The ultimate fairytale has had many adaptions in its day and with it, many versions of Cinderella’s ballgown. In this modern version, Hilary Duff’s character was dressed in what most of us would describe as a wedding dress.
Since Sam is a high schooler in the film, the wedding dress seemed a tad too mature or even inappropriate to some viewers. However, the plot of the film solves this costume conundrum. Sam doesn’t have a dress to wear to the school dance, so her friend lets her borrow her wedding dress to save the day! So despite appearances, there are no wedding bells in sight!
Effie Trinket - The Hunger Games: Catching Fire
We think it's safe to say that Effie Trinket (played by Elizabeth Banks) grows on you throughout the "Hunger Games" franchise. She starts out as a Captial worker bee and evolves into a nurturing supporter of Katniss. What a metamorphosis!
Speaking of metamorphosis, one of Effie's most marvelous and memorable outfits was made entirely out of Monarch butterflies. Wait, let's just clarify here — no real butterflies were harmed in the making of the dress! The film's costume designer, Trish Summerville, quelled any concerns by confirming that the outfit was made out of feathers painted to look like Monarch butterflies.
Edward - Edward Scissorhands
If you've ever watched a Tim Burton film, you'll know to expect some wonderfully wacky characters. "Edward Scissorhands" is no exception. Burton somehow manages to make us, along with the rest of the town, fall for Edward. He's an innocent creature, who due to a series of mishaps, ended up with scissors for hands. Not exactly traditional heartthrob material.
Besides the dangerous scissors, Edward also dons a leather bodysuit with metal buckles and straps. On paper, this sounds like a costume for a monster in a horror film, yet it was the perfect fit for the off-beat prince charming.
March Sisters - Little Women (2019)
The adoration for the March sisters seems to transcend generations. Great Gerwig's successful 2019 adaption proves just that. While the film bagged the academy award for best costume design, the character's clothing has since been criticized for its historical inaccuracy.
"Little Women" is set in the 1860s which means that the March sisters ought to have been sporting bonnets throughout the film. Costume designer Jacqueline Durran explained the bonnet-ban in the film as a way of trying to modernize the look of the sisters and make them more relatable to contemporary audiences. She stated, “I think that it was about bringing a kind of new life to Victorian girls — keeping it Victorian but not doing it in the way that we’re used to seeing it.”
Charlie's Angels - Charlie's Angels (2000)
This cult classic is famous for its formidable female-fighting force. While the film does a good job of portraying women in action on screen, the wardrobe choices are at times...questionable.
The main culprit? The incredibly high heels that the angels are often spotted wearing during the various action sequences. It seems that the costume department used footwear to try to create the perfect balance of fierceness and feminity. While fighting bad guys in heels is very impressive it just seems impractical.