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Shoulder pads the size of saucepans, high school drama and teenage angst aplenty, plus some pretty nifty prom dress DIY, Pretty in Pink was one of the most iconic fashion films of the 80s, and this year the cult flick celebrates its 30th anniversary.
Starring Mollie Ringwald, John Cryer and Andrew McCarthy, Pretty in Pink is the story of Andie, a teen girl on the social outside who falls for rich boy, Blane. So far, so typical but it’s the leading lady’s more complicated relationships with bully, Steff and her sidekick, Duckie that really won over audiences. That and Duckie’s legendary dance moves, which you may have caught a glimpse of during The Late Late Show with James Corden earlier last year, wherein a slightly older ‘Duckie’ re-enacts the routine.
We don’t want to spoil it but everything comes to a head at the school prom (as every chick flick storyline worth its mettle should), where Andie’s home-fashioned frock is revealed.
For those that remember the film’s release, the soundtrack will no doubt take you right back to your own tightly-coifed cut and young loves, while Pretty in Pink newbies are sure to fall head over heels for the anxious yet confident, plain yet beautiful, serious yet funny Andie, the cast’s yesteryear get-ups and the fresh faces of some of today’s most-loved actors.
With all the ingredients a Sunday-afternoon-duvet-day film requires (download it from iTunes for £7.99), this retro revival has the Team LBD seal of approval. And re-watching it to mark its 30th anniversary has inspired us to invest in a scene-stealing prom dress or two from our very own collection. Because your prom dress is one thing that’s always best left in the hands of professionals. Sorry, Andie…
Looking for the perfect style to wow in? From vintage-inspired frou-frou to oh-so-now simplicity, we’ve got something you’ll love in our prom dress collection.
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