Washington's Weird Bikini Barista Culture

This past December I was sitting in a Manhattan restaurant with the rest of the Jezebel ladies for our annual staff dinner. I made an offhand comment about an acquaintance who'd once worked as a bikini barista. I might as well have said she'd once worked as a frog. "What's a 'bikini barista'?" said everyone, staring… » 2/05/14 3:01pm 2/05/14 3:01pm

NYC Playground Battle: Bikinis vs. Babies

"When is a playground not a playground?" an exasperated blogger recently philosophized. Answer: when college coeds dare to suntan in it. Stuyvesant Town tenants are outraged that female NYU students with breasts are "occupying" the yard that they pay exorbitant amounts of rent to access. Who will win the baby vs.… » 5/14/13 1:05pm 5/14/13 1:05pm

The Concept of a 'Bikini Body' Is Infuriating Bullshit

It's that time of the year again (in the Northern Hemisphere at least). It's the time when everyone begins to realize that the sleet and the snow are going to end and people will actually want to wear swimsuits. In tandem, it seems like every site on the internet (or sign on the street) is telling you the right way to… » 4/04/13 5:00pm 4/04/13 5:00pm

Beach Report: Bikinis Are Out, Maillots Are in, Wear Whatever the Hell…

According to the fashion forward folks at the New York Post, bikinis are out and one piece swimsuits are in. This is because... well, Kim Kardashian wore one once? And, as we all know, she's an arbiter of good taste. OK, that's unfair on both accounts, Ki-Ka can certainly rock a LBD, and maillots do appear to be a… » 1/03/13 9:30pm 1/03/13 9:30pm

How Young Is Too Young for Leopard Print Bikinis?

Elizabeth Hurley is in some hot water after she was accused of sexualizing little girls by having them "strike adult poses" while modeling her children's swimsuit line on her website. According to Claude Knight, director of the UK child protection charity Kidscape, "The pieces that are very adult which contribute to… » 9/17/12 4:00pm 9/17/12 4:00pm

Match Your Bathing Suit to Your Book, Even If You're Plus-Size

Have you seen Matchbook? The site that pairs bikinis with reading material? It's been passed around like wildfire lately. But what if you're not super svelte? After finding that almost none of the bikinis came in her size, Kate Harding created a "plus size edition." My faves are the brightly colored suit above and the… » 8/01/12 12:10pm 8/01/12 12:10pm

U.S. Women’s Volleyball Team Will Continue to Rock Their Bikinis

Despite a new rule that allows female volleyball players to compete in shorts and t-shirts (and thus allow countries whose strict religious rules forbid women from getting full enjoyment out of the summer heat), the U.S. women insist that they will be wearing their bikinis because, dammit, it's still summer and… » 7/26/12 1:00pm 7/26/12 1:00pm

Get a Slammin' Summer Bikini Bod With These 5 Easy Steps

With summer rapidly approaching, we must also face the onslaught of articles and news segments on the various ways we can manipulate our bodies into looking so perfect in a swimsuit that we will never be unhappy again. As GMA pointed out this morning, people do a lot of crazy (and often senseless) things in order to… » 5/22/12 2:30pm 5/22/12 2:30pm