Cinched waists, calf-grazing skirts, slouchy cardigans, luxurious outwear and of course, pearls, were all part of Grace Kelly’s iconic style arsenal. The actress and Princess of Monaco’s fashion sense, the epitome of ladylike chic, was held in such high regard, Hermès named the Kelly bag in her honor and it remains one of the world’s most coveted purses. Someday, that elusive handbag will be yours. Until then, get a head start in attaining iconic Grace Kelly style by donning some of her other staples.
A must-have for layering this time of year, Kelly favored cardigans. Opt for a slouchy one, as she often did, and balance the box cut with a thin body-grazing cami. Pair with pearls or a scarf and jeans for an effortless weekend outfit. Monday through Friday, a full a-line skirt that hits just below the knees and grazes the calves channels Kelly’s style and recent trends, but consider steering clear of the pearls in this case to avoid looking too custome-y.
Kelly’s favorite silhouette, a cinched waist, flatters most figures today by making the waist seem smaller. Recreate the look by tucking a blouse into a cinched skirt or pair of trousers or belting a shift or blazer dress at the waist.
Kelly didn’t use frigid weather as an excuse to dress poorly. Rather, she stocked her winter wardrobe with statement outwear. A fur shawl or long fur or wool coat will keep you warm, stylishly.