Photo Credit: Bebe, Anthropologie, TopShop, Nordstrom and Endless
In Water for Elephants, Reese Witherspoon scores two things we want -- Robert Pattinson and retro glamour. As Marlena, a circus performer who finds love under the Big Top, Reese and her soft wavy bob show off the best of 1930s fashion -- nautical pieces, sexy evening gowns and stage-worthy sparkle.
Steal the star's bygone-era style with these vintage-esque, but totally modern picks:
Pair the Scoop Striped Sweater from Bebe ($49) with the sailor-inspired Tradewinds Trousers by Level 99 that come complete with a double row of buttons ($98 at Anthropologie). Cinch the waist with a skinny black belt for a timeless outfit that works whether by sea or land.
Hats and Heels
Starting in the 1920s, the cloche hat become a lady's must-have accessory, and continued to be into the '30s. For summer, try this straw version with an apricot band and bow detail from TopShop ($45). Similar to the cloche, t-strap heels were all the rage. Try the Clare T-Strap Sandal from Michael Kors' Michael line ($145 at Endless). The shoe's open-toe and perforated detail offer a twist on the basic black pump, and it works perfectly with knee-length pencil skirts.
You'll stop the show with Pisarro Nights' Beaded Mesh Gown. The shimmery frock features a front and back V-neckline, and would make a great alternative to a traditional white wedding dress ($158 at Nordstrom).