Gallery Style Throwback: Bikini
American actress June Haver wears a printed, high-waist bikini in 1950.
Marilyn Monroe lounges in a high-waisted bikini, a popular 1950s style that's starting to make it's way back into fashion.
Actress Debbie Reynolds models a pair of mid-rise briefs in 1960.
Girls on vacation lounge by the pool in neon high-waisted bikinis, 1965. Aside from the hairstyles, doesn't look too much different than an image you might see today!
A good floral print never goes out of style.
Actress Stella Stevens wears a bold, graphic print bikini.
British actress Jill Ireland models an itsy bitsy teenie weenie yellow polka dot bikini in 1960.
Actress Vera Miles wears a metallic style in 1960.
Actress Shelley Fabares wears a yellow bikini on the beach in 1965.
German actress Elke Sommer plays in the surf wearing a much more racy style in 1965.
A swimwear model tries on a white bikini in 1971. We love the lingerie inspired look!
Priscilla Presley models a denim bikini during a photo shoot at her home in the 1970s.
The best part of a bandeau style is no tan lines! Here it is in the 1970s.
Actress Raquel Welch models a more revealing style in 1968.
In 1955, ruffles were all the rage.
The cast of Saved By the Bell hangs out by the beach in some seriously high-cut swimwear in 1992.
The new 'Bikini' swimming costume (in a newsprint-patterned fabric), which caused a sensation at a beauty contest at the Molitor swimming pool in Paris. Designer Louis Reard was unable to find a 'respectable' model for his costume and the job of displaying it went to 19-year-old Micheline Bernardini, a nude dancer from the Casino de Paris. She is holding a small box into which the entire costume can be packed. Celebrated as the first bikini, Reard's design came a few months after a similar two-piece design was produced by French designer Jacques Heim.
Marie Chantal Miller, future wife of Prince Pavlos of Greece, wears a color-blocked style in 1992.
The members of Destiny's Child pair their swimwear with denim in 2000.
Victoria's Secret Angel Candice Swanepoel in 2012.
Gwen Stefani rocks a striped bikini top in 1989.
Kim Kardashian, the queen of bikini bodies, pairs a sarong with her black and white two-piece and oversize shades in 2012.