Archive for May, 2010

Bottle Opener Bikini

Thursday, May 27th, 2010

Have you ever gone to the beach with a bunch of friends, brought a cooler of beers and once you got settled into the sand you suddenly realized that you forgot to bring a bottle opener??  Well if you have, then you can rest easy knowing that there’s a bikini out there that does double duty as both swimwear and beverage opener.  This new bikini style has a built in bottle cap opener at the center of the halter top.  It might be kind of tricky to use since there’s no seemingly comfortable way to grip it, but if you forgot to bring a proper one then I wouldn’t be complaining.  It seems like bottle cap openers are being built into all kinds of clothing.  I’ve seen them on the bottoms of flip flops, belt buckles and now they’ve transitioned into the world of bikinis.  I suppose it was only a matter of time.

Bottleopener Bikini

Stripes!

Tuesday, May 25th, 2010

I’ve been looking for something new and colorful so when I saw this bandeau bikini I thought it was too perfect!  I love that the bandeau has the optional halter strap because usually with this style I hate having to keep tugging at it to make sure it stays up.  I love the stripe design on it too – how cute is the twisting effect?!  Kind of reminds me of an infinity symbol.  I like the string bikini bottoms too – they add a just a bit of flirty flair to the suit.  It’s definitely a very girly bikini and not a look I’d want to rock to every beach excursion but every once in a while I think it’s a fun option to have.

Stripe Bikini

Bandage Bikini

Monday, May 24th, 2010

Last year, Herve Leger started adding swimwear to their collection and since then, celebs like Beyonce and Lindsay Lohan have been snapped wearing those now famous designer bandages.  For those who don’t know, Herve Leger is the high end line within the BCBG Max Azria Group.  The iconic bandage dresses are seen pretty much every year at red carpet events on celebrities like Halle Berry, Victoria Beckham, Mischa Barton, Blake Lively, Rihanna and Lucy Liu. And now the bandages have transitioned to swimwear and the styles are…..well, unique to say the least.  Now, not all the designs are this dramatic and asymmetrical but for those independent, quirky types, this might be a cool suit to rock at your next beach party.  What are your thoughts on this designer’s swimwear??  I think if you could figure out how to put it on, it could be very cool.

Bandage Bikini

The Monokini

Friday, May 21st, 2010

It’s not really a bikini, but it’s not really the usual one-piece either.  The monokini is somewhere in between, designed for people who either didn’t know what they wanted to wear or are taking baby steps to wearing a bikini.  It’s a little odd at first glance, but I give kudos to the designers for making them stylish and fashionable.  I suppose if you’re concerned about wardrobe malfunctions with the bikini, the monokini assuages those fears.  But I always wonder about the tan lines that come with this style.  I mean, they can’t look good.  But at least you can look good while wearing it.  Has anyone tried the monokini yet?

Monokini

The C-String Bikini

Thursday, May 20th, 2010

As if it wasn’t enough that there are now teeny tiny micro bikinis available, someone’s gone one step further and created the C-string.  It’s kind of a misnomer because, as you can see, there are no strings.  This skimpy bikini bottom is shaped like a C (kind of) and has nothing keeping it in place but some strategically placed adhesive.  I’m not sure if this is designed for one-time use or if you can launder and re-glue.  So ladies, is this new C-string something you would consider?  Or is is too extreme for your tastes?  I think I’d be too paranoid about the little thing falling off or floating away in the water.  Best for me to stick to strings and straps.

C-String Bikini

Halter Top Bikini

Tuesday, May 18th, 2010

For women with larger assets, the halter top provides the coverage and support you seek.  With a lot more fabric that the classic triangle top styles, the halter if a much more comfortable option to wear while you’re out frolicking in the sands.  Some halter styles have adjustable cups while others do not – it depends on your preference.  I personally love halter tops.  I like to play around in the sand and surf, and wearing a halter bikini lets me do that without have to worry about any mishaps.  It’s like the sports bra of bikinis.

Halter Top Bikini

Asymmetrical Bikinis

Wednesday, May 12th, 2010

Asymmetrical designs have been common all over the fashion scene: asymmetrical hems, single shoulder tops, asymmetrical buttons, slanted zippers, etc.  Really, it’s a design style that’s become pretty popular.  When it comes to swimwear though, this design trend is kind of hard to do, and apart from the one shoulder bandeau, it’s never really been done.  Until now.  The tops may remain symmetrical, but the bottoms have a whole new look.  It’s as if the designer couldn’t decide whether to make a regular bikini bottom or a string bikini and said “To hell with it – I’ll do both!” Because really, that’s what it looks like.  And while I give kudos for creativity, the unbalanced look of this design kind of has me tilting my head saying “huh”.  I do applaud the colors though – they’re beautiful.

Asymmetrical Bikini

Graphic Print Bikini

Tuesday, May 11th, 2010

When it comes to swimwear, bright and colorful prints seem to be a trend that never dies.  While everyone else is wearing solid colors with little pizzazz, the graphic print really stands out as a suit that gets all the attention.  Anything in stripes, geometric shapes, swirls, zigzags in bold colors always gets more viewing time than a simple black bikini.  If you’re not yet into big, loud prints, take a baby step towards a solid bikini in a fun summery color like teal, purple  or peachy pink, then graduate to something with a print.  You’ll be bathing in all sorts of attention in no time.

Graphic print bikini

The Teardrop Bikini

Monday, May 3rd, 2010

OK so maybe the micro bikini CAN get smaller.  This is the teardrop bikini, named so after the shape that the patches of material kind of resembles.  There’s nothing terribly functional to this suit – wouldn’t recommend trying to catch a frisbee while out at the beach in this thing.  But I suppose it’s a good option if you’re just laying out and people watching.  Or if you prefer to get watched by people.  So if your inner exhibitionist is dying to get out, I suppose this skimpy little style is the right bikini for you.