Before you freak out: Bella Hadid did not just throw her arms up and completely expose herself to every one of her 11.6 million Instagram followers. Although it certainly looks like she did.
The model was in Jamaica earlier this week and posted a photo of some waterfall fun. In the snap, Hadid has her arms up in the air, the water is only up to her knees, and her hair is pulled back off her face. And — ring the alarm! — she’s seemingly naked, with nothing blocking her body from camera.
But anyone who knows anything about the human body might be tipped off by her missing nipples and bellybutton are that she is not, in fact, nude. She’s just in a solid, flesh-toned one-piece.
Phew. False alarm.
However, from a different perspective, she may as well have been naked — such as in the photo she posted of herself walking along some felled bamboo. It it, she’s captured from behind, exposing her derrière with her thong-design swimsuit, which has thin straps crisscrossing over her back to keep the one-piece in place. To add a little color to the look (or to simply protect her feet from stepping onto gushy bottom-of-the-water stuff), she wore stylish, bright-orange water shoes.
Later she posed in the same swimsuit, just dry, and inside. The close-up confirms its existence, and shows the intricate details of the strings. The swimsuit is by Indah, and the color is appropriately called “Buff.” You can dare to bare in it yourself for the price of $163.
So while, at the end of the day, she wasn’t actually nude, she was pretty close to it. And that, ladies and gentlemen, is what we call an optical illusion.
It’s not like she has any qualms about going nude, though. Over the summer, she posed naked for Vogue Paris. She also recently exposed quite a bit of flesh for Paper magazine. And just two weeks ago she shared an Instagram video of her shoot with V magazine, in which she appears naked save for a black thong. She also does have a penchant for the nude optical illusion. Last November she stepped out in a nude slip dress that had us all freaking out for a second.
Clearly, Hadid loves being in her birthday suit.
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