If you’re like me, you often find yourself watching films and seeing tons of fashion styles you would love to wear in real life. I watch movies from so many decades and from so many different genres, if I actually did copy all the styles I like, I’d have one diverse wardrobe. But if there’s one accessory you could easily get a lot of mileage out of, it’s a beret. Berets have been a popular hat style for decades, so if you want to go for a Norma Shearer inspired look one day and a Faye Dunaway inspired look the next, a beret could easily work for both styles.
Garbo was very famously a big fan of berets.
Marlene Dietrich sure loved a good beret, too.
Norma Shearer always looked super chic in them.
Jean Harlow and Carole Lombard looked lovely in them, too.
Feeling inspired by film noir? A beret could give you a Peggy Cummins in Gun Crazy, Lauren Bacall in The Big Sleep, or Lana Turner in The Postman Always Rings Twice look.
Ingrid Bergman briefly wore one in Casablanca.
And who could forget the one Marilyn Monroe wore to sing “When Love Goes Wrong” in Gentlemen Prefer Blondes?
Want to try a 1960s inspired look? Brigitte Bardot and, of course, Faye Dunaway both looked fantastic in berets.