When I was younger, everyone suggested that I play basketball or volleyball. I didn’t enjoy either of them, because I’m not a sports person (unless it’s dancing), but the reasoning behind the suggestion was because I was tall. I was definitely taller-than-average as a pre-teen, and even into my teenage and adult years I was seen as a giant to some – though I’m actually only 5’6″. My body build is long and lean, with very little curves, and that has made it a challenge to wear many different kinds of clothing. I’ve had to search for pants that actually go all the way to my ankles, and bodysuits and one-piece swimwear are pretty much out of the question because of my long torso! This has been such a struggle this summer, since one-piece swimsuits have been the top trend, for sure! I have searched many a store rack for a one-piece that would fit and flatter my body kind, but alas, they are not to be found. So I found the best alternative: extra high waist bikinis!
I have discovered that high-waist bikinis are my favorite kind of swimsuits. Taylor Swift was the first celebrity of this generation that I saw rock a retro high-waist like this and I completely fell in love with the style. A fellow long and lean lady like myself wearing a suit that made her look like nothing but pure class. The inspiration was most likely taken from the 60’s when bikinis first came onto the scene and made a huge splash in the fashion industry for women. Now, they’re seen as a serious statement, and even major online publications such as Buzzfeed have shouted their praises to the HWB.
For someone that is relatively tall and has little-to-no curves, the high waisted bikini gives the illusion of a curvy build and only highlights the length of my body rather than making it seem disproportionate. I 100% recommend these classy and retro swimsuits for all body types, but especially for ladies with an athletic or straight shape like mine. I recently received this particular ‘kini from VIPme and honestly the bottoms are some of the most comfortable I have. I don’t have to worry about them revealing too much when I bend over, and since they’re black, they add a natural slender appearance to my frame. The top is super cute with it’s faux bow in a floral print. I recently read an article by a blogger friend of mine about how ruffled, bow-style, or embellished bikini tops can really help enhance your upper half for the gals lacking in the chest department.
Whether you’re just looking to channel your inner Bridget Bardot, or if you’re hoping for a swimsuit that provides a little more coverage, the high-waist bikini is the way to go! Save $5 on any orders over $50 from VIPme.com using my code “SIStephanie61” and enjoy the cutest swimsuits for the rest of your summer!
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