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All Swimsuits Should Be Miami-Inspired | Vanity Fair

Summer’s sweaty, sultry, and scorching hot days are in full swing, especially in the sunshine state where Miami Swim Week will be kicking off this weekend. Naturally, we unraveled some swim-spiration on our end that will have you all covered and ready to endure summertime’s dog days in style. Here, 10 of the most irresistible one-piece swimsuits and cover-ups to hit the beach and flaunt that bod.

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First Sports Illustrated swimsuit cover girl discovered in S. Florida

Before Cheryl and Christie and Tyra and Heidi graced the covers of Sports Illustrated's swimsuit issues, there was Babette.

Discovered on Fort Lauderdale beach as a teenager, Babette Beatty went on to become the first cover star for the wildlypopular annual publication that turned 50 this month.

The shot captured the 22-year-old German-born beauty (who went by her maiden name of Babette March) smiling as she sported a white leather bikini on a beach in Mexico. At the time, she said, it was just another modeling job.

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Why Are Swimsuits So Expensive? | Stuff.co.nz

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Why Are Swimsuits So Expensive? | Stuff.co.nz

For many women it's a summer ritual: walk into a clothing store, pluck a playful swimsuit from a throng of brightly coloured cousins, flip over the price tag - and hastily return the suit to its rack, lest it automatically charge itself to your credit card. The price of a women's swimsuit - that uniform of summer vacations and sweltering poolside afternoons - can easily hit $150 or more, even by brands not found on Rodeo Drive. How can a scant

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