Getaway Girl Style: Bonnie and Clyde

Getaway Girl Style - Bonnie and Clyde

I am finally bringing you the conclusion of my “Getaway Girl Style” series, where we examined the styles of certain cinema bad girls we admire. This last memorable character might be the most obvious choice to end with, but there really wouldn’t be anyone better to complete the special than with the ultimate rebel woman, Faye Dunaway as Bonnie Parker in 1967’s Bonnie and Clyde.

The popular mini skirts and short dresses of the late 1960’s were still ruling the fashion world, but Theodora Van Runkle’s designs for the film brought longer hemlines into the spotlight. Faye’s portrayal of the infamous gun moll also created a beret-wearing frenzy and a bobbed hair trend. Although the ‘Bonnie and Clyde look’ is distinct, it can transcend any era, and I think any woman who can pull it off will always come across as classy and chic.

Getaway Girl Style - Bonnie and Clyde

Tight sweaters, like this belted mustard-colored one, are a key element in obtaining the look. Adding a pencil skirt, printed silk scarf, black beret and Mary Jane heels can produce the most iconic outfit of Bonnie’s in the film. One of your favorite accessories should be a Moleskin journal since she enjoyed writing thug poetry about life on the run.

A drop-waist dress with pleats and a cardigan is another great outfit option for your lawbreaking lifestyle. Bonnie didn’t wear much jewelry, but I am a fan of secretly-placed accessories and a long hidden locket holding a picture of your own Clyde Barrow is a nice adornment to pay tribute to the bad boy you adore.

I love the idea of pairing this Vivienne Westwood jacket with this Camilla and Marc Miranda skirt to give a modern and sexy feel to the whole look. You would also need a large bag to easily throw wads of cash money in and something like this Chanel tote would be perfect.

And that concludes my Getaway Girl Style series! Of course, I won’t let you go without a couple tunes for you and your Boy Friday to make out to…

Getaway Girl Style - Bonnie and Clyde

Serge Gainsbourg and Brigitte Bardot – “Bonnie and Clyde”

~and my personal all-time favorite~

Yo Yo featuring Ice Cube – “Bonnie and Clyde Theme”

*Don’t forget to check out the first two parts:
Getaway Girl Style – Pierrot Le Fou and Getaway Girl Style – The Doom Generation!

As well as this link to a fashion spread with Faye as Bonnie from Life Magazine in 1968!


1 Ashe Mischief { 08.27.08 at 4:45 am }

Great film to end with, and an excellent two to start of with! Faye Dunaway is in a class all her own with Bonnie & Clyde, but I think you really modernized & captured her looks with your ensembles (and man is that chartruese sweater a knock-out!).

2 klaus { 08.27.08 at 8:58 am }

why do you ignore the mens? Warren Beatty just called and he is so mad.

3 lady o { 08.27.08 at 8:59 am }

Got me a damn girl on my team.

The bonnie and clyde Thang.

4 hillary { 08.27.08 at 10:34 am }

I tried to copy one of the pictures once. It was during winter so I didn’t have a car to lean on.
I would wear every single thing above.

5 marie { 08.28.08 at 8:51 am }

@Ashe Mischief – Thanks lady! Faye is such a sexpot in that movie.

6 marie { 08.28.08 at 8:53 am }

@lady – AWW YEAH!

@klaus – Tell Beatty to go suck an egg! (Dick Tracy reference)

@Hillary – Where is your Clyde??

7 PHobbs { 08.29.08 at 9:06 pm }

Those outfits are amazing!!! Perfect for Fall. Nice work :)

8 kpriss { 09.03.08 at 6:14 am }

It’s the perfect sum of the Bonnie and Clyde style. On the stylish run. (I’ll do some blogosphere cutouts today, and you’re in!)
Klaus – Beatty who? ;)

9 Prêt à Porter P { 09.04.08 at 7:37 am }

faye was unbelievably beautiful in bonnie & clude

10 WendyB { 09.07.08 at 6:10 am }

One of my all-time favorite movies.

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13 marie { 09.10.08 at 11:23 am }

@sarah -OH HELLZ YEZ. Let us CRUSH together!

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15 Kirna { 09.11.09 at 5:15 pm }

I love the 3rd outfit, with the red skirt! Sooo cute! Bonnie had style!

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