You can leave your hat on! Gabrielle Union thrills beachgoers in skimpy bikini in Miami
08:48 GMT, 29 May 2012
Fellow sun-worshippers would surely not have minded Gabrielle Union leaving her hat on at the beach.
The stunning actress put on a real show after donning a daring barely-there white bikini in Miami, Florida, today.
The curvy former model looked like she could easily still pose in front of the camera as she sauntered around the sands.
Straw-mendous: Garbrielle Union put on a show by donning a tiny white bikini and cowboy hat in Miami today
The Being Mary Jane star would have brought a smile even to Timmy Mallett's face after donning the itsy bitsy teeny weenie bikini.
And the 39-year-old eventually decided to risk her costume going see-through by going for a paddle in the surf.
In amongst the jollity, the fact it was Memorial Day did not escape the attention of the patriotic Nebraskan.
She tweeted: 'Some military members fight a mental, emotional, financial, spiritual war when they return home, let's take care of our troops!'
Rearly impressive: Gabrielle looked great from every angle as she pranced on the golden sands
Getting wet: The playful star eventually decided to risk her costume going see-through and took a dip in the surf
Watch out for jellyfish! The excited Bad Boys star would have had her day spoiled if she had suffered misfortune
Gabrielle recently revealed she is always careful when she goes in the skin, despite having dark skin.
The Bad Boys star said: 'I don’t tan on purpose, but I do a lot of beach workouts. But I go SPF 110.
'As an African-American woman, culturally we have been told that we have natural protection against the sun, but we’re absolutely part of the one in five.
;As I’ve gotten older, I’ve seen relatives’ moles change shape, and they think, “That’s cute — it’s like Janet Jackson!”
'But it’s not cute — it’s called melanoma.'
Three times the girl power: Gabrielle was spotted prancing through the sands with her girlfriends
Bootylicious: There was something for lovers of all shapes and sizes as they made their way from the surf
Busy girl: The dedicated girlfriend later turned up to watch her boyfriend Dwyane Wade's Miami Heat take on the Boston Celtics