The sun’s out (or it will be soon!) and we’re thinking of swimsuits. Ever since bikinis first appeared just after World War II (and were named after the site of nuclear weapons tests for their explosive effect), they’ve been a big part of our holiday wardrobe. It’s interesting how our choice of swimwear says a lot about our personalities. We’re sharing with you a few swimwear icons through the ages who’ve inspired us with their confidence and style. So feel free to peruse and pick a muse...
THE LEGENDARY LIZ
There are swimsuits and then there are swimsuits. Elizabeth Taylor created Hollywood history in her simple, stunning one-piece look. Her laidback, classic style suits most body shapes, keeping the style simple and colour a chic white makes for a truly effortless beach look.
HOLY COW, IT’S HALLE
Halle Berry knows how to wear a bikini. In that unforgettable scene from Die Another Day where she emerges from the water in her sexy orange bikini, Halle captured hearts and created one of the most famous swimwear shots ever. You too can rock the coral bikini, it’s perfect for sporty girls riding jet skis or playing beach volleyball.
MY, MY IT’S MS. MONROE
She practically invented the words ‘sex symbol’ and became the ultimate pin-up girl for an entire generation. Steal some of her old-world glam with this colourful one-piece swimsuit complete with beach-ready jewellery, heels and a chic cover-up. Hold that pose, ladies…because you will be papped!
THE BARDOT BOMBSHELL
She created a stir in a pale one-piece in the 1952 film, suitably titled ‘The Girl In The Bikini’. One look and it’s easy to see why. Brigitte Bardot went from being a screen goddess to becoming a renowned animal activist, but she’s still known as the ultimate 60’s sex symbol. You too can work that hippie style with laser-cut frills and flirty pastel hues.
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SWIMWEAR? CHECK. HOLIDAYS? READ ON...
We hope we've inspired you to try some new swimwear styles this season. And if you're still unsure about where to wear them, we've put together a spring holiday destination guide. You'll find handy information about where to go, what to see and what to wear. Happy holidays!