CineFix’s top 10 movie wardrobes of all time ranks film’s most memorable costume designs (VIDEO).

The Best Movie Costumes of All Time, in One Video Countdown    

The Best Movie Costumes of All Time, in One Video Countdown    

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July 7 2015 1:55 PM

The Best Movie Costumes of All Time, in One Video Countdown    

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Still taken from the video.

It might sound shallow, but sometimes the clothes really do make the movie. Costume design is often the key to conveying authenticity, whether the film is imagining a future, gazing into the past, or selling the latest concept of “cool.” If done well, a character’s wardrobe can also be one of the most memorable parts of a movie—as with Marilyn Monroe’s iconic ivory dress from The Seven Year Itch.

Here, the folks from CineFix—who are exceptionally thoughtful about these kinds of movie countdowns—round up the most memorable and meaningful duds in film history. Even if you don’t agree with every choice, their thinking is well argued, and it’s hard to disagree with their pick for No. 1.