When watching a movie, one of the most influential aspects presented is how the cast portrays the characters, and of course, what they wear! Costumes are more than just props for many movies and television shows; they are a look into a certain time period with historical significance. For that reason, we are focusing in particular on some of the best western outfits to ever grace the screen, starting with these two movies and one classic television series that are still inspiring all of these years later:
The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
: Who can forget Clint Eastwood’s trademark apparel with the cool poncho worn to prepare the audience for upcoming gunfight action? Boots, a telling worn vest, and the necessary gunbelt accompany the cowboy hat and a vivid time travel experience to the way it used to be, when horses, gold, and survival were at the top of the priority list.
The Man from Snowy River
: A cinematic contrast between rugged Australian mountain wear and sophisticated flatland wardrobes are at the center of this adventure. Just as Tom Burlinson achieves success with horse riding ability, a contemporary cowboy hat and scarf, Sigrid Thornton represents the other side of life as a formal lady who wears elaborate dresses, while longing for a chance to break free from the typical stereotype and fulfill ambitious dreams of her own.
Little House on the Prairie
: Michael Landon took us along for a trip through the late 1800s, when settlers overcame incredible odds with the strength of faith, family, and friends as a guide. Scenery of open land, farms, and new cities were accompanied by work shirts, suspenders, Sunday dresses, and of course, Laura’s signature pigtails! However, it is the heart of the American foundation that attracted record numbers of viewers for almost ten years of emotionally powerful storytelling at its best.
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