Lately, I've been seeing a lot of the retro, high-waisted styles and am really pretty excited about them- in theory. In years past, I relied upon the tankini to hide my flaws- covering the majority of my pooch, with just a hint of waistline to give the illusion of body confidence. After the boys were born, I was dismayed to discover that the tankini just didn't cut it anymore. To make matters worse, it highlights the very spot on my body that I am now most self-conscious about- that bothersome little wrinkly bit of excess skin that I've named the "sack", with two healthy stretch marks flanking it on either side. That said, the high-waisted bikini seems like the perfect solution to my woes. Bonus- it even covers up the blurry tramp stamp on my hip (we've all made mistakes).
Still- I can't commit. I'm undecided. I've found some really cute ones online, but have a very sneaking suspicion that they'll make my butt look like it's about 5 feet long and I'm not down with that.
Anyways, here are some of my contenders. This first one is my favorite, and I think they are making attempts at solving the long butt dilemma with a little bit of lace-up action in the back. Not sure if it's working. Loooove the print though (and her boobs). Hmmmm....
Free People High Waisted Bikini, $128
Here is my second option- a little bit of Some Like it Hot. Again, loving the print (I'm a sucker for all things leopard) and the girls could definitely use the boost offered up by this cute halter top. This one also has a full skirted bottom, but you can ruche it up and showcase a little cheekage if you so desire.
Diane Von Furstenberg "Bonnie" High Waisted Swim Bottoms, $155
And lastly, we have yet another cute vintage inspired print and cut at Anthropologie.
Wild Watermelon Two Piece, Top & Bottom, $88 each
I bet she'd be pretty bummed if she knew I was calling her Square Butt Long Pants- but I am.
What are your thoughts?? Any green lights out there?