I've been hunting for a high waisted bikini for quite a while. The only swimsuit I currently own is a flattering teeny-tiny Billabong bikini that doesn't cover much. I LOVE this suit, but I wanted a more modest one for those days when I don't feel like exposing my whole body in front of the old beach creeps (you know what I'm talking about). Plus, I needed bottoms that you can't untie at the sides (pranksters are so creative these days!).
|Billabong Kellie triangle bikini set|
I first considered getting this cute baby blue American Appareil suit, but the top had no padding. I have a small chest and suits without lightly padded cups are not flattering on me. I could have used another top, but I loved the look of the two matching pieces. This bikini would be a good option for girls with a fuller chest. EDIT this top doesn't offer support - better consider a solid blue/white one with underwire or thicker straps that will really flatter your bust, whatever its size ;) I like this one, which is available from 32B to 36D.
|American Apparel swim briefs and bandeau top|
I also stumbled upon this crazy-awesome Mara Hoffman bikini. It had my name written all over it (deer! psychedelic art! bright colours!) but its whooping 386 $ price tag was a real deal breaker. As much as I liked the crazy prints, there was no way I would have dropped so much money on a swimsuit!
|Mara Hoffman bikini set|
This Topshop set was adorable, but it was a sold-out model from a previous year... Too bad, I loved those graphic lines!
After a lot of search and disappointment, I finally found what looks like my perfect budget-friendly match. The bright polka-dots are so fun! I ordered it today and I hope it will look good on me :)
|ASOS cross-front bikini top (a fuller cut version is also available) and high waisted bikini briefs|
What is your swimsuit of choice for this summer? Do you prefer skin-baring cuts or more modest ones?