Every summer – we clean out our closets of heavy sweaters, winterized dresses – for our new light sweaters, breezy summer dresses and shorts to bear our legs. However, when it comes to bathing suits – we all cringe. The fact that we have lost our tans from the previous summers – perhaps gained some unnecessary pounds thanks to those numerous snow-days – it makes us want to hide under our beach towels.
As for me, I’m approaching this upcoming summer/bathing suit season with a new outlook. Yes, we all would love to look like the models who wear their bathing suits on the beach, runway – what have you. But for me to be a size 0 or 2 means that I would have to starve myself – and I love food way too much – especially my pasta.
So, I’m going to find that perfect bathing suit – no matter what the size it says on the inside – as long and I feel comfortable enough to ditch the beach towel and not volunteer myself to be dug into a sand hole as to avoid frolicking in my bathing suit on the beach – I’m going to buy it.
Yet, what the hardest part about finding that perfect bathing suit is finding the suit that matches your body type. There’s the athletic build, boy-shaped, curvy, hour-glass, busty, pear-shape, apple shape blah, blah, blah. It’s enough to make you hate shopping for the suit even before you actively start!
The only way I figured out what bathing suits fit me is through trial and error. Meaning, going into a store and trying on every style. Finally, I have narrowed down the style of suits to the following:
- bikini cut
- spaghetti strap of some sort.
Exciting right? I discovered that strapless tops cause more trouble than necessary, tankinis bring back bad memories of my teenage years, boy shorts are just bleh and string bikinis are never a good idea.
Yet, despite my trails – I can’t help but fall in love with this new and adorable bathing suit cut. A complete throw-back to the days my Grandmother visited the beaches in Carini – high-waisted bikinis.
Sounds scary right? Trying to image how a girl with curves can work a high-waisted bathing suit? I have no idea how it will look – but I do love it and I’m craving to try it on.
Having first spotted Michael Kors’ ‘abstract-printed’ bikini – I knew I just had to find a bikini like it and try it out. To my complete excitement – I found a style of this new bikini at J.Crew and Anthropologie. The down-fall is that they are only online. Issue.
The next step is to actively try on this beach-savory number. But how will it look? I showed my Mom the suits and with her support she stated that it will make me “look old.”
Fabulous. Maybe I can prove her wrong..
Thoughts on this bikini cut?