Creating the wardrobe for a production can be very expensive, so some film creators and designers decide to recycle some garments that have already been used in the past to lower costs in the project’s budget. This is how we might sometimes see dresses or accessories that have already appeared in other films or series.

Enlighten picked out some repeats of the clothing or props of characters from different productions that might have been noticed by only a few eagle-eyed viewers.

1. The Nanny, 1994 — Clueless, 1995

The nanny / TriStar Television and co-producersClueless / Paramount Pictures

2. Mad Men, 2013 — Once Upon a Time in Hollywood,2019

Mad men / Lionsgate Television and co-producersOnce upon a time in Hollywood / Columbia Pictures and co-producers

3. Casanova, 2005 — Belle, 2013

Casanova / Touchstone Pictures and co-producersBelle / British Film Institute (BFI) and co-producers

4. Great Gatsby, 2013 — “We’re good”(Dua Lipa), 2021

The great Gatsby / Warner Bros. and co-producersDua Lipa / YouTube

5. Ever After, 1998 — The White Queen, 2013

Ever After / Twentieth Century FoxThe white queen / BBC Drama Productions and co-producers

6. Marie Antoinette, 2006 — Harlots, 2019

Marie Antoinette / Columbia Pictures and co-producersHarlots / Monumental Pictures and co-producers

7. The Tudors, 2010 — The Spanish Princess, 2019

The Tudors / Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) and co-producersThe spanish princess / All3 Media and co-producers

8. 13 Going on 30, 2004 — Yes Day, 2021

13 going on 30 / Revolution Studios and co-producersYes day / Entertainment 360 and co-producers

9. The Borgias, 2011 — Romeo and Juliet, 2013

The Borgias / Showtime Networks and co-producersRomeo & Juliet / Indiana Production and co-producers

10. Night at the Museum, 2006 — How I Met Your Mother, 2010

Night at the museum / Twentieth Century Fox and co-producersHow I met your mother / 20th Century Fox Television and co-producers

11. Emma, 1996 — Downton Abbey, 2012

Emma / A+E Networks and co-producersDowntown Abbey / Masterpiece Theatre and co-producers

12. Seinfeld, 1993 — Frasier, 1994

Seinfeld / Castle Rock Entertainment and co-producersFrasier / Paramount Television and co-producers

13. Stardust, 2007 — The Tudors, 2008

Stardust / Paramount Pictures and co-producersThe Tudors / Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) and co-producers

14. Mad Men, 2008 — The Help, 2011

<-32">Mad men / Lionsgate Television and co-producersThe help / DreamWorks and co-producers

15. Sense and Sensibility, 1995 — Persuasion, 2007

<-34">Sense and sensibility / Columbia Pictures and co-producersPersuasion / WBGH and co-producers

Have you noticed any of these wardrobe coincidences? Feel free to share your thoughts in the comments below.

Subscribe to our podcast on Spotify or Apple podcasts to enjoy our best stories and give a real treat to your ears.