LOOK OUT FOR: Print or bright-coloured bikini
tops, or dark one-pieces with a sexy open back to maximise your top half; High-cut bikini
bottoms in one solid block of colour; Simple bottoms - avoid side strings or bikini
detailing that draws attention to your lower half.
CELEBRATE the 60th anniversary of the bikini
in style - by splashing out on some new summer swimwear.
1951: The wearing of bikinis
is banned at the Miss World pageant.
One of Hollywood's best known bikini
shots was Ursula Andress emerging from the seas as Honey Rider in the 1962 Bond movie Dr No
The 1960s band, known for such hits as ``Surfin' USA'' and ``California Girls,'' will be playing alongside the California Miss Hawaiian Tropic Bikini
Start raising the temperature, with the Hot Pink Suedette bikini
, left, (padded triangle bra, pounds 15; padded regular bra, pounds 18 and briefs, pounds 12) or the Steel Blue Lurex Ultralift sensation (bra pounds 18, briefs pounds 12).
Above: Coral sparkle halterneck bikini
, pounds 107, Anna Club by La Perla (0171 436 5864)
The first glimpse of the two-piece caused a stir on America's silver screen in 1933's the Gold Diggers," said Doug Guller, owner of Bikinis
Bar and Grill in Austin, Texas.
Before long, bikinis
became ubiquitous all over the Europe, and then around the world.
It's a sign that holiday time is just around the corner when you see the shops all full of lovely bikinis
, sarongs and sunglasses.
Inspired by the word refresh, our designers from the RELLECIGA Industry Design Institute (RIDI for short) in Paris, France are very passionate about refreshing your life with a very new design of bikini
- the RIKINI.
But bras and bikinis
were invented to cover and support a woman's breasts.
MIEKA SMILES picks out five of this season's most beach-worthy bikinis
Turquoise and purple frill bikini
set, pounds 32 top, pounds 17 bottom, Simplyyours.
Super Model Nadine Strittmatter Chooses MINX Bikinis
For Summer 2012
The 54-year-old star also has believes there is a demand for the skimpy garment, consisting of a copper bra fastened over the neck complete with matching copper bikini
bottoms and is planning to come out with a line of metal bikinis
for women over 40.