04/04/2012 04:26 EDT | Updated 04/15/2012 08:44 EDT

Titanic: Fashion From The Doomed 'Unsinkable' Ship (PHOTOS)


When the Titanic set off on its maiden voyage back in 1912, it was a momentous occasion. Hoping to be remembered as the most opulent passenger ship of its time, the Titanic ended up in the record books for another tragic reason.

April 14 marks the 100th anniversary of the ship's sinking, and 'Titanic' the movie will be re-released in theatres in 3D in honour of the occasion.

While the movie, which is now one of the highest grossing films of all time, centred on the love story of Jack Dawson and Rose DeWitt Bukater, the movie's fashion and decor played a role in making viewers feel they were there for the ship's fateful 1912 trip.

Titanic was decked out in decadent fabrics and stunning artwork; passengers wore some of the finest outfits available in the early 1900s. There were big, feathery hats and dresses that emphasized the small waists of the ship's first-class women. The men looked dapper in well-tailored suits.

And while we're sure you recognize the fashions of the time, courtesy of the movie, we thought we'd take a brief look, in the slideshow below, at what Titanic passengers actually wore in 1912.

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