Swimwear has come a long way from skirted one-pieces to barely-there bikinis, and no doubt how bathing beauties are portrayed in the movie industry has helped to shift the tide. From Deborah Kerr’s skirted one-piece in From Here to Eternity to Bo Derek’s nude suit in 10 to Kate Bosworth’s surfer style in Blue Crush, these iconic swimwear moments helped to define the popular styles of each decade. Keep scrolling to relive the most memorable bathing suit scenes in movie history.
These days it’s seemingly impossible to scroll through Instagram without seeing a contoured cheekbone or highlighted brow. But before Kim Kardashian West and her revolutionary shading techniques came around, Hollywood’s elite had a different take on their makeup routine (think rosy cheeks, glossy lips, and major lashes). So what would these iconic celebrities look like if they lived in the age of the contour? We’ve given old Hollywood stars like Audrey Hepburn, Marilyn Monroe, and Sophia Loren a modern makeover, shading and highlighting their cheekbones like only Mario Dedivanovic could. Keep scrolling to see how even the slightest of contour can totally change your face shape.
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When it comes to swimwear these days, there are endless styles and options to choose from. There's the minimalist one-piece, the retro-style separates, the skimpy triangle bikini, and frankly, anything in between. But that wasn't always the case. Back in the mid-1800s, women wore full-length, full-coverage dresses that limited any kind of swimming activity to simply wading in the water. Flash forward to post-World War I and the first-ever one-piece, or maillot, was invented, but because of its wool composition, it sagged when it was wet. And then there were the string bikinis that only the likes of Brigitte Bardot or Christie Brinkley could pull off in the '60s and '70s like the bombshells they were. And now it's come full circle, thanks to Taylor Swift, who was in no small part responsible for bringing back the retro, 1950s-style aesthetic. Scroll through our timeline to see how swimsuits have evolved through the ages.