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6 Most Iconic Swimsuits Of All Time

6 Most Iconic Swimsuits Of All Time Which star wore them and what makes them special? Find out here.


It takes a certain kind of girl, one brimming with self-esteem, to sashay down the boardwalk in an all-white bikini. But admit it, it's the girl in a quirky, printed set you'd want to be friends with. Notably, there's Gwyneth Paltrow in a nautical print bikini, suntanning with Jude Law in The Talented Mr. Ripley (1999), or Ludivine Sagnier in a black and pink chevron print bikini, lounging poolside in the south of France in Swimming Pool (2003).

When it comes to the thoughtful styling of the full look, our vote goes to Sue Lyon in Lolita (1962), wearing a tropical print bikini, a wide-brimmed hat, and cat-eye sunnies. It's the kind of swimsuit that doesn't take itself too seriously—like the bikini with hearts that walked the runway in Stella McCartney's first show for Chloe in 2008—but with quirky and eye-catching prints that are on-trend with off-the-runway offerings from designers like Peter Pilotto and Proenza Schouler.


Photo credits: or (Gwyneth Paltrow); (Ludivine Sagnier); (Sue Lyon); (Stella MacCartney); (Peter Pilotto)

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