Style Focus – Diana’s Dresses
There’s nothing that shows off an hourglass shape like a figure-hugging dress – something Diana Dors certainly knew. Off screen and on, Britain’s foremost bombshell stuck to a classic silhouette – be it a slinky dress, or a high-waisted shorts and tight sweater combo.
Perhaps her slinkiest can be seen in the 1955 film, As Long As They’re Happy. Diana isn’t on-screen for long – she plays a showgirl, Pearl, and the film isn’t up to much, but her pink sequinned dress is simply stunning, as you can see in the clip below.
In her first American movie, Diana plays a murderous wife – whose style is, of course, impeccable. Have a look at the trailer for The Unholy Wife at TCM. We love her turquoise shot-silk shift dress, and the shirt, jeans and belt combo she wears could have come straight off a catwalk today.
However, this silver shift dress, below, is simply stunning, and shows off Diana’s curves to perfection. Yet again, it’s as contemporary as they come, with Victoria Beckham opting for similar styles – although just not filling them quite as well – there’s no room for your bones in bombshell territory Posh!
In her 1958 comedy, I Married A Woman, Diana once again isn’t overly stretched as an actress, but she does get a stunning wardrobe. Another beautiful turquoise coloured shift dress suits her colouring and shape, and there’s the obligatory sexy lingerie – which we utterly adore here at BB HQ – and the telephone she’s posing with in this studio promo shot, below.
The figure hugging strapless dress theme was also seen in the 1957 movie, The Long Haul, with Victor Mature…and why fix it if it ain’t broke, Diana? We just wish we could get away with it!