When you think of Old Hollywood, what's the first thing that comes to mind? If the image of Marilyn Monroe or Audrey Hepburn popped into your head, alongside pearls and diamonds, well, you're on the right track. The women of Old Hollywood were glamour personified, and they're the perfect Halloween costume inspiration if you want to achieve that same sophistication.
However, your options don't only have to be between Marilyn and Audrey. No—the Old Hollywood costumes we've rounded up ahead will broaden your options. Sure, Audrey may appear twice, but from Grace Kelly to Josephine Baker to Elizabeth Taylor, there's a whole bunch of style icons to inspire you.
Marylin Monroe in The Seven Year Itch
The type of glamour that constantly blows you away.
Self-Portrait Ivory Taffeta Dress ($440)
& Other Stories Strappy Heeled Sandals ($48)
Audrey Hepburn in Roman Holiday
Halloween is the perfect night to act like the undercover princess you are.
Everlane Clean Silk Short-Sleeve Notch Shirt ($98)
ModCloth Woven A-Line Skirt With Pockets ($18)
Audrey Hepburn in Funny Face
We bet you won't have to spend a dime on this costume since it's very likely you have all the necessary items in your closet already.
Theory Rib Turtleneck ($150)
Monrow Supersoft Girlfriend Sweats ($135)
Honor the queen of the Jazz Age by wearing a dazzling satin dress and your best dangling earrings.
Jason Wu Sequin Spaghetti Strap Dress ($149)
Caracilia Faux Fur Shawl Wrap Stole ($40)
Dorothy Dandridge in Carmen Jones
Bring out Carmen's signature hoops and you'll exude the same confidence that Dorothy portrayed in the film.
BB Dakota Show Off Top ($58)
Cinq a Sept Midi Kathleen Skirt ($395)
Ingrid Bergman in Casablanca
There's no more iconic trench coat in cinematic history.
ASOS Curve Classic Trench Coat ($87)
Rag & Bone Kacy Fedora Hat ($275)
Whether she was dancing, acting, or singing, Falana wowed us all with her stunning looks. Think a whole lot of sequins for your costume.
Coldesina Sequin Duster ($598)
Soludos Gemma Block Heel Pumps ($149)
Grace Kelly was the definition of cool and collected.
Anna October Dasy Colorblocked Asymmetrical A-Line Dress ($525)
The actress, playwright, screenwriter, journalist, poet, and activist will be a great Halloween costume with glamour and guts.
AYR The Porch Dress ($245)
Asics Mexico 66 Sneakers ($100)
Since seemingly everybody will give Taylor's renowned Cleopatra look a try, toss on your best vintage-inspired dress instead and all the diamond(-looking) jewelry you can find.
Superdown Belluci Maxi in Green ($82)
BaubleBar Bordeaux Crystal Crawler Earrings ($24)
Katharine Hepburn in The Philadelphia Story
Here's another costume you can easily pull off with the items in your closet. Style together your flared white trousers and a black button-down shirt and you're already a sophisticated film star.
BP. Tie Neck Balloon Sleeve Blouse ($55)
Vince Flannel Wide Leg Pants ($325)
Lana Turner in The Postman Always Rings Twice
Before you tuck your summer crop tops and high-waisted shorts away, give them one last go by channeling Lana Turner in this Old Hollywood film.
Posse Agatha Blouse ($106)
Bassike Canvas Paper Bag Relaxed Shorts ($260)
Anna May Wong
Anna May Wong was considered to be the first Chinese American movie star, and her beautiful, classically Chinese style can provide inspiration for a stunning costume today.
De La Vali Ginger Appliquéd Velvet Mini Dress ($540)
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This was originally posted at an earlier date and later updated by Aleksija Vujicic.
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