The 9 Sexiest Bikinis of 2009

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Spring is here – the days are longer, warmer and suddenly there’s sexy in the air. And slight panic, as women everywhere realize that in just three short months their derrieres will be bare by the pool and on the beach.

Yes, it’s bikini season, ladies, and while tightening and tanning is totally your business, I’m happy to share with you a few of this season’s sexy and stylish bikinis. Because I believe the time is now to celebrate our bodies, and what better way to celebrate than to wear a bikini?

Here are a few of my favorites:


Loyale Hermosa Bikini

This sweet, flirty suit is made of 100% organic cotton and low impact dyes. Soft and subtle, the top offers extra coverage via an empire-like elastic waist-line. The sassy bottoms are just the right type of small, the “not-too” kind. Great coverage and still oh-so-sexy. The Hermosa is available in small and medium (large is sold out) at Beklina for $98.


Meadow Red Luna Bamboo Bikini

Made of bamboo and organic cotton with 2% spandex, the Red Luna is a slightly sophisticated bikini that says sporty with a touch of sweet. This basic two-piece has a cute bow-tie over the booty. Simple but definitely sexy, the Red Luna is available in XS-L at The Oko Box for $92.


Nikster Earth Bikini

This suit has a Brazilian bottom (a.k.a. itty bitty, teeny weeny) with a bandeau top. It isn’t for the modest or meek. The Earth Bikini’s special features are the bamboo rings perfectly placed on the hips and cleavage. The rings are hardly a new idea, but I’m never tired of their sassy implications. It’s made in the U.S. of bamboo, soy and organic cotton and comes in black or brown. Find the Earth Bikini in XS-L (top and bottom sized separately) at Nikster for $120.


Kelly B. Ruffled Wrap Bikini

This suit looks comfy without being frumpy and might be the perfect choice for those who like a more covered look. It’s sporty with a touch of girly. The ruffly wrap-around halter top is the comfy I was referring to, and the bottoms have gathers in just the right spots. It’s fully lined and made of 90% organic cotton with 10% spandex. The Ruffled Wrap Bikini comes in white and is available in XS, M and L at BTC Elements for $124.

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JungleGurl Mikaela Bikini

JungleGurl is the brainchild of former model Natalie Golonka, who makes her one-of-a-kind swimsuits from the recycled vintage garments collected during her travels. The suits come in three styles, the Mikaela being your basic bikini with a triangle top and matching string-tie bottoms. It comes in a myriad of colorful and eye-catching fabrics and is available in sizes XS-L at JungleGurl for $220.


Machja Organic Sirena Bikini

The Sirena Bikini makes a unique statement with its strapless top and boy-cut bottoms made of organic cotton and spandex. I love the simple lines of this suit that say sexy, sporty and “I’m not your average bikini”. The Organic Sirena comes in cream with a pink floral print (low impact dye, of course!) or blue with a dark blue print, both available in sizes S-L for $72 at The Oko Box.


Aaron Chang Rincon Paradise Bikini

This suit has a slider halter top and string-tie bottoms, both reversible in black or an ocean-blue print that’s meant to mimic the surf. The Rincon Paradise Bikini is polyester, but wait”¦it’s eco kind, made using recycled plastic bottles. Better in the bikini than floating in the ocean, don’t you think? Available in S,M,L find it at Faeries Dance for $99.


Anna Cohen Teal Triangle Bikini

What you see is what you get, with some added eco for ease of mind. This simple, sexy swimsuit is made using leftover fabric from the manufacture of Olympic speed skater uniforms. Nothing extra, nothing wasted, just a low-low rise bottom and a double-tie triangle top. The Teal Triangle Bikini is available in small and medium at BTC Elements for $98.


Tropi-Ties Butterfly Bikini

Here’s another eye-catching and breathtaking summer suit, this one made from hemp, organic cotton and bamboo. More bamboo rings on the top and bottom, as well as string-ties around the neck and back. What I adore most is the cream-colored fabric with subtle but fabulous texture. Even better, the Butterfly Bikini is on sale for $79 at Tropi-ties (available in S-L).

I hope at least one of these suits appealed to your inner sexy, but more than that I hope yours is a summer full of self-celebration!

top images via Ashley Paige