We’ve already talked about one of our favourite style icons from the Golden Age of Hollywood, Audrey Hepburn here, so now it is time to add another style great to that list, Grace Kelly. This stunning actress, model and Princess remains the epitome and figurehead of this special era in Hollywood’s rich history, and her classic and timeless style remain an inspiration for people the world over even through to this day.
This American-born beauty is perhaps better known for her romantic life rather than the films in which she starred, although it is true that she was an incredibly talented actress too. The legendary romance between her and the then Prince of Monaco has inspired generations. Becoming a part of Europe’s elite royal set firmly cemented Kelly as a true real-life princess, and she became an even bigger style icon than before. Check out some of her most beautiful looks right here.
One of the most famous images of Grace Kelly has to be of the soon-to-be princess of Monaco on her wedding day, which continues to inspire brides even now. The elegant sweetheart neckline of the gown drawing down to a dramatic cinched in waist before puffing out into a gorgeously full skirt with a church train along with the high-neck and long-sleeve lace cover-up is a bridal style that is still in vogue these days. The beautiful lace with the matching long veil already make her look like a queen and gives her wedding outfit a simple and elegant air that many a bride has tried to copy. The gorgeous hair piece only adds to the look, and it can be argued that Grace Kelly never looked as beautiful as she did on her wedding day.
Grace Kelly was a fan of more masculine styles too, and with such a beautiful face and figure, she pulled off the most androgynous of looks easily. Take for example this black and white photo of Kelly wearing simple slacks with masculine brogues and a tucked in collared shirt. This simple style shows off her figure to perfection, with her hourglass figure really turning this everyday outfit into something special. With her perfectly coiffed hair and simple make-up, this is again a timeless look that can be easily pulled off today with a pair of chinos, some loafers and of course a crisp shirt tucked into the waistband in order to show off your waist.
This is a style that simply screams the 1950s with the full layered skirt, tucked in off-the shoulder V-neck top and dainty high-heeled sandals. Kelly knew what she was doing, since this look shows off her lovely shoulders and nipped in waist, whilst still being elegant and appropriate for a glamorous night out. Fifties style skirts are always floating about in the fashion world since they are so flattering to most figures, so for a classy evening look, pair a dramatic full skirt with a fitted top and heels exactly like Grace Kelly here.