The fringe embellishment is Americana.  From Native Americans, through to 1920s Charleston and even Elvis Presley’s leather jackets, America has always owned the fringe style and it’s not likely to relinquish this domination anytime soon.  The hottest trend of the summer was the fringe bikini and no-one wore it better than all-American Rihanna.

Rihanna was spotted wearing a beautiful black bikini in Hawaii this summer, with fringed bandeau top that tied at the back.  Evoking the Wild West she completed her look with hoop earrings and a cowboy hat.  The bikini oozed simplicity and was also made from natural, eco-friendly fibres.  During her stay in Hawaii she showed just how much she loves the fringe by rocking another fringe bikini just two days later.  She wore a triangle bikini with a blue Aztec print.  Subtle fringe adorned the top of the bikini.

Ashley Tisdale, star of High School Musical is another notable fringe wearer.  She slipped into a gorgeous yellow fringe bikini to celebrate her 27th birthday and looked absolutely stunning.  Other celebs who have been following in the footsteps of superstar Rihanna include Denise Richards, Audrina Patridge and Chrissy Teigen.

If you want to keep on trend and follow in the footsteps of the hottest celebrities then you need to get yourself a fringe bikini.  Lucky for you fringe has stood the test of time so you can rest-assured that a fringe bikini will still be in fashion next summerafter its domination of women’s beachwear in 2012. You can get hold of fringe bikinis in a whole range of styles.  Go for tattered tassels, heavy tassels or a lighter spread of tassels depending on your tastes.  Shapes vary with both strapless and straps available.  If you like the bandeau top then you can get your hands on a triangle top with the same fringe feature.

If you’re looking back at the summer lamenting the triumph of the fringe then do not fear!  Fringe is so in at the moment that you can get your hands on all kinds of tops, dresses and bags which show fringe in all its finery.