The Swimsuit Trends Celebrities Have Been Wearing for 29 Years


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Some of you reading this (including myself) have not even been alive for 29 years, while some of you are about to take a trip down memory lane. It's no secret that over the past couple of years, the '90s have made a major comeback within the sartorial space. At first, it was literal re-creations of that decade, but now, as time has passed, it's clear that some of those iconic '90s trends are officially 2019 wardrobe staples. While we could go on and on about the hefty list of items that made the cut, today, we're focusing on swimwear—celebrity-approved swimwear, to be exact.

Ahead, we rounded up five images from the '90s of major celebrities at the time wearing swimsuit trends that are currently buzzing as we enter into summer 2019. Some are classics, like a little red bikini, while others are trends we thought were new to this specific year, but apparently, they have been around for a while. Here, you will get to see some jaw-dropping throwback photos of your favorite celebrities and shop the swimsuits they made cool a long time ago.


Spice Girls, 1998

This high-cut bikini-bottom style is one we've seen come and go quite a bit over the years, but as of late, we feel like this swimsuit trend is back again for the long haul.


Angelina Jolie, 1994

Underwire swimsuits are not only practical but also officially timeless. Whether this detailing is added into a one-piece or a bikini, we find that it makes any swimsuit style look very expensive. 


Courteney Cox on Friends, 1997

Red swimwear feels iconic for many reasons and is a surefire hit on the 'gram. It feels fresh and easy for summer and, luckily, due to its everlasting popularity, comes in every swimsuit style imaginable. 

Shop the matching Vixen Bottoms ($55).

Swim Shorts

Sarah Jessica Parker, 1991

This swimwear trend is starting to bubble, and of course, Sarah Jessica Parker did it in the '90s. If you're more into covering up than revealing it all, try the biker-short trend this summer. 


Princess Diana, 1990

Last but not least, we give you the tried-and-true leopard-print trend. We love all animal prints for the coming season, but according to Princess Diana, leopard is the print to rule them all.