Cheap Thrill! A Sexy Cut-Out Bikini With An Even More Appealing Price Tag

When Hervé Léger sent out an army of tanned, leggy beauties out on the spring '09 runway in slashed, cut-out, and body-hugging bikinis as tight as the dresses, we knew we had to get our hands on the innovative, but classic, style. Enter American Apparel's (much much cheaper) version: The king of sexy and affordable goods doesn't disappoint with their Nylon Tricot Le Sport Chic swimsuit. For just $42, you can almost steal the runway look--and spend the rest on a year-long gym membership, so you can steal that runway body.
Above: American Apparel's Nylon Tricot Le Sport Chic swimsuit; Hervé Léger's sexy runway version (via

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