10 Best Beachy Beauty Icons

By Chanel Dror

Today’s 10 Best is one of my favorites yet, because even when I’m crazy-busy, once I get started on a kick of browsing vintage celebrity snapshots I cannot be stopped. The treatment of the photos combined with the natural glamour of stars back then sucks me right in, and I instantly dream of being transported to their time. This summer I’ve been trying to look (somewhat) put together at the pool and beach, and in doing so have become totally fixated on the beach styles of some of Hollywood’s leading ladies — what I wouldn’t give for the secret to making wet hair look that goodI’ve gathered 10 of my favorite classic looks here (and tossed in a few stunning women from the present) and am looking forward to channeling some old school beauty when I step out this weekend. Click through – and I’d love to hear whose timeless style inspires you!

Brigitte Bardot via Vanity Fair

Elizabeth Taylor via Wit + Delight

Zooey Deschanel via Design Love Fest

Farrah Fawcett


Marilyn Monroe via Note to Sarah

Claudine Auger

Gisele Bundchen 

Grace Kelly 

Ulla Andersson