Wonder Woman 1984 is an explosion of gorgeous colors across the screen from start to finish. From the glittering fireworks above Washington D.C. to the bold hues of 1980s décor and fashion, the film is a dazzling delight. Nothing shines as much as Diana Prince herself, however, thanks to the hard work of costume designer Lindy Hemming and her talented team. Do you wish you could have pieces inspired by Diana hanging in your own closet? Here are a few tips to do just that—no dreamstone required.
How could we talk about any other wardrobe piece except that white gown first? When Diana Prince steps into the fundraising gala wearing a long cream-colored dress, heads turn and jaws drop. The floor-length gown is paired with Diana’s hair worn loose, taupe high heels and only a gold statement bracelet. The entire effect is stunning. In an interview with the Golden Globe Awards, Hemming refers to it as the goddess garment.
“I wanted her to stand out like a shaft of light,” Hemming says in the interview.
Almost all of Gal Gadot’s wardrobe was custom tailored by the costume department. The dress is actually two pieces, Hemming reveals, consisting of a silk crepe blouse paired with a wraparound skirt. The piece was inspired by iconic fashion designers of the 1980s. While you could go on the hunt for similar vintage dresses by Christian Dior or Calvin Klein, you can find a more affordable and modern take on the look right now at Hot Topic.
As for the bracelet, Diana’s single accessory in this look is a stunning golden cuff from Tiffany & Co. You’ll have to pony up the price of a decent car if you want the authentic bracelet, but you’ll find a similarly bold mixed metal piece inspired by Wonder Woman crafted by Swarovski that manages to be the perfect blend of gorgeous and geeky.
Diana is obviously fond of drapey fabrics. Whether she’s dressing for a night out at a restaurant or putting together an ensemble for a typical workday, she often pairs graceful tops with tapered trousers with pleats at the waistline. Hemming points out that the beautiful fabric for some of Diana’s pieces is one of the most expensive you can buy, silk crepe. Diana definitely knows how to dress like Themysciran royalty.
And we have to mention Diana’s animal-print high heels admired by Barbara Minerva as another must-have accessory. Again paired with a classy blouse and slacks, this time both in dark blue, these pumps catch the brilliant scientist’s eye for good reason.
“She looks down and sees these fantastic heels which she herself is unable to wear,” says Hemming, “and they inspire her in that moment when she’s desiring to look like Diana Prince.”
Are you a kindred spirit with Barbara and haven’t mastered gracefully walking in heels yet? Look for animal-print flats or ankle boots as a tribute to the two gal pals.
A white button-down shirt and khaki trousers are accessorized with a blazer on top of a navy pinstripe waistcoat in another memorable outfit. This look was inspired by designer Ralph Lauren, a staple of the 1980s. A woven belt worn high around the waist completes the outfit. This adventuresome look is both classy and an unmistakable homage to this era of fashion thanks to the large shoulder pads atop the blazer.
If you want to replicate Diana’s outfits complete with shoulder pads, start your search on websites that offer vintage clothing for sale. Etsy, Poshmark and thredUP are treasure troves of ’80s fashion. Search by decade and some of the designers mentioned above, like Ralph Lauren and Christian Dior, to begin your hunt.
Not sure you’re ready to commit to full-on ’80s flair? Begin with adding a few hints of Diana’s wardrobe to your own. Flowy, solid-color blouses, tapered high-waisted pants and simple but bold jewelry pieces are fantastic starting points that are in style no matter the decade. You could even add some eye-catching jewelry inspired by the film itself. These are all striking pieces for those times when you want to make your own wish come true to feel a little more like Diana Prince.
Wonder Woman 1984 is now playing in theaters and on HBO Max*! For all the latest news, trailers and features on Diana’s return to the screen, visit our official Wonder Woman 1984 movie page.
Kelly Knox writes about all-ages comics and animation for DCComics.com and her writing can also be seen on IGN, Nerdist, Geek & Sundry and more. Follow her on Twitter at @kelly_knox to talk superheroes, comics and crafts.
*Wonder Woman 1984 is available on HBO Max in the US only at no extra cost to subscribers.