Celebrate National Bikini Day With These Victoria’s Secret, SI Swimsuit Models [SLIDESHOW]

Katie Jerkovich | Contributor

It’s been 71 years since designer Louis Reard debuted the bikini swimsuit, which makes Wednesday National Bikini Day.

The revealing suit at first was not popular, but thanks to Hollywood stars like Raquel Welch, Brigitte Bardot, and music like the “Itsy Bitsy Teenie-Weenie Yellow Polkadot Bikini,” sales for the suit began to take off in the 1960s. (RELATED: Kate Upton Topless On 2017 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Cover)

Gigi Hadid rocked this bikini shot from her SI Swimsuit shoot.

Gigi Hadid rocked this bikini shot from her SI Swimsuit shoot. (photo: Instagram)

To celebrate the day, we scoured the social media account of Victoria’s Secret and Sports Illustrated Swimsuit models like Emily Ratajkowski, Kate Upton, Gigi Hadid and Alessandra Ambrosio. (RELATED: Alessandra Ambrosio Covering Up With Nothing But Her Arms And Legs Will Leave You Speechless)

Here are a few of the most recent shots they and others have shared wearing the two-piece. At times the models wear nothing but the bikini bottoms. The photos come from all over the world.


Katie Jerkovich



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