11 Most Timeless Looks Ever
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Staying Power1 of 12
By Brienne Walsh
While we love following the latest fashion trends, we also appreciate a great classic, the kind of outfit that looks just as modern today as it did 50 years ago. Check out 11 timeless favorites that a girl can wear forever.
Cover Up2 of 12
According to Karl Lagerfeld, the three staples that will never go out of style are "jeans, a white shirt and a Chanel jacket." All thanks, of course, to Coco Chanel herself, who launched the ladylike tweed suit in 1954.
Black Out3 of 12
In 1994, Sarah Jessica Parker demonstrated the advantages of the little black dress—it's versatile, flattering and effortlessly stylish.
Good Jeans4 of 12
No matter what trends are in, a white top and blue jeans are always a fresh combination. In 1973, Jane Birkin wore a peasant blouse and flared jeans for a casual-meets-sexy appeal that still works today.
That's a Wrap5 of 12
Launched in 1974 by Diane von Furstenberg, the wrap dress went on to sell over a million copies, and helped make its creator a fashion icon. Today, it remains the perfect transitional piece, taking you from office to after-hours cocktails.
Biker Girl6 of 12
In the 1953 film The Wild One, Marlon Brando made the leather motorcycle jacket a must-have. The rugged jacket, as seen on Alexa Chung here, soon became popular among women too, giving off an air of rebellion and adding toughness to a feminine outfit.
Oh, Boy7 of 12
When Katharine Hepburn wore masculine-inspired clothes in the 1940s, like this button-down and tailored trousers, she started a borrowed-from-the-boys trend that Diane Keaton and Tilda Swinton would copy many years later.
Short Story8 of 12
A pair of preppy high-waisted shorts were an essential part of Jackie O's casual, all-American uniform. The former first lady wore them while vacationing in Cape Cod in 1953.
Under the Sun9 of 12
The sundress, as seen on Mia Farrow in 1965, offered women an unfussy yet feminine option for daytime. Back then, the frock felt liberating; now it gives off a sweet, sometimes retro vibe.
In the Trenches10 of 12
The trench coat was first worn by British and French soldiers during World War I, but its practicality made it an enduring outerwear staple for both men and women. Bonus? The belt defined the waistline for a flattering silhouette.
Flat Out11 of 12
Ballet flats paired with cropped capri pants, worn by style icons like Grace Kelly and Brigitte Bardot, offered a modern alternative to a dress or skirt. The look remains just as elegant and popular today.
Wild Thing12 of 12
There's a reason why animal prints, from leopard spots to tiger stripes, pop up season after season. Just look at Kate Moss circa 1990, who channeled her wild, adventurous side in a bold spotted jacket.