Style Inspiration

Style Inspiration: Jackie Kennedy

Jackie Kennedy’s effortless and sophisticated style made her a fashion figure around the world when she became the First Lady.

She was distinctive – but she made her statement in an understated way. Less was more, and Jackie stood out because her minimalist fashion choices accentuated her natural elegance and conveyed confidence.

Jackie is quoted as saying, “One should always dress like a marble column,” and this captures her approach to fashion. For Jackie, a timeless and basic ensemble was the most classic and imposing thing to wear.

“One should always dress like a marble column.”
– Jackie Kennedy

Jackie’s Favorite Looks

Jackie had wardrobe preferences that she returned to again and again.

One of her signature looks were well-fitted skirt suit sets. She kept this tailored look feminine by choosing it in pastel colors such as pink, blue or yellow. The suits would often feature large buttons or a bow that made them feminine.

Jackie loved buttons. She wore button down dresses often and liked overcoats with buttons. The button details contributed to her sharp and pulled together look.

Another one of Jackie’s tricks to achieve a pulled together look was wearing a monochromatic look. In fact, Jackie rarely relied on patterned clothing.

And while she was never frilly, Jackie was always feminine. She had a small waist and she liked to accentuate it with a well-placed bow at her waistline. She also used elbow length gloves, pillbox hats, pearl strands and classic pumps to complete her outfit details.

Besides the tailored suit sets and dresses, Jackie also wore more casual shift dresses. These looked good on her thin frame and she liked to pair them with a long strand necklace.

Even when she was going casual, Jackie would add a touch of glamour by wearing a silk scarf or bold sunglasses.

What Paris Bloom dress would she wear?

We would love to see Jacqueline Kennedy in our Jackie dress. This little black dress is a perennial classic. It is tailored to perfection but it’s not without little feminine details with the gathered sleeves and pleated skirt. Jackie could have worn this dress with a buttoned coat or cardigan and a string of pearls.

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