5 of the Best 80s Outfits from Atomic Blonde

Charlize Theron in Atomic Blonde

Photo: Atomic Blonde Trailer, Universal Studios

In Atomic Blonde, Charlize Theron takes the words “dressed to kill” to another levelHer character MI6 agent Lorraine Broughton brutally kicks and punches her way through the bad guys while rocking killer, 80s inspired outfits.

80s fashion plays a major role in this spy film. From her platinum blonde bob to her leather skirts, her style is made up of bold pieces that make her stand out.

Lorraine even teases this in an epic one-liner: Trapped in a corner by her enemies, she simply says “If I had known, I would have worn a different outfit,” right before she fights every single one in a white wool coat.

There are so many other iconic fashion moments in Atomic Blonde that give us more insight on who she is and what she fights for. If you’re in need of style inspo, add these all-black outfits from the movie to your closet.

1. Her classic black trench coat

atomic blonde black trench coat
Atomic Blonde Trailer, Universal Studios

Behind every great spy is a dark and mysterious trench coat. And behind every dark trench coat is a girl who is obsessed with the color black.

black trench coat
Wool Blend Double-Breasted Trench Coat, $19.99
black trench coat
Asymmetrical Wool-Blend Trench Coat, $20.99

2. Her high neck cocktail dress

Atomic Blonde Cocktail Dress
Atomic Blonde Trailer, Universal Studios

This little black dress is timeless. Although we only see the top half of this sleek, fitted number, Charlize’s character slays this look. If you squint really hard when you’re watching the trailer, you’ll catch a glimpse of the gorgeous detailed back.

black high collar dress
High Neck Bodycon Dress, $9
high neck black dress
Tupelo Honey Black Dress, $38

3. Her low-cut jumpsuit

atomic blonde black jumpsuit
Atomic Blonde Trailer, Universal Studios

Every girl needs a statement piece in her closet. When Lorraine walks into a room, you’re going to know.

black jumpsuit
Ichi Tapered Leg Jumpsuit, $45


4. Her killer boots collection

black ankle boots from atomic blonde
Atomic Blonde Trailer, Universal Studios

One of the things I love about Lorraine is that she isn’t afraid to get her hands dirty, and do it in heels or boots. The chains give off major 80s biker vibes.

combat boot with chains
G by Guess Braxton Combat Boots, $39.94

Her leather thigh high boots deserve to be on a pedestal.

atomic blonde poster
Atomic Blonde Instagram, Universal Studios
over the knee boots
Madden Girl Wendiee Over the Knee Boot, $49.94

5. Her black and white striped sweater

striped sweater from atomic blonde
Atomic Blonde Trailer, Universal Studios

Everything about this iconic look is fierce. I love that she’s the kind of spy who sneaks in white even when she’s undercover.

black and white striped sweater
Knit Wool-blend Sweater, $34.99

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Cassandra is a beauty and lifestyle writer. She spends most of her time treating herself to dinner and movie dates, pretending her life is a Marvel comic and figuring out how to keep her makeup on her face. Not necessarily in that order. Follow her on Instagram at @_cassandrarose.

71 thoughts on “5 of the Best 80s Outfits from Atomic Blonde

  1. I love a great trench coat and the black one that you featured is great. I love the look and the cut. I’m not a blonde 😁 But I would most definitely add this to my wish list. Great Post

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  2. I have been looking for a jumpsuit for forever it seems! I absolutely love that low cut jumpsuit she’s wearing. Haven’t seen the movie, but love the coats she’s sporting and those booties. I’d wear them

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  3. Great post. I love fashion, but I also love movies and often see great inspirations on screen. Have you watched the new Amazon tv series “The last tycoon” ? Great show and fashion from 30s is devine.

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  4. I love these black outfits you featured in this post. They look so chic and fashionable. Definitely an 80s thing that was leveled up to match today’s style. Thank you for sharing. I like the High Neck Bodycon Dress the best.

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  5. i so LOVE this post! Fashion in film happens to be one of my very favorite things!! Thanks so much for sharing these great style ideas! I really want to see Atomic Blonde! I Love kick ass women, especially when they dress fabulously! One of my personal favorites is Rene Russo is Thomas Crown Affair.. 🙂

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    1. Sometimes I’ll stick through a movie even if I’m not a fan just to see what everyone is wearing haha! Charlize did an amazing job in the movie. I’ve never seen Thomas Crown Affair but will definitely check it out!

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  6. Wow! I love your blog’s concept! Kudos to you thinking about the outfits in movies and shows and how to imitate them in real life. Amazing post! This style looks dope 😀

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  7. The trench coat is THE thing to have! Now that we are approaching Fall, that would be a great addition to my wardrobe. I am excited to see the movie. This is going to be another blockbuster movie!

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    1. The little black dress is my go-to outfit when I don’t know what to wear or just want to be lazy ha! The movie was a lot of fun. It can get a little complex at times but was still very interesting 🙂


  8. Really love this post! I’m really looking forward to seeing the film (gonna take my dad, as I know he’ll love it), but the outfits you’ve picked out are perfect! Love the trench coat x


  9. Ohh yes every girl need a black dress for any occassion. What would we do without a cute black dress that yoz acn easily style up different way. Wear it with red pumps for a sexy night out or a pair of white sneakers for a casual look. Perfect!


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