Unlike curvacious actress's of her time that opted for a loud, sexy, glamour, Audrey Hepburn kept it simple, she loved clean lines and clothes the emphasized her tall and slim physique.
Hepburn wore clothes better than any actress ever has; it was an essential element in her persona. The breakfast at Tiffany’s sunglasses are still worn by thousands of women around the globe, and the black sleeveless shift dress will never go out of fashion. "My look is attainable," she told the interviewer Barbara Walters in 1989. "Women can look like Audrey Hepburn by flipping out their hair, buying the large glasses and the little sleeveless dresses." Her look might be attainable but her grace definitely is not.
Audrey Hepburn’s style legacy continues to thrive as women of today look for the perfect black dress, wear leggings and ballet shoes under their skirt. She wore those shoes because she was comfortable with them and didn’t want to appear anything other than the size that she was. She’s definitely one of the stars who is regularly referred back to because the style she launched has lasted. The impulse is visible in Marc Jacobs's flats, Michael Kors's cigarette-cut pants and almost all designers presenting their take on the black shift dress.
Over the years, Hepburn wore a range of clothes from several designers including Givenchy to Ralph Lauren and brands like Guess. But the brilliant thing about it all was that because of her consistency with classy garments people remember her with one look and that is what is the most desirable today.
A fashion goddess as some call her introduced the fashion style that was comfortable and elegant at the same time. During the era when the little white dress worn by Marilyn Monroe was popular too, Audrey’s style of dressing was more wearable, and not only during that time. Even up till now most women look for pieces of clothing that are comfortable, classy and elegant.
A fashion goddess, timeless, the most beautiful woman in the world; these are some of the names people of today call her. However, one thing we all need to learn from her is that following cyclical trends is not always the way to be stylish or fashionable. The reason Audrey is still a fashion icon is because she stayed true to what suited her best and most importantly, thought of beauty as not only skin-deep.
Audrey's Key Looks
Audrey Hepburn was the little black dress, as she made it famous on the big screen.Women from all over the world use this little closet staple for gala's, black tie events, weddings and more, paying homage to Audrey's unique sense of style. Simplicity is the key for this look. Put bold jewelry with it, and you can't go wrong.
She made them famous in movies like Sabrina and Funny Face and today women still find them as a wardrobe staple. Whatever color you choose, you'll look oh-so Audrey. She loved ballet flats and wore them with everything - dresses, pants, Capri pants, etc. Do the same and you'll find that being chic and simple is easier than ever.
Button-down Men's Shirts
She pulled this look off beautifully. Audrey Hepburn loved feminine clothes; however, she knew how to pull off the men's inspired look flawlessly as well. After her movie Roman Holiday (which catapulted her to fame), women everywhere were copying her short haircut, full skirts, cinched waists and men's inspired button-down shirts.
Other Key Outfits
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