Vanessa Paradis, Brigitte Bardot And More French Style Icons We Can Learn From (PHOTOS)

The French are known for a few things: Amazing pastries, rich history and drool-worthy style. French gals have it going on in the wardrobe department and possess a certain je ne sais quoi that leaves them looking effortlessly chic, 24/7. Whether they're donning a slinky black dress or just a plain old Oxford shirt, they emanate good taste and elegance.

But sometimes if feels as though they are in on a few beauty and style secrets that we Americans aren't privy to. How do they get sexy bedhead hair? What gives them the confidence to try out new trends? Thankfully, we can look to a few of our favorite Francophiles to see how they make getting dressed easy and stress-free.

Click through the slideshow below to see how Vanessa Paradis, Brigitte Bardot and others manage to look fabulous with minimal effort:

The Secrets To French Style

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