30+ Margot Tenenbaum Costumes That Say, "I'm Fine, Thank You"

Photo: Courtesy of Touchstone Pictures.
Apart from solid plots and some pretty wicked art direction, Wes Anderson's films always come with a quirky sense of style (which makes the act of watching his movies feel more like enjoying a fashion show). Although many of his films have become cult classics, The Royal Tenenbaums was what made us, and the fashion community, begin to take note.
Everything about our favorite Tenenbaum (the adopted Margot) and her personal style can be described on one hand: a fur jacket, a Lacoste dress, a barrette, a Birkin bag, and a cigarette. The chain-smoking child-genius who wrote award-winning plays at age 11 kept her sartorial choices consistent from childhood into adulthood — a talent only a Tenenbaum could possess. Known for her extreme secrecy, she was rebellious, promiscuous, and unconventional, which made her conservative dressing that much more intriguing.
And we know what your inner angsty, class-skipping self is thinking. All of this makes for a great Halloween costume (or, at least one you don't have to explain to those who just don't "get it"). What's even better about the preppy-bad-girl look is that, chances are, you already own some of it. Think: a striped bodycon dress, loafers, a bobby pin, an old bag...you've got this. Ahead, we've got the starting point for your own Margot Tenenbaum this Halloween — Sweet Aftons not included.
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Margot Tenenbaum, but make it fashion.
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Photo via @ssophstone.
One could argue that Margot's signature fur coat is the look.
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Photo via October June.
Peek the striped dress underneath...
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Photo via @brennaw.
Classique Margot.
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Photo via @BuzzFeed.
Bonus points for a Richie Tenenbaum by your side (but don't forget the sweat band).
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Photo via @Lacklustre.
If you don't have the pose (and the pout), you don't have anything.
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Photo via Real Simple.
There's that Birkin.
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Known for her extreme secrecy, Margot started smoking at age 12.
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Photo via Carolyn Rzeppa.
Since Richie and Margot technically aren't related, this couple has nothing to worry about.
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Photo via Rachel Cox.
Bold eyeliner? Check. Stone-cold expression? Check.
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Photo via @natmill303.
Occasionally, the stern pout lets loose.
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Photo via Lauren Tracy.
Note the wooden ring finger. Fun fact: The real one was cut off by accident when she ran away from home to meet her birth family.
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Photo via POPSUGAR UK.
Her hair is always parted the same, and held back with a red barrette.
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Photo via Etsy.
Margot discards the fur when the weather is warm, exposing her striped polo dress.
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Photo via LOOKBOOK.
But when it's cold, the fur comes out.
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Photo via Jules Armour.
The fictional character was an early adapter of RBF.
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Photo via Babble.
The collar is essential. But don't pop it.
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Photo via @eyeofsandra.
Same signature look with slight variations. No shame in making it your own.
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Photo via @Dannnicali.
They're not-so-secretly in love with each other.
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Hair clip swag.
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Photo via @generalleigh.
Seamless alteration of the glove.
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Photo via @dropstitch.
She's always fine, thank you.
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Photo via @makemeupjojo.
The more eyeliner, the better.
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Bae goals, anyone?
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Photo via @mettieostrowski.
What's better than a costume you can drink with?
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This meta look would make Margot proud.
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Photo via @kellyosbourne.
Kelly Osbourne giving Gwyneth Paltrow a run for her money.
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Photo via @ashawina.
Best part about this costume? Getting snuggly with your furry coat.
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Photo via @stylethics.
Accessorize with a chic rotary dial phone.
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Photo via @pungopungo.
Two Margots are better than one.
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Photo via @leighannsays.
"I think we're just gonna have to be secretly in love with each other and leave it at that."
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Photo via @speciale_serena.
You're never fully-dressed without a Birkin.

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