15 Of The Most Iconic Coats From Movies You Love

From The Matrix to Legally Blonde.

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by Victoria Gill |
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'Tis the season for nostalgia, wrapping up warm and staying indoors to watch your favourite movie. So let's combine the two, as we look back at our favourite on-screen coats through the decades.

To paraphrase the one and only Cher: 'Can I hear a little commotion for the coat?' We're here to make a case for the most famous coats to have hit our screens (and consequently made us go shopping).


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Clueless, 1995

Cher Horowitz doesn't do practical coats (as if!) but she does do party coats. Doesn't she look like a Betty?

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13 Going on 30, 2004

Jenna Rink is a '00s style icon - not least because of her ability to pull off this coat-over-nighty combo. (Ariana Grande recently mined her wardrobe for inspiration so don't turn your nose up.)

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Legally Blonde, 2001

Elle Woods has one of the best movie wardrobes of all-time - and this fluffy purple coat, the one she wears to rescue Rufus, Paulette's pooch, was an instant classic.

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Breakfast at Tiffany's, 1961

The double-breasted red wool coat in Breakfast at Tiffany's, one of the many looks made by Hubert de Givenchy, will remain a staple in fashion history books.

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Mahogany, 1975

When it comes to coats, it doesn't get more chic than 1975's Mahogany. Diana Ross' monochrome outfit is pure magic.

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Almost Famous, 2007

Almost Famous ticks off all the '00s trends, including this beyond fabulous coat. If you're in the market for one, 'Almost Famous style coats' is a popular search term on Etsy and ebay. Why not treat yourself?

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The Devil Wears Prada, 2006

There's nothing like a movie montage. Our favourite from The Devil Wears Prada? When Andy Sachs, previously of the drab blue jumpers and clompy shoes, models her new designer threads, including this pristine white coat.

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The Royal Tenenbaums, 2001

Is there a more iconic coat than the fur style (avec pink gloves and Birkin) worn by Margot Tenenbaum?

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Sex and The City, 2008

Forget a sequinned party dress, Carrie Bradshaw proved that the best way to watch the ball drop is to order takeout and wear your favourite faux-fur coat.

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The Matrix, 1999

Neo-style leather coats have found a cult fashion with Bella Hadid, Rihanna and Kendall Jenner, who have all repped the most famous piece of clothing from The Matrix.

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Hustlers, 2019

Jennifer Lopez's fur coat in Hustlers - need we say more? Except that the moment she wraps Destiny, played by Constance Wu, up in its luxurious folds is iconic.

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Maid In Manhattan, 2002

Another classic from Lopez, who wears this cream dream of a coat in the scene where she unwittingly masquerades as a hotel guest after a series of high jinks. (Her tip for keeping white clothes clean? Always put a magazine between you and a park bench.)

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Pretty Woman, 1990

All of her outfits are killer - the polka dot frock, the scarlet gown - but the itsy-bitsy dress and oversized trench is our favourite look of Vivian's.

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The Holiday, 2006

Cameron Diaz packs a dreamy winter wardrobe for her vacation in the Cotswolds, including this shearling-lined number that scores a 10 on the snugly scale.

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