Hands up, who’s lost count of the number of films they’ve watched over the past 10 months? I’d be lying if I said I could even attempt to work it out, such is the amount of time I’ve spent in front of the TV. While puzzles lose their novelty after a while and you can only bake so much sourdough before you realise you could open up your own branch of Greggs, films never stop being fun. But being a fashion journalist, I’ve also spent a long time making a mental note of the outfits that I love the most that have appeared on-screen.
Fashion, or rather costume design, in film is vital to making a character stand out. Whether it’s a barely-there green satin dress that’s actually pivotal to a pair of lovers’ story or a pair of Chanel boots demonstrating the protagonist’s changing personality, clothes can make the character. Of course, it can be that the fashion we’re watching on the big screen (or small screen right now) is just really great to look at, too. (Hello, Holly Golightly.)
Over the past few months, I’ve watched old films as well as a load of new films and have decided that these are my favourite 40 outfits in movies. While some titles might surprise you (especially the newer ones), try to think of them as future classics. Keep scrolling for the best on-screen movie looks. You might even find some Netflix recommendations on the way.