Google Analytics tells us that—if you’re currently reading this—there is a 56% chance that you’re of the male gender. So congratulations, you probably don’t wear women’s swimsuits. But you certainly do look at them, every chance you get, you dog. And, generally, you probably like what you see.
Flagpole seems to have a good understanding at this universal truth, so we reached out to them and asked ’em to shoot us a few suits that we might enjoy looking at (*44% female demographic considered*), paired with some older/iconic shots that served as inspiration…which seemed #fitting with our Throwback Issue coming out this month. Dive in, below.
1. Geroge Hoyningen-Huene’s “The Divers” (Vogue)
What we love about this image is the composition and the high-contrast of black and white. It feels romantic and nostalgic and says a lot despite the simplicity.
2. Granny Jo
This is a picture of Jaime’s Grandmother from the 1950s. From the beginning Granny Jo has always been a Flagpole style icon. In this photo she exudes style and elegance.
3. Louise Dahl-Wolfe’s “Under Parasols”
So many things to love about this photo, but what we are most drawn to is the moodiness, vibrancy and complementary colors. The umbrellas and picnic basket add an extra fun stylized touch.
4. Jackie O. on Hyannis Port Beach (1960)
Jackie O. is the definition of a Boss Lady. With style beyond her own years, she has always been a muse to us. In her swim cap, bathing suit, and with all that she is carrying, our favorite part of the photo is the candidness. She was caught in a moment of unedited joy and laughter in her bathing suit, on the beach. YES.
5. This awesome 1980’s pic of Ralph Lauren suits + super models.
What is there NOT to like about this photo? We argue that you can’t move forward without looking at the past. Although we are not fans of the high-cut legs, we can appreciate all inspiration that the 80’s and this photo has to offer us: bright, solid colors, great styling, and most importantly-those poses.
This photo of Marilyn has always been a favorite. With so much personality, it helps us remember not to take life so seriously.