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Top Ten Blue Movie Dresses

Updated on March 15, 2015

The Top Ten Best Female Movie Costumes

Blue is the color of the sky, ocean, and twilight. It has a connotations of trust, wisdom, spirituality, intelligence and calmness. Most people look flattering in blue so it's a popular color for costumes in movies especially when a character either needs to look youthful or noble.

This page look at the Top Ten Movie costumes that are blue. It focuses on female costumes. Costumes are ranked based on aesthetics, how the reflect the character, and memorability.

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Judy Garland as Dorothy Gale from The Wizard OZ
Judy Garland as Dorothy Gale from The Wizard OZ

Number #10

Dorothy Gale from The Wizard of Oz

Dorothy's, played by Judy Garland, gingham jumper is one of those iconic costumes. It's simple, innocent and has a feminine flair.

Costume design by Gilbert Adrian

Robin Wright Penn as Princess Buttercup from The Princess Bride
Robin Wright Penn as Princess Buttercup from The Princess Bride
Drew Barrymore as Danielle from Ever After
Drew Barrymore as Danielle from Ever After

Number #9

Princess Buttercup

Princess Buttercup, played by Robin Wright Penn, gets a bunch of lovely costumes and her "casual" blue one is both beautiful and simple.

It has a simple silhouette with a train. There is white trim around the scoop neckline. The sleeves make the dress special. The sleeves have a cuff around the upper arm that makes the dress stands out.

Costume design by Phyllis Dalton

Number #8

Danielle from Ever After

Danielle, played by Drew Barrymore, dons this dress to greet Prince Henry to her home and he invites her to a monastery library. It's a lovely dress that has an empire waist, puffed sleeves and gold details.

Costume design by Jenny Beavan

Mia Wasikowka as Alice from Tim Burton's Alice in Wonderland
Mia Wasikowka as Alice from Tim Burton's Alice in Wonderland

Number #7

Alice from Alice in Wonderland (2010)

Alice, played by Mia Wasikowka, has a very iconic blue dress, so when Tim Burton's version a came an older Alice dons the same type of dress just with a bit of the Burton flair that he is know for.

The dress while communicating a proper Victorian lady is a bit edgier. It has striped figure-less gloves, black buttons, a layer of chiffon, jagged lace trim and black embroidery along the hem. The look is a good update with an edgy flair.

Costume design by Colleen Atwood

Zhang Ziyi as Xiao Mei from House of Flying Daggers
Zhang Ziyi as Xiao Mei from House of Flying Daggers

Number #6

Xiao Mei from House of Flying Daggers

House of Flying Daggers is a stunningly beautiful movie. Mei, played by Ziyi Zhang, wears this costume which is based on tradition Chinese long sleeve dance costumes. The sleeves are used like ribbons. The costume uses two tones of blue. The main fabric has a floral weave. The bodice is white with a gold flower on it. The trim has a painterly quality to it. The underdress also has a lovely ombre dye that goes from dark blue to white at the hem.

Costume design by Emi Wada

Aishwarya Rai as Paro from Devdas
Aishwarya Rai as Paro from Devdas

Number #5

Paro from Devdas

The 2002 version of Devdas is a very extravagant movie. All the costumes in this movie are gorgeous and this sari is no exception.

This particular sari wore by Paro, played by Aishwarya Rai, is called a Banarasi or a trousseau. The Sari is very elaborate with grand embroidery that is gold and red. Even though this is a lot going on with this sari and all the jewelry it is cohesive and very elegant.

Costume design by Abu Jani, Sandeep Khosla, Neeta Lulla and Reza Shariffi

Amy Adams as Giselle from Enchanted
Amy Adams as Giselle from Enchanted

Number #4

Giselle from Enchanted

Much like Scarlett in Gone with the Wind, Enchanted's Giselle, played by Amy Adams, fashions this feminine dress out of mere curtain. The dress is comprised of an floral blue over dress and a light pink underdress. Both are made from a light weight fabric that provide great movement as Giselle sings around Central Park in the film's big musical number. the effect of the dress is both feminine and whimsical.

This costume resembles John Singer Sargent's portrait of Millicent, Duchess of Sutherland

Costume Designed by Mona May

Lily James as Ella, Cinderella (2015)
Lily James as Ella, Cinderella (2015)

Number# 3

Ella from Cinderella (2015)

Even before the movie was released the re-imagined ball gown from the 1950 Disney movie, Cinderella, made waves.

Unlike the original movie this costume is unabashed blue with multiple layers to give the gown a dream-like, magical iridescence. There is also a nice butterfly motif to the neckline to showcase Ella's change.

Costume Design by Sandy Powell

Kate Winslet as Rose DeWitt Bukater from Titanic
Kate Winslet as Rose DeWitt Bukater from Titanic

Number #2

Rose's Flying Dress from Titanic

The Flying dress as it aptly called in Titanic is one of the more memorable costumes because the two leads kiss while it's on screen. This dress is one of Rose's, played by Kate Winslet, more casual outfits but that by no means makes it less beautiful. the costume is made of purplish-blue velvet with satin accents. The bodice has an antique lace inset. The dress has an over skirt which drapes beautiful over the underskirt. The overskirt also has tassel details.

Costume designed Deborah L. Scott

Liv Tyler as Arwen Undomiel from Lord of the Rings
Liv Tyler as Arwen Undomiel from Lord of the Rings

Number #1

Arwen's Requiem Dress from Lord of the Rings

I confess this is one my favorite Arwen, played by Liv Tyler, gowns but that is now why it's take the number spot. This dress is the same style as the Blood Dress and her Coronation dress. The color is slate blue and is velvet. It has silver bead on the upper arms and trim around the neckline. Like the fore-mention dresses this one also sports a scoop. Her bell sleeves are floor length and are a cream color. This costume also has a blue velvet cloak that has a flower design on it.

There is something magic about this costume. All the detail are in prefect harmony with each other. Then there is the scene that this costume is wore during as Arwen stand in defense of her convictions.

Costume designed by Ngila Dickson.

Kate Winslet as Rose DeWitt Bukater & Leonardo DiCaprio as Jack from Titanic
Kate Winslet as Rose DeWitt Bukater & Leonardo DiCaprio as Jack from Titanic

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      Iris 11 months ago

      Arwen's blue gown is my favorite. Stunning! Grace kelly's Grecian blue dress in To Catch a Thief needs a honorable mention.

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      DGbreezin 22 months ago

      The blue dress that Jodi Foster's character wears in "Maverick" deserves honorable mention.

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      acregmed 5 years ago

      Nice lens!

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      InquisitiveOne LM 5 years ago

      These are lovely. Thank you.

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      Kristen 5 years ago from Wisconsin

      What a unique list! I loved it!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      What a fun lens!

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      Elaine Chen 5 years ago

      I like the tradition Chinese long sleeve dance costumes in movie House of Flying Daggers

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      Modzed 5 years ago

      Super wow! Great lens! :)