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From the pages of the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue and beyond, swimsuit supermodels make posing in bikinis and one pieces look ridiculously easy. Let’s pay homage to a few icons, shall we?

Cheryl Tiegs

Often described as the first American supermodel, Ms. Tiegs graced the cover of the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition twice, while her “Pink Bikini” poster from 1978 remains one of the decade’s most famous and sought-after images. She was the first model featured on the SI cover more than once, and the image of her in a fishnet bathing suit that exposed her nipples...well, it’s no surprise she became a household name! Tiegs went on to enjoy a tremendously successful modeling career, and later worked as an actress, designer and author.

Christie Brinkley

The first supermodel to appear on the cover of the SI Swimsuit Edition three years in a row, the blonde beauty is still celebrated for her golden California girl looks. Brinkley’s contract with Cover Girl was the longest modeling contract in history, spanning some 20 years. Famously married four times, the Uptown Girl’s second marriage was to Billy Joel, with whom she has a daughter, Alexa. Brinkley appeared in numerous music videos with her rock star hubby, including the aforementioned “Uptown Girl.”  An actress and businesswoman as well as a model, Brinkley most recently starred as Roxie Hart in Chicago.

Kathy Ireland

One of the world’s most wealthy former models thanks to her brand marketing company Kathy Ireland Worldwide, the stunning brunette appeared in 13 consecutive issues of the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition. One of her covers was named the top cover of all time at the magazine’s recent 50th anniversary celebration! Discovered at 16, Ireland has written six books, including three children’s books, and has appeared in a number of television and movie roles.

Elle Macpherson

Famously known as “The Body,” Elle Macpherson has enjoyed a successful career as a supermodel, actress, television host and businesswoman. Renowned for her record five SI Swimsuit covers, the Australian supermodel has also appeared in Playboy. Acting appearances include the movies Sirens and If Lucy Fell, and five episodes of Friends. And that’s just the tip of the proverbial iceberg for Macpherson!

Look for Part Two of this series to learn about other swimsuit icons!

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Gorgeous Coverups for Swimwear

Monday, July 28, 2014

Coverups for swimwear are chic, oh-so-fabulous options for stepping out onto the beach, attending your next yacht party, lounging by the hotel pool, and more. Check out a few of the many stunning coverups available at Canyon Beachwear and make this your most stylish summer ever!


Vitamin A Modernist Elisa Pareo

The Modernist Elisa Pareo coverup from Vitamin A features “custom abstract artwork” in a silk-modal blend. Semi-sheer, lightweight, and versatile, this option easily works as a wrap skirt or a scarf, both head and otherwise. Enjoy rocking this so-chic option all over your favorite shore town or tropical island!


OndadeMar Stripes Tank Maxi Dress

A swimwear coverup that works as an off-the-beach summer dress, the Stripes Tank Maxi piece from OndadeMar might be your new favorite seaside option! Features include hi-lo stripes, a “tank” top, and criss-crossed straps. Wear this elasticized cotton jersey to the beach, then add your favorite pair of wedge heels and a few choice accessories and rock it at nighttime. Boardwalk fun, anyone?


Cia Maritima Strap Dress With Gold Ring on the Back

This gorgeous coverup dress is another sexy option that easily works off the beach as well as on. Featuring string straps and a wide back with a gold ring gathering, the dress is a definite show-stopper! Wear it to your favorite seaside restaurant in addition to rocking it on the beach.


Sunsets Black Long Sleeve Crew Neck UV Top

Wear the Black Long Sleeve Crew Neck UV Top from Sunsets and keep your skin perfect all summer long! Its features are awesome, and include adjustable shirring at the side seams, which allows you to customize coverage. Additional features include an ultraviolet protection factor of 50+, which protects against UVA and UVB rays. What’s not to love?


Swim Systems Dreamcatcher Azalea Patio Pants

A pair of easy-to-pull-on pants from Swim Systems, this crochet coverup is as comfortable as it is chic. Wear the full-length pants with matching Swim Systems solids or any other coordinating print. The fixed elastic waistband includes a drawstring so you may adjust it as needed. Nice!


Rapz Long Sleeves Cotton Tunic

The Long Sleeves Cotton Tunic by Rapz is a stunning option that hits the mid-thigh. Featuring bell sleeves, it looks just as good with jeans and heels as it does as a beach coverup!

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If you can’t get enough of women in bathing suits (like most people), read on. There’s plenty more swimsuit icons to check out!


Tyra Banks

Tyra Banks was the first African-American woman to appear on the cover of the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition. She was also the first African-American woman to appear on the cover of GQ. Banks’s highly-successful modeling career gave way to movie and television success, including her work with America’s Next Top Model, which was backed by her production company. The beauteous Banks also has her own beauty and fashion website,, and has worked on so many other projects it’s impossible to list them all!


Rebecca Romijn

Now better known as an actress, the beautiful Rebecca Romijn got her start as model, and appeared on the cover of Sports Illustrated in 1999. Married to Greek hunk John Stamos from 1998 to 2004, Romijn has been hitched to American hunk Jerry O’Connell since 2007. They have twin daughters together.


Heidi Klum

The stunning German model gained international fame due to her several SI cover appearances, and created a career that includes television hosting, producing, designing and more. Named one of the world’s top-earning models by Forbes in 2011, Klum also worked extensively as a Victoria’s Secret Angel. She married English R&B singer Seal in 2005 and spawned some children, however the union ended in 2012. These days, Klum is arguably best known for Project Runway.


Rachel Hunter

One-third of SI’s dream cover team in 1994 along with Elle Macpherson and Kathy Ireland, Rachel Hunter appeared within the magazine’s pages on more than one occasion. She has also acted in television series and in movies, and was known for marrying rocker Rod Stewart, who is 24 years her senior. The couple married in 1990 (when she was 21) and had two children together, but separated in 1999. Their divorce was finalized seven years later.


Paulina Porizkova

Czech-born, Porizkova was one of the most highly-coveted models of the 1980s, with her 1984 and 1985 SI covers considered quite iconic. She was, after all, the first Central European woman to appear on the magazine’s cover! The gorgeous model appeared in several videos for rock band The Cars, and in 1989 married frontman Ric Ocasek. They have two children together. She’s even been the subject of numerous rock songs, including ‘Paulina’ by No Doubt.


Who are your favorite women in bathing suits??

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