The top 10 most iconic dresses of the past 50 years

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Audrey Hepburn in Givenchy in “Breakfast at Tiffany’s” (1961)-
One of the most iconic images in modern cinema is Audrey Hepburn wearing this stunning black dress by ... more 
Photo by: IMDB
Audrey Hepburn in Givenchy in “Breakfast at Tiffany’s” (1961)-
One of the most iconic images in modern cinema is Audrey Hepburn wearing this stunning black dress by Givenchy. It may just be the most famous dress on Earth. Nearly 50 years later, women still rely on their “little black dress” for formal occasions. less 
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Thu, Oct 6, 2011 4:23 PM EDT
A recent poll conducted by online fashion retailer offerssupermarket.co.uk surveyed readers on the most memorable dresses of the last half-century. Since it's a British site, the results were notably different than what we'd find here in the United States. For example, Geri "Ginger Spice" Halliwell's Union Jack dress nabbed the top spot. While we do feel the poll included a few great choices, some were memorable in a bad way a la Bjork's infamous Swan dress. And while we love their selection of Marilyn Monroe's white dress from "Seven Year Itch"-and think of it every time I walk over a subway grate in a dress-the film came out in 1955 and is actually too old to make the 50-year cutoff.



Naturally, we decided to come up with our own U.S version of this list. So without further ado, take a look through our slideshow at what we consider the top 10 most iconic dresses of the past 50 years. You can contrast that with the UK poll results below.




OffersSupermarket.co.uk's top 10 most iconic dresses of the past 50 years:



1. Geri Halliwell - Union Jack dress - 82%


2. Liz Hurley - Versace safety pin dress - 79%


3. Marilyn Monroe - White dress - 74%


4. Audrey Hepburn - Black dress and pearls in Breakfast at Tiffany's - 67%


5. Lady Gaga - White outfit and wig worn to the Brit Awards - 63%


6. Diana, Princess of Wales - Wedding dress designed by The Emanuel's - 58%


7. Kylie Minogue - Gold hot pants - 56%


8. Jennifer Lopez - Sheer green Versace dress worn to the Grammys - 53%


9. Björk - Swan dress worn to the Oscars - 49%


10. Cindy Crawford: Red Versace dress worn to the Oscars - 44%