Sunday, 30 January 2011

Redressing Style Icons: Refreshing the way you dress

I want to begin a series of posts for you all featuring style icons, vintage divas and domestic goddesses I have found wearing highly desirable dress styles. Some of these styles you can copy directly, or they can easily be translated to suit your own personal style and I'm also hoping to stock something similar to the styles I feature on the Redressing website. I find the lives and experiences of these stylish women very interesting; I call it looking backwards for forward strength.
The style icon for this first post in the series just has to be Audrey Hepburn. The classic black long dress, string of authentic vintage pearls and satin or velvet elbow length gloves is an easy style to emulate and quite flattering on most figures too.

Audrey Hepburn was one of the first women in the spotlight to use her fame to help others and, beyond that, to help those whom most people did not care about, or barely thought of and often travelled in a tiny little plane to some of the most desolate places on Earth-  Ethiopia, El Salvador and Nicaragua, Sudan, Bangladesh and finally Somalia  to help promote the good work of UNICEF.*

Emulating Audrey means continuing to champion the causes she thought worthwhile and to genuinely value everybody. That's why I've chosen her; not only is her timeless classic style absolutely fabulous, but her ethics were too. A true Redressing style icon!

This dress has some of the same style features as Audrey's classic LBD and is sure to create the same 'Wow!' factor. Perfect for both hourglass and straight up and down figures, this style will highlight your femininity, giving you curves if you need help shaping your frame, or accentuating your existing curves in all the right places.

*What Would Audrey Do? Pamela Keogh

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