Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue Goes to 7 Continents, Finds Exotic…

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. » 2/12/13 3:50pm 2/12/13 3:50pm

The White House Doesn't Want Bikini-Body Obsessed World Leering at…

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… » 1/08/13 12:50pm 1/08/13 12:50pm

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

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

Another Take on Bikini Season: Fuck It, Just Rock What You Got

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: » 4/24/12 6:40pm 4/24/12 6:40pm

There Is No Such Thing As A Bikini Body

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. » 5/26/11 2:30pm 5/26/11 2:30pm

Show Off Your Christmas Cookie Bloat With 3 Hideous Swimsuits From…

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! » 1/07/11 7:15pm 1/07/11 7:15pm

J.Crew's Summer Abroad: Sweet Swimsuits, Sharp Shorts & Dreadful Dresses

Memorial day is the unofficial start of summer, and J.Crew has what you need to kick off the season: Slinky little bathing suits, preppy little shorts, and dresses so hideous you may need to shield your eyes. » 5/28/10 3:30pm 5/28/10 3:30pm

March Anthropologie: A Lush, Tropical Dream With Nightmarish Shoes

Vivid verdant backdrops dominate March's Anthropologie catalog, which showed up in mailboxes last night, and the tropical fever dream carries right into the clothes: Hothouse flowers splashed on swimsuits; palm-leaf print dresses. The shoes, however, should be burned like kudzu. » 3/02/10 4:20pm 3/02/10 4:20pm