It’s probably fair to say that the vast majority of women have taken inspiration from the movies at some point in their lives. Perhaps you’ve always wanted the charm of Cameron Diaz or the head-to-toe elegance of Angelina Jolie – you’ve tried all of the flirtatious one-liners from the best Bond girls and copied that hair-do from your favourite on-screen starlet.
So, this summer, why not turn to the Hollywood hotties for a few ideas when it comes to swimwear? Here are five of the most iconic bikini movie moments for inspiration.
1. In 2003, Demi Moore famously beat her younger Charlie’s Angels co-stars to the best beach body title when she wore this fabulous two-piece for Full Throttle, showing off her enviably toned abs – even though some of the other Angels were more than a decade her junior; they struggled to compete.
2. Bond girl Ursula Andress made a lasting impression in this sexy white bikini in the film Dr. No, cementing her place as a 1960s icon. So, why not channel this fab look on the beach this summer and opt for a Honey Ryder-inspired white two-piece?
3. Perhaps the Bond girl look isn’t for you, and you prefer something a little more sporty? Angelina Jolie proved that there’s nothing masculine about being an action hero in this sexy, practical, no-frills bikini for Lara Croft: Tomb Raider.
4. Golden age mega-star Brigitte Bardot practically invented the bikini in God Created Woman (1956), wearing this simple white two-piece. After this iconic appearance, bikinis were fully embraced within mainstream culture, and the two-piece swimsuit became one of the fastest selling garments of all time.
5. The 80s: an era of big hair, big technology and small bikinis. Nicolette Sheridan epitomised 80s sex appeal in this skimpy swimsuit opposite John Cusack in The Sure Thing. Are you brave enough to wear one?
Whichever look you prefer, shop bikinis at Very.co.uk for an array of on-trend, colourful swimwear pieces. With an irresistible 3 for 2 on bikinis online at Very.co.uk, why not browse the collection and create your own movie magic this summer?