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    56 most iconic dresses ever

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    Most iconic dresses ever

    The 46-year-old actress and singer Jennifer Lopez recently showed off her curves in a body-hugging sheer dress.
    The dress not just turned many heads but also made reality TV star Kim Kardashian comment on Instagram, "Damn!!!!! How hot does @jlo look!!!!! She will forever be my idol!"

    While this dress is certainly an eye-catcher, history is buzzing with many examples of iconic dresses that celebrities have flaunted either on the red carpet or silver screen. Let's take a look at some of the most memorable celebrity looks over the years.


    Elizabeth Taylor - 'Cleopatra' (1963)
    In the role of Egyptian queen Cleopatra, Elizabeth Taylor wore a famous 24-carat gold cape, which resembled the wings of a phoenix.

    © c.Universal/Everett/Rex Features

    Cate Blanchett - 'Elizabeth: The Golden Age' (2007)
    The image of Cate Blanchett in an embellished orange dress with feathers on the head is a memorable part of her depiction of the queen.

    © Christie's, Ronald Grant Archive, AP Photo

    Audrey Hepburn- 'Breakfast at Tiffany's' (1961)
    The actress played the character of Holly Golightly, whose black dress with long black gloves, adorned by five rows of jewels and a mini-tiara, remains one the most desirable of ensembles to date.

    The dress was designed by Hubert de Givenchy.

    © c.20thC.Fox/Everett/REX

    Marilyn Monroe - 'The Seven Year Itch' (1955)
    Monroe’s white halter dress with a billowy skirt (designed by William Travilla) is one of the most iconic images of all time.

    © Courtesy Everett Collection/REX

    Marilyn Monroe - 'Gentlemen Prefer Blondes' (1953)
    After the white dress, this pink dress is probably the most recognisable attire Marilyn Monroe wore. She donned the hot pink gown with matching gloves and diamond accessories for the film Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, while shooting for the song Diamonds Are a Girl's Best Friend.

    © c.20thC.Fox/Everett/REX

    Kate Winslet - 'Titanic' (1997)
    Kate Winslet, who played Rose in the film Titanic, stunned in this sequined dress accessorized with white gloves, which she wore for the dinner sequence in the movie — a day before the doomed ship sank.

    © AP

    Michelle Williams
    The actress brought the mustard colour back in vogue on the red carpet with this Vera Wang dress she wore for the 78th Academy Awards on March 5, 2006, in Los Angeles.


    Lady Diana
    The ivory silk taffeta wedding dress of Lady Diana, Princess of Wales became one of the most famous dresses in the world when she married Prince Charles on July 29, 1981.
    Designed by David and Elizabeth Emanuel, the dress featured a 25-feet-long (7.6-metre) train.

    © Getty Images/Getty Images

    Jennifer Lopez
    Jennifer Lopez made a memorable sartorial statement at the Grammy Awards ceremony held on February 23, 2000 — she wore this plunging sheer green Versace dress.

    © REX/Everett Collection

    Rita Hayworth - 'Gilda' (1946)
    Rita Hayworth embodied the femme fatale to perfection in this strapless black satin in the hit movie Gilda.

    © Getty Images/Getty Images

    Kate Moss
    This vintage Christian Dior dress worn by Kate Moss at The Golden Age Of Couture VIP Gala in London, England, on September 18, 2007 was ruined the same night, when Courtney Love stepped on it accidentally.
    The model, however, improvised and fashioned the dress into a mini skirt to hide the tear. The iconic dress was later given up for auction.

    © AP

    Lady Diana
    Diana wore a blue velvet dress at a White House reception hosted by Ronald Reagan in November 1985. Here she dances with John Travolta.

    © MIKE BLAKE/Newscom/Reuters

    Hilary Swank
    Swank chose a Guy Laroche midnight blue gown for the Oscars in 2005. The modest front style was balanced by a dramatic cutout at the back, which set the gown apart from others that night.

    © SIPA PRESS/Rex Features

    Julia Roberts
    Roberts wore a vintage Valentino gown (from his 1982 collection) for the Oscars on March 25, 2001.

    © AP

    Barbra Streisand
    Streisand wore a sequined Arnold Scaasi flared-bottomed sheer pant-suit to the Oscar ceremony on April 14, 1969, where she won the Best Actress award for her performance in Funny Girl.

    © REX/Sipa Press

    Gwyneth Paltrow
    Paltrow accepted her Oscar trophy for Best Actress for Shakeshpere in Love in a Ralph Lauren baby pink taffeta gown, on March 21, 1999.

    © WireImage/Getty Images

    Nicole Kidman
    The actress arrived for the 69th Annual Academy Awards with then-husband Tom Cruise in a haute couture gown by John Galliano for Christian Dior on March 24, 1997.

    © AP

    Angelina Jolie
    The actress dazzled on the red carpet and notoriously bared her leg in an Atelier Versace gown during the 84th Academy Awards on February 26, 2012.

    © LUCY NICHOLSON/Newscom/Reuters

    Jennifer Lawrence
    The young star collected her Best Actress trophy in a strapless Dior Haute Couture gown on February 24, 2013, in Hollywood, California.

    © WireImage/Getty Images

    Cindy Crawford
    The model flaunted a wacky dominatrix-like dress at the MTV Movie Awards held on June 10, 1992, in Burbank, California.

    © c.Sony Pictures/Everett/REX

    Kirsten Dunst - 'Marie Antoinette' (2006)
    Kirsten Dunst donned some visually stunning vintage gowns for the movie Marie Antoinette. The movie went on to bag the Academy Award for Best Costume Design in 2007.

    © Getty Images/Getty Images

    Kate Middleton
    The royal blue Issa dress worn by Kate Middleton on the day of the announcement of her engagement to Prince William on November 16, 2010, was an instant hit.
    It got sold off from shop counters immediately and inspired thousands of fake copies.

    © Tim Rooke/REX

    Elizabeth Hurley
    Hurley caught the attention of media and fashion critics with this Versace 'safety pin' dress she wore to the premiere of Four Weddings and a Funeral on June 15, 1994.

    © REX

    Michelle Obama
    The first lady sparkled in a Jason Wu gown at the Mid-Atlantic Inaugural Ball in Washington, DC, on January 22, 2009.

    © Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images/Getty Images

    Grace Kelly
    Actress Grace Kelly's wedding gown is remembered as one of the most elegant bridal gowns of the 20th century. She married Prince Rainer III of Monaco on April 19, 1956.

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    This white wedding dress worn by the singer during her Like a Virgin performance at the first MTV Video Music Awards in 1984 became the talk of the town.

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    Jessica Lange - 'King Kong' (1976)
    Jessica Lange, who played Dwan in the movie King Kong, wore a sparkling gown in the last sequence of the movie, where she comforts the gorilla as it takes its last breath.

    © Getty Images

    Kate Hudson

    The actress looked absolutely stunning in this Atelier Versace dress she wore to the Oscars on March 2, 2014, in Hollywood, California.

    © Getty Images/Getty Images

    Ginger Rogers - 'Top Hat' (1935)
    Actress Ginger Rogers left a lasting impression on fashionistas with her ostrich feather dress worn during the signature dance number Cheek to Cheek in the film.

    © Gareth Fuller / PA Archive/PA Images

    Kate Middleton
    The Duchess of Cambridge walked down the aisle in a Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen dress. The event was watched by an estimated two billion people worldwide.

    © TOBY MELVILLE/Newscom/Reuters

    Pippa Middleton
    Bridesmaid Pippa Middleton attracted much media attention in this body-hugging dress at the royal wedding on April 29, 2011.

    © Getty Images/Getty Images

    Geri Halliwell
    Performing with the Spice Girls at the Brit Awards in February 1997, Geri Halliwell (2nd R) made a bold fashion statement with her Union Jack dress.
    Her dress was touted as a "pop icon moment" in the history of the UK.

    © Moviestore Collection/REX

    Sharon Stone - 'Basic Instinct' (1992)
    No one can argue the impact that Sharon Stone's white dress has on viewers during the interrogation scene in the movie Basic Instinct.
    The scene is one of the most iconic in the history of cinema.

    © Moviestore Collection/REX

    Jennifer Grey - 'Dirty Dancing' (1987)
    Jennifer Grey played Baby, and her last dance costume (pictured) swept viewers off their feet.

    © SNAP/REX

    Jean Harlow - 'Dinner At Eight' (1933)
    The white satin gown that Jean Harlow wears to the dinner party in Dinner at Eight became a runaway fashion hit of that time.
    Henceforth, the style of the dress came to be known as the "Jean Harlow dress".

    © SNAP/REX

    Julia Roberts - 'Pretty Woman' (1990)
    The elegant floor-sweeping red ball gown created for Julia Roberts (who plays Vivian Ward) by designer Marilyn Vance-Straker and her team, became the most defining dress of the movie Pretty Woman.

    © SHAUN BEST/Newscom/Reuters; SHAUN BEST/Newscom/Reuters

    Charlize Theron
    The actress looked ravishing in a Gucci gown as she arrived for the 76th annual Academy Awards on February 29, 2004, where she accepted the Best Actress trophy for Monster.

    © Paramount/Everett/REX

    Molly Ringwald - 'Pretty In Pink' (1986)
    Molly Ringwald as Andie Walsh displayed some uber fashion sense in the movie Pretty In Pink. Her style created a buzz among teens.

    © Moviestore Collection/REX

    Mia Farrow - 'The Great Gatsby' (1974)
    Mia Farrow's romantic attire in the movie The Great Gatsby was inspired by 1920s fashion.

    © ABC Photo Archives/Getty Images

    Farrah Fawcett
    The actress took to the stage in a gold-hued Stephen Burrows gown at the 50th Academy Awards in 1978.

    © AP

    Katharine Hepburn - 'The Philadelphia Story' (1940)
    American designer Adrian created this white chiffon gown with sequin belting and bodice decoration for Hepburn to accentuate her lean figure. The "Greek goddess" gown was a signature look in The Philadelphia Story.

    © c.Universal/Everett/REX

    Michelle Pfeiffer - 'Scarface' (1983)
    Besides a good storyline and performance by actors, Michelle Pfeiffer's wardrobe was the other striking thing about the movie Scarface.
    Her slinky and stylish dresses with thin straps and plunging necklines were designed by Patricia Norris and received a thumbs up from fashion lovers.

    © LUCAS JACKSON/Newscom/Reuters

    Penelope Cruz
    The Spanish actress stopped traffic on the red carpet when she arrived in a gorgeous strapless Atelier Versace gown at the 79th Annual Academy Awards on February 25, 2007.

    © c.Everett Collection/REX

    Vivien Leigh - 'Gone With The Wind' (1939)
    The lavish velvet green gown with gold embellishments worn by Scarlet O' Hara (played by Vivien Leigh) in the movie Gone With The Wind captured Southern US glamour.

    © GARY HERSHORN/Newscom/Reuters

    Halle Berry
    The actress wowed the audience in this Elie Saab creation during Oscars in 2002.

    © Getty Images/Getty Images

    Anjelica Huston
    Actress Anjelica Huston stood out in a pretty fish-scale pattern dress, next to her date Jack Nicholson (L), at the Academy Awards in Los Angeles in 1975.

    © Courtesy Everett Collection/REX

    Audrey Hepburn - 'Sabrina' (1954)
    In the title role of Sabrina Fairchild, Hepburn showcased the enchanting designs of Givenchy, including this beautiful white gown.

    © AP

    Alicia Silverstone - 'Clueless' (1995)
    Cher's dresses in the film Clueless inspired some of the '90s biggest fashion trends. (Pictured) Alicia Silverstone poses with a red dress from Clueless at the Fashion Cafe in New York on July 18, 1995.

    © Getty Images/Getty Images

    Renee Zellweger
    Zellweger proved that yellow could be an awesome choice for the red carpet with this gown that oozed vintage Hollywood glamour, as she attended the Oscar ceremony on March 25, 2001, in Los Angeles.

    © NBC via Getty Images/Getty Images

    Audrey Hepburn
    The delicate floral Givenchy gown donned by Hepburn at the 26th Annual Academy Awards on March 25, 1954, in New York, won her the hearts of fashion lovers across the globe.

    © Snap Stills/REX

    Keira Knightley - 'Atonement' (2007)
    The actress wore an emerald green '30s gown by designer Jacqueline Durran in Atonement where she played the character of Cecilia Tallis.
    The gown became an online hit, when the film's preview went on air. This dress was also put on display as part of the V&A's Hollywood Costume exhibition in London.

    © AP

    Kate Winslet
    The actress stole the show in a scarlet Ben Delisi gown as she arrived for the 74th Academy Awards on March 24, 2002, in Los Angeles.

    © JFK Library & Museum / Splas

    Jacqueline Kennedy
    An Oleg Cassini hat and coat were the trademark looks of Jacqueline Kennedy, who brought glamour to the White House.

    © Everett Collection/REX

    Julie Andrews - 'Mary Poppins' (1964)
    Julie Andrews made the character Mary Poppins come to life on screen in 1964. Her iconic dress was a three-piece outfit comprising a long skirt, red corset and white blouse with a bow.

    © BRIAN SNYDER/Newscom/Reuters

    Keira Knightley
    The British actress donned a rich taffeta silk gown by Vera Wang to the 78th annual Academy Awards in Hollywood on March 5, 2006.
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    Okay, well out of all the frocks, my faves would have to be..

    Lizzie Taylor's Cleo outfit.

    Cate Blanchett's 'Lizzie' dress.

    Audrey Hepburn's Breakfast at Tiffany's LBD

    Kate Winslet's Titantic dress.

    Nicole Kidman's John Galliano for Christian Dior dress she wore on March 24, 1997

    Kirsten Dunst's Marie Antoinette dress.. *swoon*..

    Lizzie Hurley's Versace Safety pin dress.

    Michelle Obama's Jason Wu gown.

    Grace Kelly's wedding gown.. *swoon*..

    Jessica Lang's King Kong dress.

    Jennifer Grey's DD dress.. (so cute).

    Mia Farrow's The Great Gatsby look.

    Katherine Hepburn's The Philly Story dress.. *swoon*.

    Halle Berry's Elle Saab dress.

    Audrey Hepburn's Sabrina dress.

    Audrey again with her floral Givenchy gown.

    Keira Knightley's green Atonement dress.. *swoon*..

    And Keira again with her Vera Wang dress.

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    None of Cher's Bob Mackie dresses made it on this list?

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    this has already been posted.

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    How can the first one of Jello be iconic when she just wore it?

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    Wouldn't this thread belong in the fashion section rather than beauty and skincare? And the caption about Mia Farrow's Great Gatsby dress is kind of dumb; inspired by 1920's fashion? In a movie set in the 1920's? Who woulda thunk?

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    Can't believe that green Keira Knightly Attonement number passed me by, it's stunning!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Moongirl View Post
    Wouldn't this thread belong in the fashion section rather than beauty and skincare? And the caption about Mia Farrow's Great Gatsby dress is kind of dumb; inspired by 1920's fashion? In a movie set in the 1920's? Who woulda thunk?
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    Kate Moss
    This vintage Christian Dior dress worn by Kate Moss at The Golden Age Of Couture VIP Gala in London, England, on September 18, 2007 was ruined the same night, when Courtney Love stepped on it accidentally.
    LOL. Of course it was Courtney Love who stepped on it and ruined it. Ruining something is just a very Courtney Love thing to do.

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    Where is Bjork's swan dress?

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    ^ I was just coming here to post this! How can a swan dress not be on this list??
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    The green one is certainly iconic, but I'd also include Scarlett's stunning red dress (and the world's best resting bitch face).

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    I thought for sure Monica Lewinski's blue dress would be on here.
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    Quote Originally Posted by holly View Post
    I thought for sure Monica Lewinski's blue dress would be on here.
    It's iconic dresses, not infamous ones

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    I always hated that Pretty in Pink dress. A lot of the Oscar dresses are beautiful, but I'm not sure they are really iconic.
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