High Waisted Bathing Suits by michelewestcott


									  High Waisted Bathing Suits

If you are on the modest side and on the
lookout for a beach outfit which looks
wonderful but not too skimpy, you will love
the return of the vintage high waisted bathing
suits. Don’t worry, these are not those
grandmotherly, “too ancient-looking for me”
type swimwear which can make you cringe
just by looking at them.
These high waisted bathing suits have that
retro and pinup aura, which sorts of remind
you of Ava Gardner and Marilyn Monroe in
large sunglassess lazing around in the beach.
High waisted swimsuits, rather than sitting lower
on the waist, come up to even as high as the belly
button area. They are a far cry from the teeny
weeny string bikinis which are normally just tied
to hold them up. If you are a fan of Sex and the
City or read high-end fashion magazines like
Vogue, you will notice that this style which has
been popular in the 1950s and ‘60s is now
speedily becoming one of the hottest trends in
swimwear fashion.
High-end designer brands such as Chloe and
Prada have already jumped into the
bandwagon, making a lot of women, ranging
from the bikini-phobic and the pear shaped
gain more choices than ever. Celebrities with
the likes of Naomi Watts, Katy Perry, and
Taylor Swift have also been spotted strutting
this look.
If you have not been recently active at the
gym and want to attract attention away from
your stomach, high waisted bikinis are also a
great choice. At the same time, if you want
some leverage, there are now high waisted
bikinis which have reversible patterns and
ruched waists which allows users to lower the
top portion of the bikini and adjust the item to
their preferred length.
You can shop online or raid the racks of your
favorite mall to find a swimwear that fits and
suits you. But wouldn’t it also be fun to be
able to model one of your own lovely
creations? If you are handy with a sewing
machine, here are the basic steps on how to
sew your own high waisted bathing suits.
1. You can buy a pattern or look for an underwear
   with the size and style you want to follow.
2. If you will not use store-bought pattern, then cut
   the underwear and draw the pattern on a piece
   of paper, modifying according to the look you are
   aiming for. If you want ruching on the sides, add
   more allowance for the gathers. It is very
   important to check your measurements; you do
   not want to come out with an ill-fitting swimsuit
3. Spandex, Lycra, and Nylon are the commonly
  used bikini fabric. Choose the material you are
  comfortable wearing and take time to select
  the pattern and color. Cut the cloth using the
  pattern. For the lining, you can reuse the
  pattern, though without the extra length for
  the ruching.
4. Depending on your sewing skills and
  preferences, you can use a zig-zag stitch to
  pull everything together. Make sure that you
  sew it tight and strong; a rip will not do well in
  the beach. Attach the waistband, and you’re
  good to go!
Now you have a pair of unique high waisted
swimwear that you can call absolutely yours.
Who knows, you may even launch your own
designer line someday.
  While sewing your way to the swimwear
  fashion industry, here are some great
  commercial brands to check out.
1. J. Crew’s sister store Madewell recruited NYC-
  based designer Mara Hoffman to make a suit
  that combines cut outs and a high-waisted
  bottom. The result – a supercool retro
  swimwear in a playful kaleidoscope of colors.
2. The vintage-inspired chain Free People have
  now ventured into the retro beachwear look
  as well. They have high waisted bikinis in
  florals and color-blocked patterns, among
  other designs. You can even zoom in closely to
  the pictures and peruse every inch of the item
  before purchasing.
3. Retro retailer Mod Cloth dedicated an entire
  section of its site to high-waisted bikinis – a
  dedication which makes them a perfect
  candidate for your swimwear shopping.
  Love them or hate them, high waisted bathing
  suits are back in their classic allure ,with a
  modern twist which makes them even more
  High Waisted Bathing Suits

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