidman’s sparkly corset, Moulin Rouge (2001) – 3%
10. Sarah Jessica Parker’s wedding dress, Sex and the City (2008) – 2%
Other – 9%
Helen Cowley, Editor at LOVEFiLM commented:
“Audrey Hepburn has truly made that little black dress a fashion staple which has stood the test of time despite competition from some of the most stylish females around. As Sarah Jessica Parker and co-stars prepares to provide the next fashion fix for women everywhere, it’ll be interesting to see if their latest threads can make the same impact.
With over 67,000 titles available including every episode of Sex and the City, LOVEFiLM has the finest film fashions to rent and more to watch online.”