pretty woman

by Krystal Bick
March 27, 2018

Vivian: I appreciate this whole seduction thing you’ve got going on here, but let me give you a tip: I’m a sure thing.

If ever there was a character that made goofy synonymous with sexy, it would have to be Vivian Ward from Pretty Woman. I remember watching the movie when I was much younger, perhaps only just grasping the concept of prostitution (that my parents likely reluctantly explained to me at the time of watching the movie), and just loving how fun-loving and silly Julia Roberts character was. The world of prostitution has come a long way since Pretty Woman was made, with escorts now advertising their services online using sites such as escort ads, but the film still feels timeless. From singing Prince songs in the bathtub to explaining how his borrowed Lotus “corners like it’s on rails” it was hard not to fall in love with her spirited and perhaps misunderstood character, prostitute or not.

Then, of course, there were her dresses — the infamous polka dot dress for the polo match being my all-time favorite. You could say I’ve been on a bit of hunt for the perfect Vivian-inspired dress since then — so when I found this particular frock from Reformation, I knew I was onto something. What sealed the deal for me though? The minute my dog walker arrived to take Elvis out for his afternoon walk, she took one look at my dress and said, “Off to the polo match today?” To which I replied with this.

We’ve talked about some of my favorite leading ladies in literature before. Jo March. Scout Finch. Madeline, to name a few. Today I’ll be sharing some of my favorite iconic dress moments from Hollywood and how to pull off the look for spring.

What are some of your favorite iconic dress moments from the movies? Let me know in the comments below! Keep scrolling to see mine!


OUTFIT DETAILS: Reformation dress // Chanel slingbacks (similar style here, under $150!) // Vintage Lewis bag (similar style here) // Vintage Chanel earrings // McQ leather jacket



Photos by Nora Varcho


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