Despite the fact that it demands very little material, the swimsuit has long been a prominent part of summer fashion. Even during the roaring 1920s, women were daring to show off their figures in the swimsuit trends of the moment. In the 50s, Marilyn Monroe boosted her status as a sex symbol with her beach fashion choices – her iconic white swimsuit look perfectly complementing her famous curves and blonde bombshell hair-do. Fast forward to all the kitsch of the 80s, when the bikini line just kept getting higher and higher. It was a look that certainly required more brutal waxing techniques than ever before! Worn by the stars of classic 80s shows like Miami Vice and the hottest supermodel of the time Elle Macpherson, it was a more risky take on swimwear fashion. The high leg trend continued into the 1990s thanks to the hit US TV series Baywatch. Who can forget those opening sequences featuring Pamela Anderson and the rest of the cast decked out in red?
In a celebration of all that’s great about swimwear, the Resort collection at Very features a diverse range of styles inspired by different eras. However, in addition for 2012, this year’s Very Swimsuits have also been designed with the latest trends in mind. The floral print reigns supreme, but there are also more classic choices perfect for a swim at the gym or relaxation session in the jacuzzi.