All hail the Fresh Queen of Bel-Air


Now this is a story all about how...much a style queen Hilary Banks really was. 

Would you cry if I told you The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air was first aired 32 years ago this year? 32 YEARS AGO. And yes I can still recite the opening credits without missing a word, how is that when I can't remember a single Yeats or Kavanagh quote? But first before we get engrossed in the new reboot, Bel-Air, which looks a lot grittier and edgier than the original 1990s version, I'd like to take a minute, just sit right there, I'll tell you how Hillary Banks was the real queen of a town called Bel-Air.

Even though I did appreciate Will Smith's flamboyant, vibrant wardrobe, I was drawn more to Ashley Banks wardrobe, she was nearer in age and was the cool, fun cousin. But looking back Hillary had some amazing pieces. 

 
Those sleeves with the subtle detail on the cuffs is a
great contrast with the oversized pattern on the front of the jacket.
Waist coat alert! The colour, the length the larger buttons
make this a total 90s piece.
The gold skirt matching the gold on the labels and the red
jacket matching the red shoes, but it works.
Just one of Hilary's amazing LBDs.
The billowing sleeves, the over-sized collar, this blouse is so on-point.
The check pattern breaks up the outfit, bringing it to life.
Photo credits Elle Australia.

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