Fashion Inspiration: Grace Kelly
With a name that rings out her most defining trait, Grace Kelly is a timeless American sweetheart — more than 35 years after her tragic death; she remains a fashion inspiration with class, sophistication, and iconic film talent.
She rose to fame alongside director Alfred Hitchcock, who cast her in three canonical horrors and dressed her in fabulously simple, stylish looks that are stunning to this day. As we enter a not-so-wintery winter season, return to the classic Grace Kelly style for light winter wardrobe inspiration. After all, it doesn’t get very cold in Monaco.
A staple of her winter outfits, Grace Kelly’s fur collection accented even her most iconic dresses without taking away from their beauty. The fur shrugs, and coats are classic and timeless and make any woman feel like the princess of Monaco.
In addition to her own classic style, the Hollywood actress had Alfred to thank for her fashion sense, as well. Grace Kelly movies often feature our doll in starchy whites and simplistic fabrics — the perfect princess-esque winter look for princesses of the past and princesses of the future.
Grace’s winter looks were not always ultra-glamorous, though — she reminds us of the comfort of a cozy wool hat and a classic, cable-knit sweater.
But for someone as fabulous as Grace Kelly, cozy didn’t always mean sacrificing glamour. She often rocked a snug turtleneck and cap with another cable-knit sweater, sleek plaid tapered trousers, and simple black booties. This look is so classic and simple that it brings 60s fashion trends right into the 21st century.
Though the hood looks she often wore might not be in style these days, these chunky gloves worn on the Rear Window set are the perfect addition to a simple jacket or coat.
A hallmark of elegance and beauty, Grace Kelly is a go-to for holiday fashions. This look from the final scene of the iconic Rear Window is perhaps not achievable for your next holiday party, but it’s certainly something to strive for — decadent details, classic shape, and a sexy low-back top to ring in the new year.
Feature Image: Grace Kelly, 1954 | Photo (probably) by Bud Fraker via Wikimedia Commons