The Photoshop wizard behind this Target bathing suit ad combines two of the worst possible character traits for a graphic designer: A fetishization of thinness, and utter incompetence at image editing. More
We love lingerie, but we are definitely not down with 4-year-old girls feeling like they need to wear bras to fit in with their friends. More
Kim Kardashian fulfilled her obligations as a modern celebrity and justified her post-baby existence by posing in a bikini on the cover of US Weekly. More
This Victoria’s Secret model lost a body part and still does not make us want to buy this bikini. More
Courtney Stodden was recently spotted using her inexplicable fame for a good cause when she donned a lettuce bikini and gave out free veggie dogs to tourists on Hollywood Boulevard for PeTA’s “Get Fit, Go Veg!” campaign. More
The frothing, megalomaniacal version of the Monopoly man from your dystopian nightmares has some strong feelings about the news that Miss World will be forgoing the bikini competition of their Indonesian leg this year, so as not to “offend Muslims in Indonesia” (per the always-reliable and even-handed Gretchen Carlson).
British women are over bikinis this year, and we think that’s awesome. More
Feeling pressure to slim down for your bikini? Don’t. The only thing that actually creates a “bikini body” is to put a bikini on your body (or to make a body out of bikinis, I guess). More
We make fun of Gwyneth Paltrow a lot here at The Gloss, but that’s typically just us poking at her ridiculously out-of-touch attitude toward money, food and the world at large.
Now, though, she’s being hit with a whole lot of criticism from all directions for selling bikinis to children on GOOP. I’m admittedly not opposed to bikinis for kids — so they’re wearing two pieces of cloth instead of one, big deal — but I am totally disturbed by the photos GOOP is using to market these bikinis to children. More
Sorry all of your news today is “age inappropriate things are going on in China” but toddlers are now modeling in bikinis for auto shows in the 2012 Chutian Automobile Culture Festival.
Watching a toddler in a bikini strokes a car seductively is probably the most off-putting thing I can imagine, so I’m always fascinated in the mentality that means that anyone would think this was a good idea. More
High five, Judge! More
Elizabeth Hurley is still very real, you guys. We weren’t entirely sure what the onetime Austin Powers love interest did with her time until this morning, though, when we found out 1) she designs swimwear and 2) she’s involved in a scandal thanks to that swimwear line’s kid’s collection. Hurley calls the looks “fun” on her website, but parents who hate fun have banded together with a child protection charity in the U.K. and are accusing Hurley of sexualizing young girls. More
People are really pissed about this. More