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Top Ten Purple Movie Dresses

Updated on November 5, 2015

Top Ten Purple Movie Gowns

Purple is a combination of red and blue. It has energy of red and stability of blue. Purple has long been associated with royalty, nobility, power, and luxury. It also denotes wisdom, dignity, independence, creativity, mystery and magic. It's a very romantic color.

This page looks at the Top Ten Movie Dresses that are Purple. The dresses are ranked by aesthetics, how it fits the character/movie and memorability.

List subject to change

Elizabeth Taylor as Cleopatra
Elizabeth Taylor as Cleopatra

Number #10

Cleopatra the 1963 version

Cleopatra (Elizabeth Taylor) wears a myriad of costumes in 1963 epic, Cleopatra. A few of them are purple but this one is the prettiest. It has a deep v-neckline, and under-bust detail and a fitted golden belt with a chain. The gown has a white and gold robe to set off the gown. This costume is both alluring and powerful the perfect statement for Queen Cleopatra.

Costume design by Renié

Priety Zinta as Zaara from Veer-Zaara
Priety Zinta as Zaara from Veer-Zaara

Number #9

Zaara from Veer-Zaara

Zaara (Priety Zinta) wears this heavy embroidered costume during her engagement celebration. As she gets engaged to man she doesn't love she sees visions of the man she is realizing she loves. The costume is white, gold, purple with touches of green. Since the purple frames her face it reads purple. The skirt has purple on it. This costume used for the film promotion.

Costume design by Manish Malhotra & Mandira Shukla

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

Number #8

Padme from Star Wars Episode II

In Star Wars Episode II, Padme Amidala (Natalie Portman) reunites with Anakin after 10 years she is a wearing an deep purple gown that has an Elizabethan style to it. The scroll work on the front and the sleeves is cording. The coat is made from burn-out velvet. The gown is contrasted by the African Style headdress and necklace.

Costume design by Trisha Biggar

Eva Green as Serafina Pekkala from The Golden Compass
Eva Green as Serafina Pekkala from The Golden Compass

Number #7

Serafina Pekkala from The Golden Compass

Serafina Pekkala (Eva Green) is Queen of the Lapland Witches in The Golden Compass. She wears a diaphanous rich purple gown. It has a very Grecian feel to it. It has a shiny layer draped into it. The neckline is a v-neck and the sleeves are long.

Costume Designed by Ruth Myers

Emily Blunt as Victoria from The Young Victoria
Emily Blunt as Victoria from The Young Victoria

Number #6

Victoria from The Young Victoria

Queen Victoria (Emily Blunt) wears a lot of gorgeous costumes in The Young Victoria. One of costume design Sandy Powell's favorite is this Blue-Purple gown. It's a flattering gown with and off-shoulder neckline that is adored with irises. The sleeves extended to the elbows and are trimmed with two layers of lace. She also has irises as a headdress.

Costume Design by Sandy Powell

Aishwarya Rai as paro from Devdas
Aishwarya Rai as paro from Devdas

Number #5

Paro from Devdas

Devdas is a very opulent movie with many lovely costumes. This Costumes wore by Paro (Aishwarya Rai) is fairly simple and subdue for Devdas. It's a purple saree with gold accents and a long sleeve blouse which you don't often see in Bollywood movie. The scene she wears this costume displays her inner strength and loyalty to her love which is reflected in this costume.

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

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 #4

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

In the first installment of The Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl, Elizabeth Swann (Keira Knightley) is forced into wearing this rich plum dress for most of the movie. It has long puffed sleeves that are trimmed with lace. It has an open neckline that exposes a double layer and a floral pattern. The dress has a lot of black frog details and gold buttons.

Costume Design by Penny Rose

Connie Nielsen as Lucilla from Gladiator
Connie Nielsen as Lucilla from Gladiator

Number #3

Lucilla from Gladiator

As Lucilla (Connie Nielsen ) watches the arena in Gladiator she wears a bright blue-purple gown. The gown is one shoulder with heavy silver embroidery. The gown has an darker purple stole with embroidery. The costume is accompanied by a stunning crown.

Costume Designed by Janty Yates

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

Number #2

Arwen Undomiel from The Lord of the Rings; The Two Towers

Briefly seen in the The Two Towers but actually cut from The Fellowship of the Ring, Arwen (Liv Tyler) wears this gown to bid farewell to the fellowship. the fabric has a silvery patten to it. It has an open label collar. The sleeves go to elbows and fair out into a bell shape. the under-dress is purple that matches a belt. The dress has a sombre sad tone to it that reflects Arwen’s mood.

Costume design by Ngila Dickson

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

Number #1

Rose DeWitt Bukater from Titanic

At the climax of Titanic, Rose (Kate Winslet) wears this light lavender dress. It has a light airy feel to it that reflects her decision to leave her high society lifestyle but contrast with the tragedy of Titanic. The dress has an empire waist-line. It has several layers a sheer fabric of white, pink and lavender. The short sleeves and the over layer on the bodice is sheer. The neckline is angled square and trimmed with lace. It is made complete by a long pink belt. This dress is called the "The Swim Dress."

Costume design by Deborah L Scott

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Connie Nielsen as Lucilla from Gladiator
Connie Nielsen as Lucilla from Gladiator

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      Iris 11 months ago

      Great list! The plum dress that Elizabeth Swann wore was beautiful. I adore the lavender ruffled dress in The Last Song and Arwen 's lilac gown in The Lord of the Rings : The Two Towers.

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      DGbreezin 22 months ago

      Rachel Weisz wears a pretty mauve tunic in the movie, "Agora"

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      webfunbook 5 years ago

      rich plum dress of Elizabeth

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      azamkhan760 5 years ago

      Nataliya Port Man Looking So Beautiful in the dress.

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      getmoreinfo 5 years ago

      I like the Purple Movie Dresses

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      ryokomayuka 5 years ago from USA

      Purple.

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      WWurpleW 5 years ago

      I love Titanic and am unbelievably in love with Rose. She's simply amazing in that movie. I also love Liv Tyler and had a huge crush on her when I was younger. Yay for first like! Keep up the great work... Oh wait just checked your profile and realized you are already knee deep in Squidoo.