Bountiful bikinis at Rio fashion week

May 28, 2012 • Entertainment

A model wears a creation by Triya summer collection during Fashion Rio in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Saturday, May 26, 2012. (AP Photo/Victor R. Caivano)

Rio de Janeiro (AP) — Just how many variations can you spin off the marvel of simplicity that is the bikini?

Judging by the options on spectacular display at FashionRio, the Marvelous City’s five-day-long summer 2013 fashion extravaganza, the options are endless.

Fancy pairing your string bikini top with spandex pants hung with rows of seductively dangling fringe, which provide so much more coverage than the country’s traditional “fio dental” or “dental floss” bottoms? Rio’s got just the thing for you.

Toying with the idea of kitting out your two-piece with a chain mail sheath emblazoned with a palm tree? Look no further.

Bikinis are Brazilian designers’ bread and butter, so while their winter collections tend to fall flat, with half-hearted attempts at outerwear, summer reliably sizzles. And the southern hemisphere summer collections that Login to read more

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