Today is the lovely film icon Doris Day’s birthday. So I thought it was a good time to do a tribute to her fabulously chic ladylike style.
I’ve always loved watching her movies. From her romantic comedies, like Pillow Talk to her more dramatic roles such as The Man Who Knew Too Much and Love Me or Leave Me, Doris has always brought a special presence to the screen. Her sparkling blue eyes, beautiful blonde hair and sunny smile will always brighten my day!
Beside enjoying her acting and singing, her stylish wardrobe has always been a sight to behold. She has excelled at pulling off that perfect combination of wholesomeness, femininity and sex appeal.
This quote by her found on the very entertaining Heck Yeah Doris Day Tumblr blog says it best in regards to her outlook on appearance.
“Sex is not a low-cut dress, no girdle look. You don’t have to wiggle on screen to be sexy. Nobody really knows what men like. I get fan mail from men who find me very sexy and I don’t wear low-cut clothes. That does not epitomize sex to me. It’s an inner quality. Sex has to come from within. It’s not what someone is wearing or how much she’s exposing.”
I think it’s great fashion advice that certainly still applies today!
It was hard to narrow it down, she has worn so many lovely things. But here are some of my favorites. Hope they inspire you to add a little Doris Day style to your wardrobe!
Belted shirtwaist dress with contrast cuffs and collar. Looks great with those cute Mary Jane style pumps with little bows!
Chic windowpane check dress suit smartly paired with black gloves, belt and neck scarf.
Green floral dress worn in The Man Who Knew Too Much(1956). Edith Head costume designer.
Doris looking vampish in fabulous 40s halter neck gown.
Images sourced from Heck Yeah Doris Day blog and IMBD.
Have a glamorous day!