Believe it or not, the first two-piece was unveiled 65 years ago this week. The bikini made its debut in Paris, when nineteen-year-old Micheline Bernardini (above), a showgirl, modeled a skimpy swimsuit by Louis Réard. Here are some of our picks to celebrate the bikini’s big birthday.
I’m a huge fan of the nautical trend — it’s a classic. I love the preppy but relaxed vibe of this suit.
Cherry Digital Print 50′s Padded Underwire Bikini Top, $44.82 from Asos
How adorable is this cherry print? It’s fun and retro-inspired, plus an underwire bikini top adds extra support.
Usually I wouldn’t suggest wearing animal print at the beach or pool (lest you end up looking like Snooki), but the colors here are subdued enough to look cute.
70′s Halter Bikini Top, $40.00 from Roxy
Let me introduce you Lovelies to the perfect LBB — the Little Black Bikini. Sleek and sexy.
Abstract Halter Bikini, $19.80 from Forever 21
This bikini is a little more modest than the others, and I’m digging the coral striped print. (Psst, it’s also the cheapest of the bunch — under $20 for the top and bottom.)
Irresistible Frilled Triangle Bikini Top, $12.07 from Asos
If you’re not into print bikinis, this is a great alternative. The color is bold and bright, and the ruffles keep things playful.
What does your favorite bikini look like, Lovelies?