Lena Dunham's dresses reflect a style statement that is quirky and unpredictable
She is a trailblazer in her own right, and everything she does, eats, says, and wears is automatically chronicled. It is no surprise therefore, that Lena Dunham, of “Girls” fame, is now a fashion icon whose clothing choices are regularly discussed on fashion websites around the globe. Not known for being subtle, Dunham’s dresses are reminiscent of the hippie-meets-grunge era, and are quite similar to those donned by her onscreen counterpart, Hannah Horvath. It is sometimes hard to distinguish between the fashion choices of the character and her real life persona, and has thus given rise to a legion of “Girls” style fashion, which is imitated by legions of young fans. Dunham’s body type is commonly described as large and rectangular, and she is said to qualify for the plus size category. She does not, however, follow the stringent rules of fashion clothing, which is recommended for her body type, and is therefore, occasionally guilty of wearing a dress, which is unflatteringly cut and too short for her. However, given her cult following and absolute confidence in herself, she pulls off the too-short, too boxy style of dresses, complete with her signature flat shoes and quirky accessories. She is not known to wear a lot of makeup and her fresh-faced complexion seems to be her best asset, regardless of her outfits. Dunham made tongues wag when she stepped out for an awards ceremony wearing a garishly patterned brown hued dress with a sheer back panel and an off-white top underneath. The dress brought out her many tattoos, and despite not being the best fit for her, gave her a soft, classy look, with her softly styled pixie cut hair complementing the ensemble. At a recent fundraiser, Dunham received much praise for her chic white mini dress, which gave her a modern, chic look. With it’s short hemline, sleek lines, and gathered sleeves, the dress was widely appreciated by both, her faithful fans as well as those in the fashion and fashion blogging circuit, a rare occurrence given her ability to break fashion rules. Another dress, which received a general thumbs up from the public, was her Prada dress, which she wore while making an appearance on a television chat show. Gunmetal hued with lace, the dress was a blend between elegant and avant-garde, two styles which Dunham always seems to juxtapose without effort. With her signature pixie haircut in place, complemented with classic smoky eyes and nude lip make up, Dunham received her biggest stamp of approval thus far. One of the most favorable aspects of Lena Dunham’s choice of dresses, lies in her ability to be fearless and confident about what she is wearing. She clearly does not care about what she “should” wear, and focuses instead on outfits, which lend comfort and style. Her preference for short dresses and wacky styles even extends to her onscreen character, and together, the two enjoy unbranded and High Street styles, with the rare designer dress as an occasional indulgence.