Timeless swimwear: Swimsuits inspired by our style icons


The latest It trend may not be suitable for everyone, especially if you haven’t got a body like a Victoria’s Secret mode. At times like these, why not look back into the style archives for some inspiration?

From Brigitte Bardot to Audrey Hepburn or Lauren Hutton, our style icons always look sexy and chic even though they’re dressed in tiny scraps of fabric. Forty, fifty and even sixty years after these photos were taken, and with the huge changes in the standards of beauty, there’s no disputing the impeccable style of these ladies.

It may sound tough to remain confident when most of your body is out on display by the pool or beach, but fret not. There’s a swimsuit to suit all body types – if you’ve got a smaller bosom like Lauren Hutton, go for a piece with a V-shaped neckline, while curvy girls can go for high-waisted swimwear.

If you’re looking for a new swimsuit, click on to draw inspiration from these truly timeless looks.

Mathilde Thommeret