6 Iconic Women and Their Head-Turning Swimwear

It's time to go retro.

There's something just so effortless and glamorous about the swimsuits of yore. Instead of the micro swimwear we see today, Old Hollywood sirens hit the beach in stylish, contoured playsuits and bikinis that were a perfect cross between demure and sexy. Here, you can shop 6 retro-inspired swimsuits that'll have you channeling old school icons like Elizabeth Taylor to Joan Collins.
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Elizabeth Taylor, 1955

Taylor goes for a dip in a leopard print one-piece

Get the Look: Dolce & Gabbana Leopard-Print Swimsuit, $595; barneys.com.

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Barbara Bates, 1948

On the set of her film Always Together (1947), Bates wears a high-waisted floral bikini and heels.

Get the Look: Topshop 'Aloha' Print Floral Bikini, $68; nordstrom.com.

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Diana Dors, 1955

English fox Dors poses in a streamlined, black and white one-piece.

Get the Look: Topshop Navy Scallop Swimsuit, $72; topshop.com.

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Claudia Cardinale, 1955

The Italian beauty shows off her hourglass figure in a bustier-cut number.

Get the Look: Dolce & Gabbana Lycra One Piece Swimsuit, $460; luisaviaroma.com.

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Joan Collins, 1955

Collins accentuates her curves in this constructed two-piece.

Get the Look: Fisico Bandeau Bikini, $295; mytheresa.com.

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Marilyn Monroe, 1951

Monroe poses on a rooftop in a flirty, ruffled polka-dot bikini.

Get the Look: Rosamosario Dizzy Bubbles Chandon Bikini, $365; net-a-porter.com.

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