Let’s Take a Second to Revisit Grace Kelly’s Breathtaking Style

Perrie Samotin
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At this point, extolling the virtues of Grace Kelly’s enduring style borders on basic, but it’s hard not to marvel at just how much her timeless sense of fashion holds up today.

It’s also hard to not feel a pang when thinking about her fairy-tale life—and its tragic ending. Kelly, a movie star, was the toast of Hollywood and one of the most iconic beauties of all time when she met Prince Rainier of Monaco on a photo shoot. The two married in 1956 and had three children before Kelly died in a tragic car accident in 1982.

The icon would have turned 86 years old today and, undoubtedly, would have been every bit as elegant as she was when she was young. In honor of Kelly, take a look at some of her best fashion and beauty looks—and try not to be too envious of those perfect waves.

Actress Grace Kelly just a few days before she left for Monaco to marry Prince Ranier III, Hollywood, California, April, 1956. (Photo by Underwood Archives/Getty Images)

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Belted slacks and sensible shoes never looked so chic. Here, Kelly was a few days away from marrying Prince Rainier III in 1956.

American actress Grace Kelly (1929 - 1982) on horseback on the set of a film, probably 'Mogambo', circa 1953. (Photo by Gene Lester/Getty Images)

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Has anyone on earth looked like this riding a horse? In a tube top?

American actress Grace Kelly (1929 - 1982) wearing a green dress for St Patrick's Day, 1954. (Photo by Gene Lester/Getty Images)

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The picture of glamour in 1954.

NEW YORK - 1949: 19 year old model and actress Grace Kelly poses for a portrait to be used as an artist reference for a Joe DiMaggio painting in 1949 in New York City, New York. (photo by Ed Vebell/Getty Images)

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Looking like royalty, as usual.

circa 1955: EXCLUSIVE Studio portrait of American actor Grace Kelly laughing while sitting in a beige halter dress and a caramel-colored fur wrap, which hangs to expose a bare shoulder. (Photo by Gene Lester/Getty Images)

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If this doesn’t make you want to troll Etsy for a vintage fur stole, we don’t know what will.

American actress Grace Kelly (1929 - 1982), circa 1955. (Photo by Pictorial Parade/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

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The true meaning of #EyebrowsOnFleek.

American actress Grace Kelly (1929 - 1982) with MGM publicist Morgan Hudgins, at the RKO Pantages Theatre for the 28th Annual Academy Awards, Hollywood, California, 21st March 1956. (Photo by Jack Albin/Pictorial Parade/Archive Photos/Getty Images)

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Stealing the show at the 28th Annual Academy Awards in 1956.

22nd August 1954: American gossip columnist Louella Parsons (1893 - 1972), American actor Grace Kelly (1929 - 1982) and American composer, screenwriter and playwright Jimmy McHugh (1894 - 1969) smiling together outdoors at a party hosted by Parsons and McHugh, Los Angeles, California. Kelly is wearing a skirt suit with a pilgrim collar with white gloves. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

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A chic case for modesty.

NEW YORK CITY, UNITED STATES - APRIL 29: Francois Truffaut and Princess Grace of Monaco during the Lincoln Centre Tribute to Alfred Hitchcock on April 29, 1974 in New York City. (Photo by Tom Wargacki/WireImage)

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A caped beauty with François Truffaut in 1974.

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