Marilyn Monroe Birthday
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This weekend, we’re celebrating the iconic Marilyn Monroe on what would have been her 88th birthday this Sunday. Despite her unfortunate passing in 1962 (the Golden Globe winner was only 36), the blonde bombshell is still a household name to this day. With her signature curls and curve-hugging outfits, Monroe has not only left her mark in the fashion and beauty realms (she was named the face of Chanel No. 5 this past year!), but has also inspired our own style choices, particularly when it comes to swimwear. So many of us turn to Monroe for inspiration, opting for high-waisted bottoms and sweetheart necklines in the summer.

Looking to recreate the star’s famous 1951 look, as seen above? Consider these retro bikinis, modern twists on the swimwear style made famous by Monroe.

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Vacation Daisies Swimsuit Top, $45, modcloth.com;
Vacation Daisies Swimsuit Bottom, $45, modcloth.com;
Islet in Afterlight Swimsuit Top, $50, modcloth.com;
Islet Afterlight Swimsuit Bottom, $45; modcloth.com.

If you’re itching for more retro swimsuit inspiration, click through our gallery, highlighting the blonde bombshell’s most iconic swimsuit moments.