Although Summer isn't officially here, Hollywood's hottest have been spotted hitting beaches and pools in a bevy of body-baring bikinis. Doutzen Kroes is the latest to showcase her svelte figure in a neon coral Victoria's Secret bikini while vacationing in Miami. For her pool session, the supermodel paired this neon coral bandeau top ($24) with low-rise scalloped bottoms ($14, originally $18), then accessorized with oversized tortoise shades, a few necklaces, and studded bracelets. Shop her exact bikini now to brighten up any pool party, or if the bandeau style isn't your thing, shop these 10 celebrity-approved triangle bikinis.
Spring 2012's crochet clothing trend isn't just relegated to tops, shorts, and bags. Luckily for all of us knit-loving beachgoers, designers like Missoni, Lisa Maree, and Indah's Libby De Santis have all served up sexy, bohemian-chic crochet swimsuit options for Summer — making it more than easy to pull off a bronzed, Mediterranean beach babe look. We've rounded up 10 of our favorite flirty open-knit bikinis and one-pieces for the season ahead — just click through to see and shop them all now.
We've got two words for you: beach bound. Whether you're about to embark on a globetrotting adventure to the shores of Thailand's Koh Samui, you've scouted out where you'll be "parked" on the sands of Kauai's Hanalei Bay, or you're currently revving up for a week-long stretch of Greek island-hopping, we've got you covered — from head to toe — on the Summer style front. Just like any tropical vacation, your key styling concerns should include breezy maxi dresses, bright bikini sets, versatile shirtdresses (that can easily double as a cover-up and a sexy evening sheath), and slick sandals. To make good on your suitcase capacity and to get the most bang for your buck, opt for neutral staples (like slouchy white tees and classic denim shorts), and then go bold with printed accents for a fun day-to-night punch up. Ready for our beach style blowout? Click through to shop our top 30 vacation-perfect picks now.
We're kicking off our Summer coverage, which means you'll be seeing lots of celebrities in bikinis, cover-ups, and colorful warm-weather accessories. But first let's zoom in on swimwear, more specifically triangle bikinis. Everyone from Kate Beckinsale to Karolina Kurkova to Lucy Hale to Bar Refaeli and so many more stars are into triangle-style swimwear. Black, white, colorful, studded, tie-dyed, mismatched — you name it, they've worn it on the most glamorous getaways. Before you hit the beach this Summer, see and shop the top celebrity triangle bikinis!
Swim season is here and thanks to the Victoria's Secret newly released swim catalog, we're motivated to hit the gym — double time. Inside, you'll find Adriana Lima, Candice Swanepoel, Lily Aldridge, and more of the brand's famous faces (and svelte bodies) showing off a bevy of swimwear options, ranging from colorful floral and embellished bikinis to sexier cutout one-pieces. So before you hit the beach, pool, or waterfalls, click the slideshow to see almost 50 swimwear options, which you can now purchase online from Victoria's Secret, and read our quick bikini styling tips below.
- Don't be afraid to mix and match your bikini tops and bottoms. Just make sure your color palette stays the same for a fun and flawless look. We love the idea of pairing a cute floral bottom with an embellished bohemian string bikini top for an eclectic, cool aesthetic.
- If you're looking to add extra oomph to your chest — and don't like the feel of a push-up — opt for a ruffled bikini or bandeau top. We love this frilly white rendition paired with a double-string bikini bottom.
- Accessorize your bikini look with fun jewelry. Just remember to choose effortless pieces, like these wrap bracelets and statement earrings, for a carefree look.
>> Candice Swanepoel — who will cover this year's Victoria's Secret swimsuit catalog — shows off the brand's Brazilian-inspired bikinis on the beaches of Tahiti and Turks & Caicos in this behind-the-scenes video. "I always look forward to getting the catalog in my mailbox every year!" Swanepoel told Elle. Get a preview — and see fellow angels Miranda Kerr, Alessandra Ambrosio, and Lily Aldridge— here.
When it's cold outside, we can't help but to start thinking about a Winter getaway, and what better way to get excited for one than with Zimmermann's Summer '12 lookbook. Believe us, the array of printed floral maxis, bikinis, eyelet coverups, and sexy one-piece bathing suits are sure to make you think twice about eating that second slice of pie. Want to see more? Peep the slideshow for warm-weather destination looks and start planning your mid-Winter getaway. Cancun, Hawaii, Bali, here we come . . .
Because one bikini is never enough to satisfy all of our Summer days in the sun, we're out to score a couple new suits for the rest of the season. Fortunately, soaking up the rays in style à la the gorgeous Lindsay Ellingson off the pages of Allure is just a quick shopping trip away — and the suits we've selected are a steal. From surfer-inspired tie-dyes to the quintessential black string bikini, we've scoured the market for the hottest bikinis under $50. Click through to shop!
We can't help but reference classic swimsuits of yore when shopping for our own. A white bikini will always bring to mind the ultrasexy Ursula Andress emerging from the sea in Dr. No, while a red one-piece reminds us fondly of Pamela Anderson's Baywatch days. Then there's the indelible mark of countless Sports Illustrated swimsuit models whose careers have been launched by a cover on the vaunted swimsuit issue. We look at back at some of our favorite beach babes over time, some who captured a moment and others who represented an era. Click through our slide show to see our picks.