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Remember the nervous thrill of going for a swim in your undies because you didn’t have a bathing suit handy? In fact, haven’t we all been to high school or college pool parties where swimsuits were just, ahem, unnecessary?

Well, the growing trend of “swimgerie” — undergarments that work as both lingerie and swimwear — could make that nearly naughty rite of passage a …

Jemma Jube’s Sizzling Crochet Bikini
Posted by amy | May 27, 2011

Plenty of swimwear designers have tried their hand at that old favorite, the crochet bikini. But not many are daring enough to go for the see-through, macramé-inspired knit that is the centerpiece of Jemma Jube‘s new swim collection.

JJ’s Suzie bikini is a revealing little number inspired by 1960s’ swim styles and is guaranteed to have more than a few eyes following you …

Here’ a find: unique swimwear looks patterned after early 20th Century men’s swimsuits.

This collection comes from conceptual fashion designer Monika Zajaczkowska of Poland, and will likely be hard to find without contacting the designer directly. But it’s such a clever idea that we’re hoping some North American designers will take a hint.

Not everything in MZ’s 2011 swim range borrows from the men’s vintage …

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Rebellious Retro Looks from Toronto’s Minnow Bathers
Posted by connie | April 27, 2011

If you love the look of vintage bathing suits but don’t relish slipping on a pre-used maillot then Minnow Bathers has a perfect solution, namely fun suits in great prints and vintage-inspired designs.

The Toronto-based company founded by Karen Donaldson and Vanessa Warrack a couple of years back has really come into its own with the recent Minnow Bathers Spring/Summer 2011 collection.

One-piece floral cutouts …

Irina Shayk on SI’s 2011 Swimsuit Issue
Posted by richard | February 15, 2011
Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition 2011

Today should be one of the least productive days ever for the North American workforce, as Sports Illustrated releases the 2011 Swimsuit Edition in every conceivable media platform — including those bulky old-school magazines.

This year you can digitally thumb through the annual skinfest on your iPad or iPhone, Galaxy or Android devices. In addition, SI’s website and Facebook page include more than 100 hours …

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