If you’re having a hard time getting in to the holiday spirit, or find yourself lost among a sea of options when it comes to holiday dressing, the 1954 film White Christmas is all the encouragement you’ll need to buy into this season. Not only is this widely regarded film an entertaining musical but the wardrobe is designed by infamous costume designer Edith Head, in her prime. The result is a dreamy parade of swirling skirts, nipped in waists, and luxurious looks.
The wardrobe in the film skews from stylish everyday wears to showgirl costumes, epic gowns and cozy glamorous dressing robes. Filled with style inspiration from beginning to end, Head effectively used colour throughout the film. The many monochromatic looks are so covetable in an entirely nostalgic yet somewhat modern way. Perhaps it's the cut of the clothing that moves so beautifully on Judy Haynes (Vera-Ellen) that gives an air of modern sophistication to each look. Even the Haynes sisters’ (Rosemary Clooney and Vera-Ellen) dressing gowns are stylishly Christmas appropriate, elegant yet cozy wraps that make one long for the perfect upscale lounge-wear for Christmas morning.
There are multiple sequined looks for those of us who love a little sparkle during this festive time. The way the ensembles are accessorized makes a case for head to toe styling this season. From perfectly coiffed ‘50s hair to nipped in full skirted dresses all set in a time when a traveling sister act a plausible storyline in film, White Christmas is the perfect mix of style and story that will deliver on the holiday cheer whether you’re in the spirit or not this winter season.