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Vintage inspired, high waisted swimwear.
If you are sick of wearing your string bikini to the beach, it is time to opt for a high waist swimsuit. As the runways have shown, designers have looked to retro styles for inspiration and the same goes for the ‘It’ swimsuit of the season. The high waisted silhouette emphasizes and flatters each and every beautiful curve. This makes this style of swimsuit the most feminine suit on the market.
Mara Hoffman, Invista, Sirenes De Soleil, Zimmermann and Michael Kors swimwear all have a rather retro inspired style about their pieces, while maintaining a modern take. Michael Kors S/S 2017 runway show left viewers and fashionistas alike smiling and uplifted. Kors through peppy music, colorful and breezy pieces made you feel like you were on vacation. This was made even more so by the swimwear he sent down the runway. His swimsuits were high-waisted with a retro ‘It’ girl vibe about them. Some were belted, some were paired with a bikini top, and some were matched with a long sleeve top. Paired with a matching bag, you could easily see yourself wearing it with an oversized knit once the evening hit.
High waisted swimsuits do not have to be all material. If you’re looking for something a little more edgy or sexy, look to a bottom with cut-outs or with lacing up the side. This style of swimsuit is classier and you’re still able to show some skin while maintaining shape and beauty. This style adds definition at the waist and helps create the appearance of curves at the hips.
Choosing a style with horizontal stripes will also add to this ‘hourglass’ effect. To keep high waist bottoms feeling modern, wear them with a simple triangle top. However, to embrace the vintage feel, go for a structured or halter neck style, a flattering and fresh style that you can definitely make your own. Don’t be afraid of pattern either, or go for muted color blocking for a more sophisticated feel.
MICHAEL KORS Summer 2017
JOHANNA ORTIZ Ariel Wrap Bikini Top
SIRENES DE SOLEIL Summer 2017
ZIMMERMANN Winsome posy floral bikini
A-MORIR Anita cat-eye & Swarovski sunglasses
STELLA MCCARTNEY High waisted floral brief bottoms