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June 25, 2011 10:15 PM

Bare a little less for swimsuit season

Less isn’t more this season: High-waisted swimsuit bottoms are making a splash. Nanette Lepore’s designs have reverted back about 60 years. Made popular by a group of shamelessly risqué Frenchies and Brigitte Bardot, the bikini found its way into the pinup world and, eventually, American wardrobes. Now Lepore, whose two-piece take from New York Fashion Week is seen here, and other swimwear designers are indulging in this retro treat.

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