Thursday, April 9, 2009

~How to Dress Like ...Audrey Hepburn
By Kat , eHow Editor
Audrey Hepburn was a legendary film actress. She is also one of the most quintessential fashion icons of all time. She captivated audiences with her effortless grace and aristocratic movements. During the 1950's, a time when curvaceous starlets like Marilyn Monroe and Elizabeth Taylor dominated film, Hepburn stood out with tall clean lines that emphasized her slender gamine physique. Everything she wore complimented her youthful figure. Hepburn's style was simple, yet glamorous and her classic nature still influences our fashion choices today.


Difficulty: Moderately Easy

Things You’ll Need:

  • Little Black Dress
  • Skinny Black Pants
  • Ballet Flats
  • Black top
  • Full Skirt
  • Cinched Waist Button-Up Collared Blouse
  • Scarf
  • Trench Coat
  • Over-sized Sunglasses
  • Tiara
  • Pearls
  • Elbow Length Gloves
  • Large Floppy Hat
  • Pill Box Hat
  • Headbands
Be aware of your positive physical attributes, as well as your flaws. A key reason why Hepburn made such a style impact is that she was fully aware of her physique. Basically, Hepburn would never be caught dead in an outfit that didn't look absolutely fabulous. Of their first meeting, famous French couturier, Hubert de Givenchy, would later recall that "She knew exactly what she wanted. She knew perfectly her visage and her body, their fine points and their faults." Together, Hepburn and Givenchy melded an eternal style icon.
Wear a little black dress. In 1926, French fashion designer, Coco Chanel, took the LBD to the mainstream. Forthy years later, Hepburn as Holly Golightly in "Breakfast at Tiffany's" epitomized the style. Today, the LBD remains timeless and has been toted as a vital "basic" for any woman's wardrobe.
Put on a trench coat. "Breakfast at Tiffany's" made scenes in the rain romantic. Also featured is the cinch waist trench coat, a cold weather necessity for both fictional Golightly and real-life Hepburn.
Mimic Hepburn's casual classy look. A recent Gap commercial resurrected Audrey Hepburn in the movie "Funny Face" by coupling her dancing with the song "Back in Black" by AC/DC. Decked in black skinny pants, a simple black long sleeve top, and ballet flats, Hepburn continues to influence modern fashion.
Try out Hepburn's "Roman Holiday" look. The 1953 romantic comedy introduced American audiences to Hepburn who not only received adoration, but also critical acclaim by winning an Academy Award for Best Actress. Hepburn also gained legions of fashion followers with her vacation style: a free flowing full skirt, belted waist, men's inspired cinch waist button-up collared blouse, and a dainty striped silk scarf tied around her neck.
Accessorize like Audrey. Over-sized sunglasses, tiara, pearls, and elbow length gloves are all classic accessories that Hepburn's glamorous, party girl character, Golightly, wore in "Breakfast at Tiffany's." Real-life Hepburn was occasionally seen in scarves, large floppy hats, pill box hats, and headbands.


Anonymous said...

she makes it look too easy... *sigh*