There are many attributes that can make a woman a men’s fashion icon, and the simple act of wearing a tailored suit or streetwear is just one of them. Consider Diana Princesswho wears gymnastics and boxy blazers with the same careful precision as she does in an evening gown, or Rihannasomeone who makes anything look about twenty times more stylish than when anyone else wears it, or Bella Hadid, whose eccentric style, downtown has left many boys at home wondering where in fact they can get it. There’s something else – something a little mysterious, a little bit curly hair—about how these women dress, which makes their personal style seem appropriate or appealing to men.
According to some metrics, it’s a matter of confidence. It’s also true that wider, freer, more comfortable styles tend to create a one-size-fits-all feel in more ways than one.
Perhaps, then, one of such overarching qualities is happy.
Consider Dame Emma Thompson, who, like the women above, can not only take off an evening gown but also tends to enjoy her casual wear. She became a dame wearing a green suit and Stan Smiths. She presented at the Golden Globes barefoot, holding a martini. She loves a stylish pair of sneakers and a fancy oversized shirt. The British actress herself is not considered a traditional fashion icon, although she freely accepts this view. “At my first Oscar ceremony, a fashion reporter said as I walked across the red carpet, ‘God loves her, she always looks slick in anything,'” she once said. . Daily mail. “And I tried! I wear it as a badge of honor.”
And all of this seems to only become more true as Thompson gets older, which, in the most ideal scenario, would make anyone feel more relaxed, free and at ease. Last Monday, while attending a screening of the film adaptation of Roald Dahl in London Matilda Musical, there’s something particularly happy about the way she wears Balenciaga’s oversized duffle-trimmed black denim jacket, white wide-leg jeans, and metallic Stella McCartney sneakers. (In MatildaThompson plays the evil headmistress, Mrs. Trunchbull, who is represented as Pam Ferris in the 1996 film version, perhaps also a a random menswear icon.) The outfit created a level of comfort and ease that made her seem natural going up and down the carpet with a grin. Mischief on the red carpet…swag…comfortably dressed…not just for guys anymore!