If you thought pink-and-purple bathing suits were too girlie to be sexy, behold: the 30 Rock actress’s Victoria’s Secret bikini, worn in N.Y.C. The halter top with a twist at the bust, the metallic rings at the hip and the abstract stripes keep the two-piece from feeling like it belongs in the kiddie pool.
We may not be willing to do however many sit-ups are required to get washboard abs like the TV host, but we will certainly snap up that cute watercolor bikini (worn with classic shades and her favorite bracelets).
While it’s true that any bikini looks amazing on someone whose nickname is “The Body,” a black string two-piece also flatters curvy figures (you can adjust the side ties). Still not buying it? Go for the supermodel’s one-size-fits-all necklaces and straw hat instead.
Get more wear out of your suits by mixing the top from one set with the bottom from another. We love that the combines two of our favorite prints, chevron (especially flattering on smaller busts) and polka-dots.
Bring the tropical foliage from your surroundings to your suit, but skip the predictable flowers and palm trees, opting instead for a cheeky fruit motif. We love whimsical lemons-and-bananas bikini – and you know no one else on the beach will have one just like it.
Copy this ensemble piece-for-piece and we guarantee you’ll be the center of attention at the beach. The supermodel teams a bright, abstract bikini with high-waist white denim, oversize opaque shades and a Jacquie Aiche horn necklace.
The vintage-influenced, modest style doesn’t stop once she leaves the red carpet and hits the boardwalk. Her polka-dot, skirted and beribboned one-piece (not to mention that red head wrap and mustard cardigan) could have walked right out of the 1940s.
Sadly, there’s no shortcut to get the Victoria’s Secret Angel’s rock-hard abs and killer legs, but as a consolation prize, we found a look-alike suit that’s just as on-trend and cute as her ruffled and twisted coral number.
For adventure-seeking beachgoers like paddleboarder , a string bikini just won’t do. Surprisingly her wetsuit top, full-coverage bottoms and messy pony have just as much sex appeal as a leave-nothing-to-the-imagination suit, though.
A ruffled triangle halter like Gabrielle’s, worn while hanging out in Miami, shows off toned arms and boosts a smaller bust. Sexy shades, the actress’s must-have cowboy hat and a patterned skirt are cute touches that also offer protection from the sun.
Nude beaches: not for everyone. Nude bikinis: much more universally appealing! The actress’s two-piece with bold black contrast piping is unique and looks great poolside (she’s in Cap D’Antibes, France) – and unlike a teeny tie-on, the solid straps aren’t going to budge when she jumps off that diving board.
Q: When does a one-piece have the same jaw-dropping impact as a barely-there bikini? A: When the bathing suit is a strappy monokini à la Daisy’s black number, which she wears in Miami Beach. It’s the perfect way to show off cleavage and toned sides, but disguise pesky belly pooch.
The Glee actress keeps it classic in a black bikini while in Hawaii. While the top has a string tie, the bottom is full coverage, meaning you won’t need to worry about accidentally flashing too much cheek.
Ruffles on a bathing suit: not just for toddlers and grandmas anymore, as Geri Halliwell proves while on vacation in Bermuda. Her sweet floral bikini is equal parts adorable and eye-popping, and the structured top proves it’s possible to give support without going dowdy.
While she tends to cover up with swaths of fabric and fur, deviates from her norm and reveals a toned bod (and beautiful smile!) while frolicking in the Hawaiian waves. And natch, she lends her personal style to the bikini, mixing a zigzag top and solid black bottoms.
She wears many hats – and not just figuratively! The supermodel mom totes two fedoras in Bora Bora, where she looks Victoria’s Secret catalog-ready in a white triangle top, cutoffs and a printed kimono top.
Fake a fuller bustline with fun accents, like ruffles, embroidery or fringe (as seen on the . And feel free to go wild with a busy print – it will come off as cute and classy in a way that’s harder to do for someone with a larger chest.
If you have killer curves, a string bikini isn’t out of the question – you just have to wear one with enough support, as does. She smartly selects a tangerine-hued suit that features plenty of coverage and thicker “strings” that offer straplike support.
Whether you’re pregnant or just want to cover your middle, you can imbue a simple black one-piece with plenty of sex appeal via a back-baring halter style by L*Space with a plunging V-neck silhouette à la the expectant .
A strapless style can be universally flattering, and looks especially sexy on chicks with curves. Fit is key, though: Nab a style that offers support and silicone bands to protect against slippage. Also consider a rich chocolate hue (like Demi’s) instead of basic black: It’s unexpected, looks good on all skin tones and is still neutral enough to go with any coverup.
Just like chocolate, teal is a magical color: It works with skin tones ranging from pale to dark and enhances even a slight tan. Naomi’s tank-style one-piece is a nice choice for ladies who don’t want to bare their bellies – plus, you can throw on a skirt and take the look from beach to drinks!
Bustier gals like Denise are able to sport a basic bandeau without worrying about minimizing their assets (plus, it keeps your girls in check so you can run around the beach, surf or paddleboard comfortably).
Triangle tops can be tricky to wear all day, though adjustable straps (such as the ones on Chloe’s bikini) at the neck and back do help ensure a snug fit. Adjustable bottoms also help to create a smooth silhouette no matter how much bum you’re working with.