Summers Best Swimsuits 2011

Summers Best Swimsuits 2011
ESSENCE.COM Aug, 09, 2011

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The minute we saw this sparkling pink number our jaw dropped. CiCi looks gorgeous!

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It’s not just the black and pink print bikini, but the gorgeous sarong and chunky bracelets that set this beach look off on Ciara.

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Fashion is war and Joy Bryant is a soldier in this fierce camo bikini!

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Rihanna is spotted in what could be the summers’ most popular bikini! We love the bright white and those sexy, sultry strings!

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Rounding out Rihanna’s hit parade of swimsuits is this gorgeous Missoni cover up. It adds a splash of color to Rihanna’s brown bikini top.

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Rihanna flashes a fierce beach body in black two-piece.

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Remember this panther print one piece? We are still giving Rihanna props for it!

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Rounding out Rihanna’s hit parade of swimsuits is this Bob Marley one piece which glistened during her mid-night beach run.

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It’s certainly not swimsuits or trunks, but Shemar More still gave us something we can feel with his rugged beach attire.

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The body, aka Serena Williams, looks even more beautiful with this color block bikini which shows off her curves.

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Here again, Serena stunts on ’em in a maillot cut one piece which puts her abs on display!

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We loved the bikini peaking through underneath, but it’s really this crotchet cover-up which made us swoon.

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Paula Patton, a recent mommy, shows off her bounced back post-baby body in this beautiful, solid brown bikini.

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The white one-[iece underneath was stunning, but it was the cute and colorful cover up which landed Rowland on our Swim Wear of 2011 list.

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Kelly Rowland officially becomes our motivation for hitting the gym in this mixed print bikini, paired with a fashionable – yet functional – straw hat.

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Isaiah Mustafa looks hot – -to say the least – in his low key gray trunks.

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This athlete shows his softer side in bright green trunks that look – suprisingly – manly and sexy on him!

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We loved the bandeau top on this mixed print bikini Angela Simmons wore in Miami.

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Beyonce keeps it low-key in this colorful halterneck cover up as she strolls the beach. We love the style and color!

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At the top of bridal week, Jordin Sparks shows of her hot new body in an equally hot orange and blue color block bikini.

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