In her own home you'd most frequently find a make-up free Jean Harlow wearing a pair of shorts, a polo shirt and tennis shoes. She didn't wear stockings, not even during the winter months. Jean was an athletic lady, who played golf and tennis, rode horses and enjoyed swimming. Her flair for sports is certainly evident in her casual style.
I've gathered together some of my very favorite casual Harlow looks and key pieces. Unlike her bombshell, glamour looks, Jean's casual ensembles are a lot more forgiving so even those of us with non-Harlow figures can easily rock styles like these. Items similar to Jean's signature pieces, such as angora sweaters, slim skirts and wide leg trousers, are easy to come by in various repro shops and are not an impossible sight even in high street stores.
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She especially loved wide leg, sailor style trousers.