iconic bikinis Next to being naked, there’s nothing I’d rather be wearing than a bikini.  Quite strange coming from someone who writes about clothes on a daily basis- the irony is not lost on me.  I don’t know what started it.  Perhaps that “Itsy Bitsy Teeny Weeny Yellow Polka Dot Bikini” dance recital number?  I have more bathing suits than one probably should (and could) ever possibly wear.  I can’t stop my retail impulses when I spot a perfect two piece. And my love affair with swimwear doesn’t stop with string bikinis.

These ladies wearing some of the most iconic bathing suits prove that a bikini doesn’t necessarily have to be teeny and a bathing suit doesn’t have to be all T & A to be sexy.

retro bathing suitsLisa Marie Fernandez The Garance Glossed Swimsuit, $260, Chloe Lace-Up Bandeau Bikini, $460, Stella McCartney Cutout Printed Swimsuit, $665