Hollywood legend Lauren Bacall passed away yesterday at the age of 89. Lauren was a fantastic actress, and had the most wonderful style. Lauren Bacall style was chic, classy, fashion forward and flawless.
Like most Hollywood movie stars of the 1940s and 1950s, she shimmered in bias cut, slinky gowns, but Lauren Bacall style was more than that; she looked equally as beautiful in a pair of wide-legged trousers and a blouse, a pencil skirt, capri pants, or a most modern playsuit. We’ve picked five looks that we think epitomise Lauren Bacall style -and that look as fresh and contemporary today as they did when Lauren wore them, decades ago.
First up is a simple, colourful relaxed trousers and knit combination, as Lauren poses beside a pool in pink trousers and a green cardigan. This look has stood the test of time – simply team a simple cardigan (£9.999, H&M) with a contrasting coloured pair of structured trousers (£42, JOY) for a relaxed, but stylish look.
Lauren was fashion model before she became an actress, and can be seen modelling the fashions of the day in many images – this amazing floral summer two-piece could be from this summer’s fashion pages! Get the look with an H&M matching crop top and full skirt (£19.99 and £34.99)
In the 1940s, wide legged trousers and shoulder pads were a huge trend. Lauren rocked the masculine look, in wide legged trews, jackets and simple chiffon blouses. Get the look with this peach shirt from JOY (£35) and black wide-legged trousers (£12.99, H&M).
Another 1940s/1950s fashion essential was the pencil skirt. Pencil skirts have been HUGE in the last two fashion seasons. Get the Lauren Bacall pencil skirt and top look, but with a fresh updated vibe with French Connection’s low-hemmed, jersey grey marl pencil skirt (£65). Team it with killer heels (£24.99, New Look), and a simple striped T-shirt (£6.99, H&M) for simple, Lauren Bacall style with a 21st Century twist.
Finally, this fashion image of Lauren could have been shot last week! It’s amazingly contemporary. Lauren Bacall style here is a loose jacket, a simple playsuit and some summer sandals. Update the look with a playful playsuit (£34.50 (was £69), French Connection), Swedish Hasbeen clogs in bold red (£119, Schuh) and a cotton mix biker style jacket (£29.99, H&M).
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