Sassy or Trashy: Bikinis

Too tight or just right? See which celebs rock their bikinis... and which should really find a cover-up.

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Singer Noelle needs to re-think the sizing on her bikini -- the top's a liiiitle too small and the gaping bottom errs on the side of trashy. Don't get that thing wet, Noelle!
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Kanye's on-again, off-again girlfriend Amber Rose bares a little too much side-boob for our taste in this patterned halter bikini. A size bigger and you could have been sassy Ms. Rose, but sadly, we're going to call this trashy. Check out which other celebs rock their bikinis... and which should really find a cover-up.
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In a shockingly modest bikini (for a former Playboy model), former Girl Next Door Holly Madison surprises us with a preppy print and peculiarly modest bottoms. Very sassy, Miss Madison.
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Tara Reid, we thought you were trying to clean up your party girl image. This white suit is too small, and its gaudy peace sign and plastic bead details are awful. Swimsuit fail.
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<i>The Hills</i> star Audrina Patridge's little black bikini is definitely chic. We love the metallic accents and the concentric circle pattern.
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Dear Jacqueline Bisset, </br> While we commend you for your confidence, we must say that at some point, you must retire the bikini. You're not 22 anymore. That is all.
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A painted-on reptilian string bikini will never land you on the sassy list, Mel B. It will only send you straight to Trashy Town.
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<i>American Beauty</i> actress Mena Suvari's ruffled bikini covers enough, but still shows off her pool-ready bod. We approve.
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Well, Brit, we congratulate you for not being on the trashy side of things. But your bikini lacks a wow factor. Meh.
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Oh, Katie Price. Only you can wear a floral embroidered bikini with all the sassy potential in the world and take it into the depths of trashiness. Ugh.
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Pussycat Doll Ashley Roberts sports a classy halter bikini. The beading makes the suit pop.
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Here's the Holly Madison we all know and .... yeah. Holly wore this waaaayyy too small bikini to Hugh Hefner's 83rd birthday pool party in Las Vegas. Too bad there weren't any pirates there -- yo, ho, Holly!
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While the suit itself is nothing mind-blowing, the fact that supermodel Cindy Crawford is this hot at age 43 is enough to throw her into the sassy category.
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While the romance between <i>Dancing with the Stars</i> dancers Maksim Chmerkovskiy and Karina Smirnoff has died, Karina's adorable black-and-white ruffled bikini could withstand the test of time.
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Teri Hatcher looks anything but "Desperate" in this brown halter suit. Although the suit's rings are oddly large, Teri proves that you can cover up the goods and still be hot.
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Oh, Lisa Rinna. A) This string bikini is revealing a weeee too much of your creepily muscular bod. B) The writing on the bottom and left breast is drawing our attention to areas we never want to visit. Trash-y.
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Paris Hilton surprises us with a tasteful leopard-print bikini. The fit is right and the cut is cute - definitely sassy, Paris.
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<i>90210</i>'s AnnaLynne McCord's beaded necklace complements her chocolate brown bikini - classy and chic.
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Mel B, are you auditioning for <i>American Gladiators</i>? Strike two for you.
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Model Adrianne Curry, best known as the first winner of <i>America's Next Top Model</i>, sports a suit that reveals a lot without giving away the farm. We vote sassy.
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Tara Reid's hot pink suit is borderline... we fear she may pop out any minute. Trashy.
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Whitney Port, star of <i>The City</i> and <i>The Hills,</i> enjoys Miami's South Beach in a unique polka-dot bikini with a black ruffle accent. How cute!
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Victoria Silvstedt, a Swedish model/actress best known as 1997's Playmate of the Year, created a remarkably chic beach ensemble from her black bikini. The oversized bag, hat and short-shorts take the simple suit from ho-hum to sassy.
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Nice fit, hot color and a little dash of bling make Denise Richards' suit pass the classy test.
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<i>Real Housewives of New York City</i>'s Bethenny Frankel looks preppy, pulled together and covered up in this LaRok swimsuit. Despite the Wonder Woman pose, this housewife is very sassy.
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Known for her racy red-carpet outfits and attempts at stardom, actress and model Phoebe Price doesn't disappoint with this (ahem) interesting ensemble. The too-tight suit matched with the captain's hat and "shocked" expression are definitely not classy.
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Yes, Kelly Ripa, we believe you that a mother of three can still be toned, but this swimsuit shows a bit too much. Cold water test, anyone? Sorry, dear, but you've crossed into the trashy category.
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That water may be cold for Elizabeth Hurley but her suit is sizzling. We love the bright color and the metallic detailing.
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Sassy is a prerequisite for being a Victoria's Secret Angel. Just don't get those suits wet, ladies!
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You can't win them all, Paris. She impressed us once, but this dominatrix suit is down right trashy.
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Animal prints can be sassy when worn correctly - rapper Eve shows off her paws and looks very pulled together on South Beach. We love her patterned cover-up!
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Covered up? Check. Boring? Check. Elisha Cuthbert has fallen into the gray area.
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Kourtney Kardashian, Kristin Cavallari, and Kim Kardashian sport black bikinis on Miami Beach. While Kristin's suit is a bit ho-hum and Kourtney looks like she could use a little boost, we think Kim's suit, with the right amount of coverage and gold detailing, is definitely sassy.
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Anytime you draw attention to your nether regions, you automatically fall into the trashy category, Carmen Electra.
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This is how a white swimsuit should be worn. Cameron Diaz's white halter bikini covers everything up, but still manages to look sexy.
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