Great American Summer The Kennedy Family Wearing White (PHOTOS)Misty White Sidell05.26.13Great American Summer The Kennedy Family Wearing White (PHOTOS)From JFK Jr. in short shorts to Ethel on the Nantucket Sound, see highlights of the Kennedy clan’s greatest summer style.Misty White Sidell05.26.13 10:00 PM ETGettyThe Kennedy family is practically synonymous with classic American summer: tennis and iced teas and taking the boat out on the Nantucket Sound. The seaside village of Hyannis Port, Massachusetts, boasts perfectly weathered wooden docks, briny air, and rows of oversize shingled cottages. It’s there where generations of Kennedys have gathered—in all their nonchalant, preppy glory—to enjoy the warmer months. In honor of Memorial Day, and the kickoff of summer, we relive the clan’s classic American moments, all dressed in white. Tom Wargacki/WireImage,Tom WargackiJFK Jr., 1979Heartthrob John F. Kennedy Jr. walked the streets surrounding his family’s Cape Cod compound in Hyannis Port in true ’70s fashion, wearing teeny board shorts that are outsized by a massive boom-box stereo. Ron Galella/WireImage,Ron GalellaEthel Kennedy and Children, 1971Ethel Kennedy and children spent a typical Cape Cod summer day sailing in the Nantucket Sound off Hyannis Port's coastline. Her shift dress, knotted hat, and round sunglasses pay casual homage to sister-in-law Jackie Kennedy Onassis's prim style. Her children are preppily dressed in Lacoste polo shirts. Ron Galella/WireImage,Ron GalellaJoan and Patrick Kennedy, 1980Joan and her younger son, Patrick, hit the Kennedy compound's docks on a gray New England day. Her all-white ensemble, topped off with a regionally appropiate anorak, embodied East Coast panache. Ron Galella/WireImage,Ron GalellaStephen Edward Smith and Eunice Kennedy Shriver, 1980Shriver walked along the Cape Cod shoreline on Labor Day weekend with brother-in-law Stephen Edward Smith, who took advantage of the final days of summer in white slacks. Leonard McCombe/Time Life Pictures, via Getty,Leonard McCombeRose Kennedy, 1970Family matriarch Rose Kennedy sauntered along a Cape Cod beach near the clan's legendary compound in remarkably dressy attire, wearing white leather loafers and a pantsuit, paired with a nautical headscarf. Bachrach/GettyKennedy Family Portrait, 1935John, Robert, Edward, Eunice, Rosemary, Rose, and others posed for a group portrait under a shady tree on the compound—each wearing classic New England summer attire. John Dominis/Getty,John DominisCourtney Kennedy and Friend, 1963Courtney, one of Bobby Kennedy's 11 children, enjoyed a summer drink with friend Marion Markham. Their oversize satin hair bows and pristine summer white dresses recall children’s-wear styles common to the Victorian era. FPG/Getty,FPGJackie Kennedy, 1954Jackie Kennedy took a turn on the catwalk at the annual “April in Paris” fashion show at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel in New York. The event hosted stars and social figures who would each model seasonal looks flown in from France for the occasion. Paul Schutzer/Getty,Paul SchutzerJackie Kennedy, 1961Ringing in the month of May in true spring fashion, Jackie Kennedy wore an all-white evening look to attend a Canadian state dinner in Ottawa. Art Rickerby/Getty,Art RickerbyJackie Kennedy, 1962Jackie Kennedy preened in an all-white outfit while on an official trip to India in early spring, pairing a jacket with a matching hat and shoes. Hulton Archive/Getty,Hulton ArchiveCaroline Kennedy, 1961Armed with a wide smile and open arms, Caroline Kennedy ran in the grass on a family respite in Palm Beach, Florida.