I could not think of a better way to celebrate today's Summer Solstice than with a reminder of Esther Williams' style. Ever since I sang her praises in May on GlamAmor, I have only seen her style get hotter and hotter in the mainstream press. There have been several fashion shows dedicated to retro bathing suits on television and department stores are now fully stocked with the look.
There has also been tremendous coverage of her style influence in the fashion magazines, starting with the swimsuits I highlighted from InStyle. Here is a mention of the synchronized swimming group, the Aqualillies, in the pages of July's Marie Claire. Of course they are the embodiment of an homage to Esther, and performed for her at last year's TCM Classic Film Festival before the showing of Neptune's Daughter poolside at the Roosevelt Hotel. The magazine loves the group's style as well as the overall fitness achieved from the sport. If you live in Los Angeles, you can even take a class from and with the lovely Aqualillies themselves at the Annenberg Pool in Santa Monica.