Every winter Sports Illustrated publishes its much-awaited annual swimsuit issue
, filled with tan, willowy models in poses that suggest they are equally adept at indoor sports.
Eye candy for many male readers, the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit issue also works as a shopping guide for women, cluing them in to the latest swim suits, bathing suits, bikinis, and thongs for the beach. Below are some of the best-looking beachwear brands appearing in Sports Illustrated's Swimsuit edition.
Designer Luli Fama
's swimsuits appear every year in the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit issue. Fama's sexy, pretty, and ultra-hot bikinis offer buyers a choice of tops and bottoms. In 2014, Chrissy Teigen and Nina Agdal wore her suits in the Cook Islands. In Madagascar, Jessica Gomes graced the bikini a different model wears at right.
Heidi Klum kicked off the 50th anniversary edition of the issue in a white wisp of a string bikini by Letarte.
The company that made its name in sexy underwear now offers beachwear. Separate bikini tops and bottoms, one pieces and coverups are in the brand's swimwear line. Eberjay bikinis appear throughout the 2014 issue, including one worn by Chrissy Teigen in the Cook Islands.
Low-cost, high-style retailer Target made quite a splash in this year's Swimsuit Edition. Many of the models donned their suits and bikinis. Kate Upton wore a sparkly stretch bikini from the Target Limited Edition Swimsuit Collection in her zero-gravity portfolio. At $35, it was one of the most affordable in the pages.
Becca swim bikinis traveled to the Jersey Shore for the 2014 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit edition.
So little fabric, so much sex appeal, Indah swimsuits barely covered the models in the seashore town of Cape May, NJ as well as in Switzerland.
Everything But Water sells swimsuits made by several designers whose creations appear in the magazine. Emily DiDonato wore a Lucky Brand suit in Switzerland that is available from this online retailer.
Not for the meek, Mikoh's stringular sensations draw water lovers into the sea. In Madagascar, Jessica Gomes wore one of the creations.
If you've got the figure to wear one of these body-hugging swimsuits (and the cash to spend on this pricy designer label), you'll be one in a million on the beach or at the pool. Valerie van der Graaf donned one in Brazil.