Sounds terrible, right? But in 1967 Bonnie and Clyde was an extremely popular movie! The character Bonnie, played by the beautiful Faye Dunaway and her chic wardrobe, set the tone for women’s fashion that year. Of course, we all fell in love with Warren Beatty, who played Clyde, who had a pretty distinctive style, too.
Now, mind you, I was only a young teen, but almost all ages were influenced by this style icon. Especially the hats she wore! Somehow, the way she styled her beret gave it a whole new look. And they became very popular. Her overall look and demeanor were considered a bit risque. How funny is that? Certainly not by today’s standard.
Welcome to this month’s Match Made in Seven. Every month, one of our seven bloggers chooses a theme. So, when my blogging friend, Nancy of Nancy’s Fashion Style chose My Favorite Movie for our theme, my thoughts went straight to this movie and the iconic style of Bonnie and Clyde.
While I in NO way can match the beauty of Faye Dunaway (those cheekbones!), I have attempted to match her style in honor of this month’s theme. I even mimicked the old photo effects! Or tried to. Lol! Read on my friends.
The Iconic Style of Bonnie and Clyde
Their looks are very typical of the early 1930s. Depression-era. Lots of hats, below-the-knee skirts, wrap dresses, blazers with shoulder pads. They all looked very “dressed up” by today’s standards. While I can’t say this is my most favorite movie, it’s one that came to mind very quickly, especially in a fashion sense.
The men mostly wore suits, with higher waist pleated pants and jackets with padded shoulders that tapered at the waist. You can see this style on Warren Beatty, Gene Hackman, Michael J. Pollard, and Gene Wilder, all of whom starred in the movie. Hats were also part of the men’s ensembles.
In an effort to copy Bonnie’s style, at least in the movie, I am wearing a classic white silk blouse as she did in one of the scenes. She also wore a floral wrap dress and a checked yellow suit.
One classic outfit styled in the movie featured a tweed skirt and yellow short-sleeve sweater with a complimentary scarf tied around her neck. Super simple, yet elegant. My skirt is a knit one as I don’t have a tweed skirt like she wore in the movie but the length and straight style are similar.
Darn, since I don’t have access to an old Model-T or Packard, I’m leaning, Bonnie-like, against my husband’s Acura. Haha! Close enough, right? Oh, and no gun, either. Yikes!
In the movie, Bonnie mostly wore flats, probably to make Warren Beatty look taller. They were loafer-type flats, so I pulled out my kitten-heel loafers for this outfit.
Let’s talk about hats. Faye Dunaway made the beret style very popular. In most scenes, she styled it further back on her head, so that’s how I styled it here. She also styled a fedora and a cloche hat and made them look amazing!
Match Made in Seven Bloggers’s Style
OK, so much for MY version of the Bonnie and Clyde style! Let’s see how my fashionable colleagues have interpreted their favorite movies! Be sure to take a look and check out their posts:
Debbie of https://www.debbiestyleslife.
Darlene of https://aquamarinastyle.com/
Sonja of https://www.yustsome.nl/
Bettye of https://fashionschlub.com/
Anna of https://www.muttonstyle.com/
Emma of http://www.style-splash.com/
Nancy of https://www.
I hope you found this post featuring the iconic style of Bonnie and Clyde a fun distraction from the current health crisis. It was fun for all of us, which I’m sure was Nancy’s intention. It’s amazing how much the wardrobes styled in movies impact our sense of fashion and style.
Stay safe and healthy, my friends.