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Vanessa Hudgens has just been upfront about her swimming style. The “High School Musical” star takes a sophisticated approach to this season’s thong trend in a new ad for Callywater, the cactus-based antioxidant-infused beverage company she started in 2021 with co-star Oliver Trevena. Launching a new watermelon flavor, Hudgens and her team tapped stylist Rachel Haas to dream up outfits for a summer night shoot in Cabo, Mexico.
The images, captured by photographer Emeline Rose, show Hodgens in a black two-piece from resort wear label Antoninius featuring a double-layered Amaze turtleneck top and high-waisted bottoms—complete with a long belt and a rectangular gold buckle that fits a cheek in the center. Haas decided to run the hardware, coordinating the look with Bellader’s square hoops that boast the same shape, adding rings, bracelets and a body chain that dangles below Hudgens’ belly button ring.
The pink RVN boyfriend jacket adds a sophisticated touch, both speaking to the founder’s long list of accomplishments and introducing an unexpectedly playful element — it’s not every day we see a bikini paired with a blazer. Mitchell Cantrell pulled Hudgens’ hair back into a bun, and Kate Sinnott accentuated the effect with deep, rosy cheeks, a cherry lip and bright eyeshadow.
Hudgens has been game to try out different swimsuit silhouettes this summer. From going in a bridesmaid melt for Sarah Hyland’s bachelorette party in Mexico, to pulling off a barbecue in a hot-pink textural suit from Hunza G, to styling a watercolor print bikini with a teal shirt in Italy, to splashing out in neon Frankie’s bikini set with space buns.
Ahead, you can shop her entire Calliwater campaign outfit and admire another angle from the photo series with creative direction from Gg Magree.