Every winter Sports Illustrated publishes its much-awaited annual swimsuit issue, filled with tan, willowy models in poses that suggest they are equally adept at indoor sports.
Eye candy for many male readers, the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit issue also works as a shopping guide for women, cluing them into the latest swimsuits, bathing suits, bikinis, and thongs for the beach. According to one designer, the magazine receives some 30,000 new swimsuits every year and culls the best for its models. And make no mistake: Women do buy the issue as a fashion guide to the sexiest suits to wear on a vacation or honeymoon.
Where to Buy Sports Illustrated Swimsuits
Want to wear what the models do? Below are links to some of the best-looking beachwear brands that have appeared in Sports Illustrated's Swimsuit edition this year as well as in previous ones.
Designer Luli Fama's swimsuits appear every year in the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit issue. Fama's sexy, pretty, and ultra-hot bikinis offer buyers a choice of tops and bottoms.
Although none of Hawaii's gorgeous beaches were featured in last year's Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition, Irina Shayk wore a suit from Maui Girl in the issue, as did Gigi Hadid in Tahiti.
On Zanzibar, Chrissy Teigen graced an Agua Bedita suit. Although it left little to the imagination, this Columbian brand offers other suits that are somewhat less revealing, but no less sexy.
Yes, that was Lily Aldridge in a Victoria’s Secret suit in the Turks & Caicos. What makes suits from this company appealing is that for many styles, customers can mix and match tops and bottoms for a range of looks.
So little fabric, so much sex appeal, Indah swimsuits barely covered the models.
What's distinctive about these bikinis is that they are crocheted for peekaboo styling. Nina Agdal wore one in Zanzibar.
Robyn Lawley wore a suit by the designer on Petit St. Vincent. Note: Although no fur was used on the garment, Kors does create fashion using the skins of animals that have been killed for vanity.