Best Dressed

Best Dressed Winner: Connie Gold

Read more from our Q&A with Best Dressed winner Connie Gold

by Krysten Muench

May 2021

Connie Gold Best Dressed photo
Photo by Brandon AlmsBest Dressed winner Connie Gold

Connie Gold

President of Private Banking at Old Missouri Bank

417 Magazine: What three words define your personal style?
Connie Gold: Classic, comfortable and enjoyable. I love classic styles, as they are good to have in the closet year after year. Many of my pieces I can layer, dress-up or wear casual. I love to be comfortable. I am constantly on the move.

417: Where do you find inspiration for your closet?
C.G.: I am extremely tall so I have to shop at places that carry clothes that fit me, which can be a challenge. There are only a few places that I shop. They know me, my style and my sizes, and they are great about notifying me of pieces they know I will want to see.

417: What one item is on your wish list for this year?
C.G.: It will always remain on my wish list, as I know there are many other things I need much worse. I want a Rolex watch. I absolutely do not need one, but wish I had one.

417: What is your favorite fashion trend right now?
C.G.: I love basic clothing that I can blend with higher fashion designs to make an outfit. Adding in pops of color, which I am working on adding to my closet. My wardrobe [currently] consists of a lot of black, gray and white.

417: Who are your fashion role models?
C.G.: I honestly do not have a fashion role model that I watch. I love looking at all of the different styles and models, but I do not have any specifics. I know what brands of clothing I like and what fits me well.

417: What person—public figure or private citizen—would make your best dressed list?
C.G.: Kathi Cryderman. She can wear fur, tennis shoes, leggings or jeans and she always looks like a million dollars. She is extremely classy and can put outfits together with ease.

417: What’s your signature piece?
C.G.: I have black leggings that I wear more than anything. I can dress them up with heels and a jacket or wear them with a sweatshirt and tennis shoes.

417: If you could wear one brand or designer for the rest of your life, what would it be?
C.G.: Alice + Olivia is a fun brand of clothing that can be casual or dressy, and it fits me well.

417: What is the most embarrassing thing you’ve ever worn?
C.G.: When I was in high school, I did not have a lot of money to buy clothes. I would buy men’s Levi’s jeans because they were long enough for me and inexpensive enough. There were no jeans for girls that came in a 36 length.

417: Where are your favorite places to shop in 417-land?
C.G.: Harem & Co is where I buy most of my clothes, as they carry brands that fit me with no alterations needed. The girls that work there know my size and what I like, and they make it so fun. If alterations are needed, they pin them there and have [the pieces] altered. They make it so easy.