TIFF has come and gone, so we’re officially three-quarters of the way into 2012. And that’s why we feel like it’s safe to revisit some of the year’s biggest movies and sing our praises for their various movie wardrobes. Spoiler alert: The Avengers didn’t make the cut. (So, if you see the Hulk, please send our apologies.)
True, Bachelorette may feature Lizzy Caplan, Kirsten Dunst, Isla Fisher and Rebel Wilson wearing their actual wardrobes, but it still exemplifies good fashion choices. In addition to Rebel’s Bitch necklace (that, in all fairness, she wore on David Letterman along with a track suit), Lizzy Caplan keeps it streamlined with short skirts, ankle boots and a black blazer. (And we’re not just saying that because she’s been one of this writer’s favourite actresses since playing Janice in Mean Girls.)
2. The Perks Of Being A Wallflower
Emma Watson knows how to bring it, and in her role as the kind, welcoming Sam in this month’s coming-of-age novel-turned-movie, we again see the actress pull off everything. Embracing thrift store chic (for lack of a better word), Emma Watson keeps it simple: despite wearing mostly a variety of shorts, tank tops, flannel shirts and sweaters “ not to mention butterfly wings — she reminds us all of why we won’t let the ˜90s go. And we shouldn’t! If $4 second hand button-ups can be justified, we’re all for it.
3. The Hunger Games
Admit it: after seeing Katniss Everdeen rise like a phoenix in this summer blockbuster, a little part of you wanted you to wear a braid with a military jacket. And as you should! In addition to actress Jennifer Lawrence’s already-impressive red carpet style, her movie wardrobe combined fashion and function to bring us a newfound penchant for boots. Although we advise you leave the bow and arrow at home.
4. The Grey
Kidding! (Although those wolves looked fierce. GET IT?)
4. The Dark Knight Rises
We promise we’re not going to convince you to buy a bat suit (but we would never judge you if you did). However, Anne Hathaway’s turn as Catwoman yielded some seriously fashionable results thanks to her classic pieces — black dresses and Breakfast at Tiffany‘s-inspired hats — and striking makeup. True, the makeup artist was wrong to seemingly not apply lip liner, but her cat suit and shoes were enough to justify wearing black even in July. Thank you, Anne (from those of us who prefer neutrals).
5. The Master
If you’ve been lucky enough to see The Master already, you’re familiar with the post-WWII storyline and Peggy’s (Amy Adams) hair, makeup and dresses. Obviously F/W 2012 trends haven’t been influenced by this movie (or vice versa), but the timing couldn’t be better: with her A-line dresses, red lipstick and vintage heels, we have to give kudos to a wardrobe that is understandably overshadowed by remarkable acting. Thus, the countdown to red carpet fashion is on.