If you are in the market for a Halloween costume that is a cut above the rest, look no further than classic Hollywood starlet Grace Kelly. The icy blonde stunner was had an presence which piqued the interest of powerful men and captivated American audiences. Known for her beauty and poise; Grace Kelly's sophisticated looks made her into a fashion icon. The actress, who would later become Princess of Monaco, knew how to appear alluring while maintaining her modesty. For the woman whose style is closer to a Grace than a Marilyn, here are some tips for becoming Princess of Monaco, (for Halloween anyway).
Start with the dress. Not every woman has an ice blue satin dress hanging in her closet. A dress with a full skirt is the basis for your Grace Kelly look-alike costume. Think Betty Draper's wardrobe on Mad Men. A floral print dress or solid color; it doesn't really matter, the key here is the volume of the skirt.
Next the hair: Grace Kelly was famous for her cool blonde elegance. Out in public, she was often photographed with her hair pinned back in a smooth bun. Her most iconic image was taken while she was traveling; her trademark hair covered in a silk scarf. Her look was completed with gloves and horn rimmed glasses.
Lardiere specializes in silk scarves designed in the classic Hollywood style. Their Islands in the Stream scarf is perfect for covering your hair a la Princess Grace. If you prefer to let your hair out for Halloween, you can tie your scarf around the handle of a look-alike Kelly bag. When it came to her jewelry, Grace Kelly chose allure over flashy. A beautiful pair of earrings are all you need to emulate royalty. Belargo Jewelry's Vermeil Nautical Drop Earrings have a regal grace fit for a princess. The right amount of sparkle set in gold. Urban Posh's Laney Earrings are replete with Mediterranean glamor. Citrine and olive colored stones recall the beauty of Princess Grace's beloved Monaco.
Costume parties are a great opportunity for indulging your inner child. This Halloween go all out and dress as Hollywood royalty. Remember what we learned from Grace Kelly: you are never too old to dress up like a princess.