Reel Style: Dance-Ready Looks Inspired by “Footloose”

This year's remake of "Footloose" has us evaluating the dance-readiness of fall's top runway looks.

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This year's remake of "Footloose" has us evaluating the dance-readiness of fall's top runway looks.
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Out this weekend, this year's remake of the 1984 cult classic, "Footloose," promises to be every bit as boogie-worthy as the original.
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The film tells the story of Ren McCormick, a city kid with serious dance skills who moves to a small country town only to find out that it has outlawed dance and rock 'n' roll.
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Looking at the fall and spring runways, it's easy to conclude that there's no better time for a "Footloose" remake, from down-home country looks to itty-bitty dancing dresses.
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Being a natural jock, Ren would definitely have gone for this season's varsity jackets and sports-inspired garb. Here, a Letterman jacket from Rag & Bone's fall collection.
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And the trend isn't just for the guys: Sporty separates like this sequin jersey dress by Jeremy Scott dazzle on or off the playing field.
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Fans of the original film know that Ren eventually falls for the reverend's daughter. Here, a sweet and conservative look from Anna Sui, complete with dainty bow appliques.
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Being a small southern town, there's no shortage of denim and cowboy boot ensembles in Ren's neighborhood. Here, Roberto Cavalli's take on a "Texas Tuxedo."
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Similarly, buffalo plaids -- favored by the residents of Ren's tiny town -- made a major comeback on the runways this season, like this distinctive blue-and-red check by Thakoon.
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Of course, rock 'n' roll is the real appeal of both the original film and its remake. A blue foil blazer and plunging neckline would make this Balmain ensemble a knockout on the dance floor.
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We think Ren's dancing cohorts would approve of this rainbow-glitter confection from Derek Lam's spring collection.
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Serious boogie babes would no doubt reach for this fringed metallic number by Gucci.
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And for wholesome dance-floor fun, you can't do better than Mark Fast's sweet yellow mini-dress with a flared ruffle hem.
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Like all great '80s teen flicks (and their remakes), everything culminates on prom night, to which leading lady Ariel sports an understated white evening gown.
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White just a bit of sheen and soft crochet detailing, this Nanette Lepore dress channels Ariel's elegant prom look.
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On the other hand, the slightly more daring prom-goer might favor Prabal Gurung's hot pink creation, which was styled with (appropriately '80s) shredded tights and matching hot pink heels.
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