Cinema Style: High Society

Monday, February 22, 2016

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Dress, Jacket, Shoes, Necklace

Grace Kelly is always a fashion plate in her films, and High Society is no exception.  All gauzy, floating layers of tulle, She's a vision in pastels and florals. None of the gowns emphasize this quite as much as the one she wears to a big ball the night before the wedding. Imagine my surprise at seeing a full length gown with flowers sewn on translucent sleeves for sale online, as timeless and pretty now as it was in the fifties. With the flowers, there's not much else you need; no one wants to overpower an evening gown. But, if you think you might get chilly, bring along a cropped tuxedo jacket for an added cool-factor (pun intended!), and simple white stones on a necklace can bring the dress from a Sunday Church morning to a Saturday night.

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 Sweater, Skirt, Clutch, Shoes

While the Dior New Look fits Grace Kelly just fine, it can be a bit much for everyday wear more than half a century later. You can have the full silhouette from a skirt though, just as easily as with a dress. By picking separates though, you can find more of that tulle Kelly's character Tracy Lord so loved, and still keep things casual. An oversized, pastel sweater paired with laceless sneakers makes things much more the speed of a date at a coffee house instead of dancing with the Vanderbilts at their seaside home. This playful clutch is a subtle nod to the fact Tracy Lord gets three men to fall for her in the space of a few days, and might be some inspiration for your "to-do" list too! 


  1. Gotta love Grace Kelly's style! I do love the full dresses she wears--that skirt in the second one is absolutely gorgeous. I've been looking for the perfect tulle skirt, and that one looks irresistible.

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  2. Beautiful looks! I loved this movie when I was growing up. Grace Kelly is fabulous :)

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  3. Love that first dress with the floral appliques.


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  4. I love that clutch and those floral sunglasses! So cheeky and fun.

    ♥ perfectly Priya

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