Sports Illustrated models and swimsuits go together like peanut butter and jelly. So we weren’t surprised to learn that our favorite model, Chrissy Teigen, was trying her hand at designing swimwear – bridal swimwear, that is.
Sports Illustrated model Chrissy Teigen recently designed a whole line of bridal swimwear, so naturally only another SI vixen is skilled enough to model her bikinis. So she’s recruited her super-hot bestie, Kate Upton, to help her model the sexy two-pieces.
The Sports Illustrated model, 27, who is set to tie the knot with her singer beau this September, collaborated with California-based label, Beach Bunny on the range.
Tiegen recently explained that her upcoming wedding to singer-songwriter John Legend inspired her to design the swimwear. Although men are no doubt sad that the model is now off the market, at least her marriage to the musician will give them something to gawk at.
She explained toÂ PeopleÂ that she wanted to create something that was â€śsexyâ€ť and â€śeye-poppingâ€ť but functional at the same time.
“I want to wear a bathing suit for my husband that makes me feel sexy. I know other women feel the same way, so I was inspired to design a line,” Teigen tells the mag (the brunette beauty created the line while she was planning her upcoming honeymoon in the Maldives with Legend).
“While the swimwear had to be eye-popping as well as functional for honeymoon travel, it also needed to stand apart from other styles on the beach,â€ť she reveals. “So, we added a little humor!”
â€śA bridal swimsuit [should] make your manâ€™s heart skip a beat,â€ť she added.
Newly-released campaign images show Miss Teigen modeling her own creations on the sunny shores of Belize.
The line for newly-wed women includes white bathsuits that hardly look innocent. The honeymoon-ready lineÂ is embellished with sparkling Swarovski crystals, Chantilly lace from France and also some suits with word â€śbrideâ€ť printed on the butt.
There is no word on price but the 2013 offerings range from $188 to $260. The collection is set to hit the market in September this year has been modeled by Kate Upton, the American model and actress.
In the past, the 27-year-old American model has posed for several Beach Bunny campaigns and even been the cover girl for the brand.
In her interview with US Magazine Chrissy said she is friends with Kate and thinks that she is absolutely amazing and is a great professional. â€śKate is in her most fantastic time, doing fashion covers!â€ť she said.
Beach Bunny Swimwear is the leader in women’s designer swimwear with innovative luxury fabrics and sexy styles.
As the Daily Mail reports, details of Miss Teigen and Mr. Legend’s nuptials remain relatively under wraps, but as the day gets closer snippets of information continue to leak.
A source recently told the New York Post that the Manhattan-based couple will be jetting to Lake Como in Italy for their big day because â€śthat’s where they fell in love.â€ť
In one of her interviews this April Miss Teigen refused to say exactly where her wedding would take place but admitted that â€śwe’re going to make people trek somewhere.â€ť