The Most Popular Swimwear in History

Though we prepped our wardrobes for months ahead of summer's arrival, now that the season is officially here, we somehow still feel as though we could use another swimsuit (or two). Whether you're lucky enough to plan a trip somewhere by the water's edge or plan on spending most of the summer parked next to your apartment building's pool with a good book in hand, your tired swimsuit collection could certainly use a lift—and we're here to inspire. Unlike most fashion items, swimwear seems to actually stand the test of time, as we continuously draw inspiration from decades past. When you're searching for that perfect new waterproof look to add to your collection right about now, consider those that came before us as we dive into the history of swimwear (and yes, play favorites).

What decade suits you best?