Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Dresses, Dresses, Dresses!!

One of my absolute favorite things about old movies are the dresses that the actresses wore. Thanks to Edith Head, Adrian, and several other designers, we can all be in awe of the beauty and the elegance of dresses from the golden era. I thought I would make this post entirely on pictures of dresses from old movies and some from magazines with some very famous actresses and some with models. I must let you know, though there are pictures with women wearing skirts but they are so worth looking at. I also wanted to add, that there are many pictures of the same actress but they do look quite marvelous in their apparel. Some of the pictures on here don't show the entire dress but at least, you get an idea of what it looked like, right? I think that I will be making this into a weekly post but not just for dresses, but for all sorts of fashion from that amazing era. If you want to see anyone on here that is wearing something that is to die for, let me know and I will post it on here. Well here comes the picspam, enjoy!



Greer Garson




Audrey Hepburn

Vivien Leigh



Vivien Leigh


Audrey Hepburn



Susan Hayward



Susan Hayward

Vivien Leigh




Model- Unknown


Audrey Hepburn



The Infamous Marilyn Monroe Dress



Marilyn Monroe


Natalie Wood(Doesn't this outfit just scream adorable?)


Marilyn Monroe



Marilyn Monroe



Marilyn Monroe



Marilyn Monroe




Audrey Hepburn



Model-Unknown



Grace Kelly



Grace Kelly




Model- Unknown



Model- Unknown



Models- Unknown



Model- Unknown




Grace Kelly



Joan Fontaine



Vivien Leigh



Audrey Hepburn and Grace Kelly




Grace Kelly




Grace Kelly's Wedding Dress




Grace Kelly




What a fabulous dress worn by Grace Kelly



Vivien Leigh


Jane Russell and Marilyn Monroe




Marilyn Monroe(I wish I had found a larger picture!)




Gene Tierney



Gene Tierney( My absolute favorite picture of her)



Gene Tierney( I know that this is a night gown but it is amazing!)


Greer Garson



Greer Garson




Audrey Hepburn




Audrey Hepburn



Doris Day



Doris Day




Audrey Hepburn



Joan Fontaine's wedding dress, when she wed Brian Aherne




Audrey Hepburn



Barbara Stanwyck



Barbara Stanwyck





Audrey Hepburn



Audrey Hepburn


Audrey Hepburn




Marilyn Monroe



Joan Fontaine




Joan Fontaine




Joan Fontaine



Joan Fontaine




Doris Day



Doris Day



Doris Day



Audrey Hepburn



Vivien Leigh




Marilyn Monroe




Susan Hayward




Barbara Stanwyck



Sophia Loren



Joan Fontaine(Sorry you can't see all of the dress but it is gorgeous!)



Barbara Stanwyck


Which one out of these photos did you like most? And what type of fashion,would you like to see for next week's edition? The choices are

- Men in Suits
- Women's Hats
- Women's Scarves
- Women in Pants



Oh and I just saw that I have 50 followers, how amazing is that? Thanks for following!

9 comments:

sneakysnoo11 said...

I love so many of these! Anything Audrey Hepburn wears is elegance personified, I especially love her Oscar dress and the shot from funnyface though this is partially the movement and expression of the picture!

I aslo adore the little fitted cape/jecket thing the unknown model is wearing under the first Grace Kelly pics, with the gloves and hat, perfect!

My absolute favourite has to the dress Gene Tierney in the picture above your favourite. I would kill to own that garment!Structured shoulders, the row of covered buttons and the skirt... wow!

Next week I'd love to see hats! I adore hats :P

But any of the suggestions sound swell.

I look forward to it

Beth xx

Millie said...

I am so in love with this post!

I really couldn't tell you which photo I liked best...they were all so amazing!

For the next edition I would love to see Women in Pants!!!!

THANK YOU!

And congrats on the 50 followers!

Raquelle said...

This was a beautiful collection of photographs! My favorite was the Audrey Hepburn one with the strapless white gown that had all that luscious black detailing at the base of the skirt. WOW!

Men's suits! Men's suits!

Sarah said...

WOW fantastic pics! I vote women in pants!

Gingeyginge said...

Gene Tierney..loking into the mirror, was one fav picture...the women in pant's so long as there high waisted and adorable..

Meredith said...

i love that first leigh outfit, it's so simple but elegant! and that stanwcyk dress from the lady eve is a personal fav.

women's hats please! so much fun.

Juliette. said...

That picture of Gene Tierney by the mirror has long been one of my favorites, but I can never seem to find it. Thanks for sharing! :)

Juliette

Leigh said...

Any of the pics of Vivien Leigh? But I'm biased!

polycrafter said...

Lovely post!
One of my favorites is a dress Debbie Reynolds wear during the "Good morning" number of Singing in the Rain. It's a light blue dress with a huge lightning bold running across it (I ended up on this post searching for pics of that lovely dress!) :-)