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12 Cinema Characters Whose Unique Style Started New Trends in Everyday Life

12 Cinema Characters Whose Unique Style Started New Trends in Everyday Life

Many of the trends we see in fashion and popular culture come from designers and fashion gurus. Style trends can originate from various influencers across social media too. But there are some instances where trends actually come from different sources — one in particular is from movie characters. Looking back through the history of cinema, it is obvious how many actors have influenced trends through the fashion choices of their characters. These looks became so iconic that some of them are still well known and considered stylish today. You may even remember some of these looks yourself, or even feel a bit of nostalgia from a time when you actually wore these styles at some point or another. To learn just how impactful these films and their main characters were, check out 12 cinema characters whose unique style started new trends in everyday life.

Sharon Stone Basic Instinct, Leg, Flash photography

Basic Instinct: White Turtleneck

If you have ever watched “Basic Instinct,” then you probably remember this iconic outfit. Sharon Stone’s character wore a stunning white dress with a turtleneck that rivaled any designer gown in terms of stylish impact. It was designed by Nino Cerruti.

Manfred Thierry Mugler Demi Moore, Shoulder, Dress, Flash photography, Standing, Lighting

Indecent Proposal: Black Dress

Designer Thierry Mugler created a beautiful long black dress complete with an attention grabbing neckline for this ensemble. It was worn by Demi Moore, and was a complete hit in the real world.

Rachel Green Outfits, Shoe, Leg, Tartan, Human, Fashion, Thigh

Friends: Rachel Green’s Entire Wardrobe

This particular trend isn’t even limited to just one outfit or look. That’s just how popular Jennifer Aniston’s wardrobe was on the series Friends, as character Rachel Green. Everyone wanted to copy Rachel’s style when this show was in its heyday.

Sharon Stone In Casino, Clothing, Smile, Outerwear, Textile, Sleeve

Casino: Gold Dress

In the 90’s, fashion for the rich was all about showing wealth through their clothes quite literally. This is why designer Bob Mackie chose to adorn Sharon Stone’s character in an elegant and risque gold dress that later auctioned for $13,200.

Clueless Movie, Smile, Tartan, Gesture

Clueless: 90’s Style Wardrobe

“Clueless” will forever be an icon in 90’s fashion, as the characters were the epitome of style back then. They even had their own hand at influencing the fashion of the day with their posh nuanced 90’s style, which is still emulated today.

Reese Witherspoon Legally Blonde, Smile, Dog, Sunglasses, Vision care, Eyewear, Sleeve, Gesture, Pink

Legally Blonde: Bright Pink Style

“Legally Blonde” was one movie that will forever be remembered for its fashion. Reese Witherspoon’s character Elle Woods had a bubbly, over the top style to match her personality, which was definitely a trend at the turn of the 21st century.

Kate Hudson Yellow Dress, Smile, Wedding dress, Flash photography, Dress, Bridal clothing

How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days: Yellow Dress

If you’ve seen “How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days,” you definitely remember the yellow dress worn by Kate Hudson’s character. It was memorable in that super bright yellow was not popular in the 2000’s, so she made quite a statement by pulling off this dress so beautifully.

Group Mean Girls, Footwear, Shoe, Leg, Textile, Waist

Mean Girls: Early 2000’s Style

“Mean Girls” is iconic for 2000’s fashion, and almost seems like opening a perfectly preserved fault of high school style from this era. This not only reflected current styles back then, but also influenced it with the trendy and memorable wardrobe of the main cast of mean girls.

Meryl Streep The Devil Wears Prada Outfits, Clothing, Outerwear, Car, Photograph, Wheel, Tire, Fashion, Human, Vehicle, Automotive design

The Devil Wears Prada: Iconic Style

The entire movie of “The Devil Wears Prada” is basically a catwalk of stunning fashion pieces worn by almost every main character. It is a fashion lover’s eye candy as different scenes flaunt various levels of style and elegance. So many people adored and emulated this movie’s fashion sense.

Cate Blanchett Carol Outfits, Temple

Carol: Retro Sophistication

The setting and atmosphere of “Carol” is all about retro style and mood. Cate Blanchett’s character embodies the elegance and sophistication of fashion in the 1950’s. The big brooches, red lipstick and throwback shades are wonderful to take in on screen.

La La Land Movie, Sky, Dress, Flash photography, Dance, Happy, Gesture

La La Land: Yellow Dress

Another yellow dress that was a big hit comes from “La La Land,” worn by Emma Stone’s character. Her beautiful dress started a trend that made yellow the “new pink” in 2018.

Blazer, Fashion, Sleeve

Big Little Lies: Renata’s Style

While there are some memorable fashion choices from a few characters of “Big Little Lies,” none were quite so stunning as the ensembles worn by Laura Dern’s character Renata. Her style oozed grace and poise, but with a hint of power and intimidation as well. Some of her looks have been googled heavily by admiring fans.

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