Audrey Hepburn Style | How to dress like Audrey Hepburn | Lindy Bop
Known for her philanthropy, acting and fabulously classic chic style, we’re diving into Ms Hepburn’s wardrobe to give you her best on-screen looks from the movies you love, to help you shape the outfits to create a capsule collection and rock Audrey Hepburn fashion, Lindy Bop style.
“Some people dream of having a big swimming pool. With me, it’s closets” – Audrey Hepburn.
Born in Belgium into the late roaring twenties, Audrey grew up with travel at the forefront of her formative years, moving between Brussels, the Netherlands and the UK, London for much of her childhood. Attending Arnhem Conservatory during World War II, once the war ended Hepburn moved to Amsterdam, and later London to begin and continue her ballet training. After focusing her attention on acting, Audrey featured in many theatre stage plays including Broadway, touring performances and lesser known films.
Once established as an actress Hepburn went on to be cast in many big Hollywood pictures, beginning with ‘Roman Holiday’ in 1953. As Princess Ann, this leading lady goes on to indulge in a romantic summer whirlwind adventure with love interest journalist Joe Bradley, played opposite by Gregory Peck. The list of accolades for this motion picture is of high esteem, including the Academy Award for Best Actress, BAFTA Award for Best British Actress and Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Motion Picture Drama.
In this romantic comedy film, there is one outfit that shouts what we’ve come accustomed to as true Audrey Hepburn style. Chasing love around the city the young couple pause on the Spanish Steps in Rome where Ann buys gelato from a local cart; here we see a full-length shot of this tailored yet feminine outfit. Easily achieve this star style with our extensive range of swing and circle skirts, to be complemented of course with our flattering and sweet blouses, shirts and sandals.
Get the look with these key pieces. ‘Remi’ Sand Stripe Tie Front Blouse (£22.00), ‘Pryia’ Hazelnut Swing Skirt (NEW – £29.00) and ‘Gertie’ Brick Wedge Sandals by Miss L Fire (£130.00). Pick up a thrifted striped neck scarf, roll up your sleeves and add a chunky waist belt to complete the look quicker than you can say next day delivery, please.
While we’ve got your attention why not try out a few more vintage looks with these Audrey Hepburn fashion dupes. One of the most iconic looks on screen is the Audrey Hepburn black dress. The not so little, black dress comes in the form of an Italian satin floor-length Hubert de Givenchy beauty in the opening scenes of the classy and sassy ‘Breakfast at Tiffany’s’ (1961). Replicate the look with our jacquard ‘Amanda’ Black Pencil Dress and Jacket Twin Set (WAS £65.00, NOW £20.00). Drape in costume jewellery pearls, long sleeve gloves, big sunglasses, and grab a pastry to go and we’ll all be double taking you for Miss Holly Golightly.
“Elegance is the only beauty that never fades” – Audrey Hepburn.
Another ‘Breakfast at Tiffany’s’ (1961) scene-stealing moment is the closing scene where Holly and Paul embrace in the rain cementing their love and this outfit as a must have for any preppy go lucky gals. Pick up your very own trench coat by searching for ‘Classic Beige Belted Trench Coat (WAS £45.00, NOW £18.00). Pigtails, optional.
“Dress like you are already famous” – Audrey Hepburn.
Hepburn is famous for not one, but two iconic little black dresses on screen. As seen in ‘Sabrina’ (1954) the original Givenchy cocktail dress was the inspiration behind our very own self-titled black 50’s dress, ‘Audrey’ Princess Black Swing Dress (£35.00).
Like the love triangle between leading lady Sabrina (Audrey Hepburn), playboy David (William Holden) and his older brother Linus (Humphrey Bogart), dressing for an occasion can too get just as complicated. We may not be able to help with dating faux-pas, but we do know a thing or two about avoiding difficult dressing situations. Returning every season with new colours and prints we’ve made things simple with our ‘Audrey’ swing dress, perfect for any RSVP’s heading your way in 2019.
Lastly, we’re covering the style staples Hepburn has been seen in both on and off screen. Head to toe in black, bateau neckline with ¾ sleeves and trousers. Monochromic styling with a 1950/60s flare. What do you need to complete this look you ask? Keep scrolling!
As Audrey did, stay away from loud and busy patterns. Neutral colours such as black, white and grey may seem dull and boring to some but styled correctly you can achieve “never going out of style” finesse Monday through Friday. Office approved, win-win!
If you don’t fancy risking it all to chop in a new fringe or pixie cut, opt for a French twist up-do to nail the look. Hairspray and add a silk printed headscarf to secure your hair in place when on the go. Keep makeup natural and minimalistic.
To recreate this look as seen in ‘Funny Face’ (1957) opt for ‘Fiora’ Black Trousers with Cream Sash Belt (£27.00), ‘Honey’ Black Knit Cardigan (£25.00) and ‘Gigi’ Black Patent Leather 40s Loafers (£65.00).