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Make way for the gran-bods! Bikini sales soar among women thanks to confident role models

First came the dad-bod, prompted by a candid picture taken earlier this year of Leonardo DiCaprio on the beach, which was quickly followed by a barrage of #mombod social media pictures. Both terms have been used to celebrate the real-life bodies of men and women, largely as part of a backlash to the controversial ‘beach […]

This Study About Which Types of Women’s Bodies Men Prefer Is Pointless and Irresponsible

Loose Women panellist Stacey Solomon has been praised on social media for sharing a video celebrating her “muffin top, saggy boobs and stretch marks”. The former X Factor singer posted footage on Instagram in which she wears a white bikini and describes her body. She said she was “celebrating her society labelled imperfections” which “tell […]

From Bikinis to Burkinis, Regulating What Women Wear

In the midst of France’s fight over banning the burkini, the bikini is celebrating its 70th anniversary, and photographs chronicling its debut and early history in the 1940s, ’50s and ’60s are on display in one of Paris’s chic galleries, prompting parallels to the uproar over the burkini today. What is it about women’s swimwear […]

The Secret to Confidence Starts with bikinis, says new Sears Canada Survey of Canadian Women

TORONTO, June 20, 2017 /CNW/ – Are a woman’s bare necessities her key to confidence? “Yes,” says a new survey from Sears Canada where more than 80 per cent of Canadian women state that a beautiful set of bra and panties makes them feel confident and sexy. The survey, conducted by Maru/Matchbox on their online […]


On 5 July 1946, a French engineer and designer unveiled an outfit “smaller than the world’s smallest swimsuit”. Louis Réard, who had recently taken over his mother’s lingerie business, knew that the two-piece would make considerable impact, so he aptly named it after Bikini Atoll – the test site for the atomic bomb located in […]

Still the one: Versatile one-piece womens bikinis are stylish and budget-friendly

Move over, skimpy bikinis! With new designs, bold colors, sassy slogans and a dose of star power, one-piece swimwear is your best bet this season. “Baywatch” stars sizzled on the big screen this spring in sleek red swimwear — courtesy of Baltimore-based Under Armour, which helped to design the suits. Miss District of Columbia, Kára […]

Loose Women strip to their bikinis to show off real bodies and ‘stick two fingers up’ at air brushing

Panelists including Coleen Nolan, Stacey Soloman and Janet Street-Porter donned their best garments to be papped by legendary photographer Bryan Adams, who has previously taken snaps of The Queen and Kate Moss. Not bad company, eh? The shots are all to promote Body Stories week on the lunchtime TV show, which will run all week […]

Sports Illustrated models debut sexy swimwear for real women

Miami Swim Week is always a hot ticket. But this year’s swimwear showcase was especially steamy. Sports Illustrated Swimsuit topped the annual event’s Saturday show with the debut of its body-inclusive Sports Illustrated Swim and Active apparel line, shown on a stunning cast of curvy, real-women models. The bathing beauties, all finalists in a contest […]

Daring to bare! Topless sunbakers and women in skimpy bikinis beating the heat on beaches face hefty $1100 FINES

Beachgoers wearing barely-there swimwear or even nothing at all could receive $1100 fines for doing so. Those daring to bare at Sydney’s many beaches could get the hefty fines or be forced to leave under legislation. But they aren’t likely to get one, as the laws are old and councils have relaxed the enforcement of […]