To this day Audrey Hepburn is still a trend setter, in the 1950′s she was an established actor, a beautiful fashion icon and a beacon of inspiration for women. I love this woman’s style, it’s so classy and sleek yet discreetly magnetic and eye-catching. You’re just instantly – without even noticing – drawn to her skin-skimming LBDs and her classic pearl necklace and/or her iconic black sunglasses finished with a nicely perched hat.
Women today are still taking inspiration for Hepburn, such icons like Rihanna who had the iconic pearls and black clothing or even Paris Hilton who imitated one of Audrey’s famous shots.
Personally, I like to try and incorporate this look into my style when i’m going out downtown somehow, I have a lovely Jacquard dress that radiates Hepburn-esk sleekness (with a little bit of cute, obviously). I’ve had a browse online to find some good LBDs that would look good for a variety of different events/occassions, granted you’d wanna wear it more than once.
Firstly, I found this cute dress from Asos. It’s elegantly plain so it could be spiced up with some gorgeous accessories and kept minimalistic, dependant on the mood of the night, and the person wearing it of course. It’s £45 and ranges in 5 different colour blocking colours so you don’t have to stick to black if you’re feeling a little more colourful. It could quite easily be worn during the day or for a fun night out with a few accessories.
Next up, it’s this sexy number from Oasis currently on sale for £25. Personally, i’ve never seen any pictures of Hepburn with a busty dress like this, but I may not have looked very hard; but with a cute necklace and maybe a simple bracelet and some luscious lipstick I think it’d make her proud! (Nice black heels to finish it off of course).
Moving onto shoes, I found these court heels from Schuh with a small buckle on the side. I think they’re very simple so they could be worn with pretty much anything, Hepburn or not. They are a little pricy at £70, but sometimes you do have to treat yourself and splurge out one something every once in a while, whenever your bank balance wouldn’t cripple.
Also from Schuh, I found another pair of black heels, they don’t have a buckle so it’s something different for anyone who prefers to show a little more of their foot. Maybe someone with a nice tattoo they wanna show off. These are cheaper at £62 and are for anyone who doesn’t like to veer towards more extravagant shoes, simplicity is always good if you don’t have a alternative style.
Audrey Hepburn doesn’t always wear LBDs though, she wears clothes that suit her body shape so it is always important to know what type of body shape you have (pear,atheletic,hour glass etc) so that you can find clothes that’ll compliment you most. That was Audrey’s ideal which she projected most, for women to love their body and to find their own inner style which works best for them. So the next time you’re looking at a mirror, think about what body shape you may be, match it to a celeb with a similar shape and look at what types of clothes they wear (halterneck, bandeau, boob tube, flare trousers, skinny jeans etc).
Techy Chique x