The most stylish American women we love to copy

These three stylish American women deserve to be thanked for sharing their style with us and inspiring some fabulous outfits.

Today is Thanksgiving Day in the US. We're obviously not celebrating because we're Irish, but we're acknowledging these three American women we're thankful for because of the effect they've had on our wardrobes.

I couldn't think about it too much, because it would mean making this post much longer. But still, I had to write a list and whittle it down to the three American women who have made the world a more stylish place. In the interest of variety, I've chosen three who are of different times and have led different kinds of lives. What connects them is a personal sense of style that women the world over have tried to emulate. Three is a small number, and you'll likely not agree with all of my choices. So, let us know in the comments which American woman's style you would steal.

Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis


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Possibly the most stylish American First Lady of all times, people still copy the looks she wore during her husband's presidency. She was known for her impeccable style, her elegance and grace. She was the mistress of the accessory; even when dressed 'casually' she added some flair, a headscarf, the original giant sunglasses, or a pair of riding boots. And who can ever forget that pink pillbox hat, the one she wore with probably the most famous Chanel suit, the one she was wearing when her husband was assassinated in 1963?

Honourable mentions: Fellow First Lady Michelle Obama and daughter-in-law Carolyn Bessette-Kennedy

Diane Keaton


She's one stylish lady who has always marched to the sound of her own drum. The famous 'Annie Hall' look was based on Keaton's actual wardrobe, and it continues to be an inspiration to women worldwide even today. She has continued to develop her distinguishable style, which almost always seems to turn up in the films she stars in. At 72, she is the poster-woman for post-menopausal style, but still, anyone at any age would be influenced by this original's wardrobe.

Honourable mentions: Iconic actresses Marilyn Monroe and Katherine Hepburn

Meghan Markle

It's her first Thanksgiving as a Royal, so she had to be included. Besides, the woman does have style. It's changed since marrying Harry, but everything she wears is a style moment. In her previous life as an actress, she was often pictured at events in really stylish ensembles. Her personal style was very cool, too; remember the jeans and shirt combo she wore at the first event she and Harry went public? There's no doubt about it; she's a modern style icon.


Honourable mentions: Wallis Simpson and Grace Kelly.

Who do you consider the most stylish American woman?

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