Kate Upton graces Vogue's June cover, and in addition to modeling equestrian-chic separates in the accompanying spread, she also does what she's become famous for — showing off her enviable figure in gorgeous swimsuits. Looking every bit the picture-perfect pinup girl in suits from Dolce & Gabbana and Chanel, Kate's high-fashion beach pieces looked impossibly cool when paired with classic Ray-Ban Wayfarers and a tousled updo. Kate nails the modern bombshell look, and we're considering adopting it as our very own this season — starting with a retro-chic swimsuit. Whether you pair high-waisted bikini bottoms with a structured bra top or rock a '60s-style one-piece with nothing else, it's easy to achieve a figure-flattering poolside look, and we're helping you out by rounding up some of our own. Click through to shop 16 of our most-loved suits for the season ahead.
Kate Upton got sexy in a swimsuit for the cover of the June issue of Vogue, which is available on newsstands May 21. The go-to cover girl for the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition is making waves in more than just modeling. Along with making her debut on American Vogue, she is taking her talents to the big screen. Kate is currently filming The Other Woman alongside Cameron Diaz and Leslie Mann in NYC. She's known for her figure, but has also faced criticism for her curvaceous physique. In the magazine, she addresses her critics and also reveals her confidence, opening up about loving her body, growing into her figure in her native Florida, as well as her next career moves. Here is more from Kate Upton in Vogue:
- On criticism over her figure: "It was hard at first. You sit there and you're like 'Is something wrong with me?' The things that they're rejecting are things that I can't change. I can't change my bra size. They're natural! I can work out and I can stay healthy and motivated, but I can't change some things. I really just live my life. I love my body. It's what God gave me! I feel confident with myself, and if that inspires other women to feel confident with their bodies, great."
- On feeling comfortable with her body growing up: "In Miami, boobs are fantastic. I was so proud of them. I was so excited. Are you kidding? I'm in Florida, and I'm constantly in bikinis. I was like, Yes! Killing it! All the girls on the beach are gonna be so jealous!"
- On making it big: "If I'm going to make it as a model, I've got to be a celebrity. My work seems to be my priority at this point in my life. I never set out to be on the runway. I feel like I trust my career path. Acting I'm very interested in. I'm American — more is more!"
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Would the Pre-Fall 2013 collections make sense on safari? That seems to be the question Carine Roitfeld wanted to answer in her latest fashion story for Harper's Bazaar, "The Animal Nursery."
Roitfeld tasked Sebastian Faena with photographing the 16-page story, which features models like Kate Upton, Irina Shayk, and Tilda Lindstam and a variety of young animals including a disarmingly adorable ambush of baby tigers.
The story will run in all 26 international editions of Harper's Bazaar, but you can take a look at a few of the images in advance here in the gallery.
Photos courtesy of Harper's Bazaar
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Curious how Kate Upton trained for her coveted cover shoot for the Sports Illustrated swimsuit edition? We chatted with celebrity fitness guru David Kirsch, who worked with Kate, about her new exercise plan, healthy diet, and motivation.
She sweat outside: "We started out in East Hampton and did very basic track and field work. We did wind sprints at the high school on the track, when the sun went down, we did bleacher drills up and down. And she wasn't very happy about that. That's where we started . . . When we were out at the beach or playground, we did hanging knee raises and the monkey bars. Whatever was around us, we did it."
She changed her diet: "I didn't know how she had been eating before, but I knew how I wanted her to eat going forward. She would come over, and we'd eat together. So she saw how I ate and how I fed my daughter, and she saw that it would be tasty and fun. It wasn't going to be an oppressive, tasteless experience . . . we dialed her into the fact that she could eat, get fit, and lose weight. Starving yourself is the furthest thing from my philosophy."
She made it fun: "Does she like running, sprinting? No, I'd probably say that's her least favorite thing to do. But she loves boxing and kickboxing, because she loves kicking my butt."
Keep reading to learn how Kate prepared one week before the cover shoot.