Pandora: Beneath the Paradise is a popular Korean drama starring Lee Ji Ah as Hong Tae-ra on an ambitious journey to become the first lady of Korea. Pandora aired its final episode last week, so we totally recommend it for a weekend binge-watch! Aside from its intriguing twists and turns, the show also received buzz for the stunning outfits the lead wears in each episode. So today, we will take a look at the stand-out classic looks from the show!
Since the days of Jackie Kennedy, first lady’s fashion has always been making headlines for their classic looks that transcend time and trends. So it only makes sense for our lead actress to have an impeccable fashion sense pairing classic looks with a modern edge! Let’s check out Ji Ah’s top 5 looks from the show!
Starting out, we have this business casual look. Ji Ah pairs a white t-shirt and jeans with a black blazer to make this closet staple look office ready. The star of the look here is a Tiffany & co gold charm necklace that ties the whole thing together. A perfect look for a late spring date or an important business dinner.
This second look is a classic skirt suit as seen on most female politicians and businesswomen. Ji Ah wears an all-white Christian Dior blazer skirt set for her TV interview in the drama. The blazer’s cut is loose and yet still elegant rather than the oversized boys cut that is rather popular these days. It pairs well with the skirt as it offers a feminine silhouette that is work/church appropriate. This look reminds us that classic is never quite out of style and to never be afraid to return to an oldie in your closet!
This third look is more trendy than most of her looks in the show, so we had to mention it as feathers are still all the rage from last year’s Y2K explosion. Our lead wears a white feather-trimmed shirt that you might be seeing often these days. From feather-trimmed jackets to thin disco blouses, feathers are a vintage relic turned chic staple this year. While they often give outfits a funky, hipster look to them, the feathers on the delicate blouse here make her look more high-class than ever!
This grungy look is different for her character but highlights the show's theme that looks can be deceiving. Leather jackets over a hoodie is a classic “ I tried but I didn’t try” look for city girls everywhere. And if you didn’t know, Allsaints is a famous brand for leather jackets meant to last for generations to come. If you want a classic leather jacket like hers shown here, we recommend checking the brand out!
The last look we will be checking out from the show is this summer-ready number! Pinstripe linen shirts have been worn by girls since the 1800s due to the cool fabric giving a bit of relief from the summer heat. Ji Ah pairs hers with some denim shorts and white sneakers which every fashionista should have on hand. It's a classic summer look you can count on to wow every time!
Which one of these looks is your favorite? Any classics you hope to bring out for this summer?
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