Love Actually is, without a doubt, one of the best Christmas films around. It ticks all the boxes a festive movie should: heart-warming storylines, gentle humour, and a healthy dose of famous faces to coerce us into feeling merry.
However, given this two hour tearjerker was released waaaay back in 2003, it’s safe to say that we’re raising our eyebrows at some of the dodgy outfit choices worn throughout the casts’ shenanigans. We take a look at the fashion highs, lows and frequent polo-neck sweaters of Love Actually, to give a definitive ranking from worst to best…
9. The “Selfless Sister” Polo-Neck
There’s being selfless, and then there’s subjecting yourself to sludge-brown thick-knit monstrosities like this. No, Sarah. No.
8. Juliet’s Baker-Boy Hat
Made entirely of denim, too: frankly, we’re struggling to fathom how Juliet was the object of everyone’s affection with these catastrophic accessories.
7. The White Beret
Martine McCutcheon very nearly escaped filming without having to wear a ridiculous hat – and then, at the very last second, the white beret appears.
6. Mia’s Sweater Vest
Because nothing says office productivity like layered knitwear, right?
5. The “I’m A Terrible Person” Polo-Neck
So Colin Firth’s girlfriend may have just broken his heart here, but we’re definitely digging her oversized, open-weave sweater. (The polo-neck budget on this film set must have been HUGE.)
4. Hugh Grant’s Relaxed Office Attire
We wish we could dance like Hugh Grant; we wish we could rock an open-necked shirt like Hugh Grant. Can we just BE Hugh Grant?
3. The Ostrich-Feather-Trimmed Wedding Dress
Feathers? Check. Tulle? Check. Mesh overlay? Check. We kind of love it, but kind of hate it at the same time.
2. The “Seductress” Polo-Neck
She may be a she-devil, but Mia’s black fitted polo-neck is giving us all sorts of style envy.
1. The Octopus Costume
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