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15 Vintage Style Icons Who Knew How To Rock A Swimsuit

04/06/2015 06:06 am ET | Updated Apr 06, 2015

It might not feel like it, but summer is nearly upon us, and with that comes the annual search for the perfect swimsuit. So whether you're dying to show off your figure in an itsy-bitsy bikini, or looking for a flattering one-piece suit, let these photos of old Hollywood's most glamorous sex symbols inspire you with their cool style and body confidence.

  • Marilyn Monroe, 1951
    Photo by Archive Photos/Getty Images
  • Rita Hayworth, 1944
    Photo by Robert Coburn Sr./John Kobal Foundation/Getty Images
  • Diana Ross, 1970
    Photo by GAB Archive/Redferns
  • Stella Stevens, 1960
    Photo by Silver Screen Collection/Archive Photos/Getty Images
  • Virginia Mayo, 1945
    Photo by Silver Screen Collection/Getty Images
  • Sharon Tate, 1965
    Photo by Silver Screen Collection/Getty Images
  • Ann Blyth, 1950
    Photo by Silver Screen Collection/Getty Images
  • Natalie Wood, 1965
    Photo by Silver Screen Collection/Getty Images
  • Dorothy Malone, 1955
    Photo by Archive Photos/Getty Images
  • Betty Grable, 1940
    Photo by Silver Screen Collection/Getty Images
  • Elizabeth Taylor, 1959
    Photo by ullstein bild via Getty Images
  • Raquel Welch, 1966
    Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images
  • Janis Paige, 1955
    Photo by Silver Screen Collection/Getty Images
  • Brigitte Bardot, 1953
    Photo by Herzog/ullstein bild via Getty Images
  • Tuesday Weld, 1960
    Photo by Silver Screen Collection/Getty Images

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