Elizabeth Banks Admits She's 'No Emily Ratajkowski' When It Comes to Her Beach Apparel, Plus 9 More Celebrities Who Shun the Sun
As the actress wrote on Instagram, "Welp, I'm no @emrata when it comes to beachwear," but she certainly knows how to cultivate that ghostly glow. And her striped J.Crew rash guard is just as chic as it is practical.
DITA VON TEESE
Because of her career as a burlesque star par excellence, an integral part of Dita Von Teese's daily beauty ritual involves maintaining her pin-up girl aesthetic. That means powder-pale skin to play off her raven hair and bloodred lips. Thankfully, with her '50s goth vibe, a well-coordinated parasol seems perfectly at home with a retro romper and jauntily angled chapeau.
Redheads may burn easily, but that doesn’t mean they can't enjoy a beach day. Follow in Julianne Moore's sun-smart footsteps and completely cover your body in a long-sleeve wet suit. Bonus points if you successfully transition the look from seaside to sidewalk without anyone giving you a second glance.
Charlize Theron is also all aboard the wetsuit bandwagon, opting for one in a vibrant blue hue to go with her eyes … which are (of course) hidden behind massive black shades and a straw fedora. Because when you grow up in South Africa, you know better than to mess around with UV rays.
January Jones is also all about that wetsuit/straw hat/sunglass life, posting this shot of herself enjoying her pool to Instagram. “When you need to cool off with a splash but can't let the sun see you do it. #channelingmyGoldieHawncircaOverboard #ANDREWGETMESOMEICE.” she wrote. (And Andrew – make sure to get her a pair of those asymmetrical diamante sunglasses while you're at it.)
While this shot of Nicole Kidman was clearly taken while she was on set filming a costume drama, judging from her typical full-coverage beach apparel, we have a feeling that deep down in her heart of hearts this is secretly how the actress prefers to lounge seaside. Plus, that Victorian bustle could always easily double as a bean bag chair in a pinch.
Anne Hathaway is the queen of maintaining a casual wanness. It all started when she had to turn translucent to play a tubercular character in Les Miserables, but she must have really taken to the look; since then, the actress has maintained her midsummer pallor courtesy of her favorite accessory, an oversized umbrella.
Lady Gaga loves an absolutely impossible outfit and throwing in a parasol really only adds to the sartorial chaos (while also protecting her complexion, of course). But really, when you're wearing a tray as a hat and carrying a bread basket as a purse, an umbrella is probably the most normal and practical accessory you could incorporate into your look.
Though all these stars have picked up a lesson or two about sun damage protection over the years, Gwen Stefani is truly the master of the pasty complexion. The singer can credit her ageless appearance to a strict regimen of eschewing the sun via every means possible. Giant beach umbrella, maxi skirts, long sleeve shirts, shawls, and sunnies – if you're Gwen, too much coverage is never enough.
And finally, while V. Stiviano is not a celebrity by any stretch of the imagination, when she burst on to the scene in the midst of the Donald Sterling scandal, it was impossible to deny that the former mistress has her visor game on lock. Paparazzi and sun-averse stars take note.