Style Icon: Jackie Kennedy Onassis

Written by James Kicinski-McCoy
4:30 pm
06/19/14

Photo via APF/Getty Images

Ahh, Jackie Kennedy Onassis. A true all-American style legend. Her famous wardrobe, elegance, grace, and beauty are just a few of the things that drew the world in. Best known as the First Lady to President John F. Kennedy, the nation fell in love with Jackie and their two children, John Jr. and Caroline, almost instantly. A devoted mother and role model to many, during her years in the White House, Jackie was known for her bright, solid-colored dresses and suits. During the Onassis years, her take on fashion was more jet-set chic. As we look back here, we notice Jackie’s style was actually quite simple and classic, usually consisting of black and white, which is why it’s perhaps still imitated so many years later. Think about it: Her trademark pieces, such as the oversized “Jackie-O” sunglasses, head scarves, three-string pearls, and her pillbox hat, all still have a place in fashion. Now, enough talking, let’s take a stroll down memory lane and get all nostalgic about one of our biggest Mother Style Icons.

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Karen | Char Co.

I always love to see what she wore. What poise and beauty surrounded her.

HK

Found the funeral photo a bit distasteful in this context.

Michele Bowes

The kerchief she wore was a very New England look. Growing up on the Cape, this was a common sight, although obviously only Jackie made it look fashionable! I lived and worked in a small town on the Cape known as Osterville – and used to wait on her and Caroline while she was First Lady. She was polite and wonderful to be around.

Erica Lewis

These historical photos of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, are very poignant with happy times, personal image of herself, children, husband and other occasions, from different parts of her life.

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