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Feminine Style: The Most Beautiful and Elegant Women of All Time

18.03.2019

Beautiful and elegant women are those who are remembered for decades, unique because of a detail or for a distinguished and extremely refined way of being. Thinking about feminine style and the most beautiful women of all time can become difficult if we don’t set precise selection parameters.

Class, savoir faire, charm, elegance and distinguished style are all elements to keep in mind because, as Coco Chanel, one of the personalities that we must include among the most elegant women of all time, used to say:

“Fashion fades, only style remains the same”.

It’s not just about exterior beauty but also personality and character, strength and grace, style and ability to revolutionize tradition and become an advocate for an ever-changing female model.

Gabrielle Bonheur “Coco” Chanel

Coco Chanel is one of the leaders of our selection, a woman born poor in the late nineteenth century who grew up in an orphanage, capable of overturning the elaborate fashion of the Belle Epoque by resorting to simplicity. She started with sober hats and went on inventing jersey and black dresses, opting for thin lines, the first trousers and tweed suits, all of which were perfect for working and independent women.

 

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Katharine Hepburn

Even Katharine Hepburn was undoubtedly one of the most elegant women ever: no one pulled off white shirts as she did, nor men’s clothes with her innate class, which made her always sexy no matter what. Anti-conformist and independent, doe-eyed and with porcelain skin, Katharine is a full-fledged title among the most relevant women personalities.

 

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Lauren Bacall

Lauren Bacall, Humphrey Bogart’s wife, was undoubtedly one of the 50s women’s style icons, capable of being beautiful and elegant even wearing simple tweed trousers, ballerina flats and a twin-set. She distinguished herself because of her slender figure, her grace, but also her culture and political commitment outlined a new type of woman: beautiful and intelligent.

 

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Audrey Hepburn

We cannot forget the beautiful Audrey Hepburn, who became famous for her role in Roman Holiday where she wore a full skirt, a white shirt and a silk scarf. She soon became a real fashion icon, launching a new model of femininity, synonymous with elegance and simplicity, two features that perfectly fit her.

 

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Jacqueline Kennedy

First lady charm and infinite class distinguished Jacqueline Kennedy, a woman who won over the world with her French-style bon ton dresses and the pillbox, the round hat that became a must in fashion: she launched trends and inspired brands and stylists thanks to her innate charm.

 

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Grace Kelly

The beautiful Grace Kelly, the most elegant actress and considered the perfect incarnation of the 1950s class. Once she became Princess of Monaco, her style became an icon, so that her wedding dress is still considered the most beautiful of all times.

 

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Virna Lisi

Refined, elegant and beautiful was also a famous Italian actress: Virna Lisi. Her elegance didn’t only concern her looks: Virna Lisi was known for her posed gentle and lively manner, for her determined and loyal character. She didn’t allow the Hollywood spotlight to modify her in any way and was able to stand out for her talent as an actress, as well as for her beauty.

 

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Hedy Lamarr

Another name that can’t miss in the ranking of the most elegant women of all time is Hedy Lamarr, a woman who besides being a beautiful actress, worked as an engineer and inventor. Eager to contribute to the fight against Nazism, she developed, in collaboration with the composer George Antheil, a system for the remote control of torpedoes.

 

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Princess Diana

Princess Diana remains one of the greatest style icons of all time. The Princess of Wales was beautiful on the inside as well as on the outside and is also fondly remembered for her numerous charity work and being an advocate for people affected with HIV/AIDS, mental illness and cancer.

Natalie Portman

Natalie Portman: extremely successful actress, director, producer, activist. Extraneous to the world of gossip, Natalie has always been known for her privacy and for her loyalty to the values and causes she has embraced. Recently, for example, she joined the #Timeisup message to denounce and combat cases of abuse and harassment in the workplace.

 

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Angelina Jolie

Among the contemporary show women who stand out for elegance, beauty and social commitment are also Angelina Jolie. Actress, director and producer, she can boast an utterly natural and innate charm. Her beauty, her talent and her commitment to actively help people in different refugee camps in different countries have made her one of the most loved actresses of all time.

 

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Beyoncé

Beyoncé is an American singer, songwriter, actress, dancer, record producer and reigns on as one of the most influential and elegant women in the world. With one of the most enormous fan bases, the BeyHive, a compelling voice that could move mountains and is one of the most beautiful women ever, Queen Bey is also a philanthropist and a force to reckon with.

 

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Victoria Beckham

British born fashion designer and former member of all-female pop group Spice Girls (Posh Spice), Victoria Beckham, is unarguably one of the most elegant women on the planet. Be it when she is on the red carpet, running to the gym or just hanging out with David Beckham and their children, she always exudes an air of polished charm.

 

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Kerry Washington

Actress Kerry Washington is a massive philanthropist with a fashion sense that is envied by women all over the world. The mother of three is a role model to a lot of women and young girls alike, and her red carpet looks and demeanour are always tastefully classy and she is definitely one to watch out for.

 

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Amal Clooney

Amal Clooney, the Lebanese-British international law and human rights barrister, who is also married to one of the top Hollywood actors, George Clooney. Even though she is hardly seen a lot in public, the influential humanitarian, and mother of two, is one of the most elegant women we have today with a fantastic dress sense.

 

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