Hollywood lost Marilyn Monroe over 50 years ago, but as we all know, she remains as iconic as ever. When I heard it was her birthday today, it suddenly hit me: We can definitely thank Monroe for the resurgence of white high-waisted bikinis.
Aside from her infamous white halter dress, I think Monroe's swimsuit moments were some of her most memorable looks, and they're definitely worth copying for summer. Luckily, there are plenty of brands on board with the white high-waisted bikini, including Zimmermann and Norma Kamali. Scroll down to see how Monroe perfected the look back in 1954, and then shop my picks so you can pull off the trend in 2018. PS: Happy birthday, Marilyn!