They are style-setters and they know how to turn heads. Some women make the world just a bit glitzier with their sartorial choices. No matter what they slip into, these women are just fantabulous enough to be termed as divas. So, this International Women’s Day, You! has selected some fashionista extraordinaires who are stunning, elegant and wow us with their style statements.
Fashion doyenne, Maheen Khan, is famed for her timeless elegance. She prefers sombre colours and wears them with effortless grace. Her short, peppered grey hair flatters her beautiful face, and she isn’t afraid to throw on some funky specs or a signature red lipstick. With more than 40 years in the fashion industry, she is a style icon in a true sense.
The duchess-to-be has always looked gorgeous, but these days her sartorial choices are more on point than off. Meghan Markle is the girl next door, with a penchant for short suits, flirty sundresses, biker jackets and sensible footwear. Between her bestselling tote bag, her white engagement coat and her casual denim look, future royal Meghan Markle has officially taken over the internet as the style icon du jour.
When Michelle Obama became the First Lady of the United States in 2008, she immediately gained the fashion community’s vote for her all-American style. Whether she’s revisiting a look or debuting something brand new, Michelle Obama always manages to do it in style and always looks great.
Renowned fashion stylist, Nabila Maqsood, is one of the icons of Pakistani glitz and glamour. She is a stylist, beautician and an image consultant. Nabila makes everything she works on look good, including herself. Reinvention is the word Nabila uses over and over again and it is quite obvious from the way she dresses up. She is one stylista that pulls off any look with flare.
Everyone has certainly become mesmerised with her sense of style. The Duchess of Cambridge aka Kate Middleton, exudes style wherever she goes. She doesn’t slavishly follow trends and over time her style has transformed from safe and conservative to elegant and chic.
Ever since Amal Clooney has been introduced to the fashion world, we’ve been collectively captivated. A mix of playful and professional, Amal always manages to look perfectly polished for every occasion. She is smart and succeful who has a sophisticated style. While, she’s a fan of classic silhouettes, she likes to have fun with what she wears too.
Hina Rabbani Khar
Former Foreign Minister of Pakistan, Hina Rabbani Khar, is quite a fashionista who dresses traditionally and makes sure not to opt for body-hugging dresses. She’s extremely stylish and loves accessorising her outfits with stylish bags.
This dame is way more than a style icon. She’s an actress, writer, director, and Goodwill Ambassador for United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), Angelina Jolie is the ultimate inspiration and renaissance woman, who embodies the best of the best. From being a Goth girl, Angelina has evolved into one of the most admired stars not only for her impeccable style sense, but for her humanitarian work as well.
She is certainly a fashion connoisseur and has put her own fashion-forward spin on things. Queen Rania of Jordan is one of the most stylish royals in the world. Since marrying Jordan’s King Abdullah in 1993, her look has evolved along with her royal role and she pulls off every look with panache.
When we think of impeccably chic women, we picture Victoria Beckham strutting in a streamlined sheath, statement sunglasses and sky-high heels. The fashion-lover-cum-designer has nailed her signature style. Victoria is a woman with a serious commitment to her look and never does anything halfway; she rocks it head to toe.
She is bold, she is beautiful and that is exactly what Meesha Shafi’s personal style is all about. She has stunned us with her sartorial choices ever since she appeared on Coke Studio Season 3 with an attention-grabbing red pout, classic black jacket and chunky gold jewellery. Often spotted in statement pieces - from floral ghararas to high-waist knotted pants and glittering kaftans - Meesha has the confidence to experiment with new styles, and she surely pulls it off quite well.
The queen of daytime TV and chat show hostess, Oprah Winfrey is one style diva who has inspired and motivated others through her dress sense, her edgy specs and hairstyles. She owns her style, knows who she is and what works. She’s an icon who is adventurous with her choices, understanding that voluptuous women have the advantage of curves.