Twilight, the wildly popular vampire teen romance novel, comes to the big screen as one of the most anticipated films of the year. Like all vampire stories, Twilight is absolutely about beauty, which means fashion matters whether you want to look like Edward, everyone’s dreamy, undead boyfriend, or Bella, the lucky girl he falls in love with.
Because so much of Twilight takes place in high school, costume designer Wendy Chuck was sure to use the brands teens crave, featuring things like Levi’s , Guess, Miss Sixty and G-star, while also mixing vintage pieces with new looks. Chuck has also worked hard to make sure that the wardrobe for the vampires enhances their otherworldly beauty, relying on blues and grays to give the film a consistently dark look.
But make no mistake, these vampires aren’t Goths. Here the undead go for classic tailoring with colors and silhouettes that, while modern, also wouldn’t be out of place fifty years ago.
All the vampires in the world of Twilight aren’t as pleasant as pin-up boy Edward Cullen. This group of nomad vampires takes on an edgier look, while still avoiding vampire clichés of velvet and black. Earth tones and an edgier, mismatched look define the style of the nomad vampires, but their clothes are still simple.
For Bella, Edward’s mortal love, Chuck made sure to include touches of delicacy to her teen wardrobe, adding flowered embroidery and other feminine motifs to her costumes. Like the vampires in Twilight, Bella’s look is about letting her natural beauty shine through. Clothes in the world of this film are used to accentuate beauty, not create it.
Unlike many film looks, getting Twilight style for yourself is easy, because of the number of affordable, off-the-rack pieces that went into the design concept. That said, Edward has a few custom pieces and does dress up for Bella’s prom, showing up in a Gucci jacket. Luckily, with Chuck’s sense of style and the fantastic world of Twilight as a guide, you don’t have to live forever to figure out how to dress fabulously.