Role Models: Vintage Summer Beauties

These classic babes of summer are our modern-day inspiration

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.

$98.00
With a cool dove-blue palette, petal edged embroidery, classic two-part cups, and peek-a-boo spacer this balconette is just the kind of undefinably lovely piece we swoon for.
$108.00
Reality? Overrated. We'll take this exquisitely lovely dream of an underwire, with its peachy sill band and gorgeous frills of eyelash lace instead. Yes, please.
$72.00
This front-closure racerback is all about that lace (and that fit, that palette, and that geometric scalloped edging). T-shirts, tanks, and open backs? Here's looking at you.
$48.00
With its festive stripes, effortlessly luxe pull-on silhouette, and superbly comfy stretch lace, this sultry bralette is bringing serious cabana vibes to our lazy Saturday.
$178.00
This deliciously sheer romper is light and airy like a warm spring breeze, flirty and lovely like freshly picked wildflowers, and boldly cool like a downtown slumber party.
$103.00
This full on hubba-hubba bold and bright lipstick pink and eye-popping fire engine red silk and lace underwire bra is right on time for some very bad behavior.
$115.00
Whether your perfect Sunday means whipping up an easy breakfast and walking barefoot through the meadow or just, you know, TV, this floaty, bohemian chemise is just the thing.
$110.00
Could this be any more fresh and lovely? With a classic palette, gorgeous eyelet, and superbly pretty demi shape, this demi is equal parts garden party and farmhouse babe.
$88.00
Rendered in a gorgeous, exclusive-to-Journelle floral Italian lace, this delicious demi is practically begging to be shown off. Everyday lovely? Meet Friday night spectacular.
45.50 - 65.00
This stunning corset-stitched demi is the lingerie equivalent of THE dress. With silken straps and va-voom stitchery, it's for when you simply must be as fierce as possible.

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.

$44.00
This delicate bralette, with its dusky pink and noir palette and delicate and sheer contrast of lace and mesh prismatic paneling, is the perfect thing for loungey afternoons.
$61.00
With its triangle cups, front closure, and killer directional strapped racerback with gold harness ring, this one is perfection under open backed dresses and sheer tops.
$67.00
Just like a swoop of detailed curve on an otherwise pared-down Saarinen building, the cascading ruffle on this austere mesh soft bra is a thing of architectural beauty.
$70.00
With its gorgeous petal-scalloped edging (which looks fantastically stunning on the body), luxe lace, and tiny bow, we absolutely can't wait to show this tap short off.
$50.00
Bold openwork florals, delicate cup construction, slender, adjustable-all-the-way straps, and subtle scalloped edging make this sweet softbra perfectly Iberian-romantic.
$83.00
With its airy, floaty, tulip-hemmed shorty bottom and deep-plunge pointelle V neckline, this lovely onesie is the perfect thing for gondola rides (or brunch in bed).
$175.00
This deliciously dusky desert rose bodysuit, with its windowpane tulle and openwork lace inspired by Coachella's iconic ferris wheel, is giving us serious wanderlust vibes.
$44.00
Luscious and airy, this long-line bralet has a divine front closure. Perfect for lounging in the pools of light that stream through the open window durante la madrugada.
$42.00
This stunning lacy crop bustier is about as un-basic as it gets, yet with its gorgeous construction, convertible racerback, and longline shape, it's also super wearable. Winning.
$180.00
Sweets to the sweet, this stunning triangle softbra, with its sheer tulle mesh and guipure lace appliques, is like Ophelia's bouquets, glorious fresh flowers for all.

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.

$52.00
With a scalloped underbust, contrast grosgrain band, and classic single seam cups this little bralette has it all. If the devil is in the details, then this one is devilish indeed.
$110.00
Like a sophisticated grown-up version of a seersucker suit, this subtly pinstriped triangle soft bra is the exact intersection of business and pleasure (perhaps more pleasure).
32.50 - 65.00
An impeccably crafted corset-fit demi cup gives gorgeous va-voom shape without padding. With delicate ruched straps and a killer palette, this one is 100% fabulous.
$165.00
Gorgeous fishnet tulle floral lace panels are inset at the hem and on the sleeves, finished with delicate eyelash edging along the bottom. A classic, understated dressing gown.
$86.00
With its large scale floral lace, graphic insets, stunning petal edging, and modern bandeau silhouette, this strapless is perfect for blushing brides or bohemian babes alike.
$88.00
Exquisite. Effortless. Italian. Three of our favorite words. With whisper sheer scalloped edging, gorgeous floral (Journelle exclusive) lace, and classic shape it's molto bene.
$774.00
This chemise is our kind of mystical talisman. Deep magic wrought in the lusciously twining bold floral guipure-style lace on the cups, a sheer body, and thigh-skimming trim.
$50.00
This deliciously lovely, sweetly sheer, deep-plunging, lacy softbra is also convertible (!) from classic to halter to crossback. Totally versatile, totally swoon-worthy.
52.00 - 53.00
A classic demi silhouette rendered in gorgeous stretch lace, we've never seen this sort of effortless, sun-drenched, style executed with such understated elegance.
$72.00
This classic balconette, with its botanical lace, sheer swiss dot mesh, and satin side slings in the cups, is a modernist's take on classic romance. Perfection, just as desired.

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