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These Old Hollywood Photos Are All The Fall Style Inspiration You Need

Rita Hayworth and Marlene Dietrich in matching coats is a serious aesthetic.
09/28/2018 05:45am ET | Updated September 28, 2018

It’s time to bring out your coats, scarves and hats because fall is officially here.

This season, we’re taking a few cues from the women of Old Hollywood, who injected classic glamour into every outfit they wore. Whether it was a sophisticated coat, classic slacks paired with a button-up shirt or a turtleneck sweater, these ladies had autumnal dressing down to a science.

We’ll definitely be missing the heat of summer, but we’d be lying if we said we didn’t love dressing for fall, especially if that means we get to channel some of our favorite icons from Hollywood’s golden age, like Rita Hayworth and Audrey Hepburn.

Thankfully, adding a little vintage flair to our wardrobes isn’t too hard. Many of the styles worn by the women of Old Hollywood ― such as turtlenecks, tailored coats and wide-leg pants ― are still in fashion today.

Below, check out some of our favorite vintage style moments, the perfect inspiration for crafting your fall aesthetic:

Ingrid Bergman
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Bergman wears a suede coat in a photo from sometime in 1945.
Gene Tierney
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Tierney wears a classic ensemble of black pants and a white shirt as she tends to the coals in a fireplace in an undated photo.
Lucille Ball
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A photo of Ball taken in Hollywood, California, in 1949.
Lauren Bacall
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Bacall in a red-orange turtleneck in an undated portrait.
Audrey Hepburn
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Hepburn leans on an ornate urn in London's Kew Gardens in 1950.
Barbara Stanwyck
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Stanwyck poses in a white shirt and black pants in this photo from 1945.
Sophia Loren
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Loren on the set of the 1964 film "Matrimonio all'italiana" ("Marriage Italian Style").
Marilyn Monroe
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Monroe in a casual ensemble at home in 1953.
Gene Tierney
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The actress wears a navy blue high-collared coat in this undated photo.
Grace Kelly
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A photo of Kelly from 1955.
Rita Hayworth and Marlene Dietrich
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Actors Hayworth and Dietrich wear similar coats as they depart for Hollywood after a visit in New York in 1941.
Judy Garland
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Garland wears a striped dress in this images from around 1940.
Ava Gardner
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Gardner in a trench coat and scarf on the set of the 1959 film "On the Beach."
Joan Fontaine
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Fontaine wears casual separates at home in this photo from sometime in 1957.
Natalie Wood
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Wood wears a black turtleneck with printed pants in the 1961 photo.
Carole Lombard
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Lombard at Penn Station in New York, sometime in 1935.
Elizabeth Taylor
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Taylor surrounded by pigeons in Trafalgar Square, London, in 1948.
Debbie Reynolds
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Reynolds wears a bright red fuzzy coat in this undated photo.
Rita Hayworth
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Hayworth sits on a lawn chair at her lakefront home in Glenbrook, Nevada, in this undated photo.
Rita Moreno
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Moreno wears a turtleneck sweater and slacks in this undated photo.
Rita Hayworth
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Hayworth wears a yellow blouse and blue harem pants in this photo taken sometime in the 1940s.
Hedy Lamarr
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Lamarr in New York City in 1949.
Ginger Rogers
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The actress and dancer wears a three-piece suit in this 1938 photo.

CORRECTION: An earlier version of this story misstated that Audrey Hepburn was photographed in Kew Gardens, Queens. She was in fact in Kew Gardens in London, England.

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