Sally Field has been acting for over five decades, appearing in hit films including Steel Magnolias, Forrest Gump, and Lincoln. But besides her award-winning on-screen talent, the Hollywood star, who got her early start on the short-lived 1960s television series Gidget, has also donned some eye-catching outfits through the years.
Whether photographed on red carpets wearing beaded two-piece sets and sleek pantsuits or spotted out on the town in tailored blazers and on-trend minidresses, Field has no shortage of timeless fashion-forward 'fits that can still offer style inspiration today. Ahead, we take a look at some favorites.
1958: At a Party in Los Angeles
Field was spotted at a party in Los Angeles wearing a buttoned trench coat, fuzzy patterned hat, and ribbed turtleneck.
Field rocks a striped two-piece bathing suit with a simple half-up half-down hairstyle while on the set of Gidget in 1965.
1965: On Set
For another Gidget scene, the young actress donned a pretty floral-printed shift dress with satin pink hair ribbons.
1966: Jack Jones Opening
She attended an opening in the 1960s wearing a paisley-printed spaghetti strap dress.
1968: A Bridal Gown
Field posed in a gorgeous wedding gown with a voluminous headpiece and layered pearl necklace in 1968. The actress married her first husband, Steven Craig, later that year.
1972: A Chic White Suit
She donned a sleek white pantsuit with a printed blouse to attend an event with her husband in the early 1970s.
She was spotted on the set of Sybil in a floral-printed white button-down top with a pretty chiffon hair ribbon.
1977: Los Angeles Television Critics Awards
Following the divorce from her first husband, Field began a relationship with actor Burt Reynolds. The two are spotted here arriving at the Los Angeles Television Critics Awards. Field wore a strappy black satin gown with an eye-catching rhinestone detail, while Reynolds sported a tux complete with bowtie and vest.
1977: In New York City
She posed at her New York City hotel, wearing a sleek collared black blouse and a simple diamond necklace.
1978: The Merv Griffin Show
She arrived at The Merv Griffin Show in an embroidered short-sleeve linen top, accessorized with an oversized purse with a chic wooden handle.
1980: The Academy Awards
Field posed with actor Dustin Hoffman at the 1980 Academy Awards. She chose a simple white dress styled with a transparent bedazzled blouse for the event. The two both won Oscars that year.
1981: At Tavern on the Green
Field smiled at the camera in a casual gray and white ensemble while enjoying dinner at Tavern on the Green in New York City.
1982: Meeting Queen Elizabeth II
The actress met with Queen Elizabeth II wearing a ruched gown with elaborate ruffled sleeves. The look was very '80s.
1982: The American Movie Awards
The actress posed with her American Movie Award wearing a strapless black gown with a textured bodice and sparkly tulle skirt. She styled her hair up in a messy updo for the ceremony.
1984: AFI Lifetime Achievement Awards
She laughed with fellow actress Sissy Spacek at the AFI Lifetime Achievement Awards in a drapey two-piece lilac set with a diamond necklace and simple white clutch.
1985: The Academy Awards
Field posed with her Oscar in a strapless black gown accessorized with a diamond bow-shaped necklace and oversized earrings.
1985: The Golden Globe Awards
That same year, she also took home a Golden Globe. Field is pictured at the awards ceremony in an eye-catching red look with a tiered, ruffled hem, a wide neckline, and a matching fabric belt.
1986: AFI Lifetime Achievement Awards
While attending the AFI Lifetime Achievement Awards, she looked oh-so-pretty in a purple-pink gown with a striking cowl neckline and statement-making butterfly belt.
1988: A Pre-Oscar Party
Field opted for a simple black and white grid-patterned blazer for a 1980s pre-Oscar party.
1989: Steel Magnolias New York City Premiere
The Steel Magnolias cast proved to be one stylish group when they all arrived at the film's New York City premiere dressed to the nines. Field wore a black satin dress with a long strand of pearls for the occasion.
1989: Big Sisters Event
Field donned a timeless print—polka dots—at an event in the late 1980s. The ensemble included a long-sleeve dress with an above-the-knee-length hem and a collared neckline, accessorized with a pearl pendant necklace and transparent tights.
1990: A Night Out
Field looked fabulous in a floral-printed chiffon getup while enjoying a night out.
1991: At Spago's
How chic is this look? The gray minidress, matching suede heels, and ankle-length overcoat—this is one look that's still on-trend today.
1991: AFI Lifetime Achievement Awards
Field kept the minidresses coming when she arrived at an awards show in a long-sleeve look with a wide square-shaped neckline and ruffled hem. Her simple gold chain was the perfect accessory.
1992: AFI Lifetime Achievement Awards
A minidress she was spotted in a year later featured an all-over sequined design paired with an oversized chiffon shawl.
1994: Forrest Gump Los Angeles Premiere
For the Los Angeles premiere of Forrest Gump, Field opted for a slinky white gown with a transparent white beaded overlay.
1995: Primetime Emmy Awards
A year later, she chose a sweet strapless lace black midi dress styled with a chic pearl necklace.
1996: The Golden Globe Awards
The actress had a red moment the following year at the Oscars when she arrived in a rouge-hued A-line dress with thin straps and a matching fringed stole.
1997: Hope Premiere
She posed with Goldie Hawn in a tailored black pantsuit with a colorful magenta blouse and glossy black heels.
2001: Screen Actors Guild Awards
Field waves to onlookers in a pretty off-the-shoulder black gown paired with a diamond necklace and simple makeup.
2003: Legally Blonde 2 Red, White & Blonde New York City Premiere
She wore another picture-perfect polka-dotted look for the Legally Blonde 2 premiere in 2003.
2007: Primetime Emmy Awards
Field decided on a strapless magenta gown for the Primetime Emmys a few years later. The dress featured a tiered ruffled hem and a ruched bodice. Her cream-colored satin clutch with crystal details offered the perfect amount of detail.
2013: Women's Media Awards
Field looked chic and sleek, posing with Jane Fonda at the Women's Media Awards in 2013. The Gidget actress wore a dark gray pantsuit with a crisp white blouse and an oversized clutch for the occasion.
2013: The Academy Awards
Field's dramatic rose-hued gown for the 2013 Academy Awards boasted a glamorous ruffled train, transparent sleeves, and bodice ruching.
2017: Tony Awards
How fun is this beaded off-the-shoulder look she wore to present at the 2017 Tony Awards?
2018: Costume Designers Guild Awards
Field wore a long-sleeve black and white gown to the 2018 Costume Designers Guild Awards. The look combined two luxe fabrics—velvet and lace.
2019: The Olivier Awards
She sported a fringed pashmina over a powder-blue dress for the Olivier Awards in 2019.
2023: 80 for Brady Los Angeles Premiere
Field posed with her 80 for Brady cast members in a daring velvet red pantsuit matched with a frilly white blouse.
2023: Palm Springs International Film Awards
Field styled two unexpected pieces—a cropped leather jacket and a voluminous bright pink taffeta skirt—for the Palm Springs International Film Awards. She's photographed here with Steven Spielberg.
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