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Top Ten Movie Dressing Gowns

Updated on November 1, 2015

The Top Ten Best Dressing Gowns in Films

Dressing gowns a.k.a Robes in films are sometimes more memorable and beautiful than half the costumes the character wears.

The dressing gown the character wears reveals a lot about the characters and are typically are worn during memorable scenes.

This page looks at the Top Ten Best Dressing Gowns in Movies. They are ranked by beauty, how they reflect the character/movie and how memorable they are.

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Scarlett Johansson as Mary Boleyn from The Other Boleyn Girl
Scarlett Johansson as Mary Boleyn from The Other Boleyn Girl

Number #10

Mary Boleyn from The Other Boleyn Girl

For her night with the King, Mary Boleyn, played by Scarlett Johansson, wears this red and tan dressing gown.

It has an exaggerated red collar and cuffs that are made of velvet. It is made of a red and tan print fabric that has a slight shine to it. The robe has a wide flowing silhouette that makes it lovely.

Costume Design by Sandy Powell

Robin Wright as Princess Buttercup from The Princess Bride
Robin Wright as Princess Buttercup from The Princess Bride

Number #9

Buttercup from The Princess Bride

Buttercup, played by Robin Wright, wears this simple yet pretty bright blue sleeveless dressing gown.

She wears when she protests her engagement to Prince Humperdink and would rather die than marry him instead of being with her true love, Westley.

It looks to be made damask or satin but whatever the fabric is it have a beautiful floral tone.

Costume Design by Phyllis Dalton

Keira Knightley as Elizabeth Swann fromElizabeth Swann from The Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curses of the Black Pearl
Keira Knightley as Elizabeth Swann fromElizabeth Swann from The Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curses of the Black Pearl

Number #8

Elizabeth Swann from The Pirates of the Caribbean: Curse of the Black Pearl

During the Pirate attack on Port Royale in The Pirates of the Caribbean: Curse of the Black Pearl, Elizabeth Swann, played by Keira Knightley, is brought on broad the Black Pearl, during this part of the movie she wears a multi-color floral print dressing gown. It has gathered sleeves that are also 3/4 in length. It's very pretty and simple.

Costume Design by Penny Rose

Amy Adams as Delysia from Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day
Amy Adams as Delysia from Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day

Number #7

Delysia from Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day

Delysia, played by Amy Adams, wears this pink dressing gown with feather trim cuffs in Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day. Its has pleats on the waistband which gives it a lovely drape. It also ties at the side which gives a little bit of extra interest.

Costume Design by Michael O'Connor

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

Number #6

Padme from Star Wars Episode 2

Padme Amidala, played by Natalie Portman, wears this dark blue dressing gown in Star Wars Episode 2: Attack of the Clones.

The velvet on this gown is smocked. Smocking is an embroidery technique where the fabric is gathered. It has a gold trim down the sleeve.

Costume Design by Trisha Biggar

Miranda Otto as Eowyn from Lord of the Rings
Miranda Otto as Eowyn from Lord of the Rings

Number #5

Eowyn from The Lord of the Rings: Return of the King

Eowyn, played by Miranda Otto, wears this dressing gown which is also referred to as "The Starry Mantle" towards the end of The Lord of the Rings: Return of the King

It's a dark blue mantle that cover her shoulders. It's covered by tiny triangles beads. It's trimmed by golden beaded ribbon.

Costume Design by Ngila Dickson

Vivien Leigh as Scarlett O'Hara from Gone with the Wind
Vivien Leigh as Scarlett O'Hara from Gone with the Wind

Number #4

Scarlett O'Hara from Gone with the Wind

Strictly speaking, half of this page could have focused on dressing gowns wore by Scarlett O'Hara, played by Vivien Leigh, as she wears a total of 6 in the film but the green and gold one is her loveliest by far.

She wears it in Gone with the Wind when she tells Rhett (Clark Gable) that she doesn't want to have anymore children. It's made of green velvet and it's lined with a gold fabric. It has heavy embroidery on the collar and the opening. The sleeves are long and bell shaped. It's finished off with tiny gold button details.

Costume Design by Walter Plunkett

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

Number #3

Rose from Titanic

Rose, played by Kate Winslet, wears this dressing gown for a fleeting moment and it's pretty much eclipsed by the drawing scene.

However this kimono inspired dressing is lovely. It's made of a shear black fabic with long furisode sleeves that have a gold monarch butterfly pattern on them. Furisode sleeves are typically wore by young unmarried women and the monarch signifies Rose's transformation.

Costume Design by Deborah L Scott

Emmy Rossum as Christine Daae from The Phantom of the Opera
Emmy Rossum as Christine Daae from The Phantom of the Opera

Number #2

Christine Daae The Phantom of the Opera

Christine Daae, played by Emmy Rossum, wears this dressing gown, chemise, corset combination through a lot the memorable songs in The Phantom of the Opera. The dressing gown is a semi-shear white. The fabric abstract swirl texture to it. The opening of it has a ruffle with clutters of pink sequins sewn to it. The sleeves are bell shaped and the cuffs are trimmed with lace. This costume was used in the film promotion

Costume Design by Alexandra Byrne

Vivien Leigh as Scarlett O'Hara from Gone with the Wind
Vivien Leigh as Scarlett O'Hara from Gone with the Wind

Number #1

Scarlett O'Hara from Gone with the Wind

Scarlett's, played by Vivien Leigh, red velvet dressing is one of the most iconic costumes she wears in Gone with the Wind.

She wears it when she is confronted by Rhett after Ashley's birthday party. It's made of red velvet and has buttons covered in the same fabric as the closure all the way down the front. The collar stands up and is lined with rows of small white ruffles. The bell sleeves are also lined with the same white ruffles. It has a black belt to showoff the waist. The A-line silhouette makes the fabric pool beautifully. This dressing gown is used the film promotion.

Costume Design by Walter Plunkett

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Vivien Leigh as Scarlett O'Hara & Clark Gable as Rhett Bulter from Gone with the Wind
Vivien Leigh as Scarlett O'Hara & Clark Gable as Rhett Bulter from Gone with the Wind

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Which Dressing gown would you want to throw over yourself in the morning?

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Which one of the movie listed above is your favorite?

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    • Seasons Greetings profile image

      Laura Brown 

      4 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      I remember a dressing gown from a movie. But, I can only remember the gown itself, not the movie or which actress wore it. It's not one you listed here which is a shame because then I would know where I had seen it. :)

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      anonymous 

      5 years ago

      I have to say my favorite is Christine's but the stage version is much more elegant and victorian

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      rudhushudu 

      5 years ago

      its pretty

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      xtianfriborg13 

      5 years ago

      Beautiful!!

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