The Dresses of ‘Titanic’ (1997)

An interesting aspect of a period piece is the outfits featured.

In Titanic, the dresses which Kate Winslet as Rose wears are a standout feature of the film. They showcase what the rich members of society could afford to wear, aswell as being a glimpse into fashion of the early 1900s.

In looking at all the dresses in the film, I have listed them in my personal order of least to most favourite. Please let me know what order you would place these dresses in!

(Read more about the outfits in Titanic here.)

(Read more about the shoes in Titanic here.)

9. Elevator Dress

As we only see the elevator dress for a matter of seconds on screen, it has to go last.


8. Heaven Dress

Again, another dress we only see for a few seconds. Plain, but very classy.

7. Deck Dress

As beautiful as this dress is, yellow is a really hard colour to pull off. Kate Winslet manages it, but I fear many others wouldn’t.

6. Arrival Dress

This outfit is very unique from the other dresses that Rose wears. However, it does look slightly impractical in terms of sitting/walking/using the bathroom.


5. Sinking Dress

Another plain dress, but still very elegant on Rose during the stressful moments of the film.


4. First Sight Dress

Lace works for Rose. It really does. With a beautiful red rose on the waistband. 

3. Jump Dress

A darker, evening dress for Rose. The beading compliments the red, and Rose still looks amazing at the point of suicide!


2. Flying Dress

Possibly the most recognisable dress from the film, which is worn during the famous ‘flying’ scene.


1. Dinner Dress

Perhaps the dinner dress is my favourite, as it is included in one of the best scenes in the film (3rd Class Irish Party!). Perfection on screen.


All images courtesy of Twentieth Century Fox.


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9 Responses to The Dresses of ‘Titanic’ (1997)

  1. Merih T says:

    Titanic 💛

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  2. says:

    Beautiful dresses


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  5. Sami says:

    it’s interesting that you find the swim dress plain as it was discribed as the biggest design challenge for the movie. It is my personal favorite, as well. Also, The heaven dress, I don’t know if you know this, is a white version of the dinner dress! Even the shoes are exactly like the ones worn with the dinner dress except they are kept white. Her shoes, most of them, were made by Peter Fox, and some were actually doubled. And, if your interested, i have a TON of closeup photos i took of the lunch dress at Planet Hollywood.


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