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In 1997, Ginger Spice a.k.a. Geri Halliwell walked down the red carpet to the Brit Awards in this (pictured above) dazzling Union Jack minidress. Little did she (or any of us for that matter) know that thirteen years later, that very dress would clinch the top spot in a poll to find the 10 Most Iconic Dresses of the last 50 years that was conducted by

Gaining the top spot wasn’t an easy feat though, since the Union Jack dress went up against some stiff competition, notably Liz Hurley’s Versace safety pin dress, Marilyn Monroe’s iconic white dress, and even Audrey Hepburn’s classic little black dress from Breakfast at Tiffany’s.

Eve Atkins, founder of OffersSupermarket, said: “Everybody remembers the moment Geri Halliwell hit the stage in that Union Jack dress. It made everybody watching the Brit Awards feel patriotic, plus she looked amazing. I was shocked to realise it was simply a tea towel sewn on to a basic dress, with no designer involved.” — Quote from Telegraph

The Top 10 most iconic dresses of the past 50 years:

1. Geri Halliwell – Union Jack dress – 82%
2. Liz Hurley – Versace safety pin dress – 79%
3. Marilyn Monroe – White dress – 74%
4. Audrey Hepburn – Black dress and pearls in Breakfast at Tiffany’s – 67%
5. Lady Gaga – White outfit and wig worn to the Brit Awards – 63%
6. Diana, Princess of Wales – Wedding dress designed by The Emanuel’s – 58%
7. Kylie Minogue – Gold hot pants – 56%
8. Jennifer Lopez – Sheer green Versace dress worn to the Grammys – 53%
9. Björk – Swan dress worn to the Oscars – 49%
10. Cindy Crawford: Red Versace dress worn to the Oscars – 44%

(Source: Telegraph)