Friday, 11 November 2016

Is Rey from Star Wars a Fashion Icon?

Ever since The Force Awakens hit the big screen people have been loving all things Star Wars. The film was a massive hit, even managing to introduce new fans to the franchise. For the first time ever a Star Wars film had a female lead, Rey, an orphan from Jakku who unknowingly possessed the powers of the force. She was awesome, heroic and a great inspiration to geeky girls everywhere. But is she a fashion icon as well?

Since the film was released and the popularity of this character rose, I have noticed a certain fashion trend that appears to be influenced by Daisy Ridley's Rey. Every shop I go in seems to have the 'cold shoulder' trend in stock and it definitely bears a resemblance to Rey's girl power inspiring outfit. So, yes I think Rey is definitely a trend setter and to celebrate her stylishness I've picked out my favourite cold shoulder looks to share with you.

Firstly I found this dusty pink skater dress from ASOS. I love the frilly shoulder accents as it adds a girly touch to what would otherwise be quite a plain dress. I have received so many complements when wearing this dress so it is clearly a popular look. I teamed the dress with a silver necklace and nude wedges. The cut out shoulders definitely remind me of our Star Wars heroine’s look from the film.

I also found this gorgeous silver plisse dress from Top Shop. Once again this dress is encompassing the cold shoulder trend inspired by Rey. This dress isn't the usual style I would go for as it actually reminds me of 1920’s fashion. However, when I tried it on I absolutely loved it and knew I had to have it. The lace detailing on the sleeves is beautifully delicate and the tie around the waist makes the dress gorgeously figure hugging. I think this dress would be perfect for the Christmas party season.

There we have it, those are my two favourite Rey inspired looks, but there are so many more to choose from as almost everyone seems to be sporting the cold shoulder look.

I think it's fabulous that a character from a science fiction film has had such a big impact on the fashion industry. It just goes to show how important it is to include strong inspiring female characters in films, as they are clearly very influential. You've got to love a bit of girl power!

What do you think about this Rey inspired fashion trend? Let me know in the comments. I would love to hear your thoughts.

Pink Skater Dress – ASOS £25.00
Silver Plisse Dress – Top Shop £38.00



  1. Interesting article! I think Rey in the Star Wars films is great because it shows little girls that they can be jedi's/compete with the boys too. I think that's so important to have.

    1. Thanks so much :) I agree, it's so important to have these strong female role models! X

  2. I think that Rey is an awesome role model for women, and that if she happens to influence how we dress - then that's even better! I believe that the cold-shoulder trend is popular for a few reasons...Rey is definitely one of those.

    1. I agree she is a great role model especially for young girls! X