Shop It: Annette Funicello's Marvelous Mid-Century Style

Although Annette Funicello died at age 70 yesterday of multiple sclerosis complications, most people don't picture her as an elderly woman—let alone a sick one. As a founding member of Disney's Mickey Mouse Club and regular heroine of several '60s-era "beach party" films, she'll forever be imprinted in America's psyche as a young, vivacious performer, singing and dancing her way through fame.

She'll also always be well remembered for her bright and cheerful personal style. Living life in the limelight allowed the star plenty of chances to wear the best trends from throughout her prolific career, making for a Mad Men-era wardrobe to rival Megan, Betty and Joan's combined. In the slideshow below, I've gathered five of her best looks ever, along with similar versions available online. Click through to shop them all now.

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1955

You haven't lounged poolside until you've lounged poolside in hot pants with a tiger. Click through to shop this look now.

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1955

Nearly 60 years later, this dress is right on trend. Click through to shop the look now.

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1960

I'm dying to know what the matching shoes looked like. Click through to shop the look now.

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1963

I can help you with the swimsuit—the personalized surfboard, notsomuch. Click through to shop this look now.

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1978

Stripes, sand and saltwater: always a good combo. Click through to shop this look now.

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