5 reasons why you too can pull off the 80´s bikini
Put away your boyish bikini bottoms, discover your inner Elle McPherson and try the sexiest swimwear ever: 80’s bikinis and swimsuits. They are so much more flattering than you think!
An improbable comeback has taken place: Believe it or not, 80’s swimwear is back. The new trend is sported mostly by women who are too young to remember it from the past - like model Bella Hadid. Bikinis and swimsuits are extremely high-waisted and sit extremely high above the hip-bones - the ’80s were an extreme fashion era, after all. So how does this apply to me, you might ask - because I remember these times really well! Shouldn’t you just stick with your usual boyish bikini bottoms? Think again! The reason why they’re not popularly seen around the shops is that most women have the same doubts 80’s swimwear is extremely flattering for many body types.
Here are some undebatably good reasons to convince you:
1. They make your legs longer
The advantage of a high-leg cut is already in the name: it lengthens your legs. The boyish, lower cut bottoms create muffin tops even if you thought they were not your problem. This is not the case for the high leg cut, because it sits above your hip bones, creating one beautiful curve from hip to toe. There are different levels of high-leg - if you feel uncomfortable in itsy-bitsy versions, choose a model with a few more centimetres covering the part above your hips.
2. They make your backside look better
Still have doubts, maybe about your derrière? I never thought I would ever say this, but take the Kardashians as your role models. They are avid 80’s swimwear fans. You know Kim created a whole business around her impressive butt, right? So, she is an expert about what makes it look good. The typical boy bottom style would cut her bottom in two and make her thighs look bigger. Instead, she was one of the first to wear the high-waisted 80’s briefs. Yes, there is less coverage in the back and the front, but more coverage does not necessarily mean that it is more flattering.
3. They also exist in tan-friendly versions
For those who do not fancy a tan-line right under their belly button, don’t worry. Because 80’s bikini briefs who make belly tanning possible exist: they still sit high above your hip bone, but are lower in the front, thanks to their V-shape.
Sounding a little bit risqué? Indeed - but isn’t this what we love about bikinis: they are the only fashion items which can be just that without provoking withering glances!
4. 80’s one-pieces are incredibly sexy without baring it all
You don’t feel comfortable with your belly because you didn’t have time for working out before going on vacay (because somebody has to pay for it, after all?). No problem, opt for the one-piece version of the trend. The 80’s swimsuit will instantly transform you into a Baywatch babe even if at the moment you don’t feel like one, you just show legs. There are many swimsuit versions with different levels of coverage for your upper body.
5. They are great conversation starters
Trust me - every woman next to your sunbed will want to know where on earth you found your bikini! You can tell them that the best bikinis and swimsuits at the moment come from Down Under: Myra Swim, Seafolly, Haight and AEXAE. Australia is all about magical beaches, right? So basically, swimwear for them is what cars are for Germans: an area of expertise.