Move over, little black dress! LBBs (that’s “little black bikinis”) stole the spotlight this summer. From Bar Rafaeli, who just Tweeted her ebony two-piece from Mykonos, Greece, to Rihanna, Kate Hudson, Lea Michele, and more, the LBB was the most popular look on the sands. Click through to see more of our favorite celebrity bikinis this year.
Celebrities love cheering on Olympic athletes, too! While we were busy enjoying the games from our couches, Bar Refaeli and Shaun White took in Michael Phelps‘s latest race from the stands with the Phelps family. And Prince William and Duchess Catherine returned to Olympic Park to cheer on Will’s cousin, Zara, as she competed in her equestrian competition—and won silver! Click through for more celebrity sightings in London.
It’s been a super-hot summer, in more ways than one: As temperatures across the country climbed to near-record highs, stars like Kim Kardashian headed seaside to frolic, clad in a slew of sexy, stylish swimsuits. Now that Labor Day is looming just around the corner, InStyle.com takes a look back at the best celebrity bikinis of 2010. Click through the gallery below to see our top picks now!
1. Kate Beckinsale chops her long hair to shoulder-length for summer. [PeopleStyleWatch.com]
2. Get a pair of Manolo Blahniks for 20% off at Bluefly today! [Bluefly.com]
3. Which ’80s film should Hollywood remake next? Ferris Bueller, anyone? [Popwatch.EW.com]
4. Take a peek at the late Alexander McQueen’s mesmerizing fall shoe collection. [Instyle.co.uk]
5. Bar Refaeli shows us how to look chic seven days a week. [Modelinia.com]
6. Jennifer Hudson and Alicia Keys are some of the divas who sing on the new Sex and The City 2 soundtrack. [EOnline.com]
Sexy supermodel Bar Refaeli sizzles in Passionata‘s just-released Fall 2010 ad campaign. In her second season as the face of the French lingerie line, the Israeli beauty showed her coquettish side in a ruffled stripe balconette bra and matching garter briefs (right), which she paired with a sweet red flowered headband and sleek ruby stilettos. Click on for more gorgeous pics from Refaeli’s Passionata campaign!
“And God Created Women” announced the program for Marc Jacob’s Fall 2010 show for Louis Vuitton, where iconic supermodels and voluptuous Victoria’s Secret Angels paraded retro sexy clothes around the courtyard fountain at the Louvre. Laetitia Casta opened the show in a full-skirted ’50s dress with decolletage aplenty, followed by Karolina Kurkova, Adriana Lima, Alessandra Ambrosio and Bar Refaeli in ladylike looks, like petticoats, waist-cinching tweeds and innocent floral frocks. For the finale, Elle Macpherson debuted a glamorous blush-colored gown with corseted bustier, which looked amazing on her hourglass figure. Thank you Marc Jacobs for proving that clothes really do look best on women with curves!
Tankini, monokini, one-piece, two-piece? Shopping for swimwear is stressful enough without worrying about staying on-trend. Luckily, Sports Illustrated cover girl Bar Rafaeli paired up with Hurley to design an ultra-soft, ultra-simple little black bikini. “It has good support, it’s adjustable, it dries quickly,” says the supermodel, “and it’s black—timeless and sexy for any age or style.” Which means—no need to swimsuit shop for seasons to come!.
Little Black Bikini, $120; buy online now at hurley.com.