Friday, December 13, 2013

Cinema Style: White Christmas

White Christmas - has there ever been a more perfect Christmas movie? Not in my view! It is a holiday institution in our household, and part of that might be- just a little bit- the gorgeous outfits showcased on the screen. You can read more about the film in the full review here, but when singing and dancing are needed to help save a Vermont inn from finical ruin, our heroes call on none other than these two impeccably dressed sisters. Will they be able to save the inn- and themselves- from heartache?

White Christmas Cinema Style

shirt (similar here), sweater, necklace, skirt (similar here and here), shoes, belt


Famous for her dancing, actress Vera Ellen, who played sister Judy Page, had an impossibly tiny waist that was even more accentuated with full skirts that swished as she moved. In this film, she also had high necks on every costume. Taking a slightly different twist on her outfits we've inverted some of the colors, but the nineteen-fifties flavour still comes through beautifully while still maintaining a 21st century feel.



In contrast to Judy's looks, Rosemary Clooney's character, older sister Betty, could be seen in pencil skirts and lowers necklines rather than full skirts and turtlenecks.  To imitate this casual look from Betty, add a brightly colored top and knot it. Add in some colorful bakelite bangles for that extra fifties flare!


White Christmas Cinema Style

shirt, bracelets, belt, skirt, shoes


Are you more into the sleek lines of Betty in  pencil skirts and wiggle dresses, or the full skirts Judy sports?

8 comments:

  1. I think when I was younger I liked the Judy look more, but now I'd go for Betty's.

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    1. It is interesting how time can change tastes. I think your style does fit well with Betty's!

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  2. Love this movie! I'm too curvy for pencil skirts so I'd have to go with Judy's outfits.

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  3. I really love the full skirts, because I love the twirl aspect of 'em. That plaid one you picked out is especially cute--yaaay picnic pattern!

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    1. My same reason for loving full skirts. Gotta be able to twirl!

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  4. White Christmas is my husband's favourite movie! I only saw it for the first time last year and ended up going to the musical on stage! It was delightful. Love the outfits you've put together!

    -Jenni
    www.bottomleycottage.blogspot.ca

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  5. What a fun post, I loved seeing the outfits you pieced together from the two characters! And this was such a cute movie- I watched it for the first time last year and was so smitten by all the numbers :)

    xo marlen
    Messages on a Napkin

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    1. Isn't it a fun movie? Our friend Mandy was proposed to using the Mandy song from this. Cute, right?

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