“Unleash Your Inner Fashionista: Embrace the Itsy Bitsy Bikini Trend like Dua Lipa and Street Style Icons for a Sizzling Fall Wardrobe Update”

Over the weekend, Dua Lipa marked her 27th birthday by sporting a crystal bra top and not much else. However, she’s not alone in ditching traditional shirts in favor of something more daring. This new fashion trend, referred to as ‘swimtimates’ by Vogue, involves wearing a bra or swimwear as streetwear. It has quickly taken over as the hottest trend of the season.

Dua Lipa celebrated her 27th birthday wearing a look by Marc Jacobs, made complete with a  crystal bra

On her 27th birthday, Dua Lipa donned a stylish outfit by Marc Jacobs, which included a crystal-encrusted bra to complete the look.

Dua is not the only one forgoing a traditional shirt in favor of something a little (ok, a lot!) saucier

It’s not just Dua who is ditching the traditional shirt for a more daring outfit. There are plenty of others who are opting for something a little (or a lot!) more provocative.

The burgeoning trend, dubbed

Vogue has coined a new trend called “swimtimates” that involves wearing a bra or swimsuit as everyday clothes. On a special occasion, Dua looked gorgeous in an all-white outfit designed by Marc Jacobs. Her long dark hair was styled with a few strands adding texture and volume over her carpenter jacket. She also accessorized with a western-style belt, gold rings, and a shoulder bag. To complete her denim-on-denim look, the “Levitating” singer wore sky-high platform shoes.

When it comes to wearing a bikini top as an actual top there are a few styling tricks to follow to get it right. Social media star Nina Sandbech gave her ladylike Chanel suit a sexy spin with an embellished string bikini top

If you’re thinking of wearing a bikini top as a regular top, there are some tips to keep in mind. Firstly, treat it like a piece of lingerie that you want to flaunt. Secondly, layer it under a tailored jacket or blazer to create a bold and eye-catching outfit. Social media influencer Nina Sandbech recently demonstrated this in Copenhagen, pairing a bubblegum pink Chanel suit with a bedazzled string bikini top. She accessorized with a Chanel bag, sparkling sunglasses, red heels, and a playful manicure to complete her stylish ensemble.

A Chanel bag, bedazzled sunglasses, red heels and a fun mani completed her fashion week outfit of the day

She sported a stylish ensemble for fashion week, pairing a chic Chanel bag with bedazzled sunglasses, trendy red heels, and a playful manicure to complete the look.

A guest at Copenhagen Fashion week paired a white stink bikini with a tan jacket and matching skirt

A guest at London Fashion Week donned a white wrap-around bikini top with a jacket and high waisted bottoms

Attendees at Copenhagen Fashion Week on the left and London Fashion Week on the right, were seen sporting white swimsuits paired with warm-toned separates.

Actress Valentina Zenere attended the 'Eli' photocall during the 25th Malaga Film Festival in Malaga, Spain wearing a black sequin bikini top in place of a bra

Valentina Zenere, the famous actress, made an appearance at the 25th Malaga Film Festival in Malaga, Spain for the ‘Eli’ photocall. She got everyone’s attention as she opted to wear a black sequin bikini top instead of a bra.

Anna Winter was spotted in Germany looking like a fashion plate in an all black look

Anna Winter was recently seen in Germany, rocking an all-black ensemble that exuded a chic and stylish vibe. Her fashion sense was on point and she looked absolutely stunning in her outfit.

Guests at Copenhagen Fashion Week embraced swimwear as outerwear

A guest at Copenhagen Fashion Week makes a case for the white bikini top

During the Copenhagen Fashion Week, there was a new trend gaining popularity which involved incorporating swimwear into streetwear fashion. The fashion set took this trend to the next level by making it more fashionable and edgy.

Kourtney Kardashian set pulses soaring at the 2019 E! People's Choice Awards, and she did it in a pant suit and bathing suit top

Kourtney Kardashian made a bold statement at the 2019 E! People’s Choice Awards by donning a unique outfit combination of a pant suit and a bathing suit top. Her daring fashion choice was sure to turn heads and attract attention.

A guest outside Munthe during Copenhagen Fashion Week stylishly showed off all her underpinnings in an oversized blue blazer and low-slung sequin skirt

During Copenhagen Fashion Week, a guest outside Munthe displayed her fashionable underpinnings by pairing an oversized blue blazer with a low-slung sequin skirt. To rock a bikini top sans outerwear, take cues from Kim Kardashian and go for a monochromatic look. Even a simple bathing suit can feel elevated when sticking to one color scheme. For a night out with her friends, billionaire Kim K opted for a metallic triangle bikini top and matching leggings from her own brand, Skims. Model Winnie Harlow also nailed the look at the PLT x Winnie Harlow event in a printed string bikini top and coordinating pants. Meanwhile, Anne Winters wore a black bikini and matching wide-leg pants to the world premiere of Disney’s “Luca” at El Capitan Theatre.

For a night on the town with her girls, Kim Kardashian looked party ready in metallic triangle bikini top with matching leggings from her solutions brand, Skims

Kim Kardashian was all set to hit the town with her girlfriends as she donned a stunning metallic triangle bikini top and leggings that were part of her very own Skims solutions brand.

Supermodel Winnie Harlow donned a coordinating set

Actress Anne Winters took the sexy look to the carpet in a monochromatic look

Collaboration is essential to achieving the desired aesthetic, just like how models such as Winnie Harlow and actress Anne Winters showcase it.


During Copenhagen Fashion Week for Spring/Summer 2023, Fia Hamelijnck donned a unique and trendy outfit consisting of pink cargo pants, a sparkling pink bikini top, and a matching pink sweater while making her way outside Saks Potts. This fashion star certainly knows how to make a statement with her bold and playful style choices.

Ahead of her time, Paris Hilton has been rocking bathing suits as shirts for over twenty years

Paris Hilton has been a trendsetter for quite some time now. One of her most iconic fashion statements has been wearing bathing suits as tops. This style choice may have seemed unconventional at the time, but Paris was ahead of her time. She has been rocking this look for over two decades and it is still as fashionable as ever.

On the streets of Copenhagen, a fashion week guest transition her swimsuit into streetwear

A fashion week attendee in Copenhagen was spotted sporting a unique look by transforming her swimsuit into an unconventional streetwear outfit.

A model walked the runway for Brandon Maxwell during NYFW looking ever so chic

Brandon Maxwell perfected the bathing suit as streetwear look

In September last year, Brandon Maxwell, an American designer, showcased his latest collection featuring chic ensembles that included swimsuit tops on the runway.

The best thing about this trend is that you can get more wear out of your favorite summer swimsuit. With the right layers and accessories, there's no reason you can't wear your bikinis well into fall

One of the perks of this trend is that you can extend the life of your favorite summer swimsuit. By layering and accessorizing appropriately, there’s no reason why you can’t don your bikinis well into autumn. To fully take advantage of this trend, it helps to have a flat tummy that you’re proud to flaunt. Carlos Leon and Menna Olvera, co-owners of The Oleon House, recommend a specific diet and exercise regimen for achieving enviable abs. According to Carlos, “Abs start in the kitchen,” so it’s crucial to avoid sugary, salty, and processed foods. Meanwhile, Menna suggests doing downward dog to plank and holding for 30 seconds, repeating four times, and avoiding red wine and brown alcohol. By following these tips, you’ll be ready to rock this trend with confidence and style.

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