Even though she renounced her signature heels, Victoria Beckham is officially the best-dressed female traveler anywhere in the world. (And no, she sure still doesn't wear sweatpants or pajamas to the airport.)
That designation comes thanks to British Airways, which named the star tops for 2016 on its list, compiled by the airline and as well as Hollywood fashion stylist and Vanity Fair contributing editor Elizabeth Saltzman. (Saltzman’s clients include the likes of Gwyneth Paltrow and Uma Thurman, so you know — NBD.)
Victoria Beckham always gets it right when flying and it’s so impressive,” Saltzman said in a release. “Usually there is a menswear element to her travel wardrobe. It’s chic and sophisticated but still classic and comfortable."
Here’s the complete list of best-dressed female travelers, with highlights from Saltzman’s annotations.
1. Victoria Beckham
“Victoria Beckham absolutely wants an empire and as far as I can see she is well on her way to building one. Wife, mother of four with her own brand, UN goodwill ambassador and all with lovely etiquette, warmth, and effortless style.”
2. Amal Clooney
“Amal Clooney has brains, beauty, and style… She wears clothes beautifully. Amal looks like she can go from the airplane to a meeting or into a page of Vogue and not look out of place. She is all business.”
3. Kendall Jenner
“Kendall Jenner embodies today’s youth. As a quintessential It girl and major model, she is representing our fashion world beautifully. She has evolved from just jeans and a T-shirt to cool, sophisticated clothing. From her professional runway to the airport runway, she knows how to work it!”
4. Angelina Jolie
“She is the epitome of classic style. If you had to pinpoint it, it could be that she has an Audrey Hepburn-ish style. A classic flat, simple sweater or top and black trouser, usually with a handbag that probably holds all her travel needs.”
5. Gwen Stefani
“Gwen Stefani’s style is the definition of cool. She is continuously surprising us with her individuality. There is always a variation of a black trouser or a fun detailed jacket or top, but it is her little touches that make her a style star. The red lipstick, the platinum hair sometimes mixed with another color, the leopard-print belt, the fun phone case, the nail polish. She owns her look and wears it well.”
6. Charlize Theron
“Chic and understated. What is so wonderful about her personal travel style is she keeps it neutral and stylish. In an airport you would take a triple take, thinking, ‘Wow, she’s so beautiful,’ without realizing who she is at first. Her aesthetic is simple and effortless.”
7. Taylor Swift
“Taylor Swift’s airplane looks don’t scream travel to most, however she pulls it off perfectly. Her never-ending legs and array of fabulous handbags paired with her flirty skirts and rockin’ heels are cute and fun. She represents her brand identity without a flaw.”
8. Marion Cotillard
“Marion’s effortless travel looks exude confidence and comfort. What is so terrific about Marion is nothing ever looks contrived, whether it be a leopard-print cape with a blue and white striped sailor shirt, somehow she makes you want to run and buy it.”
9. Lupita Nyong’o
“One of the most wonderful things about Lupita’s personal style is that she’s not afraid to use color… super stylish for traveling.”
10. Heidi Klum
“Heidi knows how to rock a great pair of jeans and always does so brilliantly. She oozes sex appeal and knows how to make heads turn — that’s what you would expect from this supermodel.”
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