18 Cult Films That Sparked Your Fashion Awakening

Some may be more ‘critically acclaimed’ than others, but every single one of these films stirred in you a desire to match your handbag to our heels, clash your prints and invest in a bazillion LBDs. Yep, these are the movies that awoke your fashion obsession…

1. The Devil Wears Prada

The ultimate makeover movie, where you learnt that no two belts will EVER look exactly the same…

2. 13 Going On 30

Her badass job, her walk-in closet and Noughties style its colourful, sparkly peak… Need we say more?

3. Pretty Woman

We’ve waiting all our lives to do deliver this iconic line to a snooty sales assistant. You know the type…

4. Sex And The City (One, Not Two)

We’ve got two words for you: Manolo. Blahnik.

5. Flashdance

An oversized sweater, black bra and heels ain’t never looked so chic, except on Kendall Jenner, natch.

6. Grease

That moment when prim and proper Sandy transforms into a bona fide, leather babe still fills you with unadulterated jealousy.

7. Annie Hall

One of the more classic films on our roster, this iconic Woody Allen flick practically invented androgyny. If you haven’t seen it, drop everything watch it on Netflix, pronto.

8. The Addams Family

Because no one else wears a black dress quite like Morticia…

9. Blade Runner

The ’80s hit is set years into the future, and indulges every fashion fantasy you could ever have. Faux fur, silver lurex and thigh high boots? As standard.

10. Clueless

From her digital wardrobe (that was SO ahead of its time) to her exemplary use of colour, Cher was and, let’s be honest, still is, your biggest source of fashion inspo.

11. La Dolce Vita

Another classic that spearheaded the vamp movement. Without it, Dolce & Gabbana basically cease to exist.

12. Heathers

You have these four ladies to thank for the industry’s love of plaid skirts and cashmere jumpers. Pastel blazers are so underrated these days…

13. Pretty In Pink

Again, do we really need to go on?!

14. Cleopatra

Ok, so she’s all about the eyeliner but costume jewellery ceased to exist before Elizabeth Taylor’s turn as the golden jewel clad Queen of the Nile. To this day, this is still one of the most heavily referenced looks in film history (and it makes for a killer Halloween costume…)

15. The Wizard Of Oz

Every woman’s high heel obsession can be tracked right back to the first time she saw *those* glittery red shoes. Fact.

16. Confessions Of A Shopaholic

Sure, every single costume was a good ‘un, but never before have we learnt the power one well chosen accessory could yield.

17. The Royal Tenenbaums

Gwyneth Paltrow’s penchant for furry coats, polo neck dresses, patent loafers and hair slides redefined cool girl style for good.

18. Mean Girls

11 years on and were still obeying the ‘Plastics’ fashion rules. Wear jeans or track pants more than once a week, and you know you’ll have to live with the guilt…