James Bond is back in theaters this Friday, and if history is any indication, he'll be bringing along a few fashionable Bond Girls for his latest adventure.
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In fact, some of the most iconic moments in 007's fifty-year history belong to Bond's lovely ladies, thanks mostly to their killer charm, killer looks and killer tendencies — and let's not forget about their bathing suits. More often that not, Bond finds himself in the presence of a stylish bathing beauty slowly emerging from beyond the waves, making him (and us) stop dead in our tracks.
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But as we found out, it's not that hard to mimic the look of Bond's fashionable femme fatales. After scouring the internet, we managed to find a few swimsuits that bear strikingly similar styles, colors and cuts to those we've seen on screen (sans the hidden knives and guns). Keep reading to learn how to get a Bond Girl bikini look for your next beachy vacation.
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Played by Swiss actress Ursula Andress, Honeychile "Honey" Ryder is widely regarded as the first Bond Girl. Appearing in 1962's "Dr. No" (Bond's first feature film), Honey emerged from the surf wearing an iconic white bikini designed specifically for her by the film's costume designer, Tessa Prendergast. It was so popular with audiences, that sales of two-piece bikinis soared after the film, and the original suit eventually sold for $60,000 at auction in 2001.
For a similar suit that won't cost nearly as much, try the Daisy Push-Up Triangle Top ($26.50–$28.50) and matching Side Ruched Low-Rise Hipkini Bottom ($18.50–$26.50) from Victoria's Secret paired with an Allegra K Belt ($5.80) from Amazon.com.
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Andrea Anders and Mary Goodnight
Played by Maud Adams and Britt Ekland, respectively, Andrea Anders and Mary Goodnight acted as Bond Girls opposite Roger Moore's Bond in 1974's "The Man With The Golden Gun." In fact, Adams was so well-liked by the film's producer that she was asked to appear as the title character in Bond's 1983 installment, "Octopussy," and appeared again as an extra in 1985's "A View to a Kill."
Turn Adams' one-piece suit into a bikini by pairing these Chaps Solid Swim Separates ($29.99 each) from Kohl's. Mimic Ekland's more colorful suit with Victoria's Secret's Liya Push-Up Halter Top ($26.50–$28.50) and matching bottom ($18.50–$26.50) in their blue/purple tie-dye print.
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Giacinta "Jinx" Johnson
In 2003's "Die Another Day," Jinx Johnson emerged from the ocean in a two-piece suit designed to pay homage to Ursula Andress' bikini from "Dr. No," complete with a white belt and a large knife. Halle Berry, who played Jinx, told Ebony magazine that she saw her character as "fashion-forward modern and the next step in the evolution of women in the Bond movies."
Match the Ujena Bodega Tie Bikini Top ($39.50) with the Ujena Bodega Tie Bikini Bottom ($39.50) from Sears.com, and cap it off with this Vintage Lacoste Belt ($30.00) from Etsy.com to complete Jinx's Bond-Girl look.