In the new historical thriller Chappaquiddick, leading lady Kate Mara graces the screen as Mary Jo Kopechne, a 28-year-old campaign strategist who was infamously killed in a 1969 car accident. The car was driven by the late U.S. senator Ted Kennedy, depicted in the movie by Jason Clarke. Although Mara’s character is based on a true story and sadly dies after the car plunges into water, we can’t help but sneak a peek at her vintage fashion. Mary Jo’s late ‘60s wardrobe perfectly captures the trends of the decade, as she showcases her low key yet feminine style. Take a closer look at these looks, as spotted in Chappaquiddick.
Although it may be 2018 now, this printed sleeveless blouse looks just as contemporary today as it does in this film set in the 1960s. The abstract bohemian pattern is charming, while the pale blue and white colour scheme is girlish and understated. We are also liking the crisp collar, for a finishing touch to the preppy look.
Meanwhile, Mara’s Mary Jo also stuns in this beachside shot, with minimal makeup and a pastel pink swimsuit cover-up. Of course, this is meant to cover up her black one-piece suit, which features a plunging V-neckline. Once again, the modest ‘60s look works perfectly even today, with flowing caftans and cover-ups once again making a return to the beach.
Overall, we think that Kate Mara looks effortlessly pretty in her latest role. Staying away from heavy fabrics and favouring delicate shades and ladylike prints, her Chappaquiddick retro style is certainly on point.