6 Iconic Women and Their Head-Turning Swimwear

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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July 10, 2014 4:00 PM
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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.