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Victoria’s Secret Pink Model Zuri Tibby Thinks Bras Should Look More Like Bathing Suits

The 21-year-old grew up by the beach, and knows exactly which sunglasses to wear for the perfect selfie.


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It’s a given that bathing suits resemble bras in shape and size, and over the years have also come to feature the same lift and support technology, too. But for some reason, it’s not as often that you see it the other way around with a bra that resembles a bathing suit. The Victoria’s Secret Pink model Zuri Tibby is on to this idea, and thinks it’s this year’s summer trend.

Tibby, who is 21-years-old and signed with Victoria’s Secret Pink last year, declared this while showing off the brand’s new Date V wire bra at Milk Studios in New York City. Featuring a bright tropical print and a generous lace structure, Tibby does, in fact, say she would wear it out of the house—with nothing else over it.

How old are you and where are you from?

I’m 21-years-old and from West Palm Beach, Florida. I grew up like, five minutes from the water. My parents are both Jamaican.

What are some of your favorite beaches in Florida?

I like South Beach, but for a more chill beach, I’d go to Flag Pole Beach, which is in West Palm Beach. It’s for families, not parties.

Are you a one-piece girl or a two-piece girl?

Definitely two-piece. The Victoria’s Secret Pink Date V wire bra that I’m wearing actually comes in a swimsuit form—that’s originally what inspired it. It’s definitely a trend.

So it’s a trend for your bra to be inspired by swimwear?

Yeah, I think so!

Hat or sunglasses?

I love aviators or cat-eye sunglasses. With aviators, you can get those reflective lenses, so that when you take a selfie, you can see the beach in them.

Wow, you’ve thought that through. Flip-flops? Yes or no?

I prefer a cool slide.

And jorts?

I like high-waisted denim, but vintage. Don’t cut them yourself.

What do you like about the Date V wire bra?

It’s great for summer because the racerback and V-cut plunge allow you to layer. And the prints are really bright and colorful.

Would you ever wear it without a shirt?

I think you could with high-waisted shorts. It’d be perfect.

Do you ever get nervous on set posing in your underwear?

At first, maybe, but listening to upbeat hip-hop helps.

What music are you listening to right now?

I love the new Drake album, More Life and my favorite song is “Get It Together.” I work out to it, too.

What’s your workout routine?

I like to do some cardio before weights, so running on the treadmill with incline off then on, then I’ll get off and do squats, lunges, arms, pushups, and stuff like that.

Do you have any summer beauty essentials?

I really like Glossier’s Invisible Sunscreen because it doesn’t leave a white tan on your face. I also just keep my hair up most of the summer and use some coconut oil when I go to the beach, because the salt water can really dry your hair out.

Any summer vacation plans?

Not really. This is my first summer living in New York City, so maybe the Hamptons one weekend?

First summer in the city! What do you think so far?

It’s so hot. And I’m from Florida.

What are some things people might not know about you from Instagram?

I love to cook and I have a dog named Migo, who’s a Pomeranian Australian shepherd.

The Ultimate Guide to Summer’s Best Swimsuits

There’s something about this bikini that just screams hot weather. Leave it to La Double J to get you excited for packing for your next beach vacation.

Buy now: La Double J printed bikini top, $120, modaoperandi.com and matching bikini bottom, $100, modaoperandi.com.

Headed to the south of France? Pack this Jacquemus bikini, as seen on the runway at his Summer 2019 show.

Buy now: Jacquemus bikini set, $240, modaoperandi.com.

Whether you’re headed to the tropics or Ibiza, a touch of crochet is always a good idea. This Anjuna bikini is reversible.

Buy now: Anjuna bikimi, $470, netaporter.com.

The Colombia-based label Verde Limon is known for its playful and tropical printed swimwear. This wrap-around bikini top and matching high rise bottom is an easy favorite.

Buy now: Verde Limon wrap-around bikini top, $190, shop.bikini.com and matching high waist bottom, $99, shop.bikini.com.

This Brazilian swimwear brand’s fun palm prints are just what you need for your next island getaway.

Buy now: Bromeliario Swimwear maillot, $99, shop.bromeliario.com

Onia has quickly become one of the most popular swimwear labels (the brand is worn by Jonas Brothers and their significant others, and is a blogger favorite thanks to a successful collaboration with Danielle Bernstein). We love this simple summery sketch on Onia’s classic silhouette one-piece.

Buy now: Onia printed one-piece, $195, onia.com.

No matter what locale you plan to visit this summer, you can’t go wrong with packing this chic Hermès one-shoulder maillot. We love this strategically placed cut-out, too.

Buy now: Hermès one-piece swimsuit, $530, hermes.com.

We love this Cali Dreaming swimsuit’s boyish neckline, and the classic pairing of peachy nude and navy.

Buy now: Cali Dreaming maillot, $245, goop.com.

This minimalist bikini shows just the right amount of skin. Wear in the city with a high-waist pant or on a sandy beach of your choosing.

Buy now: ACK bikini, $170, [farfetch.com](https://www.farfetch.com/shopping/women/ack-filo-bikini-item-13539721.aspx?storeid=9359).

A sunny marigold bathing suit is sure to get you into vacation mode. Packing this double-strap Jade Swim one-piece for your next trip to southern Italy.

Buy now: Jade one-piece swimsuit, $220, jadeswim.com.

Rochelle Sara’s minimalist-meets-sporty cuts are sure to be a winner amongst those who love to hit the waves. We especially love this suit in nude.

Buy now: Rochelle Sara bikini, $330, farfetch.com.

Matteau has become the minimalist fashion lover’s favorite swimwear label. This season our favorite silhouette is a surf-inspired cropped swim top paired with a bikini bottom.

Buy now: Matteau sleeve sun tee and bikini bottom set, $342, farfetch.com.

There is no slowing down the gingham swimwear trend, but we especially love Miu Miu’s extra-sweet take on the look.

Buy now: Miu Miu gingham bikini, $595, farfetch.com.

It feels like this burgeoning label is everywhere you turn, and you’d be right. With a charming new New York City store, LoveShackFancy is for the girl who loves Brock Collection but is a little more bohemian.

Buy now: LoveShackFancy swimsuit, $270, intermixonline.com.

Kisuii’s Liberty-esque floral prints are perfect for sunny days out east. Pair with an easy cotton dress, and you’ll be ready for a weekend out of town.

Buy now: Kisuii bikini top, $120, intermixonline.com and matching bottoms, $100, intermixonline.com.

She Made Me is known for their uber-feminine crochet swimwear, but this season, with the addition of floral swim separates, their collection is even more covetable.

Buy now: She Made Me bikini, $280, farfetch.com.

What’s sweeter than a core Marysia swim silhouette done up in gingham, with a pink flower on top? Marysia’s collection is a girly girl’s go-to, never more so than this season.

Buy now: Marysia maillot, $460, netaporter.com.

The beloved contemporary brand launched swimwear this year, complete with a jet-set trip with some of the label’s favorite influencers, like Evangelie Smyrniotaki. Each swim separate is designed to pair easily with ready-to-wear. We love a bikini top that pulls double duty.

Buy now: Self-Portrait bikini top, $235, [self-portrait-studio.com] (https://www.self-portrait-studio.com/swimwear/floral-printed-draped-bikini-top](https://www.self-portrait-studio.com/swimwear/floral-printed-draped-bikini-top) and matching bottom, $79, self-portrait-studio.com.

Not only does Eres have some of the best-fitting swim, they have some of the chicest. Wear this one during your next desert excursion.

Buy now: Eres bandeau top, $260, farfetch.com and matching Eres bottom, $215, farfetch.com.

Fans of Zimmermann’s girly frocks and swimwear need not worry that the brand is abandoning their pretty prints. But we must admit, this solid color minimal one-piece is a welcome addition to the Zimmermann offerings.

Buy now: Zimmermann strapless swimsuit, $331, farfetch.com.

Known for their sleek and clean designs, Haight bathing suits also offer such a flattering fit. Wear this one poolside or swimming in the ocean, or toss a skirt and heels and head out for seaside dinner.

Buy now: Haight one-piece maillot, $212, modaoperandi.com.

For a sporty-sleek take on swimwear, Skin’s deep red one-piece is a must-have.

Buy now: Skin one-piece bathing suit, $265, netaporter.com.

This low-cut v-neck swimsuit from Gucci is perfect for 4th of July weekend. We love the chic oversized tie at the hip.

Buy now: Gucci swimsuit, $790, farfetch.com.

Chic and sustainable, Mara Hoffman’s maillot is a classic. The sweet ties at the shoulders are just the cherry on top.

Buy now: Mara Hoffman one-piece swim, $250, goop.com.

Little hardware details are what makes this summer’s swimsuits feel so special. We especially love Lisa Marie Fernandez’s tortoise shell buttons and belt on this high-waist bikini.

Buy now: Lisa Marie Fernandez bikini, $395, fwrd.com.

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