Friday, July 17, 2009
Dirty Laundry: Swim Suit Edition
Hot swim wear to keep you looking cool by the beach and at the pool. Here's what Suicide Girls are putting on -- and taking off -- this summer.
It can be hard to look punk rock in a bikini -- but it's not impossible -- and there's no better way to show off your ink when the temperature allows. If you do decide to show some skin, be sure to slather on the sunblock since tattoos fade in the sun (Rigel recommends Neutrogena Ultra Sheer SPF85 which is water, sweat and rub-off resistant).
If you're looking for some new fun in the sun wear, one of our first ports of call is always Zappos.com (they offer no-strings-attached fast and free shopping on all their products). We love this Lost Hurt jumbo stripe bikini with grommet detail. The top ($48) has adjustable neck and back ties and the bottom ($46) has side ties for the perfect fit. Available in black/white or raspberry/white stripe. * Since Johnny Depp last set sail on the Black Pearl pirates have been getting a bad rap. Help rehabilitate the profession with this black Bandana bikini with white skull detail. Available from Target.com the tops and bottoms cost $14.99 a piece. * Show you come in peace with Victoria Secret's metallic print bikini. It has a sexy wireless push-up top and a low rise bottom with a metallic peace sign detail on the hip. Available in white/copper and yellow/silver, the tops and bottoms are sold separately and cost just $10.99 and $6.99 respectively (from VictoriaSecret.com). * Top Shop have a red and purple not-quite-pin-stripe two-piece that's as close as a bikini gets to punk rock ($50 from TopShop.com). * If you like to hit the beach in something that's barely there, Billabong have the perfect minimal bikini with spaghetti ties. Tops and bottoms are sold separately ($19.99 each) and are available in neon yellow and black (from UrbanOutfitters.com). * Finally if you're on a budget (and even if you're not) you'll love these cute string bikinis with ruffle detail available in turquoise/green/white plaid and turquoise/white gingham (from OldNavy.com). The plaid tops and bottoms are just $10 each. The similarly styled gingham tops and bottoms are even more of a steal at just $8 each.