The holiday season provides one of my favorite festive activities– cuddling up under layers upon layers of blankets and watching classic holiday movies. With the snowy scenery, holiday songs, and most importantly, the inspiring seasonal dress, these movies just put me in the Christmas spirit. So, if you’re looking for holiday style inspiration this season, look no further than these classic films and their leading ladies:
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Every look worn by the “Sisters” in this holiday classic is a winner. From their matching debut look, to the elaborate dance costumes, and even to their leisure looks, the ensembles of the characters portrayed by Rosemary Clooney and Edith Hill are nothing short of iconic. This film has me searching for any excuse to wear a white silk robe.
It’s a Wonderful Life
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This quintessential holiday film features the epitome of the classic, 1950s tailored style. Mary Hatch, portrayed by Donna Reed, undoubtedly owns sophistication in each of her looks. With the high-waisted, A-line skirts, the pearl necklaces, and the layers of lace, Mary Hatch’s wardrobe is a star in its own right.
Miracle on 34th Street
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The classic 1947 film starring Maureen O’Hara and a young Natalie Wood is the perfect example of a working lady’s winter wardrobe. O’Hara’s Doris Walker has the ultimate winter trench coat and, paired with the timeless pearls and chic pumps, makes for a truly classic look. This entire ensemble embodies the image of a stylish New York Christmas.
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