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8 Iconic Red Movie Dresses We Love

by Emma Menteath, Editorial Lead

Make a little room in your wardrobe, The LRD – little red dress – is a must for the festive season. A symbol of love and power, the red dress is more versatile than you think and can take you from Christmas to Valentine’s Day in a heartbeat. Be inspired by some of cinema’s greatest heroines – think Marilyn Monroe or Julia Roberts – as we take a look at eight iconic red movie dresses we love.

1. Marilyn Monroe & Jane Russell in Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, 1953

We can see how these matching sparkly red numbers become famous, thanks to their legendary thigh-high splits and plunging necklines.

2. Audrey Hepburn in Funny Face, 1956

A timeless dress for a timeless beauty – Andrey Hepburn looked flawless in her strapless chiffon red dress designed by Givenchy in the classic film Funny Face.

3. Jessica Rabbit in Who Framed Roger Rabbit?, 1988

Jessica Rabbit has turned the heads of both human and animated men since 1988 in her revealing red dress. As the saying goes “I’m not bad, I’m just drawn that way.”

4. Julia Roberts in Pretty Woman, 1990

It’s hard to choose a favourite style moment from Pretty Woman, but Julia Roberts in her red dress with sweetheart neckline and puff sleeves is definitely one of our top 5 moments – the long white gloves made this look extra iconic.

5. Cameron Diaz in The Mask, 1994

Cameron Diaz made a dramatic entrance in her tight little red dress in her debut film, The Mask, when she was 21-years old.

6. Alicia Silverstone in Clueless, 1995

Forever a 90s style icon, Alicia Silverstone took her own advice when she chose a little red mini for her hot date, uttering the iconic Cher line: “Sometimes you have to show a little skin.”

7. Nicole Kidman in Moulin Rogue, 2001

Nicole Kidman wore an iconic red dress during the equally iconic song – Elephant Love Medley – in the musical extravaganza, Moulin Rouge. A fitting red dress to fall in love in.

8. Emma Stone in Gangster Squad, 2012

Emma Stone looked as glamourous as ever in a 1940s red dress in 2012’s Gangster Squad. Try one of our red dresses in the hope of impressing your very own Ryan Gosling this Christmas.