Cardi B Is Back & Bolder Than Ever in a Peek-a-Boo Cutout Bathing Suit & Gold ‘Bloody Shoes’

Claudia Miller
·3 min read

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Cardi B is bringing back her bold side this week and her fans are out in full support.

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The “Bodak Yellow” rapper took to Instagram last night in a video that she aptly captioned “The Villian,” strutting in a bathroom in bold fashion. The outfit featured a one-piece bathing suit complete with a bold peek-a-boo cutout front design and solid back silhouette.

In classic Cardi B fashion, the Grammy Award-winning artist opted against a casual sandal or flip flop to match her swimwear and instead decided on a towering Christian Louboutin design.

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Titled the Forever Girl silhouette, these lifted sandals come set with endless rows of metallic gold straps coated in bold studs. Balanced atop a 4-inc stiletto heel, the now sold-out heels once retailed for over $1,200 at Saks Fifth Avenue.

Louboutins have always been a top choice for the “WAP” musician, most notably being called out during her 2017 hit “Bodak Yellow.”

“Every time I go to a retail store, my first session is Louboutin. I just love it. I feel so sexy. I made a song about it. It made me rich. Like, it’s the Louboutin — that’s the one I’m always going to go to,” Cardi B told FN during her exclusive interview in November 2020.

Mr. Louboutin himself is equally as big as a fan of Cardi B as she is of his designs, too. The designer took the time to introduce the rapper as she won the 2020 FNAA for Style Influencer of the Year, speaking on Cardi B’s perfectly bold style and legend-worthy appeal. “I’ve always liked people building their own identity from scratch, creating their own character without seeking any kind of approval,” designer Christian Louboutin told FN. “Cardi B is one of them — a free spirit making things in her own way.”

Cardi B herself is a master of both luxurious apparel and athleisure fashion. She joined Balenciaga as the face of its fall ’20 campaign in September, with ads displayed across the Louvre in Paris.

The “Hustlers” star also continues to hold the ultimate hook-up for sportswear since partnering with Reebok in November 2018; together, Cardi B has helped the brand released a series of collections as she starred in a variety of campaigns and videos featuring embellished sneakers and vintage-inspired pieces before creating her own collection of footwear and apparel.

The “Up” rapper also recently filed paperwork with the United States Patent and Trademark Office in September in an attempt to trademark the term “WAP” for a variety of items from footwear to apparel to even alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages.

Elevate your own attire in these chic metallic gold heels inspired by Cardi B.

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Buy Now: L’Autre Chose Gold Sandals, $277.

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Buy Now: Kurt Geiger London Portia Sandals, $150.

Click through the gallery to find even more of Cardi B’s most daring looks over the years.

Launch Gallery: Cardi B's Style Evolution: From 2016 to 2020

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