That’s right, we can’t help but have sexy swimwear on the brain considering it is almost that time! Summer season will be upon us soon enough, not to mention Spring Break right around the corner. While the temperature may take a dip everywhere BUT Miami, we like to let our minds wander into tropical settings and designer swimwear fantasies from years past. Which is why we decided to compile a list of the most iconic swimsuit moments in history. Check out some of our favorites:
1. Farrah Fawcett
In 1976, this blonde bombshell revolutionized the red one piece swimsuit. This notorious image was taken before Fawcett’s major role in Charlie’s Angels and became a poster which symbolized pop culture in the 1970s. Since then, the iconic red bathing suit has been donated to the Smithsonian National Museum as a piece of American history.
2. First Bikini Ever
In 1946, Micheline Bernardini modeled the first ever bikini. Designer Louis Réard had a hard time finding a woman willing to model such a revealing swimsuit. Luckily for him and the fashion industry as a whole, a 19-year-old French showgirl by the name of Micheline Bernardini rose to the challenge.
3. Marilyn Monroe
Ms. Monroe posed in a plethora of bathing suits throughout the years, as she showcased femininity and embraced a woman’s figure. Her confidence exuded through the lens each time she posed for a photograph. Check her out in this green one piece, surely showcasing those fantastic curves.
4. Bo Derek
Bo Derek’s slow motion jog in this nude one piece ensemble made history and propelled her into Hollywood sex symbol status. It didn’t hurt that she has gold beaded cornrows to boot.
5. Pamela Anderson
Baywatch was a 90s classic. Millions of people are familiar with the catchy rhythm-ridden theme song and the slow motion running of Pamela Anderson in her red one piece, clutching that floating device like it was going to save a life….well….all we know is this red lifeguard suit will forever remain in our TV fan hearts.
6. Demi Moore
Demi Moore stepped back into the Hollywood limelight in the movie hit Charlie’s Angels: Full Throttle. But what really dropped some jaws, was how she returned. Her first scene back, a bikini clad Moore steps out of the ocean, dripping with water and sex appeal. The kicker? At the age of forty and as a mother of three, Demi’s rock hard six pack abs were one of the major highlights of the film.
7. Phoebe Cates
Phoebe Cates catapulted into sex symbol status in the 1980’s classis Fast Times at Ridgemont High. As Cates slow-rose out of the pool in a tiny red bikini, only to end up taking it off, added her, as well as her swimsuit, to one of the most iconic swimsuit moments in history.
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