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How to Dress Like Audrey Hepburn

Audrey Hepburn

The legendary film actress Audrey Hepburn has a style like no other woman on the silver screen. Her name conjures up images of the ideal woman who always looks polished and perfect. Flawless features coupled with a mysterious smile. Clothes seemed to be made just for her, and she knew how to wear them to compliment her slim physique. Audrey is the epitome of the feminine ideal, and her look will never go out of style.

Audrey’s most famous look is her glamorous black dress in “Breakfast at Tiffany’s”. To get this same look, find a simple but well made black dress that falls to the knees and is sleeveless. The dress needs to be comfortably fitted all throughout, but not so tight that it becomes trashy. Pair the dress with shoulder length black or white gloves. This will give you a classy and demure look.

For accessories, Audrey preferred several strands of pearls or diamonds wrapped around her neck with matching earrings. She always wore over-sized sunglasses and carried around her cigarette in a long cigarette holder. For an evening bag, carry a small black clutch. To finish the outfit, wear either round or pointy-toed black heels.

To get Audrey Hepburn’s hair, start with very short and uneven bangs. Tell your hair stylist to cut them with a razor to achieve the desired effect. Audrey usually sported a pixie cut, but when her hair was longer it was either in a bun or French twist. When dressing up with the black dress, be sure to wear your hair up and add a tiara as a final decoration.

Trench coats are a must. Audrey perfected the trench coat look with a cinched waist in the film “Breakfast at Tiffany’s”. If you buy one that is also water resistant, it can work as a raincoat as well and you can double the amount of wear time you get with the coat.

If you are hoping to look like Audrey in an everyday, casual sort of way, you need to find some Capri pants to pair with a black turtleneck. If the days are a bit warmer, wear a simple white button down shirt with the Capris. Audrey was always a creature of comfort, and wore ballet flats with most of her outfits. They are practical and sophisticated, and don’t leave your feet aching by the end of the day.

Be aware of how you carry yourself. Audrey had flawless grace, and could glide from room to room like liquid. Be conscious of holding your head high, and having gentle movements. Audrey was well spoken and cultured, always having something wise and witty to say, while maintaining an air of elegance. Avoid any crass remarks when imitating her, and try to create an air of mystery that comes with your presence.

Audrey has effortlessly become a fashion icon. She emerged under the same limelight as the more curvaceous types such as Marilyn Monroe, but Audrey understood her own style and body type. She was able to play up her figure with the right clothes and accessories which flattered her slimmer than normal body, and because of this changed the perspective of feminine beauty. Following her style and approach to beauty will empower you to accept all forms of femininity and give you the confidence to be yourself.

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