Happy Birthday Judy Garland: Her unforgettable fashion moments

Judy Garland
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June 10 would have been Judy Garland’s, 94th birthday. In honor of America’s original sweetheart’s big day, I have compiled her most influential fashion moments into one article. From innocent styles typical of Old Hollywood glamour, to more edgy and sensual looks, Garland glowed in everything.


Garland stuns with the perfect combination of school-girl innocence and a young woman’s elegance in this dress from the 1943 film Girl Crazy. This dress embodies ’40s style with the black sheer layering above the skirt and the vine-like detailing around the neck and waist area.


Garland epitomizes Old Hollywood portraiture and style in this rare photograph. The chiffon robe complete with floral accents around the shoulders is a commonly depicted style at the time. In addition, the short curled hair and emphasis on the cowlick displays a gorgeous, classic trend of the times.


This shot of Garland and Frank Sinatra is a rarity, and displays Garland’s wide fashion sense. While she stuns in gorgeous, dramatic gowns, Judy looks beautiful and classy in this v-neck short dress, topped with flower detailing down the leg.


This photograph is from a 1945 VOGUE Magazine, in which Judy dons a long striped dress with a bustle in the back and cap sleeves. The sweetheart neckline and seam running down the front of the dress give Garland a symmetrical, classic look.


Garland’s style seems to have matured in this toppled updo and floral A-line dress. However, the sweetheart neckline and purple-based tones maintain an air of purity.


Judy exudes sophistication in this polka-dot patterned blouse with matching headscarf and gloves. The cap-sleeved jacket adds a professional flair to this fun ensemble while the pencil skirt accentuates her waist and hourglass silhouette.


Garland dazzles in this tulle dress with feathered and beaded details. The elegance of this gown was not complete without the v-neckline and the sash around her waist, emphasizing her small frame while giving the illusion of long legs.


Judy radiates a coy, flirtatious demeanor in this off-the-shoulder tulle gown. The line of petal embellishments down the skirt and the use of chiffon are characteristic of the times.


Garland allures in a gown with long lack sleeves and lace detailing around a plunging neckline from Summer Stock (1950). This mature, seductive look is topped with a cinched waist and shorter hairstyle.