If you think defining your own personal style is difficult, just imagine what it’s like for a celebrity. With designers quite literally throwing themselves (okay, their garments) at the A-list, having so many options at their disposal must be overwhelming, to say the least.
I’m not saying this problem equates to that of Brexit or gender inequality, but personally speaking, I know I’d struggle to maintain my outfit identity if suddenly the world’s most sought-after clothes were at my disposal. Which is why I think it’s so easy to sniff out a star who dresses the way they want to dress, as opposed to what celebrity stylists would have them wear. And none are more headstrong than the minimalists.
When your career calls for you to wear lavish gowns more frequently than jeans, it’s little wonder the likes of Rihanna and Beyoncé utilise every opportunity presented to them to make a bold statement. However, with the minimalist movement more prolific than ever before, we thought it was high time we gave the minimalist style icons the article space they deserve.
Of course, we can appreciate all styles, but we’re particularly inspired by those who choose simplicity over standing out and whose wardrobes consist of clean lines as opposed to tulle and taffeta. Because style is so much more than wearing the first expensive dress that comes your way.
For this, I delved deep into the fashion archives to bring you the best pared-back dressers from the ’60s right up to 2019. From Françoise Hardy and Audrey Hepburn to ’80s It girls like Winona Ryder and Iman to Stacey Dooley and Claire Foy, keep scrolling to see who, in my humble opinion, are the greatest minimalist style icons of all time.
Published at Sat, 16 Feb 2019 06:01:00 +0000