It’s no secret that the fashion world is a constantly changing one. Styles come and goes, replaced by more modern ones. Once in a while however, someone comes along who causes a stir that’s remembered in the fashion world way after they were the style trendsetters of the moment. Trends change towards the future, but there have been many style icons in the past who keep fashionistas looking backwards over and over again, drawing inspiration from their timeless senses of style.
If you’re passionate about style, there’s a list of style icons that you should know about. This is because they contributed not to just the fashion world of their time, but also because they still remain to be very much relevant even to date. They’re true icons, and that’s why even modern world famous designers and celebrities derive occasional inspiration from them. Who knows, you might find something that you like so much you might want to relive it or put your own fresh twist to it. Let’s look at four women who are style icons that you should know about.
It’s more than half a century since this timeless beauty graced the silver screen, however she remains a force to reckon with in fashion matters. With her signature blonde hair and bright red lipstick look, hers is a hard face to forget. Marilyn had a feminine body that she embraced with the kind of outfits that she wore. Everything about her style was eye catching. She loved colorful garments that like her red lipstick, instantly drew attention to her. Flashy was her style, and it was all incredibly feminine, with strap-on heels and off shoulder gowns. Her style is one to watch if you’re looking for inspiration to be bold with your looks.
With this American screen siren who later became Princess of Monaco, simple was elegant. Grace Kelly went for a more natural looking style, right from her make up, which she loved to do herself. Her style was the kind that goes to show that you do not have to go over the top to look classy. Everything about her was understated yet so very sophisticated at the same time.
Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis
The former First Lady of the United States stole the hearts of many with, among many other things, her impeccable style. Don’t feel like you cannot hope to compare to such a powerful figure because actually, most of her outfit pieces were things you can find in your own wardrobe. The thing with her was that she always knew how to put these pieces together and make even the most basic of skirts and blouses look classy and stylish. She loved dorning a pearl necklace that always complemented her outfits, and she was usually seen with a pair of oversized sunglasses.
Talking of trendsetters, Katharine was one of the very first women to bring their own unique style to the industry and stick with it at a time when it was a controversial matter. Trendsetter doesn’t even cut it when talking about her contribution to women’s style. She started an entire fashion revolution. At a time when fellow Hollywood stars were flaunting expensive designer gowns and dresses, Katharine took inspiration from menswear. She wore pant suits at a time when women just never wore pants. She wasn’t one to play by the rules, and this can serve as inspiration if you’re looking to bring your creative creations into the fashion world, or try styles that are considered eccentric. She stuck to little make up and rarely wore accessories or jewelry.
There’s so much to learn from these style icons, and tons of inspiration to draw from them too.