Good morning Lacquered Lifers! As you know, I never post about fashion, but today I am making an exception. I recently watched To Catch a Thief (for the millionth time), and this time Grace Kelly’s fashion really jumped off the screen. Perhaps I am ready for a Mediterranean vacation, or just a vacation in general, but even though it is sixty years later I would wear any of these outfits that Ms. Kelly wore without hesitation. There are the memorable ones, that we all know, specifically the white dress, but it is some of the less iconic outfits that really piqued my interest this time.I love the pattern, collar, and shape of this wrap dress. The dress has a nautical rope trimmed detail that is so chic, and the belt cinches in the waist just perfectly. One of the iconic dresses, the blue dress. One of the most wonderful things about this beautiful dress is the way she wears it, almost casually. To me she is never more American looking than she is in this dress. Simple hair, no jewelry, good tan – just perfect. The only thing about this that I wouldn’t wear is the hat. Looks a tad awkward. Otherwise I love the skirt that attaches to the suit. Now that one piece bathing suits have come back into fashion, I love the high neck on this one. Now that midi skirts are all the rage, and I am a big subscriber to this rage, I would definitely wear this outfit. My heels might be higher, but it is such a flattering look. And the scenery in the background doesn’t hurt. And here is the most iconic dress in the bunch. I’m sure people have copied and copied this for weddings since this movie came out. Again there is such a casual nature to the way she wears a gown, I just love her attitude. And this is the only time we see her in jewelry. Finally, this is the one that jumped out at me! A matching skirt and top with this cool yellow rope detail. Again, I love the midi skirt trend, so this is right on point, and many of the popular midi skirts have tops to match, so this vintage look would not look a year out of place. So perhaps there is an exciting trip to the South of France in my future, or somewhere equally mediterranean and sexy where I can dress just like Grace Kelly in To Catch a Thief.
Photos via Moma.org & The Blonde at the Film