4. Bikinis

In a time wear simply wearing the color red on your nails or lips was considered too bold, can you imagine wearing a two piece? Even for many pin-up models, they were considered too racy. But icon and pin-up model Bettie Paige would beg to differ. As the saying goes β€œif you want something right, do it yourself.” She sewed her own bikinis and wore them to photo shoots. And it quickly caught on.

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