Fashion in Film: ‘Revolutionary Road’ (2008)

Leonardo DiCaprio & Kate Winslet in ‘Revolutionary Road’ (2008)

Revolutionary Road tells the story of Frank and April Wheeler (Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet), living in suburban Connecticut in the mid-1950s with their two young children.

April (Winslet) has amazing vintage style in the film, in line with the 1950s fashion of the time. Her character is often dressed glamorously, in contrast to her plain neighbour Milly (Kathryn Hahn).

Below are a collection of her outfits on screen;

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April often wears pastel colours, alongside the occasional black.

The first ‘formal’ dress we see April wearing, with an apron.

As per the fashion of the time, all of the skirts and dresses rest below the knee.

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The only time in the film we see April not wearing a skirt or dress.

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My favourite April outfit on screen.

If you haven’t seen Revolutionary Road, I highly recommend a viewing!

Which April Wheeler outfit is your favourite? Do you like her style? Let me know your thoughts in the comments below!

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With Kate and Leo in mind… read about the fashion in Titanic here.

All images courtesy of BBC Films.

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About writingsuzanne

History graduate. Freelance writer and reviewer. Passionate about film, theatre and music (film soundtracks!).
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3 Responses to Fashion in Film: ‘Revolutionary Road’ (2008)

  1. Yes, the costume designer and the team involved invoked the era perfectly

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