Thursday, May 21, 2009
So recently I tried on (ewww) and purchased (hmmm) a one-piece bathing suit. I have not put something like this on my body since grade 7 when I went to my now-BFF's pool party and I forgot a bathing suit. I had to wear this white kind-of-ruched-fabric thing that was so high-cut in the leg and had such a low scoop neck that I looked like an unfortunate victim of an underage photoshoot circa 1970. Where was Dov Charney when I was 12?
Well, I've come a long way, baby, because I'm rocking the look again. I bought the one in the bottom right, by Roxy. It has an amazing braided neon detail. I can't do a bikini this year- I just had a 10 lb. baby four months ago so, yeah, not happening.
Since we are all apparently so comfortable wearing spandex as day-wear (thanks Dov!), you have to admit that the one-piece is a VERY versatile item. You can put on shorts over it and actually be decent enough to go into 7-11.
And another thing: the vintage ones available are AMAZING! If it skeeves you out to buy a used bathing suit, you can always cut off the bottom bit and tuck it into your high-waisted shorts.
Ok so it's questionable whether that Neil Krug image in the top left really involves a bathing suit, but you know what I mean!
Left to right from top:
1. Mara Hoffman, $198 (the blue one sold out I guess since last night? But red is still available)
2. Hayden Hartnett, $178
3. Vintage with 1920's print $36.00
4. Vintage 80's $39.00
5. Vintage 80's blue and white, $28.00
6. Vintage 80's cut out (rad!!), $39.00
7. Vintage 80's deep V, $45.00
8. Roxy, $80.00
The chic with the hat in the inspiration collage is wearing this, and seemingly everyone at Coachella was wearing this.
And here are a few more not depicted: Urban, Top Shop
PS SORRY FOR THE LATE-IN-DAY POSTS, TWO DAYS IN A ROW THE AUTO-POST FOR 9.00 AM E HAS NOT WORKED, WHICH MEANS ALL MY LATE NIGHT WORK IS FOR NOUGHT : (
Photo credits (left to right in collage): Neil Krug, Israel Rivera, Style Sightings, V Magazine, American Apparel, Karina Givargisoff (stylist), Sports Illustrated, Roxy.