Marilyn Monroe takes the spot as most stylish.
Legendary Hollywood actresses Brigitte Bardot, Grace Kelly, Marilyn Monroe, and Audrey Hepburn is often each deemed as some of the most influential women of style even today.
We are placing film star Marilyn Monroe against some of the most other influential starlets of the times such as Elizabeth Taylor, Victoria Beckham, and Kim Kardashian.
In celebration of the stylish top ten, we have compiled a list featuring each of the ten stylish women.
10. Princess Diana
Few people have had an impact on fashion in the same way as Princess Diana. As a public figure, the Princess’s dress style was closely scrutinised by the press and the public. As a young princess, her clothes were romantic and demure but as her confidence grew, her style developed into that of an international celebrity: glamorous, elegant, and completely her own.
9. Sophia Loren
Movie actress and beauty icon, Sophia Loren came a long way from her humble beginnings in Italy to her status as a household name around the world. Describing herself as strange looking when she was a child, she later said, “I think the quality of sexiness comes from within. It is something that is in you or it isn’t and it really doesn’t have much to do with breasts or thighs or the pout of your lips.” Well, there’s no question she had something special oozing from her pores, but she also had all those other attributes as well reportedly 38-24-38 measurements, Sophia Loren is the epitome of the hourglass figure.
8. Victoria Beckham
Victoria Beckham is a former Spice Girl and is now a fabulous stylish fashion designer. Victoria’s life exudes fashion. She has become an international style icon. Fashion is all about taking risks and Victoria Beckham knows a thing or two million about that. She wears feminine pieces and clothes that flatter her body. Her wardrobe can be described as elegant, sexy, and chic. She can be both stunning and sophisticated.
7. Brigitte Bardot
Brigitte Bardot is a true style icon, a beauty from the past that we still look to for inspiration. Her classic French look mixed with blonde bombshell cuteness is enough to melt anyone’s heart. She’s famed for her curves, style and putting St. Tropez on the fashion map. She made us love gingham and made bikinis and rompers the must-have items in the ‘60s – and they’ve remained fashion staples to this day. She was a sensation during the 1950s and ‘60s.
6. Audrey Hepburn
Style Icon Audrey Hepburn kept it simple and had very elegant appearances. She loved clean lines and clothes the emphasized her tall and slim physique. When it comes to describe the 29th century by its most remarkable personalities, Audrey Hepburn is definitely the one to be mentioned.
5. Kim Kardashian
One of the most influential style icons of our time is definitely the Armenian bombshell Kim Kardashian. Hollywood’s favorite girl is one of the biggest inspirations to young women around the world because of her always perfect appearances, elegance and femininity. People love her because she brought curves back to fashion, she’s voluptuous and proud of that. Kim is a former celebrity stylist, it’s no wonder that she looks perfect even in ordinary clothes. Kim Kardashian mixes different classic items with extravagant details and expresses glamour and elegance through edgy yet conservative looks. From her sexy mini dresses and amazing gowns, to her admiration of Chanel, Hermes and Louboutin, she is an epitome of a perfect style.
4. Grace Kelly
The thing that made her stand out is what we call “style”,’ McCall’s magazine wrote of Grace Kelly in 1955. Almost six decades on, the statement is as true now as it was then. A film star who lived the fairytale dream and married her Prince Charming, Grace Kelly was an icon to millions, not least for her impact on fashion. Her timeless, elegant look defined the 1950s, a signature style that pervaded her films and private life.
3. Elizabeth Taylor
When it came to style, Elizabeth Taylor was fearless. The diamonds, the hair, the cleavage: She rocked it out everywhere she went. In her younger days, she favored plunging necklines with straps poised to slip off her shoulders, her hair like a dark cloud around her thickly made-up eyes (word is she was born with a mutation that gave her double rows of eyelashes). As she grew older, her style got even bolder: The seventies brought tight miniskirts and more elaborate headpieces, and the eighties ushered in feather boas, bright blue eye shadow, and poufy everything. Toward the end of her life, Taylor attended events for her many philanthropic pursuits in a wheelchair, swathed in silk caftans and draped with fur and velvet wraps. In 1997, she won a Lifetime of Glamour Award from the CFDA. Her extraordinary style is one of the many things that will be missed.
Either you love it or hate it, you can call Beyonce’s style anything but boring… Bold, eccentric, sometimes over the top but always glamorous, the Diva knows how to be in the center of attention. She can rock a pair of floral Stella McCartney harem pants with the same attitude of wearing an Elie Saab Haute Couture gown or pair her favorite denim cut-offs with an ultra chic Chanel tweed jacket, and make it a cool combination. The sky-high heels, lots of big statement jewelry, bold colors and mixed prints are some of her signatures.
1. Marilyn Monroe
Marilyn Monroe, the sex symbol of the 50’s has managed to remain in people’s hearts even 40 years after her death. Marilyn Monroe took the world by surprise with her gorgeous figure, beautiful platinum blonde hair and a bubbly personality. A controversial woman who was not afraid to show off her femininity, Marilyn Monroe managed to become the first cover girl for the famous men’s magazine “Playboy”. Around this time, Marilyn Monroe managed to become a style icon for many women on the planet and a dream girl for many men. Her beauty, style and especially her personality made Marilyn the style icon she is even today.