Ever since the 1940's when starlets such as Katherine Hepburn and Lauren Bacall sported this staple, the white shirt has become a must-have in the fashionably aware woman's wardrobe. Similar to the hunt for the perfect pair of hard denim jeans, the search for a satisfying shirt isn't a task to take lightly. With everything from model to material to consider, finding a shirt worthy of staple-status is an enterprise most women know will take both time and effort.
Moving on to the 50's, Audrey Hepburn made the classic take new forms in the cinematic amazement that is A Roman holiday - With rolled up sleeves and a starched collar she sailed through the Italian capital on the back of a vespa. If you have yet to watch this movie, I would suggest you indulge in a night cozying up in a fuzzy knit sweater and a face mask watching not just one but all of her movies as they make for historic fashion goals to reinterpret today.