In March 2015, Liz Boltz Ranfeld asked the question “What Happens If We Let Fat People Be Happy?” Her piece, published in Everyday Feminism, posits, “typically, stories about weight and happiness tend to be rooted in fat women losing weight, or perhaps thin women realizing they need to stop thinking of themselves as…
Each week, we'll answer your beauty-related questions, even the dumb ones.
L.A. Times Past, a Tumblr that archives L.A. Times articles dating back to the 1880s, has shared a wildly entertaining article from July of 1920, a tumultuous time for the risqué female bather who — thanks to the "Puritan pool edict" — were suddenly expected to cover up the scandalous bit of upper knee with a swim…
Swimsuits are trying to kill you. Kidding. But they are loaded with germs. On The Today Show, Jenna Bush taunted Willie Geist with gold lamé swim trunks while breaking the news.
It ain't easy being a reporter for a local news morning show. You're constantly dispatched to cat fashion shows and cheese festivals and water park openings. And that's without a colleague like Good Day New York anchor Greg Kelly acting like a total skeeve.
It's summer, and you know what that means: Three straight months of swimsuit fuckery!
Hell Yeah, Summer! You know we're about to hit bikini season because it's a toasty 57 degrees in San Francisco and I've just started receiving swimsuit catalogs for Margie Levria (did she ever live here?) again. None of those catalogs, however, have got a thing on this amazing photoshoot from Swimsuits For All, which…
When the Miss World pageant began in London in 1951, the winner — Sweden's Kiki Haakonson — was crowned in a two-piece swimsuit. But this year, the pageant is being held in Indonesia — world's most populous Islamic country — and bikinis will not be present.
Memorial day is almost upon us, which means it's time for a new swimsuit.
For the 2013 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue, the magazine photographed models on all 7 continents. A world tour of ill-fitting "swim" wear! But sometimes a half-naked lady standing in front of a gorgeous natural backdrop just isn't enough. So the photographers used natives as props.
Last week, President Barack Obama and his family were in Hawaii for their annual Christmas vacation. Photographers captured several moments of POTUS during the trip, including a jaunt to a shave ice shop and a golf outing. Some vacation shots, like this one, are actually released by the White House itself. But when a…
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…
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…
Here's a counterpoint to the study which found that swimsuit shopping makes you feel like crap: A picture of a gorgeous gal rocking the shit out of a bikini. Blogger/writer/fashionista/Twitter expert Gabi Gregg writes of her "Fatkini," "[It] makes my enormous boobs look even bigger but I don't care." And:
Today we stumbled on this image from July of 1955. The caption reads:
If you read tabloids or ladymags, pay attention to advertising campaigns, or happen to live on planet Earth, you know that the one thing women are supposed to strive for — more than a functioning body, a healthy body, or a strong body — is a bikini body.
[We have ANOTHER fucking Snowpocalypse here, and you are all pretty and happy in your glorious watermelon bikini, damn you. Just look at the color of the water! FUCK. Dominican Republic, January 20. Images via Pacific Coast News Online.]
After the stuffed Thanksgiving turkey, caloric Christmas cookies and guzzles of champagne on New Year's Eve, what you really want to do is shop for a swimsuit, right? The Victoria's Secret swimsuit catalog has arrived just in time!
In New York right now, it is 53°, overcast and drizzly. But in Miami Beach, the high is 85°, and Coco Austin (along with husband Ice-T) is soaking up the rays with a sunny attitude!