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Designers started experimenting with styles, fabrics—everything under the sun. So, bikinis, tankinis, monokinis, every style in the book was being recreated in a myriad of styles, colours, and fabrics.
Show Me Some Skin
When Dimple Kapadia wore that bikini is Bobby, she became a sex symbol. And then there was Farrah Fawcett and that red swimsuit poster. That was the '70s. It was all about showing skin, so deep necks and high-cut legs were all the rage!
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Swimwear in the '50s was literally corsets that doubled up as swimsuits. Bold colours, ruched panels, padding, underwire, cups...swimsuits were loaded with anything and everything that drew attention to the female body.
Rise of the Bikini
There was a sexual revolution, and the bikini became a pop-cul symbol! Remember the song, 'Itsy Bitsy Teenie Weenie'? And Ursula Andress, the first-ever Bond girl in Dr. No, in that nude bikini was every man's fantasy.
Say hello to the V-kini. The '80s swimsuit was all about legs. Whether it was a one-piece or a bikini, you saw a trend of higher-cut leg lines. Plus, with plunging necklines, one-pieces gained a status as sexy as the bikini.
The high-cut leg trend filtered into the swimsuits of the '90s. But this era was all about the hip bone (thanks, Baywatch). There was also the tankini, that looked almost as sexy as a bikini, but gave fuller coverage.
One, Two, Snip
Meet the cut-out monokini. Cuts, slashes, and skin show—designers had a lot of fun with this trend. Bonus: if you were all over this trend back then, it's making a comeback as.we.speak.