Is it bad that I'm excited for the fashion in this movie?
So I just watched the trailer for Machete Kills. Though the first one was pretty darn awful, I'm quite looking forward to the new one. Why? Because it has Lady Gaga and Amber Heard in it. Serious style potential.
Anyway, whilst I was watching it, I kept thinking about how awesome it is when women who kick ass wear stylish clothes at the same time. Honestly, why wouldn't they? If we can get away with running around in ridiculously tall heels and tight, skimpy outfits, we should just do it (not for the sake of drooling men, but for the sake of fashion).
Here are some of the best dressed chicks who kick some serious ass:
#10: Lara Croft (a.k.a. Angelina Jolie) in Lara Croft: Tomb Raider (2001)
This is pretty much the classic "chick who kicks ass"-look. It may be a little outdated now, but there's something about shorts and a black t-shirt paired with military-style boots that makes for nostalgic style.
#9: Katniss Everdeen (a.k.a. Jennifer Lawrence) in The Hunger Games (2012)
Katniss's look throughout the film is quite toned down (except for that fabulous fiery dress), but it's rather chic. Must say that I love this jacket the more I look at it.
#8: Baby Firefly (a.k.a. Sheri Moon Zombie) in The Devil's Rejects (2005)
Baby isn't as much an action heroine, but rather a psychotic killer, yet she still kicks ass and looks stylish whilst doing so. Her look is more trailer-trash than super-class, but it works anyway.
#7: Miho (a.k.a. Devon Aoki) in Sin City (2005)
There are numerous well-dressed women in this film, but Miho is by far the best. Her Asian-inspired style is awesome, and I love it.
#6: Selina Kyle / Catwoman (a.k.a. Michelle Pfeiffer) in Batman Returns (1992)
The dominatrix-look is very popular among women who kick ass (there's a really interesting article just waiting to be written about this), and this particular Catwoman pulls it off better than anyone else.
#5: Natasha Romanoff / Black Widow (a.k.a. Scarlett Johansson) in The Avengers (2012)
I liked Black Widow's style in both Iron Man 2 and The Avengers, but for some reason I prefer it in the latter. It's somehow more elegant and bad ass at the same time.
#4: Elle Driver (a.k.a. Daryl Hannah) in Kill Bill: Vol. 1 (2003)
I want this trench coat, and I want it now.
#3: Selene (a.k.a. Kate Beckinsale) in Underworld: Awakening (2012)
I'm sure Selene looks just as stylish in all the other films in the franchise, but unfortunately the latest one is the only one I've seen. Out of all the women who kick ass and wear a tight, leather bodysuit, hers is my favourite.
#2: Cherry Darling (a.k.a. Rose McGowan) in Planet Terror (2007)
There's something about a one-legged go-go dancer who wears a short leather mini-skirt that brings new meaning to the words "style inspiration".
#1: Alice (a.k.a. Milla Jovovich) in Resident Evil (2002)
No one will ever be more stylish than Alice when kicking ass, especially when she wore this red dress/top (I'm not too fond of her latest wardrobe choices). This one is, and will forever remain, an iconic kick ass chick-look.
I feel like I'm forgetting a number of stylish women who belong on this list...