The 20 Greatest Movie Dresses of All Time

Inspired by our anticipation of Katniss Everdeen's Girl on Fire Dress, we present the best dresses to ever appear in film.
Keira Knightly, <i>Atonement</i>
In anticipation of our untethered excitement over the premiere of The Hunger Games, and the moment we've all been waiting for, the big screen unveiling of Katniss Everdeen's Girl on Fire dress (we're really hoping for some CGI here, people!), we're counting down 20 of our favorite gowns ever to grace the big screen.
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Keira Knightley, Atonement
Easily the best dress on film in the aughts, this floor-sweeping, slinky '40s evening gown by designer Jacqueline Durran had audiences green with envy. As Cecilia, Keira Knightley wore this tantalizing emerald backless number with spaghetti straps, a wide gathered waistband, high front-slit and perforated neckline in the super-sexy scene against the bookshelf with James McAvoy. A jewel of a gown, it's enough to make us renew our library cards.
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Kristen Stewart, <i>Breaking Dawn</i>
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Kristen Stewart, Breaking Dawn
We admit it: in our vampire-loving hearts, Bella Swan's onscreen wedding dress was more exciting than Kate Middleton's — and Pippa's — real-life Royal Wedding ensemble combined. Designed by Carolina Herrera, Bella's gown is a sleek creation of crepe satin, French Chantilly lace and 152 covered buttons with a cut-down-to-there keyhole back (the better to tempt her otherworldly guests with). The CH original comes with a hefty $35,000 price tag, but for you Twihards, the Alfred Angelo knock-off clocks in at just $799. (Just BYO Edward).
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