|Sunshine yellow vintage swimsuit|
They do leave something to the imagination, which can be sexier than the all- revealing skimpy swimsuit. Take a look at Marilyn Montroe in her 1950's luxurious snowy white suit. If that's not sexy I'll eat my beachball.
1950's suits offered a lot more support than modern versions - they had an inbuilt bra and the fabric was thicker and stronger. Some even had zips up the centre back, to make it easier to get in and out of the corset-like togs.
|Voluptuous in white|
Although there were two-pieces, these modestly covered the naval and the body-revealing bikini didn't become popular until the 60's and 70's.
Read more about 50's swimsuits here:
Esther Williams Swimsuits
|Retro reinvention from the Jantzen range|