After punishing America with things like disco music, butterfly collars and bean bags, the 1970s went on to redeem itself with classic rock, adorable All-American supermodels like Christie Brinkley and Cheryl Tiegs, and swimsuits that actually flattered women's figures. And because retro swimwear is back in a big way, we turned to that great bible on all things skimpy and scandalous--the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue--for the creme de la creme of '70s swimsuits.
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