Women in White: Character Colour in Erotic Thrillers

The Femme Fatale subverts expectations – about story, and most of all about femininity. How might this connect to the way they’re dressed in their films?

Film writer Abbey Bender suggests a theory about the wardrobe of femmes fatales in erotic thrillers, along with stills from Basic Instinct, The Last Seduction, Fatal Attraction, Body Heat, Body of Evidence and Femme Fatale:

Others have since responded with more stills from films and TV shows which lend intriguing credence to the theory:

I couldn’t help but jump in: