13 most iconic swimwear of all time

13 most iconic swimwear of all time

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The modern swimsuit has a fascinating heritage. In the past, women wore bathing suits that covered almost every inch of their bodies, but over the years, swimsuits evolved into the bikinis we wear today.

But much modern swimwear is inspired by styles from the 1950s.

Here are 13 of the most iconic swimsuits that have had a huge impact on swimwear history.

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13 most iconic swimwear of all time

1. The first bikini was created in 1946.

13 most iconic swimwear of all time

2. In 1948, Elizabeth Taylor posed for a portrait in a one-piece swimsuit.

13 most iconic swimwear of all time

3. Actress Brigitte Bardot in a bikini in the 1952 film Girl in a Bikini.

13 most iconic swimwear of all time

4. The leotard worn by Marilyn Monroe in the 1950s and 1960s has become a classic.

13 most iconic swimwear of all time

5. In 1962, Ursula Andres wore this stunning bikini in Dr. No, the first James Bond film.

13 most iconic swimwear of all time

6. In 1965, actress Sally Field posed in a high-waisted bikini.

13 most iconic swimwear of all time

7. Farrah Fawcett became an icon after Charlie's Angels in 1976.

13 most iconic swimwear of all time

8. Carrie Fisher wore a stunning bikini in the 1983 film Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi.

13 most iconic swimwear of all time

9. Pamela Anderson made an impression when she appeared in a red one-piece swimsuit in Baywatch in 1995.

13 most iconic swimwear of all time

10. Rachel McAdams' bikini in The Notebook in 2004 was iconic.

13 most iconic swimwear of all time

11. Beyoncé wore a colorful bikini on the cover of Sports Illustrated's swimsuit in 2007.

13 most iconic swimwear of all time

12. In 2007, Tyra Banks, then curvaceous, appeared in this swimsuit.

13 most iconic swimwear of all time

13. In 2016, Ashley Graham made history by becoming the first plus-size model to grace the cover of Sports Illustrated's.

Keywords: Iconic swimwear | Modern swimsuits | Fascinating heritage | Bikinis | Bodies | Women | Beach clothes

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