From princess of Theeb to queen of Naboo, Padme Amidala slayed intergalactic fashion in the Star Wars franchise.
We can all agree at this point that Padme Amidala didn’t get the justice she deserved. Natalie Portman patiently portrayed our lovely queen and the prequels squandered what she could have been. Paired with terrible writing and tired tropes, Portman and, therefore, Padme, did only the best she could with what she had, still capturing our hearts and imaginations.
This weekend Twitter was abuzz with reflections on the killer fashion that the prequels gave us. And no doubt, Queen Amidala gave us some of the most stunning costume designs in Episodes I-III. Here are some of the best fashion moments by our beloved Queen Amidala.
5. The Senate Address - Attack of the Clones
This gown exudes power. The deep royal blue, and stunning golds are royal af. Full of Elizabethan vibes, from the head piece to the golden details on this dress. This is definitely an outfit of a queen. Tied together with an ornate necklace, consider this look SLAYED!
4. Handmaiden in Disguise - The Phantom Menace
In Episode One, our queen was in danger of being assassinated, not only by terrible writing but also by the lousiest assassin in the galaxy. Toxic masculinity for the win. While Amidala’s character was shortchanged at the expense of a Sith Lord, she disguised herself as a handmaiden. Even as a handmaiden, her regalness shone through. She was flawless through and through and she absolutely killed her casual look. Tatooine wasn't ready for her!
3. HER OWN Funeral - Revenge of the Sith
Padme died of a broken heart, which is ridiculous. So let's just check this one off our list because even in death our Queen was fierce! While clutching the japor snippet necklace that Anakin made for her when he was a child, Padme was laid to rest as silvery-white flowers adorned her hair and wearing a long royal blue gown. WE DID NOT DESERVE YOU!
2. Dinner With Anakin - Attack of the Clones
This dress is everything! Padme gave us a Raven “Nevermore” vibe from top to bottom: feather-detailed shrug which can be removed to expose her shoulders, fingerless evening gloves--the form fitting style is just perfection! With her hair tied back and a silver headpiece she is absolutely stunning. No wonder Anakin risked it all to save her.
1. Meadow Picnic - Attack of the Clones
This outfit is often overlooked and forgotten about. The detail is amazing, from the floral bits on her corset, to the ribbon in her hair, both perhaps in dark foreshadow of her funeral garb. Her hair buns, a light foreshadow of Leia, her future daughter. The scene’s colors warm her complexion and give her a natural, healthy glow.
The wardrobe production for Natalie Portman in the prequels was killin' it. What were your favorite Queen Amidala looks? Join the conversation and add your favorite looks below!