Get Jackie O's Style

How to dress like Jackie (Kennedy and Onassis).
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Jackie Ohhhhh

Jackie took chic to a whole new level. Her style was emulated then, and it’s still emulated now. The key to getting her look? Simple silhouettes, classic colors, perfect tailoring.

Wide-Cut Coat

Before becoming First Lady, Jackie wore a wide-cut coat to a ticker tape parade down Fifth Avenue in New York City. J. Crew Double Cloth Dollop Coat, $325;
Photo courtesy of J. Crew

Fresh Frock

Jackie’s "First Lady" style revolved round demure dresses with a flourish. Anthropologie Learning Curve Dress, $248;
Photo courtesy of Anthropologie

Boxy Suit

On the campaign trail and in the White House, Jackie wore countless variations on this trim, boxy suit. Tahari Arthur S. Levine 4-Button Tweed Skirt Suit, $320;
Photo courtesy of Lord & Taylor

Leopard Coat

Designer Oleg Cassini created a leopard coat for Jackie to wear in the early 60s. Talbots’ Leopard Print Velvet Coat with its three quarter length sleeves, fits the bill.
Photo courtesy of Talbots

Sleeveless Sheath

A sleeveless sheath dress, often adorned with a bow or oversized buttons, was one of Jackie’s signature looks in the White House. Isaac Mizrahi Live! Ponte Knit Dress with Bow Detail, $79.50;
Photo courtesy of QVC

Classic Pumps

A classic round-toe pump worked with everything from daytime dresses to evening gowns. Lauren by Ralph Lauren Caia, $98;
Photo courtesy of Piperlime

Evening Gown

Statuesque column dresses were Jackie’s black-tie staple. BCBG PLeated Silk Gown, $298;
Photo courtesy of BCBG

Long White Gloves

White gloves were a 60s must; short for day and long for night. Women’s Adi Designs Formal Gloves, $14.99;
Photo courtesy of Target


Jackie’s jewels were often simple and discreet, like a strand (or two or three) of pearls. Banana Republic Genuine Freshwater Pearl Necklace, $98;
Photo courtesy of Banana Republic

Oversized Sunglasses

Her signature sunnies were always oversized and often black. Tory Burch Oversized Round Sunglasses with Buckle Detail, $198;
Photo courtesy of Tory Burch

Shift Dress

A stylish shift dress was a warm-weather favorite. Lilly Pulitzer Adelson Dress Metallix Twill, $278;
Photo courtesy of Lilly Pulitzer

White Flared Jeans

In a famous paparazzi snap by Ron Galella, Jackie wore a slim, Henley-style sweater (see next page) and white flared jeans. Rock & Republic Kiss Utility Flare Smash Jeans. $230;
Photo courtesy of Neiman Marcus

Ribbed Henley

Jackie was a master at making even the most casual clothes-like this simple sweater-look chic. Fire Top, Scoop Neck Long Sleeve Ribbed Knit Henley, $24.99;{keyword}
Photo courtesy of Macy's

Short Sleeve Tee

Out of the White House, a casual summer look included a plain black tee paired with slim white jeans. Lands’ End Women’s Short Sleeve Solid Modern 1×1 Rib Crew T-Shirt, $14.50;
Photo courtesy of Lands' End

Printed Scarf

A printed scarf could be worn myriad ways-from kerchief-style to a more bohemian-looking head wrap-depending on Jackie’s mood. Tory Burch Foundation Silk Scarf, $195;
Photo courtesy of Tory Burch


As a book editor, Jackie’s work style featured simple sweaters and well-cut trousers. Gap Turtleneck Sweater, $34.50;
Photo courtesy of GAP

Tweed Trousers

A pair of classic tweed trousers could be mixed with any number of minimalist tops to create a stylish work look. Old Navy Women’s Tweed Trousers, $39.50;
Photo courtesy of Old Navy

Trench Coat

In later years, a khaki trench coat made for a chic topper, no matter what the weather. KUT from the Kloth Taylor Trench, $96;
Photo courtesy of Nordstrom

Hobo Bag

Jackie’s singular fashion sense inspired the creation of a hobo style of handbag. Kate Spade Frosted Felt Shon, $325; What famous actresses have played Jackie on screen? Find out here. Looking for the best books about Jackie’s life and style? Here are our top picks.

Photo courtesy of Kate Spade

First Published Tue, 2010-10-05 11:07

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