Baseball, sex, and great late-80s fashion; what could be better than all of these goodies combined. Plenty, we reckon, except when it comes to the 1988 film Bull Durham perhaps. Set in North Carolina surrounding a minor league team, the A+ cast delivers major league style and charisma. Susan Sarandon as Annie Savoy plays a baseball groupie with finesse as she pairs bobby socks and white Keds with a matching pencil skirt and a perfectly-fitting off-the-shoulder sweater revealing silky tanned shoulders. Tight white clothing is primarily for the confident soul, unafraid to put her curves on display within the purest color--adds a touch of appreciated irony to any ensemble when worn appropriately. Paired with more demure and innocent accoutrements such as Lolita-style socks and sneakers and you've produced a recipe for tremendous sex appeal, a look that Sarandon nails in this film. Aside from the sizzle factor, these memorable looks worn by the actress are ultimately classic and timeless, even amidst the terribly-awesome fashion of the 80s. Kevin Costner as lead character Crash Davis doesn't come off as any ole slouch either--wearing crisp white polos with the collar popped [of course], and equally clean button-ups with khakis, loafers and sun-kissed skin. Home run style all around.
Bull Durham, 1988, Kevin Costner & Susan Sarandon, directed by Ron Shelton.