Breakfast at Tiffany’s

February 1, 2019


In homage to Audrey Hepburn, one of the greatest style icons in history, I restyled my little black dress (LBD) in the spirit of Audrey’s legendary looks in the 1961 film, Breakfast at Tiffany’s. It’s needless to say, Audrey is one of my biggest style inspirations and many of the pieces in my wardrobe are inspired by her.

Audrey Hepburn in  Breakfast at Tiffany’s  (1961).

Audrey Hepburn in Breakfast at Tiffany’s (1961).

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You can wear an ultra-sophisticated look like this one to stand out at a cocktail party, as a wedding guest, formal event or any other glamorous occasion. Even better, you can host your own Breakfast at Tiffany’s party for the opportunity to wear this look. The super wide brim hat is a statement piece that turns heads and starts conversations.


The look: I’ve had this dress for nearly a decade. Many of us have an LBD or something similar in various colours and sizes. I’ve used this dress to the office with more subdued work-appropriate accessories. For the glamour effect, I’ve worn it with lots of bling, a wide brim statement floppy hat, patent black court stilettos and my 1960s black velvet vintage handbag.

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Styling tip: An LBD is a great staple to have because you can simply use accessories to style it up or down to make it fit for nearly any occasion. For example, I can style this dress for five different occasions, using accessories and a couple of additional pieces. The versatility means you can create a stylish capsule wardrobe and pack light when you need to.

For a more corporate look you can wear to the office, use less or no sparkly jewellery. You can even go with loafers or your average office/work flats. Try these tricks on a couple of your dresses.

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Outfit sourced from:

Dress: Old piece from my wardrobe from 9 years ago.

Michael Kors black patent court stilettos: The Green Shed Underground Op Shop.

Vintage handbag: The Green Shed Underground Op Shop.

Salvatore Ferragamo rectangular handbag: Pandora’s Preloved Fashion Op Shop.

Jewellery: Amalgamation of pieces from op shops and boutiques over the years.

Photos by Brunela Fenalte Photography and Bryant Evans.

- Nina Gbor