From the twilight of her youth to her final years, Elizabeth Taylor lived in caftans. Forget pajamas, nightgowns, and bathrobes, the star lounged around in nothing but the airy, ornamental dresses and never hesitated to go out in them, either. Naturally, she always accessorized with full face of makeup and fancy jewelry because that's what Elizabeth Taylor does.
Even if it meant getting in the face of studio heads, Katharine Hepburn insisted on wearing pants. Comfort was always her number one priority, and even though her style was the antithesis of "glamour" at the time, it was inherently genteel. Her androgynous staples — wide-leg trousers, button-up shirts, turtlenecks, cardigans, and crisp blazers — were always immaculately tailored and thoughtfully put together. Hepburn's idiosyncratic approach to her menswear-inspired looks not only broke the mold, but helped pioneer American sportswear as we know it today.
There's no getting around the fact that Ava Garner was a femme fatale on and offscreen. She was very comfortable with her body, and wasn't afraid to show it. Whether she was attending a black tie event or going about her day-to-day life, her outfits always did one thing — define her 18-inch waist. We can't all cut a figure like Gardner’s, but her sultry approach to casual dressing is easy to mirror if you stick to her go-to silhouettes: tailored blouses, high-rise bottoms, and wiggle dresses. If all else fails, just cinch your waist with a thick belt.