While new styles and trends are introduced to us every now and then, it’s no doubt that the fashion industry wouldn’t be where it is now without some of the iconic personalities who have once donned a piece of clothing that we now consider as a classic. Smartphones and social media weren’t a thing yet during their time so it was more difficult for celebrities to show the world what they’re wearing.
There are a number of trends today that are inspired by earlier fashion styles like high waist swimsuits, bold prints, plunging necklines and many others. The question is, who started it?
Crazy Costumes by Madonna
The iconic music artist is said to be the pop diva of fashion. In her concerts, she is seen always wearing a cool costume that makes her audience and almost anyone who sees it go crazy. The bold choices Madonna made changed the way people viewed artists. Many artists today also don eye catching outfits like Lady Gaga and Nicki Minaj.
Sexy Curves by Marilyn Monroe
The iconic woman in a windy white dress and red lipstick is the image of sexy no matter what year it is. It is said that she brought sex appeal into the fashion industry and it’s no doubt that she did. Marilyn Monroe has curves that a lot of people went crazy for. She was also seen in high waist swimsuits which is also one of the trends that is slowly getting back into the spotlight these days.
LBD by Audrey Hepburn
The little black dress fashion staple exists today thanks to Audrey Hepburn in the 60’s movie, “Breakfast at Tiffany’s”. It’s classy, elegant and timeless — which is why it is an essential piece in every woman’s wardrobe. Every costume party almost always has an Audrey Hepburn impersonator and if that’s not a sign of her being an icon, I don’t know what is.
Simple Chic by Jackie Kennedy
“Simplicity is beauty,” they say. Thanks to Jackie Kennedy for introducing us to this kind of fashion. Conservative fashion has never been so chic and beautiful. One of the best clothes to portray this fashion sense is a Chanel suit and a box hat. Talk about classy!
Dazzling Diamonds by Elizabeth Taylor
Have you ever heard of the saying “diamonds are a girl’s best friend”? The one and only Elizabeth Taylor has made this a thing and now a lot of women has made investments with dazzling pieces of accessories. Nothing best represents glamour than diamonds paired with pretty dresses with plunging necklines or fur wraps.
Other icons like these five include Twiggy, Katharine Hepburn, Grace Kelly, Lauren Bacall, and many others. Their style has inspired so many women around the world from different generations. It’s amazing how they left a fashion legacy that lives until today. If it weren’t for these fashion icons, the industry wouldn’t be as beautiful and as stylish as it is right now.