How to inject a little warmth into this frigid January? Think swimsuits.

Sports Illustrated’s much-anticipated swimsuit issue won’t be out until next month (though the Internet is full of pictures posted by an SI editor from the super-secret shoot that took place over the summer).

Til then, enjoy another popular bit of winter reading--the Victoria’s Secret annual swimsuit catalog.

The recently mailed catalog features model Lindsay Ellingson on the cover (shot at Sir Richard Branson’s private Caribbean retreat), wearing what’s descriped as a “topless bikini,” left.

Well, there is a bandeau top, but the $68 suit is apparently made to be worn without it when sunning in appropriate locales.

And trust us, it’s far from the raciest suit in the book.

We give that honor to the slashed one-piece, $140, or maybe the leopard print wrap monokini, $68, right.  If you didn’t get a catalog, you can check them all out on

Oh, and if you buy, they’re giving a free beach tote with every $125 purchase while supplies last through Jan. 24.

>> PHOTOS: Victoria's Secet swimsuit catalog

(Handout Photos)

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