Silk is a Hollywood staple, it’s luxurious look and feel makes it the choice fabric for slinky dresses and sexy silhouettes. From velvet to charmeuse, Hollywood is brimming with stunning silk ensembles. Let’s take a look at the best silk oufits Hollywood has to offer.
Atonement is a period film about a false accusation, and coming to terms with your wrongdoings. Although much of the movie is devastatingly sad,Keira Knightley wears a dress that has surely inspired many a prom goer. Draped in green charmeuse, this slinky silhouette uses an iconic late-1930’s look, and is perfect for dinner parties, and dreaming of reuniting with your long-lost lover.
Feel like a new person in these silk charmeuses:
There never was a woman like Gilda, which is what makes her black silk dress even more spectacular. Rita Hayworth plays the stunningly beautiful and coy Gilda, wife of a mobster and object of many men’s affection. Hayworth wore this seductive number while singing for an enamored crowd. This dress is perfect for fighting with one of your husband’s underlings, or marrying them.
Get as close to Gilda as you can with these silks:
Gone With the Wind
Gone With the Wind follows a family running a plantation in the south, as the Civil War ravages their country and their home. Scarlett O’Hara, played by Vivien Leigh, vows to do anything for her family, and is punished dearly for it. But, despite the hardships she must overcome, O’Hara is consistently dressed to the nines. The best example of this is a stunning velvet dress, which she fashions out of curtains! This dress is perfect for marrying a wealthy man to take care of you, or having your wealthy husband leave you on your doorstep.
Drape yourself in these velvets:
How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days
Hot to Lose a Guy in 10 Days has gotten the romcom formula down. Well-known actress+Matthew McConaughey+conflict+beautiful dress=big box office numbers. That well-known actress and beautiful dress? Kate Hudson in a surprisingly stunning yellow silk gown. Kate Hudson, in this beautiful dress, plays Andie Anderson, a writer whose newest article is about losing a guy in 10 days. The climax of the film is reached while Kate Hudson sports this slinky dress, because why watch the end of the movie when you’ve seen such an exquisite garment? We all know what happens in the end, anyway.
You won’t lose anything in these fabrics:
Pretty in Pink
She may be the second Andie on this list, but Pretty in Pink’s Andie Walsh is definitely number one when it comes to style. Molly Ringwald plays this lovable outsider, too poor to be popular. Stuck between several boys who vie for her attention, Andie goes to prom alone, in a dress she fashioned herself from other dresses. This pink dress is an iconic piece of silk, giving hope to young girls everywhere that style comes from within, not from the wallet.
Be pretty in pink with these fabrics:
What’s your favorite on-screen silk ensemble? I’m a Pretty in Pink kinda gal. Let me know in the comments!