I took myself on a me-date last week to see Muppets Most Wanted. I was utterly blown away by Miss Piggy’s wardrobe in the film. Now, Piggy has always been one stylish lass, but the most recent offering from The Muppets has taken her personal style in a more sophisticated and vintage-inspired direction that looks amazing.
This new direction has a lot to do with the fact that Vivienne Westwood designed many of Miss Piggy’s costumes. One of my favourite Westwood-designed outfits included a floor-length tweed coat with a matching beret. In typical Piggy style, it was accessorized with lashings of pearls and a pair of gloves.
Piggy’s new style direction is also possibly inspired by her job in the previous Muppets film, where we saw her working as the plus-sized editor for French Vogue. Piggy’s costumes in Muppets Most Wanted are infinitely more polished and posh than anything we’ve seen her wear before.
Glorious, 40’s-inspired up-dos are topped with an array of breathtaking hats. I couldn’t get enough of the fedora that Piggy wears to take a tour of Berlin. The beautiful hat is worn with a stunning suit and silk tie. In typical Piggy fashion, she adds a smattering of diamond jewelry and her ever-present silk gloves to make this ensemble ultra-feminine. I thought this outfit was extremely reminiscent of Marlene Dietrich.
Another of my favourite costumes from the film was a gorgeous brocade cheongsam topped with a vintage-inspired pancake hat. I adored this look not only for it’s sophistication, but because it beautifully encapsulated Piggy’s confidence and poise. I adore the stylish cut of a cheongsam, but they are often worn only by women with petite, slender figures. It was so wonderful to see Miss Piggy rocking this look with all her curves on show. Piggy is the ultimate plus-sized style icon, and she works her curves to perfection in this number.
Of course, no Muppet movie would be complete without Piggy gracing the stage in a show-stopping gown. Her on-stage outfits are more diva than showgirl this time around. There are plenty of deep plunges, slits, sequins and lush colours on offer. My favourite on-stage dress is the emerald green number that Piggy wears in Dublin.
I was so impressed by Miss Piggy’s costumes in Muppets Most Wanted. I loved the way that her style has progressed and changed as her character changes, but the essence of her show-stopping style is still maintained. There is still plenty of frou-frou and excess present in her outfits, but I love that the costume designers have allowed Piggy’s style to develop in this film. Moreover, I actually wanted to wear most of her outfits. If they put out human-sized versions, I reckon I’d be very tempted to snap them up for myself.
Have you seen Muppets Most Wanted? What did you think of Piggy’s outfits?