How to recreate your favorite Glass Onion outfits from the latest Knives Out movie

Loved the Glass Onion outfits in the new Knives Out film? Here's where to shop similar pieces so you can recreate them

Collage of Glass Onion movie stills featuring Janelle Monae, Kate Hudson, Madelyn Cline and Dave Bautista
(Image credit: John Wilson/Netflix © 2022)

The end of 2022 saw Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery drop on Netflix—the latest addition to the franchise that gives viewers the chance to lap up an eventful murder mystery with a side order of glorious outfits. And with teasers suggesting big hair, glitzy fabrics, bold prints and tassels galore, we knew the Glass Onion outfits were going to be great from the get-go.

A completely separate story from the first movie, apart from our central character  Detective Benoit Blanc, played by Daniel Craig, we are introduced to a completely fresh cast roster. "I felt like it could go to an absolutely new, exciting place where I didn't have to be married to anything except Benoit Blanc, and even he is completely different," costume designer Jenny Eagen explained to EW (opens in new tab) in a recent interview. "I just wanted to make as much as I could to make it really special and make a splash and make these characters so individual."

Despite taking place this decade in the middle of the Covid-19 pandemic, many of the Glass Onion wardrobe choices look rather seventies-inspired, with our leading ladies Janelle Monáe, Kate Hudson and Madelyn Cline all presenting us with serious outfit serves. So, as with our recently-binged White Lotus outfits, Emily in Paris season 3 clothes and Wednesday outfits, we've rounded up the pieces that'll let you recreate your favorite Glass Onion outfits below. 

🚨Spoiler alert🚨 There is a mild spoiler ahead regarding some of the characters, so we'd avoid scrolling any further if you're yet to watch the film!

How to recreate the best Glass Onion outfits from Knives Out 2

1. Andi/Helen Brand—Janelle Monáe

Janelle Monae as Andi in Glass Onion A Knives Out Mystery

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  • Shop at ZARA (opens in new tab) for tailored pieces like Andi/Helen's that won't break the bank

A strong contender for our favorite wardrobe, Andi and Helen are played by Janelle Moná, who really stole the Glass Onion fashion show. Helen is the person who calls on Detective Blanc to investigate the murder [mystery] that makes for the entire film. Meanwhile Andi is her twin sister and—spoiler alert (but not really because it's the film's entire premise)—the person whose murder central to our mystery.

If you're a fan of Monáe then you'll already know that she's extremely stylish in her own right, and her character's wardrobe features a lot of "crisp, monochromatic suits, expertly tailored," per Eagen's description. And indeed, the film shows the star in some seriously chic outfits, like her chic tonal pantsuit complete with a high-neck silk blouse complete with a neck tie.

A strong contender for our favorite wardrobe, Andi and Helen are played by Janelle Monáe, who really stole the e wears by the pool during the day. However, it turns out this wasn't actually a dress, rather a monochromatic one-shoulder swimsuit, which she paired with a sleek navy satin maxi skirt. While we couldn't track down a similar swimsuit, we have scouted out a dress of the same style—or you could pair one of the best affordable swimwear pieces with a chic skirt for an elegant poolside look.e

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Lipsy One Shoulder Two Tone Bodycon Dress

RRP: $91/£60

Featuring two-part monochrome straps in a one shoulder design that's strikingly similar to the one we see Andi wearing in Glass Onion, this form-fitting dress is both chic and fairly reasonably priced. 


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River Island Cream Tailored Blazer

RRP: $108/£58

We might not have a wardrobe department to tailor our blazers to us, but this River Island number could fool people otherwise. 


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See by Chloé Pussybow-collar Twill Blouse

RRP: $252/£188

A simple, well-made blouse can actually do a lot of heavy lifting when it comes to putting together a chic ensemble. Tie this See by Chloé number tightly to one side for Andi's look.


2. Whiskey—Madelyn Cline

Madelyn Cline and Dave Bautista in Glass Onion Knives Out

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  • Head to ASOS (opens in new tab) for festival chic staples like Whiskey's

Social butterfly Whiskey's (Madelyn Cline) aesthetic screams fringed festival-goer—a deliberate choice. "It really started with Jenny in the costume fitting," Cline told EW (opens in new tab) of her character development. "I saw the fringe bag and the boots and I was like, 'Oh, this girl has not moved on from 2014 or '15. She stayed in her 2015 Coachella era and has never left.'"

Sure, it may feel a little too soon to be looking at 2010s fashion through rose-tinted nostalgia glasses, but Madelyn's character is a clear reminder that when it worked, it really worked—cut-out tops, crochet, fringing and all. 

If you're as obsessed with the actress as we are, we've also rounded up everything you need to know about Madelyn Cline's makeup go-tos, too, because we're nice like that. 

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ASOS DESIGN Tie Front Top with Blouson Sleeve in Crochet Lace

RRP: $37/£26

Whiskey's all-white Coachella-esque ensemble is all crochet, fringing and ripped denim, and this top is very similar to the one we see her in on the promo posters for the movie.


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Dolls Kill Copper Swept Away Cowboy Boots

RRP: $78/£80

Whiskey's signature style wouldn't be complete without a festival-ready pair of fringed cowboy boots.


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NA-KD Cut Out Knitted Maxi Dress in Brown

RRP: $101.95/£73.95

A long-sleeved take on the style we spot on Whiskey in some of the shots with the group. 


3. Birdie Jay—Kate Hudson

Kate Hudson, Leslie Odom Jr. and Kathryn Hahn in Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery

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  • Head to Net-a-Porter (opens in new tab) for gorgeous printed 'fits like Birdie's, as well as all of the accessories

Noughties romcom queen Kate Hudson plays former model Birdie, whose iconic Glass Onion dress has a big role in the story of the film. Fun fact: it was actually her real-life mother, actress Goldie Hawn, who inspired the character's style. 

"[Hudson] has the most confidence, physically, of anyone I've ever met; I wanted big, bold prints because she can carry it off," Eagen told EW. "We made some of the jewelry. Kate brought a lot of jewelry connections to the table [...] But we made jewelry and we were able to go wild with it. Kate was just into it. The bigger, the better. And when she gets a piece, she knows how to work it."

Indeed, Birdie's fashion choices are kind of out there—in a great way—and although all of her clothes and some of her jewelry were custom made for the film, we've still managed to find some similar pieces that you can shop now.

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Cream Extra Large Oversized Sunhat

RRP: $21/£14

The off-duty vintage model look wouldn't be complete without the addition of an oversized floppy sunhat and sunglasses. 


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Le Specs Caliente Sunglasses in Black/Gold

RRP: $95/£65

Can you ever go wrong with a pair of oversized sunglasses? Rhetorical question, answer: no. Teeny-tiny sunnies might have been all the rage last summer, but they don't suit everybody, whereas you can always rely on a massive pair to look chic 24/7.

These actually look pretty similar to Meghan Markle's go-to sunglasses and Hailey Bieber's sunglasses staple too.


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Roman Floral Wrap Midi Dress

RRP: £48 (UK only)

In a similar pink statement print to Birdie's from the film, this screams off duty ex-supermodel on vacation. 


4. Peg—Jessica Henwick

Birdie's humble assistant, Peg's (Jessica Henwick) style is actually supposed to be the absolute antithesis of stylish, but to us the result is unintentionally chic. "Originally, I came in and she looked cool," Jessica Henwick, who plays Peg, told EW. "She was supposed to be wearing leather jackets and skinny jeans and combat boots. And I was just like, 'No, let's make it that it looks like she's two shades off of fashionable.'"

She continued: "The bucket hat is really in right now, but there's something about the way that she wears it that you go, 'Oh, no, that's just a bucket hat to her. She has no idea that's trendy right now.'"

There's a lot of grayscale here, from sweaters to classic Tevas and jean shorts, all making for a comfy off-duty aesthetic.

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Urban Outfitters Bucket Hat

RRP: $27/£26

Peg may not have a clue that 90s bucket hats are back, but we do. There are tons of options at Urban Outfitters, but this washed black style most closely matches our movie's personal assistant. 


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Baserange Ladna Recycled-Jersey Sweatshirt

RRP: $54/£45.20

Any gray or washed blue sweatshirt will do, but we're fans of this Net-a-Porter buy. 


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Teva Original Universal Sandals

RRP: $55/£45

We'd recognise them anywhere, Peg's comfy sandals are a key player in the ugly shoe trend, Tevas.


5. Claire Debella—Kathryn Hahn

Kathryn Hahn as Claire in Glass Onion Knives Out

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  • For neutrals like Claire's head to Mango (opens in new tab), or Karen Millen (opens in new tab) for workwear vibes

Politician Claire Debella, played by Kathryn Hahn, easily has the...least colorful Glass Onion clothing out of the cast's ladies. If it's not beige, it's cream, and that's pretty much where it ends—to the point where lead actor Daniel Craig actually laughed when he saw Hahn's rack in the wardrobe department.

But that's not to say that Claire doesn't look extremely put together at all times and, if nothing else, she serves as great inspo for our work capsule wardrobe. Her closet might scream "sensible", but isn't that exactly what a politician would want to give off?

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Karen Millen Structured Crepe Pencil Midi Dress

RRP: $267.20/£156

Simple and form-fitting, this pencil dress is very similar to the structured number we see Claire wearing.


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& Other Stories Wedges

RRP: $122/£95

We've seen politician Claire on screen in these wedges several times—the sensible style choice. 

Lucy is a beauty journalist who has written for titles including Marie Claire, Cosmopolitan, OK!, woman&home and Women's Health, as well as regularly contributing to My Imperfect Life. Her work covers everything from skin and haircare tips to trying and testing the latest beauty launches, and interviewing celebrities and experts. A certified dog person, her other interests include mental wellbeing, books, piña coladas and not getting caught in the rain.