When it comes to fashion icons, Audrey Hepburn is at the top of our list. From oversized sunglasses to a single strand of pearls, there’s no denying this movie star’s influence on fashion. She practically set the standard for Hollywood glamour. But it’s her classy, ladylike looks we love the most: simple silhouettes, structured accessories, and a dazzling smile.

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To snag a bit of her signature style, follow these easy steps:

  1. Remember three little letters: L.B.D. Audrey took the simple black dress from understated to statement making. How’d she do it? With a cinched waist and a simple strand of pearls.
  2. Never shy away from a bold red lip. To pull any outfit together, just swipe on your favorite shade of crimson, flash a smile, and go.
  3. Invest in a pair of striking sunglasses. You’ll need to be shaded from those flashing lights.
  4. Embrace menswear. Audrey was the first to make a pantsuit feel as feminine as a ball gown – it’s all in how you carry yourself.
  5. The best accessory? Confidence. You’re never fully dressed without it.


For extra inspiration, head to our Make It Your Own: Style Inspired by Audrey Hepburn Boutique launching Sunday, May 3, at 11AM ET.

By Kim Watson, Staff Writer

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May 2, 2015

Mark your calendars – this is one opening act you won’t want to miss. Fifteen current and former military servicewomen will open New York Fashion Week at Lincoln Center on September 3.


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August 19, 2014

From a chic LBD to a luxe blanket poncho, this week’s looks are all about celebrities showcasing their personalities – whether classic, contemporary, or just plain cool.


1. Zoe Saldana stunned in a pregnancy-perfect LANVIN LBD at the New York screening of Guardians of the Galaxy.

2. Nicola Peltz gave a nod to the fall 70s trend in Prada at the Tokyo premiere of Transformers: Age of Extinction.

3. Miranda Kerr mesmerized in matching floral ESCADA separates at the ESCADA Joyful event.

4. Olivia Palermo sported an envy-inducing ensemble: a Burberry monogrammed poncho and over-the-knee boots from Stuart Weitzman.

By Nicole Andrew, Fashion Editor

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August 1, 2014

We all know (and love) Kate Hudson. When she’s not teaching us How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days, she’s busy collaborating with Ann Taylor. Not only is she the face of the beloved brand, but on occasion, she designs for it as well. Just last summer she created an all-white collection for the label, and this April she’ll be debuting a new capsule collection of five LBDs. And with names like The Romantic, The Late Nighter, and Best Actress, it seems there’s a style for every event on the social calendar. Can’t wait until these black beauties hit stores? Preview the collection here, and then start RSVPing to those invites (I know I will).

By Mairead McGonagle, Staff Writer

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March 20, 2014

Here at Rue, we have LBDs on the brain. (Our 10 Ways to Wear: The Little Black Dress Boutique opened today. Just saying.) So when we spotted the queen of candy-colored ensembles embracing her dark side, we just had to share.


Katy Perry pulled out a short, sparkly number with a schoolgirl twist for the Tokyo debut of her new album, Prism. Refinery29 is calling it an “all-smiles version of our favorite morbid preteen, Wednesday Addams.”

Now, I’ve never been one to channel Wednesday Addams’s or Katy Perry’s style, but this is one look I may just have to swipe.

Check out Katy’s look on refinery29.com.

By Chrissy Makkas, Staff Writer

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November 9, 2013

Which great quotes did we miss? Tweet us at @ruelala.

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October 25, 2013

Enjoy these last few weeks of relaxation – when fall hits, it’s on to a jam-packed agenda (we’re so ready). One way to make that hectic schedule a bit more manageable? A do-it-all LBD that works with everything from concerts to fall weddings. All you need is three pairs of shoes and a few extra baubles.

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August 12, 2013

Admit it: statement jewelry can be intimidating. But just because it’s big and bright doesn’t mean it has to be reserved for special occasions. Here’s how to incorporate the bold necklace into your everyday wardrobe.


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August 8, 2013

The almighty one-piece wonder. You know what I’m talking about – the dress. That throw-on-and-go instant outfit that makes late nights and early mornings possible. We all have our go-to LBDssheaths, and maxis, but there’s always room for one more. Right? Here are some that a few of Rue’s best-dressed associates are currently coveting.


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August 7, 2013


I love a good LBD just as much as the next girl, but sometimes it’s necessary to shake things up – especially during the holiday season, when there are nightly events to attend. To spruce up your party dress rotation, check out these straight-from-your-favorite-glossy options.

Leather insets
A little leather is always a good thing – trust me. A favorite on the Spring runways, leather insets work best when done in black (or oxblood), and they’re the perfect way to add a little unexpected edge to an otherwise simple dress. (Just go light on the jewelry.)

The high-low dress
Yes, it’s been called the “mullet” dress, but unlike the ’80s haircut, a high-low hem works for all party situations – casual and cocktail. An added bonus? It’s a classy way to show off those gams.

The jumpsuit
Gwyneth, Cameron – they’re both wearing it on the red carpet. No longer just for discos (although few can rock a jumpsuit quite like Jerry Hall), this all-in-one, ’70s-inspired style is making a party comeback – just leave the Farrah Fawcett hair at home.

Our Tart Collections Boutique opens Thursday, November 29, at 11AM ET.

By Keriann Coffey, Associate Blog Editor

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November 29, 2012