Reel Style: Dark, Romantic Looks Inspired by Wuthering Heights

These romantic (and slightly scary) looks would suit a modern Catherine to a tee.

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Andrea Arnold's adaptation of "Wuthering Heights" promises to be a suitably spooky update to the classic 19th-century tale. Starring Kaya Scodelario as Catherine, and James Howson as the brooding Heathcliff, the film offers plenty of moody style inspiration.
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Out Friday, Andrea Arnold's adaptation of "Wuthering Heights" promises to be a suitably spooky update to the classic 19th-century tale. Starring Kaya Scodelario as Catherine, and James Howson as the brooding Heathcliff, the film offers plenty of moody style inspiration. Chanel's sweeping gray cloak, for example, wouldn't look out of place in the foggy English moors.
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Set in the mid-19th century, the film's costume palette seems to mimic the damp and drizzly countryside, with shades of gray speckled with dramatic pops of red (a signature color of Catherine's even in earlier adaptations of book).
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Here, a dapper Heathcliff sporting a high-neck collar and silk cravate.
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Rodarte's sophisticated walking coats would have been quite at home in the 19th century, and the pale ivory hue gives it just enough spooky appeal.
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The story's ghostly undertones are reflected in some of the season's ethereal white and sheer lace dresses. At John Galliano, an elegant beaded lace number is styled with a contrasting black brooch.
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The look may be more 1940s than 1840s, but we could see Catherine sporting a ladylike cap like this one from Anna Sui's spring catwalk.
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A classic beaded scoop-neck gown from Carlina Herrera calls to mind Catherine's flirtation with high-society at Edgar Linton's posh estate.
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Something about this haunting shredded black skirt from Chanel exudes "roaming the English moors for all eternity."
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Smart cropped jackets and matching full skirts would have been in vogue during Catherine's day, and this tailored look from Dsquared feels like the perfect modern update.
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A ghostly off-the-shoulder evening look from Marchesa's spring collection.
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This empire waist lace dress from Alexander McQueen is both romantic and modern.
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A ladylike full-skirted gown from Naeem Khan seems very "parlour-appropriate."
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Catherine's signature shade of scarlet made an appearance on Ralph Lauren's catwalk in the form of this slinky velvet dress.
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