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United Artists / Eon Productions

It's perhaps the most famous bikini of all time, and now it's back for more. Ursula Andress, the OG Bond Girl, stole the show as Honey Ryder in the 1962 classic Dr. No with her white belted two-piece—and she's been inspiring beach goers ever since. In fact, Andress credits the one-of-a-kind swimsuit with jump-starting her career and catapulting her to stardom. And while we think it's unlikely that the trend will do the same for us, a girl can certainly hope.

Yup, belted bikinis are back, though this time without a knife holster. And besides bringing a fun, retro vibe, they're also super flattering. Here are 16 of the best ones to snap up ASAP (hunky British intelligence agent not included).

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Honey Ryder circa 2019

Why mess with a classic?

Charlie Holiday top ($54) and bottom ($54)

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Marigold ONe-Piece

Combine this fun trend with another major style of the season. 

L*Space one-piece ($169)

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Johnny Was

Tasseled Rope Belt

A flirty boho version made for a Mexican beach getaway.

Johnny Was top ($118) and bottom ($108)


Sporty One-Piece

The open back adds a subtle hint of sex appeal.

Seea one-piece ($145)

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Swimsuits For All

'50s Glam

Go all in on the retro vibes with a pair of round sunnies and an oversize straw hat.

GabiFresh x Swimsuits For All bikini ($102)

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One-Shoulder Ruffle

Elevate your bathing suit to full-on outfit.

Palmacea top ($83) and bottom ($63)


Classic Black

Shake up a boring black bikini with a mod striped belt.

Seafolly top ($88) and bottom ($62)

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Rainbow Belt

A splash of color will help prevent you from feeling washed out in all white.

Shoshanna top ($154) and bottom ($136)

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Trina Turk

Subtle Straps

Ease your way into the trend with a miniature version.

Trina Turk top ($80) and bottom ($64)


Color-Blocked Halter

The one-two punch of color-blocked sides and a belt at the middle will make your waist look itty-bitty.

Boden one-piece ($90)



Combine two of the most famous on-screen swimsuits with Baywatch red and the Bond Girl belt.

Aerie top ($25) and bottom ($25)

Lisa Marie Fernandez

Khaki Bikini

We picture this cutie (and ourselves) taking a dip next to a tropical waterfall.

Lisa Marie Fernandez bikini ($395)


Pop of Blue

No judgements here if you remove the belt and wear it around your favorite sundress, too.

Xhilaration one-piece ($30)


Why stick to simple black and white when you can really stand out in sunny yellow and bright turquoise?

Jessica Simpson top ($54) and bottom ($46)


Retro White

A wide belt helps make a longer torso look more proportional.

Floralkini one-piece ($53)

Solid & Striped

Oversize Houndstooth

For the gal who prefers a glam beachside look over breezy boho.

Solid & Striped one-piece ($178)


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