The Iconic Women Who Defined Star Wars Fashion

The Iconic Women Who Defined Star Wars Fashion

From Carrie Fisher as the iconic Princess Leia to Daisy Ridley as the rebel scavenger Rey--the women of Star Wars are in a league of their own.

From Carrie Fisher as the iconic Princess Leia to Daisy Ridley as the rebel scavenger Rey--the women of Star Wars are in a league of their own.

Text: Megan Kasselberg

Costuming defines the characters in Star Wars, giving insight into cultures and customs that might otherwise be lost in complicated plots and twists of revenge. Backstory often relies heavily on garments, indicating birthplace and royal lineage, or lack thereof. For the women in the Star Wars sagas, costume design is essential to understanding their relationships and how they are perceived by fellow characters.

Ahead, V rounds-up the most notable ensembles to date that define femininity, sensuality and style in the iconic movie franchise, enhancing the women who wear them.

Natalie Portman as Padmé Amidala wears intricate dresses and exotic headpieces in The Phantom Menace, exhibiting the long-held traditions of Naboo. With her intense makeup and beautiful royal garments, Padmé represents beauty ideals rarely seen in Hollywood, somewhat contrasting with typical depictions of femininity and sensuality.
Credits: All images courtesy of Star Wars.

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