Love can be about many things and for the true fashion enthusiasts it’s mostly about falling for clothes, particularly those that come packed with a rich history and a life of their own. Worthy of a round-year affair, the most breathtaking garments are likely to steal your heart from behind the big screen, iconic dresses worn by equally memorable heroines making for quite the irresistible combo.

Add a romantic story to the mix and things are only bound to get better. In a month that celebrates love, we choose to remember 11 utterly romantic movie outfits that make us swoon every time.

Discover the complete roundup, after the break.

2007, Keira Knightley as Cecilia Tallis in Atonement.

A celebration of old glamour and high class, inspired by the late 1930s fashion, Cecilia’s long, slinky emerald green dress is perhaps the last decade’s most iconic gown on film:

best romantic movie outfits

1954, Audrey Hepburn as Sabrina Fairchild in Sabrina.

From the likes of style icon Audrey Hepburn you can only expect timeless glamour, epitomized in the movie Sabrina by this sumptuous Givenchy creation:

best romantic movie outfits

2001, Nicole Kidman as Satine in Moulin Rouge.

Satine’s pink diamonds gown in Moulin Rouge is a highly intricate and just as memorable outfit, the bodice of pale pink Lycra, the large heart motifs and the Ostrich feather plume skirt oozing of romance:

best romantic movie outfits

1996, Claire Danes as Juliet in Romeo & Juliet.

Who didn’t want to dress like Juliet after seeing Baz Lhurman’s wildly inspired rendition from 1996? The angelic costume-party get-up is the outfit that left us all in awe and still does:

best romantic movie outfits

1939, Vivien Leigh as Scarlett O’Hara in Gone with the Wind.

A statement ball gown if there ever was one, Scarlet O’Hara’s divine dress cut in silk velvet and embellished with glass teardrop beads and a profusion of ostrich feathers, is not something you’re likely to forget:

best romantic movie outfits

2011, Reese Witherspoon as Marlena in Water for Elephants.

Full of amazing outfits, Water for Elephants is the kind of movie you can watch again and again. Among the beautiful dresses sported by Reese on screen, this soft, white, halter-neck design ticks all the right boxes:

best romantic movie outfits

1956, Grace Kelly as Tracy Lord in High Society.

Layered gray over rose chiffon, appliquéd with rhinestones and pink and white embroidered flowers, the gown worn by Grace Kelly in High Society is an old romance classic:

best romantic movie outfits

2015, Lily James as Cinderella in Cinderella.

The stuff of fairytales, the happily-ever-after gown worn by Lily James in 2015’s Cinderella is beyond mesmerizing, its effect equal parts ephemeral and showstopping:

best romantic movie outfits

1948, Elizabeth Taylor as Carol Pringle in A Date with Jude.

A young Elizabeth Taylor, a dreamy white gown, plus many more romantic outfits make A Date with Jude unmissable:

best romantic movie outfits

2013, Carey Mulligan as Daisy Buchanan in The Great Gatsby.

A Jazz Age fantasy, all about opulence and luxurious costumes, The Great Gatsby is romance and it’s fashion magic. Covered in embellishments, Daisy Buchanan’s cream dress is just one of the many bound to leave you breathless:

best romantic movie outfits

1997, Kate Winslet as Rose DeWitt Bukater in Titanic.

Along with the tear-inducing, utterly-romantic scenario, Rose’s red dress with multiple layers of hand beaded net, silk and lace is forever embedded in our minds when it comes to showstopping moments in film:

best romantic movie outfits

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