Role Models: Vintage Summer Beauties

These classic babes of summer are our modern-day inspiration

Grace Kelly

A real princess doesn't need a ballgown. Princess Grace's timeless, elegant, and polished style means classic silhouettes, a simple, sophisticated palette, even (or, perhaps, especially) at the beach.

$62.00
Snowy alpine lace, silken shirred straps, and sweet bow details are distinctly of the mountains while this demi's deco Delft blue and stunning shape are totally catwalk ready.
$99.00
This lovely, jaw-dropping mesh and lace bodysuit, with its signature scalloped edge floral lace and curve-hugging power mesh panels is the definition of a quiet thunder.
37.00 - 74.00
What is this feeling? Our hearts beat faster, our pulse races, we are a little fevered...we can't stop these visions of ourselves and these cap sleeves? It must be love.
$89.00
Oh, Amour, we love a love affair, especially one where classic French construction meets unparalleled grace and loveliness. It's the promise of a kiss on the collarbone, amour.
$56.00
Out on the road today, we saw a deadhead sticker on a Cadillac. A little voice inside our heads said: don't look back, you can never look back. What is love? This bralette.
$62.00
With delicious contrast patterning in the two-part cups, a delicately curved underwire that meets at the spacer, and vertical straps, this one is fresh as a field of flowers.
$147.00
With its deep indigo palette and all-over embroidered cosmos openwork, and divinely old-fashioned lace straps and edging this delicate cotton nightgown is ready for summer.
$69.00
With its gorgeous embroidery, stunning peek-a-boo empire band at the bust, and with a perfectly delicate cami silhouette, we couldn't have done "summer love" better ourselves.
$46.00
Let's get romantic and wanderlusty and overcome with love and let's do it in this floaty, body-kissing embroidered shorty, because this one is the stuff dreams are made of.
$70.00
If this glorious retro-demi, with its divine pintucks and fresh palette is just the ray of sunshine to make any Wednesday brighter, imagine what it could do with a Saturday.

Brigitte Bardot

Miss Bardot's effortless French style has a Cannes-do kind of attitude. Take to the golden sands of the Riviera like a fish to water.

$98.00
With sweet scalloped straps and subtly lovely butterfly lace detailing, this demi is la creme de la creme. If cream rises to the top, this one is ascending on gossamer wings.
40.00 - 80.00
Supremely sophisticated stretch lace is overlaid atop luscious, supportive microfiber for an ever-so-slightly longline softbra that is as exquisitely fabulous as it is comfortable.
39.00 - 78.00
A perfect French botanical lace balconette silhouette, with lovely slender straps, wide-no-dig band, and impeccable fit up to a G-cup? All we can say is "Merci".
$74.00
This delicately embroidered stunner is made for the kind of women who would prefer a perfectly bohemian hand-picked wildflower bouquet over a dozen red roses any day.
$200.00
Silk, luscious lace and an effortlessly classic demi shape are the exact tipping point between our visions of Versailles and "Blue Velvet" fantasies.
$62.00
This gorgeous large-scale-lace demi, with its scalloped edging, slender double straps, and bold yellow trumpet of a bow is the lingerie equivalent of a narcissus bouquet.
$68.00
Oh little Madeline, all butter and cream and sweetness and airy, frothy, French perfection. This gorgeous contrast demi is like eating dessert first. Go on, do it.
$76.00
Exquisitely simple and incredibly lovely, with stretch lace galloon cups and a body-kissing A-line shape, this chemise is perfectly lovely. Just as we designed it to be.
$74.00
This bra is pure Parisian elegance, the peek-a-boo spacer, the bisette lace edging, the tuileries print, but it's the color (!) that brings it to us to a height of passion.
$496.00
These lush silk, menswear-inspired, fabulously patterned shorty PJ's make us fantasize about Marimekko and Lily Pulitzer teaming up to redecorate Willy Wonka's candyland.

Marilyn Monroe

Perhaps the world's first beach babe, Miss Marilyn's seashore style is as surfer-girl-chic as it is bombshell-sexy. Proof that true American beauties bloom best at the beach.

$143.00
Creamy floral lace is perfection on the body and pink graphic dots toast the body like giddy bubbles. Slip into this sweet effervescent chemise and toast to loveliness.
$76.00
Heading south from L.A.? This hot pink demi is just the thing to peek out from a classic T-top, retro-desert triangle-glyph tulle lace is perfectly at home in a convertible.
52.50 - 110.00
The opera is luxurious, moving, theatrical, virtuosic, and really, really beautiful. Of course, that's how we feel about this gorgeous lacy demi. It hits all the high notes.
$93.00
Fave shape (classic balcony), fave palette (bold coral-orange that's our go-to mani pick), fave details (silk straps, scalloped edging). We call this one: the outfit maker.
$109.00
Like a perfect posie plucked from Alice's garden just before she fell down the rabbit hole, this gorgeous embroidered corseted bustier bra lives up to its name, sweet madness.
$150.00
Oh, my. This curve hugging, jaw-dropping, traffic stopping corselette is so completely and utterly stunning that, in its presence, conversation essentially ceases to exist.
$60.00
There is something a little bit exotic about this classic demi bra. It's a little bit Edwardian and a touch far east. Just the thing to let our imaginations run away with us.
$38.00
This silhouette (the non-molded-stretch-lace-convertible-strapless-bandeau) is inexplicably impossible to find, so we literally jumped for joy when we found it. Basic swoon.
$110.00
Lest you think that ballet is all composed petal pinks, floaty white tulle, and good manners, this sculpted stretch lace demi is here to show you that grace has a fiery side.
$74.00
Well hello, gorgeous (or should we say hola, preciosa?). This stunning Costa del Sol white and coral demi with its flamenco scalloped edging has us dreaming of Spain.
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