My Top 10 Favorite Movies for Vintage Fashion

by Sydney Stone

Whenever I need an instant mood boost, all I have to do is sit down and watch one of my favorite fashion films. I like to get lost in the vintage clothes, in the styling, and in the experiences the characters get to have in all those incredible clothes. 

The following is a list of 10 movies I love primarily for the vintage fashion. You’ve probably seen most of them. If not, add them to your watch list. If you have, watch them again. You may be inspired to organize your closet, shop for new vintage pieces, and put together some fabulous outfits to have your own adventures in.

These 10 fashion-themed movies never fail to make me happy, and sometimes even giddy.


1. The Devil Wears Prada

Duh. Everyone knows why this movie tops the list. When it comes to fashion movies, this is The Godfather. (Or perhaps The Godfather II, which I thought was better than the original.) You can stream The Devil Wears Prada here#ThatsAll

Click here to get every single look from The Devil Wears Prada

2. Sex & the City

Because Patricia Field is God and this movie (and the whole series) is the bible. Of course, Patricia Field was also the costumer designer behind The Devil Wears Prada. Because she’s God. Watch the Sex & the City movie here.

3. 13 Going on 30

The scene where Jennifer Garner “discovers” her dream closet is all of us. Bonus points for flashback 80s fashions. Watch 13 Going on 30 now.

4. Factory Girl

Edie Sedgwick is my spirit animal and Sienna Miller is a fashion icon who was born to play this role. If you’re obsessed with the sixties and all things Warhol like me, you’ll love everything about this movie. Stream it now.

Click here to get every single look from Factory Girl 

5. American Hustle

Not gonna lie. The 70s is my jam. You can find almost every single look from this movie hanging in my closet. Watch American Hustle here.

6. Bedazzled

I never thought this adorable movie got the attention it deserved. Especially for Elizabeth Hurley’s wardrobe. (And those classic 90’s eyebrows!) In this movie, the Devil wears Versace and Fendi. And she wears them well. Watch Bedazzled now.

7. Crazy Rich Asians

There is only one word to describe the clothes in this perfect film. Beautiful. Oh, and it also stars the most beautiful woman on the planet, Gemma Chan. Watch Crazy Rich Asians here.

8. Boogie Nights

This movie might not be for everyone considering the subject matter, but it’s one of my favorites. The performances, the fashion, the music…everything about this movie is just so groovy, man. Click here to get your boogie on.

9. The Breakup

Okay, we’ve always wanted Jennifer Aniston’s body. Now we want every outfit she wore in this movie. (And if you haven’t seen her kicking-ass-and-taking-names performance in The Morning Show, stop what you’re doing right now and binge every single episode.) Watch The Breakup here.

10. Clueless

Did you think I could get to the end of this list without including Clueless? As if! The most expensive shoes I have are a pair of Azzedine Alaïa leopard print sandals. Whenever someone asks me about them, I get to say in my Cher voice, “It’s like a totally important designer.” Watch Clueless now on Amazon.

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