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Style Ideas From Iconic Chick Flicks

Chick flicks are historically packed with memorable style moments – that’s part of why we love them so much. They don’t even have to be flashy or over the top, as sometimes just a cute pink jacket or a throwback 50’s ensemble becomes memorable when paired with a special moment on the big screen. 

Here are a few of the most iconic style moments that chick flicks have provided throughout the years. 

Grease – the Pink Ladies 

Everybody knows the Pink Ladies, the iconic 1950s girl gang from the sing-along musical Grease. When they don their pink monogrammed jackets, it’s hard to miss them. Paired with a cute scarf tied around their neck, the overall look is effortlessly cool, even just for sitting around in the school canteen. 

This look is easy to recreate thanks to the wealth of Pink Lady jackets and costumes out there. If you’re looking for a more subtle nod towards the trend, however, Pinterest is packed with ideas to easily take on the Pink Lady persona using little more than an oversized pink shirt that buttons up the front. 

The Holiday – Cameron Diaz’s all-cream ensemble 

Cameron Diaz plays the overworked Amanda Woods in chick flick Christmas classic The Holiday. She always seems to be wearing cream, bundled up in warm woolly jumpers, scarves and a hat – all of which look especially elegant against a backdrop of the snowy British countryside. 

To channel Amanda Woods’ signature winter style, all you need is a cosy cream-coloured jumper, some leather gloves and a simple pair of slippers. Minimal slippers for women can be especially difficult to find, but Tu’s range of slippers features plenty of styles that lend themselves effortlessly to cosy evenings spent by the fire. 

The Notebook – Rachel McAdam’s blue frock 

There’s no denying that The Notebook is one of the most quintessential chick flicks of all time. Equal parts heartbreaking and romantic, one of the most intense moments is when Rachel McAdams’ character Allie reunites with first love Noah, played by the devilishly handsome Ryan Gosling. 

Allie is wearing a sweet, 1950s-era cornflour blue dress that gets ruined in the rain, but the passion of the moment makes up for it. For that reason, her iconic blue dress will always go hand-in-hand with this chick flick. 

Legally Blonde – Reese Witherspoon in all pink 

It’s hard to choose which one of Reese Witherspoon’s vibrant outfits worn for her role as Elle Woods in Legally Blonde is the most iconic. They’re so bold and outrageous that they can’t help but be memorable – especially those that come in a blindingly-bright shade of pink. 

What we love most about Elle Woods as that the only thing more iconic than her outfits was her fearless attitude. That, and her adorable Chihuahua Bruiser. 

Bridget Jones’s Diary – Bridget’s bunny costume 

Odds are, we all have a Bridget Jones in our life – mostly because so many of us are Bridget Jones. She’s lovable, clumsy, and her foot always seems to be slap bang in her mouth. 

That moment when she misses the memo and shows up to a garden party dressed as a bunny – fishnets and ears included – will forever go down in our minds as one of the most ridiculous outfit blunders of all time. It might not be a look we’re all keen to recreate, but it certainly takes the top spot as one of cinema’s most iconic. 


There you have it – our most iconic chick flick style moments. Which ones would make your list? 

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