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7 Times Queen Amidala Wore What She Wanted And Did Not Give A Damn

Logic and situation never got in the way of Padmé Amidala's fashion.

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A strong leader and staunch defender of democracy, Padmé Amidala is one of Star Wars' most inspiring (if often overlooked) heroines. She was elected Queen of her planet when she was only 14 years old, and then stepped down to work as a Senator alongside the likes of Mon Mothma and Bail Organa.

And she did all of that while looking fabulous.

No boring robes or military duds (or pant suits) here. She used her wardrobe to showcase her strength, her dedication, and her mad hairdressing skills.

Even when it flew in the face of most people's expectations of what is appropriate or logical. Padmé Amidala, we salute you and the army of handmaidens responsible for helping you to get that sh*t on!

1. When she put a fan on her head and went to a meeting

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After escaping the clutches of the Trade Federation and evading the villainous Darth Maul during an extended stay on Tatooine, Queen Amidala finally arrived on the capital to discuss how to end the occupation of her planet and starvation of her people with members of the Galactic Senate.

But first things first: 8 hours in hair and make-up.

2. When she needed a specific couture dress to pack a suitcase

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Only a former Queen of Naboo can get away with having a gown designed specifically for the purpose of packing suitcases. (No, really, it was officially labeled as "Packing Gown" by production, much to Ahmed Best's befuddlement.)

It's a gorgeous look, to be sure, but it's a shame only a suitcase gets to see it. Rose Byrne probably spent hours on Padmé's hair alone!

3. When she wore a bronze crown as part of her "refugee disguise"

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After two assassination attempts, the Jedi Council decided to send Padmé back to Naboo disguised as a refugee. The only problem with that? Instead of wearing some dirtied rags, Padmé arrived at the space port dressed like a Russian Grand Duchess.

Though she covered it up with some cloth while she was actually on the ship, Padmé checked into her flight wearing an enormous bronzed kokochnik. Look, we don't know what refugees typically wear in a galaxy far, far away, but somehow we're confident they don't typically walk around in metal crowns.

4. When she wore a tiara and silver cloak while visiting a hive of scum and villainy

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Ruled by Hutt gangsters, populated by bounty hunters and slave owners... Tatooine isn't exactly high society. Padmé doesn't care! She shows up in Mos Espa wearing a tiara and a shiny, silver cloak and gives zero damns what you think about it.

5. When she went to a funeral in a leather catsuit

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What would you wear to your soon to be mother-in-law's funeral?

If your name is Padmé Amidala, the answer is "White Leather Catsuit".

6. When she wore pearls to bed

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Style before comfort. Not even the best tempurpedic mattress in the known galaxy would make three rows of pearls comfortable sleeping attire. It's a wonder she didn't choke to death! (Oh, wait.)

7. When she wore whatever-you-would-call-this to Mustafar

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Compared to the rest of her outfits, this get-up is the very definition of "practical". But when you find out that husband is about to be hunted down and killed by his best friend, one would think going to the hairdresser for "a casual braid" would be the last thing you have time for. Not so for Padmé!

And why not embellish that maternity top with some leather straps? If you're going to be choked to death on a lava planet, you might as well look good doing it, eh?

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