THOUSANDS of women have taken to Facebook to mock a new very high cut bikini trend - joking they've "had less intrusive smear tests".
Baring your 'bikini body' is a sobering prospect for many women - and even more so as we age. So should you ditch your two-piece for good.
This year, let your bikini be a symbol of strength, acceptance and beauty. Here, 12 women share the bikini shot that's empowered their lives.