I love it when a story idea suddenly comes to me while I'm working on another article. This time around, I was finishing my story about Blue Crush bikini trends that are still relevant in 2020—yes, that's really part of my job—and I wanted to include swimsuits similar to Kate Bosworth's boy shorts in the movie. That's when I discovered that there was barely one pair to be found on all of my favorite retailers, signaling that boy-short bikinis have truly fallen off the radar. (That said, the silhouette is still relevant for underwear.)
Because I wouldn't leave you hanging without photographic evidence, I culled some other famous celebrity boy shorts from the early 2000s. Eva Mendes wore them in a movie. Naomi Campbell wore them on the runway. And of course, Bosworth pretended to surf in them for Blue Crush. Nowadays, the less-popular style has been replaced by more current swim trends, including high-waisted suits. Scroll down to revisit boy-short swimsuits, and then shop my three favorite current bikini trends.