In the 1950s, Picnic was the sexiest movie anyone had ever seen. In Dirty Dancing, Baby and Johnny practiced their moves in a wooded knoll. Even Ben Affleck and Liv Tyler got in on the action in Armageddon (remember the animal crackers on her belly scene?). Picnics have long been one of the most romantically fab ways to spend a spring day, so we’ve stored up all that cinematic inspiration and served you a recipe for the perfect outing.
With the pieces in this gallery, you can pull off a retro romantic picnic worthy of a leading lady (back when they were classy dames and not paparazzi-magnet messes). From the mysterious shades to the voluminous skirt, and every accoutrement your al fresco meal might require, we’ve got the goods right here:
this is some kind of spaceship or something.