For this second installment of our top picks from Sports Illustrated’s 2012 Swimsuit Edition, we’re starting off with bright and bold colors. An SI rookie last year, Cinita Dicker dons the Bendito Libya by Agua Bendita Swimwear, a suit that’s sexy & fun. This string bikini features ribbon embroidery and tassel fringe detail along with a multitude of vibrant colors throughout. This two piece swimsuit provides moderate coverage at the rear and central ruching detail for a flattering fit.
Our covergirl reigns again in a Beach Bunny design. Kate was featured in a second striped two piece from Beach Bunny Swimwear, but this one’s not quite as sweet, it’s a little more…nautical. The We Found Love bikini features mitered stripes and gold ruffle detailing. A unique design features the ruffle detailing at the leg holes for a feminine look. A triangle top is spiced up with the stripes and a gold piping detail down the center. This suit provides moderate coverage at the rear and is sure to attract some eyes and sink some hearts.
Now we’re looking for a sweet side again and we’ve certainly found it with a cherry printed bikini. Adaora was photographed along the coasts of Australia in fiery red styles. This Nigerian model gives a more serious face with this super sweet bikini, the Cote D’Azur Cherry Underwire by Nanette Lepore. The underwire top provides padding and clasps at the back. A bow tie detail at the center bust increases this two piece’s charm. A hipster bottom features bow detail at the sides and provides full coverage at the rear. Adaora shows us the perfect mix of sweet and sexy with this cherry bikini.
And lastly, we have Kirby again, a model who began her high fashion modeling career in our home of Miami, Florida. Kirby’s shoot was in Zambia and again she’s pictured in a vibrant colored two piece. The Papillon Halter Bikini by Nanette Lepore shows off an exotic print with a wonderful mix of colors. Ruffle detailing at the halter top straps and waistline of the string bottom add a feminine touch. This rising model is trying her luck in the wonderful world of acting, we hope to see her on the big screen soon.
Our top picks have now been announced and the magazine is on news stands now for you to pick up…the only thing left to do is treat yourself to a little shopping spree in honor of this swimsuit madness.