Barbara Palvin Is Showstopping in Black Scalloped String Bikini

The SI Swimsuit model dazzled in her latest Instagram post in a ViX Paula Hermanny set.
Barbara Palvin

Barbara Palvin.

Four-time SI Swimsuit star Barbara Palvin is no stranger to modeling swimwear, and the 30-year-old just posed a duo of bikini pics to Instagram that left our jaws on the floor.

Palvin posed poolside is a stunning black two-piece swimsuit from ViX Paula Hermanny. The intricate string set featured wavy, scalloped edges, and the 2016 SI Swimsuit Rookie of the Year accented the look with gold jewelry, including earrings and a necklace. The first pic was a close-up of Palvin’s upper half, while she showed off her long and lean figure in the second snap and posed next to a potted plant.

“By the pool with @vixpaulahermanny | My pick: this little black Brazilian bikini crafted to perfection in their atelier in Rio de Janeiro,” she wrote in her caption. “Loved the unique wavy laser-cut, the flawless fit and the special texture. 🖤#MyViXMoment.”

Firenze Lou Top, $148 and Firenze Lou Tie Side Bottom, $118 (

In addition to black, the limited-edition set is also available in both red and olive green. The underwire bikini top and tie bottoms feature adjustable straps for a custom fit, and both pieces are adorned with 24K gold-plated accents.

Palvin also credited her glam team, including hairstylist Owen Gould, stylist Marc Eram and makeup artist Nikki DeRoest in her Feb. 21 IG post.

“You look so stunning 🤩 💖,” one fan commented.

“Brasil loves you queen 😍,” another person gushed.

Cara O’Bleness


Cara is a trending news writer/editor for Sports Illustrated Swimsuit. A passionate writer and editor with more than 10 years of experience in print and online media, she loves storytelling and believes that words have the power to change the world. Prior to joining the team, Cara worked as a writer and editor across a number of content verticals, including food, lifestyle, health and wellness, and small business and entrepreneurship. In her free time, Cara loves reading, spending time with her family and making her way through Michigan’s many microbreweries. She is a graduate of Michigan State University's School of Journalism.