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Top Ten Gray Movie Dress

Updated on October 6, 2017

Top Ten shades of Gray Movie Dresses

Gray is very stately color. It denotes intelligence, wisdom, knowledge and refinement. It can be soft and dove-like or dark and hard like metal. It is the perfect neutral color so costume designers use it in movies a lot and it tend to look good on most people.

This page focuses on the best gray movie costumes of ladies ranked by aesthetics, memorability, and how it reflects the character/movie.

List is subject to change

Natalie Portman as Padme Amidala from Star Wars Episode II
Natalie Portman as Padme Amidala from Star Wars Episode II

Number #10

Padme from Star Wars Episode II

Padme from Star Wars Episode II

Padme, played by Natalie Portman, wears this costume as she packs in Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones .

This costume is both demure and powerful. the color reflect her mood as she in forced into hiding. The high neckline, the silk puffed sleeves and the delicate headpiece suggests the demure aspect. The beaded panel and armband show the power. The costume is made from velvet and silk.

Costume design by Trisha Biggar

Jane March as The Younf Girl from The Lover
Jane March as The Younf Girl from The Lover

Number #9

The Young Girl from The Lover

The movie The Lover or L’amant is a semi-autobiographical account of French author Marguerite Duras’ affair with a Chinamen in Vietnam when she was 15 years old. The Young Girl, played by Jane March, wears a very simple costume which consists of a silk dress, a man's fedora, and cabaret shoes It is a perfect representation of her character which is bold. It is also has subtle yet elegant.

Costume design by Yvonne Sassinot de Nesle

Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio as Lady Marian from Robin Hood; Prince of Thieves
Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio as Lady Marian from Robin Hood; Prince of Thieves

Number #8

Lady Marian from Robin Hood; Prince of Thieves

At the climax of the movie Lady Marian, played by Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio, is being forced into marring the Sheriff of Nottingham (Alan Rickman).

She wears a white gown with an elaborate silver collar. The collar has a high neckline with white pearl buttons. The collar is adorned with white and black stones and it has white floral embroidery. A light gray cape extends off of the collar. It also has silver cuffs at the wrists.

Costume design by John Bloomfield

Claire danes as Yvaine from Stardust
Claire danes as Yvaine from Stardust

Number #7

Yvaine from Stardust

In Stardust star Yvaine, played by Calire Danes, wears this elegant yet subtle dress when she falls from the sky. It’s a pure silver gown with princess seams, a cowl neckline and bell sleeves.

Costume design by Sammy Sheldon

Cate Blanchett as Queen Elizabeth I from Elizabeth: The Golden Age
Cate Blanchett as Queen Elizabeth I from Elizabeth: The Golden Age

Number #6

Queen Elizabeth from Elizabeth; The Golden Age

In Elizabeth; The Golden Age, Queen Elizabeth, played by Cate Blanchett, wears this very soft gray gown. It has beading all the way down the front, sleeves with a floral pattern and lace cuffs. It also have square neckline, a lace standing collar and a matching gray cape.

Costume design by Alexandra Byrne

Nicole Kidman as Satine from Moulin Rouge
Nicole Kidman as Satine from Moulin Rouge

Number #5

Satine from Moulin Rouge

In Moulin Rouge when Satine, played by Nicole Kidman, makes her grand entrance she wears this dark silver show girl outfit. It is beaded in a pattern that looks like scales.The bodice has black inserts with star beaded on it. This is repeated on the sides of the legs. It's made complete with elbow length gloves and a top hat. It's alluring and glamorous.

Costume design by Catherine Martin and Angus Strathie

Olivia de Havilland as Melanie from Gone with the Wind
Olivia de Havilland as Melanie from Gone with the Wind

Number #4

Melanie from Gone with the Wind

The first we are introduced to Melanie, played by Olivia de Havilland, in Gone with the Wind, she is wearing a soft gray gown. It has ruffles along the neckline, at the sleeves and along the hem. The dress reflect Melanie's soft, sweet and delicate nature.

Costume design by Walter Plunkett

Charlize Theron as Queen Ravenna from Snow White and the Huntsman
Charlize Theron as Queen Ravenna from Snow White and the Huntsman

Number #3

Queen Ravenna from Snow White and the Huntsman

Queen Ravenna, played by Charlize Theron, wears a lot costumes that are both couture, edgy and dark.

This costume look like armor and scales. It has long sleeves and embroidery along the neckline. The star of this costume is the metallic silver fabric.

Costume design by Colleen Atwood

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

Number #2

Arwen Undomiel from The Lord of the Rings; The Fellowship of the Ring

When Arwen Undomiel, played by Liv Tyler, saves Frodo she is wearing a dark gray suede dress.

It is dubbed as The Chase Dress. It has a high collar that a slight embroidery to it. It has a lacing up the fridn and silver buck detail. The sleeves go to the elbow and extend out in a bell shape. There is also embroidery on the side of the sleeves. This one of the only time we see Arwen in a powerful battle position.

Costume design by Ngila Dickson

Ziyi Zhang as Sayuri from Memoirs of a Geisha
Ziyi Zhang as Sayuri from Memoirs of a Geisha

Number #1

Sayuri from Memoirs of a Geisha

At the end of Memoirs of a Geisha, Sayuri, played by Ziyi Zhang, wears this lovely very soft gray Kimono which highlights her gray eyes and her watery personality. It has light pink flowers on all over and it has several red element which reflects her passion. It's a beautiful and elegant costume that has touches of drama but that don't over-power her.

Costume design by Colleen Atwood

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Charlize Theron as Queen Ravenna from Snow White and the Huntsman
Charlize Theron as Queen Ravenna from Snow White and the Huntsman

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      NibsyNell 4 years ago

      Not usually but it really works with these costumes here! Maybe I won't dismiss it as much now! :)

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      I love this stuff

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      pinoyrecipe 4 years ago

      yeah, during some time my favorite color is gray!!

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      Freestuffer LM 4 years ago

      yes a little