->''"The Cederville Warriors cheerleading squad was hosting its annual car wash on the far edge of the parking lot. All the girls were in tiny shorts and bikini tops. Someone's car stereo was playing some terrible Top 40 bubblegum crap. The girls were using the hose on each other, almost completely ignoring the gold Suburban they were supposed to be watching."''
-->-- '''Nick Burd''', ''The Vast Fields of Ordinary''

Some characters like to constantly walk around in a swimsuit.

They don't have to wear only a swimsuit; they can still wear other clothing as long as we see that there is a swimsuit underneath (especially if [[GoingFurASwim the cover is a fur coat]]). Plus [[TheissTitillationTheory it's possible they'll take their outer clothing off]] so they can get in the water. This trope is more often used by females, while males may have the WalkingShirtlessScene trope more, but neither one is gender specific.

This may happen when it's a PoolScene or BeachEpisode, but can happen anywhere.

This may be [[JustifiedTrope justified]] if they work at a swimming pool or beach, or some other aquatic environment, but even then they might still wear just a swimsuit in their off hours.

A SubTrope of {{Fanservice}}.

Compare LeotardOfPower, WalkingShirtlessScene, UnderwearOfPower.



* One of Advertising/AirNewZealandSafetyVideos demonstrates aircraft safety with ''Magazine/SportsIllustrated's'' swimsuit models.
%% * [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DJL4yQn_7qQ This]] Tab Cola commercial from 1982.
%% * [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ih10TA7YzFo Sea and Ski Suntan]] commercial.
%% * [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WPbfS19IBGE Promo]] for ''Series/TheYoungAndTheRestless''.
%% * [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yf4mjXTEPnE Mandalay Bay]] commercial.
%% * [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aaRBQ-T8yeo This commercial]] for the now defunct [[InformedJudaism Koolanoo Jewish]] social networking site.
* In [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EFghY9-NBAw this Sunset Limousine commercial]] Colorado Crush [[TheCheerleader cheerleaders]] are wearing bikinis while washing a limo.
* In [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p5I85RYz8hQ this Revlon commercial]], Creator/CindyCrawford wears a denim cutoffs and a bikini top while playing in a shirts and skins basketball game.
%% * [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NDfxBs-QRrE This]] Coca-Cola commercial.

[[folder:Anime & Manga]]
* Yukimura Sanada from ''LightNovel/HyakkaRyouranSamuraiGirls'' wears a [[SchoolSwimsuit White School Swimsuit]] under her clothes. It's MUCH more apparent on her Master Samurai form.
* ''Manga/OnePiece'':
** Franky is a male example. Being a cyborg, it doesn't matter if he's ExposedToTheElements.
** His friend Kiwi of the Square Sisters does the same as well.
** Post-time skip, [[MsFanservice Nami]] spends an arc and a half in nothing but a bikini top and low-rider jeans.
* ''Manga/KenkoZenrakeiSuieibuUmisho'' revolves around the wacky antics of a swimming club, so the cast is wearing {{School Swimsuit}}s most of the time. Amuro even wears a swimsuit under her school uniform so she can take a swim at any time -- [[InnocentFanserviceGirl when she's wearing anything at all, that is]].
* [[Anime/MazingerZ Sayaka Yumi]] spends her day in ''Anime/{{Mazinkaiser}}'''s 4th OVA in a swimsuit not only on the beach, but an enemy's base because she's, well, [[DistressedDamsel kidnapped]].
* ''Manga/MakenKi'': {{Justified|Trope}} twice, in chapters 4 and 10 respectively:
** The first time was during Maken-ki's trip to the hot springs, when the girls [[http://readpanda.net/Maken-ki/4/18/ stepped out in their bikinis]]. Which caused Takeru and Usui to [[http://readpanda.net/Maken-ki/4/19/ get boners]].
** Also seen when the teams were assembling to begin the 'guys vs. girls' water polo match, in which, [[http://readpanda.net/Maken-ki/10/13/ Aki, Akaya, and Minori]] arrived together, along with Celia.
* ''Manga/FairyTail'': Cana is usually in a bikini with pants and an occasional jacket.
* ''Anime/StrikeWitches'' has Yoshika, Mio, and Junko, all of whom wear {{School Swimsuit}}s underneath their uniform tops. [[RunningGag And no pants]].
* ''Manga/MedakaBox'' has Mogana Kikaijima, the Student Council's treasurer, which makes sense because she's on the swim team. However, it's more of a security issue than it is one of practicality; she feels comfortable in her swimsuit, so she wears it under her school uniform.
* As a member of the Swimming Club, Shirley from ''Franchise/CodeGeass'' gets a few of these in her SchoolSwimsuit.
* In the ''VideoGame/GodEaterBurst'' spinoff manga ''The Summer Wars'', Alisa is tricked into wearing a bikini on a mission by another God Eater, Gina Dickinson. She's rather annoyed when she finds out (mostly because she felt embarrassed about baring so much in front of [[TheHero Yuu]], despite her normal {{Stripperiffic}} outfit...).
* Shura from ''Manga/BlueExorcist'' is always wearing a bikini top and short shorts.
* All the time by most of the cast of ''Manga/{{Keijo}}'', though {{justified}} in that the titular sport is played in a swimming pool. It would be strange if this ''didn't'' happen.
* Michiru Kaioh from ''Manga/SailorMoon'' can often be seen in a swimsuit. No justification, she just like swimming so much she has an in-door pool in her apartment.
* Haruki Nanase of ''Anime/{{Free}}'' constantly wears swimming jammers underneath his clothes, which he tries to take off whenever he thinks he has an opportunity to go swimming (much to the embarrassment of his friends, because he's tried to swim in the middle of malls and such). He, and the rest of the cast, have a justification in the fact that they are part of a swim club and constantly are around pools and such.
* Most of the cast of ''Anime/{{Dive}}''. Justified in that they are members of a diving team and are constantly around swimming pools and such.

[[folder:Comic Books]]
* OK, it's not a swimsuit in the traditional sense, but Series/WonderWoman has to count. And Wonder Woman's swimsuit showed much less flesh than her normal costume.
* Tigra of ''ComicBook/TheAvengers'' is a CatGirl (though of the "covered in fur" type, not the "human with cat ears and tail" type) superheroine whose "costume" is a black bikini, sometimes with toothlike trim or a tiger-head amulet as a clasp in front.
* ''ComicBook/SubMariner'':
** Namor wears a black bodysuit on the rare occasion when he feels an ounce of humility, but he's mostly known for going around in nothing but a green speedo. Somewhat justified by the fact that he spends most of his time underwater, but mitigated by the fact that (1) he wears it on land too, even in frigid climates, and (2) the vast majority of his fellow Atlanteans cover up quite a bit more.
** Namor's two {{distaff counterpart}}s, Namora and Namorita, fight crime in a black one-piece and a green one-piece or bikini, respectively. When Namorita changed her name to Kymera (and her skin to blue) she adopted an odd [[http://www.thephoenixxx.com/jeangrey/heroines/kymera.jpg bikini/netting/seashell ensemble]].

[[folder:Films -- Live-Action]]
* Many FanService Extras in the ''Film/JamesBond'' films. (Commonly included in any list of "Bond Girls", but BondGirl refers to characters with actual personalities and prominent role in the movie.)
* In ''Film/LocalHero'', Marina, a marine biologist, wears a black one-piece under her lab coat at a facility -- justified as she has to do some equipment maintenance at the bottom of a large water tank. The visitors are quite distracted [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VhrbGTv1PpQ]].
* Both the male and female cheerleaders wear swimsuits during a car wash fundraiser in the first ''BringItOn''.
%% * ''Film/JustGoWithIt'' does this with Creator/BrooklynDecker. Watch it [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=psncOpffECA here]].
* ''Film/DesireAndHellAtSunsetMotel'' has the incomparable Sherilyn Fenn swimming in and getting in and out of pools in slow motion all over the place. See [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oSz4m7jjYmg here]].
* Unsurprisingly, there are plenty in ''Film/SwimmingPool''.
* In ''The Young Nurses'', boat racer Donovan is shot on his boat, falls overboard and he nearly drowns. Nurse Kitty jumps off her boat performs, swims over to his boat and she performs first aid on him. She assists the paramedics and she's still only wearing her bikini when she rides in the ambulance with Donovan When bikini-clad Nurse Kitty arrives in the emergency room, she's chastised by Nurse Dockett (the head nurse) for the way she's dressed:
-->'''Nurse Dockett:''' Nurse, where is your uniform?\\
'''Kitty:''' I'm off duty now.\\
'''Nurse Dockett:''' And on display!
* Bridgette is wearing a pair of shorts and a bikini top while washing [[AutoErotica her sex van]] in [[http://www.nitrovideo.com/video/hot-times-at-montclair-highvideo-clip-07-68710.html this scene]] in ''Hot Times at Montclair High''.
* In ''The Pom Pom Girls'', the [[TheCheerleader cheerleaders]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9q-S-nULzdE#t=1m57s wear bikinis]] while they practice their cheers on the beach.
%% * [[http://brudavideo.com/video/9503/dana-delany-masquerade Anne Briscoe]] in ''Masquerade''.

[[folder:Live-Action TV]]
* Every character on ''Series/{{Baywatch}}'', ever. {{Justified|Trope}} for being lifeguards and all.
* Miss America pageants contain a swimsuit contest, somewhat controversially.
%% * Every lead female character on ''Series/SavedByTheBell'' ends up doing one of these at least once.
%% * Penny {Kaley Cuoco) in [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6mkDWa6gG2Y a vacation episode]] of ''Series/TheBigBangTheory''. [[note]]from 7:35[[/note]]
* Heather Thomas in the first episode of ''Series/TheFallGuy'' -- and then repeated in the opening credits of every single episode thereafter, for obvious reasons.
* ''Series/BlueWaterHigh'' is set in a surf school, so the main cast spends much of the series in swimsuits.
* Lila Archer in the ''Series/CriminalMinds'' episode "Somebody's Watching", where she does this ''twice''. The first time it's on the set of her TV series, "Emotional Cages", which is a drama about beach volleyball (the premise being picked obviously as an excuse for Archer to walk around in a bikini, just so Reid knows how attractive is the girl that's interested in him). The second time is when Reid is assigned to defend her at her house, where she decides to make a move on Reid, taking off her robe to go for a swim in a [[BlackBraAndPanties black bikini]] and pulling Reid into the pool and making out with him.
* Reporter Anna Gilligan wears a bikini throughout [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oejYFxlKPTs this segment]] in which she tries out and demonstrates The Tarzan Swing at Ride/ActionPark on ''Good Day America''.
* [[http://ancensored.com/clip/Charlie-s-Angels/Cheryl-Ladd/13752 Cheryl Ladd]] in the "Angels in Paradise" episode of ''Series/CharliesAngels''--and then repeated in the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IFunGscYQpk#t=0m48s opening credits]] in every episode thereafter.
%% * ''Series/MelrosePlace'': Alison wears shorts and a bikini top to the [[PoolScene pool party]] in [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XLfj5O0dumU#t=49m58s this scene]].
* ''Extra'': Reporter Maria Menounos bet fellow reporter AJ Calloway that if the New England Patriots lost Super Bowl XLVI, she would strip down to a bikini in Times Square. The New York Giants won the game 21-17. Maria then [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cOHrcNoow3w pays off her bet]].on February 7, 2012.
* In ''Series/SaturdayNightLive'': [[http://screen.yahoo.com/chris-farley-snl-skits/schmitts-gay-000000579.html Schmitt's Gay Beer]] parodies the trope by having the beer advertised by sexy ''male'' models in speedos.
* In the "Go Fish" episode of ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'', Buffy. Willow and Cordelia assign themselves to the pool as [[EatingTheEyeCandy an excuse to watch the swim team practice]]. They're pleasantly surprised when they see [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=69Lwpo5Ihx4#t=0m53s Xander in a speedo]].
%% * [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zbdgn-rBH44#t=12m58s Sydney]] in the MadeForTvMovie ''Bare Essentials''.
%% * [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qu3_euih5uI#t=31m16s Buffy]] (Cheryl Ladd) in the ''Police Story'' episode, "Prime Rib".
%% * [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UzZ1LzwERbg Brad and Lauren]] on ''Series/TheYoungAndTheRestless''.
%% * [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NCekRQrDLJ8 Xander]] in the ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'' episode "Go Fish".

* "Sunshine and Summertime" by Music/FaithHill has [[BuxomIsBetter stacked, voluptuous girls]] in bikinis and [[BiggerIsBetterInBed big]], buff guys in speedos:
--> You'll see straw sombreros and T-top Camaros\\
And stereos blastin' in the parking lot
--> You'll see rock [[http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=hardbody&defid=981991 hard bodies]] and bikini hotties\\
And everybody's got it goin' on\\
And showin' what they got

[[folder:Music Videos]]
* Music/BritneySpears wears just a pair of jean shorts and a bikini top in [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?jGoM7atmJJA the video]] for "Don't Let Me Be The Last To Know".
* {{Music/Lit}} had a music video that featured {{Creator/Pamela Anderson}} wearing nothing but a black and white bikini and [[NiceShoes huge stripper shoes]]. In the video she is a giant and the band plays all over her reclining body [[spoiler: until the end of the video when she decides to eat them]].
%% * [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SArW2QjMIEo "Hangin' In"]] by Tanya Tucker.
%% * [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6M4_Ommfvv0 "Hot For Teacher"]] by Music/VanHalen.
* In [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vWz9VN40nCA the video]] for "Physical" by Olivia Newton-John, the hot, muscular guys are wearing bikini trunks [[WorkoutFanservice while working out]].

* Nearly all of the women in ''Pinball/FutureSpa'' wear skimpy bikinis for their workouts.

* ''Radio/OurMissBrooks'': At least three examples:
** ''Friday the Thirteenth'': a key factor in the plot is a photograph of Miss Brooks by the lake in a French bathing suit.
** ''Heat Wave'' has everybody but Miss Brooks and Mr. Conklin scheming to get out of school and pay a trip to the swimming hole. Turns out Harriet Conklin, Walter Denton and Stretch Snodgrass, and even Mr. Boynton have swimming suits under their regular clothes. [[spoiler:At the end of episode, it's revealed Miss Brooks is wearing one too.]]
** In the episode ''The Dancer'', an exotic dancer wanting Mr. Conklin to hire her for his brother-in-law's bachelor party, strips down to a French bathing suit when left alone in his office.

[[folder:Video Games]]
* Felicia from ''VideoGame/{{Darkstalkers}}'' technically counts as she walks around in naught but a FurBikini, and a real one would have covered her more.
* Elena from ''VideoGame/StreetFighterIII'' is clad in a bikini. Also from that very same game, Gill, who's practically clad in only a speedo.
* Misty from ''[[VideoGame/PokemonRedAndBlue Pokémon Red, Blue]],'' ''[[Videogame/PokemonGoldAndSilver Gold, and Silver]]'' and their remakes. An odd case, since she just wore swimsuits prior to the {{Timeskip}}. Possibly because an eleven-year-old walking around in a swimsuit is more innocent than a teenager doing so.
* ''VideoGame/PokemonBlack2AndWhite2''
** Marlon is a male example who is also MrFanservice.
** The player characters are visibly wearing swimsuits under their clothes. Nate is wearing a wetsuit, and Rosa is wearing wetsuit bottoms with a halter-style bikini top.
* ''VideoGame/ArcanaHeart'':
** Kira Daidouji, because she fights waist-deep in a blob of water.
** Her rival, Catherine Kyohbashi for no reason whatsoever.
* Rikku from ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyX2'' wears a bikini with a miniskirt and a scarf over it as her default outfit.
* A Non-{{Fanservice}} one: In ''VideoGame/MySims Agents'', Clara Belle, Taylor, [[AllGuysWantCheerleaders Summer]] and [[SurferDude Luke]] wear some Beach-Wear (though Summer is a lifeguard).
* ''VideoGame/{{Rosenkreuzstilette}}'':
** Justified with Trauare Wrede in the first game where, due to her status as the game's [[MakingASplash Water-element boss]], she wears an open jacket over her swimsuit, and, well... not [[{{Stripperific}} much else]]. [[{{Fanservice}} It's as hot as it sounds.]]
** Other than for her MeaningfulName maybe, it's not at all justified with Luste Teuber, who also wears a {{Stripperific}} ensemble, which consists of a black bikini, OperaGloves and thighhigh socks.
* ''VideoGame/RumbleRoses'' the girls have scenes of them in swimsuits, and they also wrestle in them in mud wrestling.
* ''VideoGame/{{Persona 5}}'' has a free swimsuit DLC that allows you to put your characters in bikinis, speedos and swim trunks as they {{Dungeon Crawl|ing}} through an EldritchLocation full of TheHeartless. No one will comment on this, despite the swimsuits still being on them in cutscenes.

[[folder:Web Original]]
* Look TV: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Vd6PEUWo64 Both]] [[SurferDude Pro Surfer]] Alana Blanchard and Valentine Bureau when Alana teaches Valentine how to surf.

[[folder:Western Animation]]
* ''WesternAnimation/SpongeBobSquarePants'':
** Sandy wears a purple bikini when she is in her treedome.
** Some female Bikini-Bottomites walk in bikinis as well.
* ''WesternAnimation/SuperWhy'': Red, in her super form, wears a very thin bikini for unknown reasons. This is especially odd considering this is a show aimed at very young children.

[[folder:Real Life]]
* During their car wash fundraisers, many [[TheCheerleader high school and college cheerleaders]] often wear either bikinis or shorts and bikini tops.
* The Miami Floridians of the American Basketball Association had "ballgirls," sort of combination ballboys and cheerleaders, who wore bikinis to all the games. The team even brought them to some away games (despite many ABA teams' tendency to only bring ten players to away games, instead of their full roster of twelve, to save money on travel expenses).
* Every summer, Hooters restaurants hold [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SbiJFvbEiqU charity car washes]] with the Hooter girls washing cars in bikinis.
%% * [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hn6HBD8obeM These]] [[MatingDance dancing]] Vietnamese [[SexyStewardess flight attendants]].