From Sharon Stone to Marilyn Monroe, Hollywood actresses have made white dresses unforgettable. Here, I made a list of the most iconic white dresses from the movies! You know what I’m talking about. The most iconic white dresses aren’t just sexy. They are what we can wear to a Halloween party as a costume! The most iconic white dresses are what we love to look at again and again, and never forget!
Spring-Summer is a time to celebrate the white dresses – mini-dresses, cocktail, lace, crochet – we feel like wearing them all time – while holding a glass of martini and donning a sexy pair of sunglasses, pairing them with our hottest accessories.
And to celebrate this eternally fashionable color, I made a list of 20 of our favorites – the most iconic white dresses from Hollywood movies. Be prepared to feast your eyes on these beautiful, unforgettable outfits…
1. Marilyn Monroe in The Seven Year Itch
If we have to make a list of iconic white dresses from Hollywood, Marilyn Monroe’s halter dress from the 1955 film deserves to be at the top. Not only did it go on to become way more famous than the movie, it became the most iconic look of the actress herself. Copied and redone by celebrities, Halloween costumes, and Circa Brides for a vintage 1950s bridal dress, this dress made it to a 26-feet tall statue called Forever Marilyn that was recently displayed in Chicago, and has its own Wikipedia page. Plus it was gorgeously sexy.
2. Sharon Stone in Basic Instinct
Who can ever forget the plain mini white dress Sharon Stone wore in the movie Basic Instinct? It created controversies and the most famous leg-cross scene, and it made Sharon Stone an internationally recognized icon. This outfit has inspired countless memes and gags. Of course Sharon’s minimalist effortlessly sexy look, paired with her confident character in the film is very hot.
3. Audrey Hepburn in Breakfast at Tiffany’s
I love this Greek-inspired one-shoulder gown that Audrey’s character, Holly Golightly, wore in Breakfast at Tiffany’s, draped almost like a saree, and accessorized with just black earrings. It’s very glamorous and unforgettable, especially when you pair it with her updo and long cigarette holder.
4. Kate Winslet in Titanic
Rose’s heaven dress, as they call it, in Titanic was a white version of her iconic red and black dinner/dance dress. She wore the gorgeous crystal gown in the sad tear-jerking climax scene. And I didn’t think it was as popular as that red/black dress, until I googled it, and saw that it has inspired numerous replicas, cakes and a doll.
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