Monday, June 11, 2012

Swimsuit Approval Ratings: The High-Fashion Bikini

The High-Fashion Bikini (17% approval rating)
‘Like many new fashion trends, women inevitably find them far more interesting than their male counterparts. Funky suits — like those with studs, grommets and beaded detailing or others with unorthodox accessories — were the least favored swimwear of all the styles.
Only 17 percent liked them, while 83 percent were mystified that the garments could even hold up in water.’

I thought a good illustration of weird “high-fashion” bikinis would be some selections from 2002. They created swimsuits out of materials inspired by that year’s Latin American theme. I’ve covered Molly Sims’ chili peppers and Veronica Varekova’s bottle caps in previous posts, so enjoy some cigar bands, cactus, coffee, and silver & jade.

Ana Beatriz Barros, 2002, cigar bands

Petra Nemcova, 2002, cactus

Shakara Ledard, 2002, coffee beans

Yamila Diaz, 2002, silver and jade

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