Women throughout history have made their indelible mark on society. These trailblazers inspire us, captivate our attention and sway our opinions. Whether they’re musicians, royalty or even politicians, we celebrate these women for their incredible contribution and uncanny fashion sense. In honor of Women’s History Month, we’ve chosen to highlight a few of our favorite leading ladies throughout the decades, whose style and grace led the way for new styles and fashions.
From high heels to high society, the original blonde bombshell barely went anywhere without her teetering stilettos. At a time when higher didn’t necessarily mean better, Ms. Monroe understood all the flattering benefits that came with her high heels.
The original proponent of the “casual” look, Hepburn showed us that casual can be classy. From her all black, simplistic look in front of Tiffany & Co. to her black capris pants and matching top – Hepburn always made the ballet flat elegant, casual and above all comfortable.
Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis
Always a consummate fashion statement, the First Lady was often donning a suit with a knee-length skirt and ¾ length sleeve jacket. Her shoes were always sensible. She changed the meaning of politician’s wife to embody style and grace for years to come.
Madonna rocked the ‘80s with her very own style including her funky shoes. She was a trendsetter and represented that women could be daring and sexy, each in their own way. This material girl pushed boundaries with her attitude and style setting the stage for women to express themselves through fashion. The more outrageous, the better!
No matter which style icon you identify with, each woman paved the way for fashion trends we still see today on the runway and on the street.