As discussed in my post today, it's not always about whoever shows the most skin, even on the beach. From Farrah Fawcett's famous red bathing suit  (and the poster that launched her career/the male sex drives of a generation) to Elizabeth Taylor kneeling in the waves in Suddenly Last Summer , or Romy Schneider lounging with Alain Delon  (between Liz and Romy I'm thinking I need a white maillot now—and I'll take Alain Delon, too, please, while we're at it), there's a bounty of one-piece swimsuit inspiration out there. Elle MacPherson's suit  looks rather uncomfortable, admittedly, but Marilyn ! Kate ! That Australian Vogue model with the kangaroo ! But don't listen to me: look at Bo Derek . If girl's gonna run around with those beaded cornrows flapping, at least she's got her suit under control.