The 2000s Bikini Trend No One Is Wearing Anymore

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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 Nowadays, the less-popular style has been replaced by more current swim trends, including high-waisted suits.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.

The Best Celeb Boy Shorts From the 2000s

Eva Mendes in Stuck on You, 2003

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Kate Bosworth in Blue Crush, 2002

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Naomi Campbell on the Runway, 2003

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Ashley Scott in Into the Blue, 2005

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Shop the 3 Most Popular Bikini Trends of 2020

1. String Bikinis

2. High-Waisted Bikinis

3. Bandeau Bikinis

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