8 Movies that Show the Importance of Dressing For Success
You cannot climb the ladder of success dressed in the costume of failure.” Zig Ziglar
Your wardrobe choice, how you put it together and how you carry yourself, can make a difference in how the world perceives and treats you. Watching how a person’s life can be transformed by making some wardrobe, style and behaviour adjustments, has been the inspiration for many a Hollywood flick. Here are a few of my favourite “clothes-make-the-man (or woman)” movies:
A story of a love affair that begins when a prostitute is hired by a wealthy businessman to provide company for a night. When one night turns into several, things become difficult. Not welcome in his world with her wardrobe and demeanor, he uses his money and network to recreate her so that she is accepted as his companion.
Billy Rae Valentine, a homeless delinquent, is thrown into a radical transformation when 2 millionaire brothers bet that he cannot successfully trade places with wealthy commodities broker, Louis Winthrope III.
Crazy Stupid Love
After a brief period of moping when his wife asks for a divorce, Cal is forced to reconsider his image when new-found friend, Jacob, agrees to teach him how to pick-up girls.
Devil Wears Prada
Andrea Sachs, a smart but dull college graduate, learns how to use fashion to her advantage when she lands a job with powerful but vicious fashion editor, Miranda Priestly.
My Fair Lady
Based on George Bernard Shaw’s, Pygmalion, Eliza Doolittle, a lower class flower seller, gets a life make over when a phonetics professor takes her on as a student to teach her proper English and how to be a lady.
She’s All That
In this ’90’s teen movie, popular pretty-boy Zach Siler, is bet that he can’t make a Prom Queen out of eccentric art student, Laney Boggs.
Studious and fashion-challenged Mia Thermapolis, discovers that she is the long-lost heir to the throne of Genovia and must learn to act and dress accordingly.
Kingsman: The Secret Service
As the world faces a global threat, an intelligent but unrefined street kid is recruited for training with an international secret spy agency. Part of the training includes the transformation into a gentleman with the importance of the message: “Manners maketh the man”.