Long before the bikini, the swimsuit was the height of beach sophistication. Now, in keeping with SS13’s modest silhouette, the iconic piece makes a glamorous return. Dolce & Gabbana’s orange and white design, Zimmermann’s white one-piece and Norma Kamali’s yellow bandeau are ideal paired with block-heel sandals.
THE modern muse:
In curve-contouring dresses, oversized sunglasses and sleek pumps, this Hollywood screen siren adds a fresh perspective to the coquettish French Riviera look first made famous 50 years ago. Note the pared-back palette – a classic navy dress with crisp white accents is retro with a modern edge.
Eva Mendes shows off her enviable figure in a fitted yet demure dressCredits
Words: Natalie Rigg. Photograph: Getty Images