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The greatest on-screen wardrobes


While we might not have a walk-in closet and have to make do with our small (but lovely) IKEA Pax wardrobe, we take great pleasure in admiring the great and very beautiful ones we've spied on screen.

Not only do fictional characters have the sort of clothes we can only dream about (hello Carrie Bradshaw), they also have the most spectacular way of storing them. For example, Cher Horowitz likes to colour coordinate hers, whereas Rebecca Bloomwood leaves hers pretty messy, all in a completely beautiful and fashionable manner, of course.

Here, we've taken a look at some of the grandest and most coveted closets on the big screen. We've got wardrobe envy.

The ultimate teen wardrobe

Film: Clueless

Owned by: Cher Horowitz

What you can expect to find: Cher's wardrobe encompasses many styles and designs, and don't be surprised if you spot more than just one piece of designer clothing, she's got expensive tastes.

Stand-out item: Red Alaïa dress, which sadly gets dirty when she has to lie down on the ground as she's getting robbed at gun point.

Extras: There's a computer to ensure you match your outfit perfectly.

The stolen wardrobe

Film: The Bling Ring

Owned by: Paris Hilton

What you can expect to find: As this was based on a real-life story, this wardrobe is actually Paris Hilton's, which was stolen from by the girls, and boy, who belonged to the Bling Ring. It's filled with designers items, many of which haven't ever been worn.

Speaking about the wardrobe, actress Emma Watson, who played the leader Nicki, said: "She could never wear all of those clothes and half of them were brand new and still had the price tag on. But I suppose she just bought them to have them. We’ve all bought things on impulse but that’s an entirely different thing."

Stand-out item: A cute bear hat.

Extras: The cushions with Paris Hilton's face on really give it an added classy look.

The fashion cupboard

Film: The Devil Wears Prada

Owned by: Runway magazine (but probably Miranda Priestly)

What you can expect to find: Any decent fashion item ever. All in sample sizes only (i.e. you need to be ridiculously small to fit into anything).

Stand-out item: The new Chanel boots.

Extras: If you're thinking of borrowing anything, be prepared to pay with your life if you lose/wreck it.

The shopaholic's wardrobe

Film: Confessions of a Shopaholic

Owned by: Rebecca Bloomwood

What you can expect to find: What won't you find, more like. Rebecca has a serious addiction to shopping and finds it hard to say no to any item, despite not being able to afford it, unlike Paris Hilton.

Stand-out item: A green scarf.

Extras: When she attempts to de-clutter her wardrobe, she fails miserably and ends up with a lot of clothes shoved in a cupboard which is bursting at the seams (we've all been there, right?). Essentially, you don't want to open this one, unless you want to die by clothes.

The wardrobe full of bridesmaids dresses

Film: 27 Dresses

Owned by: Jane

What you can expect to find: Jane is a great friend to many people. As a result, she has 27 bridesmaids dresses in her wardrobe. None of which are very nice.

Stand-out item: The most disgusting dress is a yellow dress with red flowers that was for a Gone With The Wind 'theme' wedding. Special shout-out to the underwater outfit too.

Extras: She owns that many dresses she can hardly fit them in her closet, which begs the question: where are all her "normal" clothes?

The grown-up's wardrobe

Film: 13 Going On 30

Owned by: Jenna Rink

What you can expect to find: Jenna experiences what we all dreamed about when we were teenagers: wake up one day to find that you're now a grown-up and you can wear what you want, without the input of your parents, and you have loads of clothes.

Stand-out item: A thong, which Jenna finds very confusing.

Extras: We particularly love her hair in the scene after she wakes up and discovers she's a grown-up. This has nothing to do with her wardrobe, but still, it's ace. In a very 80s sort of way.

The Royal wardrobe

Film: The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement

Owned by: Mia Thermopolis

What you can expect to find: This is a HUGE wardrobe. And more importantly, it's filled, very neatly, with loads of new clothes. There are new sunglasses, dresses, as well as a section dedicated to some pretty major bling. She even has a selection of crown jewels in there too.

Stand-out item: Her best friend Lilly Moscovitz who jumps out of the wardrobe when she's first being shown around it by her grandmother, Queen Clarisse Renaldi (played by Julie Andrews).

Extras: The doors of this royal wardrobe are electronically operated. Plus, her grandmother is JULIE ANDREWS.

The rich man's wardrobe

Film: Two Weeks Notice

Owned by: George Wade

What you can expect to find: Lots of shirts, all hung up in a row.

Stand-out item: Pink and blue ties.

Extras: A sense of entitlement, perhaps, and a whiff of arrogance.

The greatest wardrobe ever

Film: Sex and the City

Owned by: Carrie Bradshaw

What you can expect to find: Roberto Cavalli and Dolce dresses, Jimmy Choo and Manolo Blahnik shoes. You know the score.

Stand-out item: Pink ballerina tulle dress, as seen in the opening credits of every Sex and the City episode.

Extras: The best feature of this wardrobe is that when you walk through it, you can get to the bathroom.



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