When you find something that works for you sartorially, you have to hang on to it; whether it's a hemline, color combination, or favorite silhouette, some signature styles are just too good to abandon. Not only is it a reality for us mere mortals, but it also holds true for our favorite supermodels. Former catwalkers like
Cindy Crawford, Claudia Schiffer, and Naomi Campbell all have their trademark styling techniques — and even though they may not work the runway much these days, they still flaunt their symbolic sophistication and classic clothing choices on many a red carpet. Click through to see 11 supermodels that know what works for them and aren't going to give it up.
On the Fringe
Naomi Campbell is no stranger to attention, and her choice of fringed frocks ensure that all eyes will be on her upon entering a room. Even while playing with various lengths, Naomi keeps the focus on her physique by letting her enticing hemline speak for itself.
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If the Suit Fits, Wear It
From a cropped pant with kitten heels to a slouchy palazzo and sky-high stilettos, Elle Macpherson loves a crisp, white suit. She's switched it up over the years by playing with different silhouettes and fabrications, but the statuesque catwalker learned early on that a clean pair of white trousers and fitted blazer do wonders for her body and look undeniably polished.
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Fit to Be Tied
Cindy Crawford's choice of hemlines may have changed since her catwalking days, but she hasn't abandoned her trademark neckerchief. In 1995 and 2008, respectively, Cindy matched her neckwear to her brightly-colored dress and, in 2004, dressed up a LBD with a sparkly gold piece.
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As Simple as Black and White
As the reigning queen of cool, Kate Moss has a knack for putting together sleek, minimal looks with a bit of edge — and classic black and white is her color combo of choice. From '95 to recently, Kate remains true to her style staples; crisp blazers, chic pencil skirts, and black pointy-toe pumps.
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We love Helena Christensen's boho-cool sensibility. Since her catwalking days, the Danish-born stunner has leaned toward silhouettes that are tied or belted at the waist, flattering her small frame and helping to create curves.
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Over the years, Claudia Schiffer's choice of floor-length frocks have come with something extra — a sexy, sheer lace overlay that leaves little to the imagination. Even when playing with color, the leggy blond bombshell always manages to look like a sultry, modern-day Brigitte Bardot.
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Sleek and Shiny
Since breaking onto the modeling scene in the '70s, Iman has become something of a fashion legend, walking hundreds of catwalks and red carpets. Over time, she's been snapped wearing lots of slinky, shiny silk gowns that fit her perfectly and show off her enviable curves. Our guess is that Iman would look flawless in a potato sack, too.
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Boy Meets Girl
Linda Evangelista is known for her androgynous style and has flirted with menswear styling since she walked the runways for Versace, Donna Karan, and Jean Paul Gaultier. Her looks always inject some sex appeal, like with a low-cut neckline or bare midriff.
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Tyra Banks, seen here in 1993, 1998, and 2009, knows how
fierce a neutral hue looks on her deep caramel skin. Not only does the color enhance her gorgeous complexion, but it also flatters her figure.
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Short and Sweet
Fact: Heidi Klum has a gorgeous pair of gams — and lucky for us, she's not afraid to show them off. The former Victoria's Secret Angel, reality TV show host, and mother of four definitely does a lot of running around, and since her foray into modeling, she's revealed her perfectly toned legs in many a micromini.
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Gisele Bundchen's entire body is perfection; that we know. But it's her penchant for floor-grazing gowns with a dangerously deep neckline that really highlights her flawless physique.
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