12 Things That Got Extremely Popular After We Saw Them in Movies

2 years ago

The power of cinema is truly limitless. Talented filmmakers and actors can create masterpieces that will inspire millions of people to follow certain fashions, be that clothing, hobbies, or even foods. Movies can increase sales of certain goods and even save whole brands from disappearing.

We at Bright Side recalled 12 things that got extremely popular after appearing in famous movies and TV shows, and here they are.

1. Friends, 1994: Rachel’s haircut

The way Rachel looked became the inspiration for millions of people around the world, from the clothes she was wearing to her iconic haircut. Many fans of the show, and even celebrities, tried to copy Rachel’s look and had their hair cut in the same way.

2. Gossip Girl, 2007: Chuck Bass’ scarf

The scarf Chuck Bass is wearing in the TV show got so popular among the audience that it inspired many manufacturers to make and sell similar accessories.

3. The Queen’s Gambit, 2020: chess

The mini-series dramatically increased people’s interest in chess. According to statistics, the sales of chess sets increased by 87% in the US after the start of the show.

4. Flashdance, 1983: off-the-shoulder clothes

Oversized off-the-shoulder sweatshirts became extremely popular after the movie’s release. Apart from off-the-shoulder clothes, the movie popularized other items of the ’80s fashion: leggings, headbands, leotards, and leg warmers.

5. Breakfast at Tiffany’s, 1961: the little black dress

The little black dress Audrey Hepburn is wearing in the movie is recognized as one of the most influential dresses in fashion history. This was the Givenchy’s interpretation of the little black dress introduced by Coco Chanel.

6. Scandal, 2012: luxurious clothing ensembles

The main character of the show, Olivia Pope, is wearing luxurious and elegant suits in white, beige, and pastels colors that inspired many of us to add some powerful yet elegant pieces of clothing to our wardrobes.

7. The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, 1990: colorful clothes and tie-dye

Bold clothing combinations, neon colors, and, of course, tie-dye hypnotizing patterns were the landmarks of the ’90s fashion, and we saw them all in this show.

8. Clueless, 1995: plaid suits

This movie is probably best known for its gorgeous clothes, and especially plaid suits worn by the main characters. Even now, almost two decades after the movie was released, many people choose to wear that famous yellow plaid suit for Halloween to recreate Cher’s look.

9. Gossip Girl, 2007: dramatic gowns

Chuck Bass’s scarf is not the only fashion inspiration we get while watching the show. Throughout the series, Blair and Serena wear a whole avalanche of fancy clothes that look dramatic and chic at the same time, and many of us would wear them today.

10. Twin Peaks, 1990: cherry pie

This dessert became so popular among the fans of the show that you can still find a whole lot of recipes of the “Twin Peaks cherry pie” in cookbooks and on websites.

11. Wallace & Gromit: A Grand Day Out, 1989: Wensleydale cheese

The show actually helped to save the Wensleydale cheese from the Wensleydale Creamery, England, from disappearing. Thanks to the show, the popularity of the cheese went up, and the factory survived.

12. E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial, 1982: Reese’s Pieces

The sales of this product reportedly increased by 300% after it appeared in the movie.

Have you ever bought anything after you saw it in a movie? Are there movies that influenced your fashion or food tastes?


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