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Obvious Fan Service. Used for many purposes (aside from actually swimming of course). An obvious purpose is in advertising, regardless of whether the product is the fur, the swimsuit or something else entirely (often a car).
Some publicity photos for movie starlets in the Golden Age of Hollywood had the actress wear this kind of outfit.
Naturally one of the blatant forms of Fetish Fuel.
Films -- Live-Action
- Picture comes from the movie The Stuff, which had a scene full of women wearing this for apparent commercials for "The Stuff".
- Demi Moore in Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle.
- Jayne Mansfield wore a swimsuit with a white mink coat in Will Success Spoil Rock Hunter.
- Rough Magic had a scene where the heroine lounged by the pool in a bikini and mink coat.
- Night And Day (loose biopic of Cole Porter) had a song with the singer wearing a fur coat, and then at the end reveals she had a swimsuit under it.
- One of the ladies in a trailer for Hot Tub Time Machine is clearly wearing just a bikini top beneath her fur jacket.
- The "Appreciation" number in Viva Las Vegas. Ann-Margaret wore a white mink coat with a pink one-piece suit underneath.
- The Pretender episode "Collateral Damage" has a commercial with a couple ladies wearing fur coats and Flag Bikinis.
- Near the end of the Bad Romance video, Lady Gaga is dressed this way. Instead of a regular fur, she's wearing a bearskin rug. Naturally, It Got Worse.
- Some EBay models like to do this.
- The Miss USA Beauty Pageant once planned for the swimsuit competition to have the ladies wearing a fur coat, but host Bob Barker was in PETA by then, and said he would leave if they did that, so fake fur coats were used instead, which still counts (he did leave later on, because furs were still offered as prizes).
- A later Miss USA pageant had the swimsuit competition with white marabou coats.
- Some of the other nation counterparts to Miss USA do this with their swimsuit competitions, like Miss Russia and Miss Japan.
- One of the starlets mentioned above is Jane Powell (who would later become famous for Seven Brides for Seven Brothers) wearing an ermine wrap and a swimsuit with an ermine-trimmed neckline.