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January 18, 2013
 

Female Action Fashion: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

As a woman, I am thrilled to see the rise of the female action star.  It is empowering to live vicariously through a woman on screen that can handle weapons, throw a punch, perform incredible stunts, or demonstrate martial arts skills.  But let’s be real, fashion is important to women and many on screen heroines look more like dominatrices then action stars. That said here are some examples that in my opinion represent “the good”, “the bad”, and “the ugly” of female action fashion.

The Good

The simple yet functional black outfit.  It is feminine but not too revealing or trashy

Scarlett Johansson-The Avengers

Kate Beckinsale-Total Recall

Kate Beckinsale-Total Recall

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The feminine version of a male look

Angelina Jolie-Mr. & Mrs. Smith

Angelina Jolie-Mr. & Mrs. Smith

Sharon Stone-The Quick and the Dead

Sharon Stone-The Quick and the Dead

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Bad

The Dominatrix Jumpsuit

Charlize Theron-Aeon Flux

Charlize Theron-Aeon Flux

Jennifer Garner-Daredevil

Jennifer Garner-Daredevil

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The “Way too Casual” Look

Uma Thurman-Kill Bill Vol.1

Uma Thurman-Kill Bill Vol.1

Sigourney Weaver-Alien

Sigourney Weaver-Alien

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Ugly

The Leather Disaster

Pamela Anderson-Barb Wire

Pamela Anderson-Barb Wire

Halle Berry as Catwoman

Halle Berry-Catwoman



About the Author

Anjanette
Anjanette
I'm just a girl who would rather watch stuff get blown up, shot up, or jacked up than sit in a theatre and cry. Action movies are my passion and I want to see this genre thrive again.



 
 

 

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