Friday, June 12, 2015

90's Swim Suit and Jean Shorts

I needed a suit to swim in where I wasn't worrying about having to pull up the top or tug down the bottoms (you know the struggle). So when I saw this on top of my mom's pile of give-away clothes, I figured I would only wear it for working out. The suit seemed dated and tacky at first but the more and more I wore it, the more I fell in love. 

First of all, I feel amazing in this suit. Because I don't have to worry about my bits falling out, I feel much more confident moving around in it. And by miracles of miracles, it fits like a glove! The cut on the neck, the open back and the high cut on the legs are also so flattering. But I think the thing that really makes it is the clever pattern design. For this pear-shaped lady, the bright stripes on top make my bust seem larger and the dark stripes on the bottom make my derriere smaller (optimal illusions for the win!) 

I don't know what I'm going to do when this thing goes. There are a few tiny little wholes on the bum that I have meticulously hand-sewed. 
Has anyone seen a similar suit to this one?

What's your favorite swim suit this summer?

















Swim Suit: Kathy Ireland | Shorts: H&M | Sunglasses: KL street vendor



8 comments:

  1. You look stunning in this swim suit! My mum has a similar pair and I think I'm going to have to go steal them now! Haha, the photos are so fun, too!

    May x • THE MAYDENbloglovin'

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    1. Thanks, May! Ooo… Good luck finding more good digs in Mum's closet! :)

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  2. Stunning backdrop! You blend into it in the most beautiful way. Gorgeous swimsuit!

    - Anna

    www.melodicthriftychic.com

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    1. Thanks, Anna! Haha it's funny what you don't even realize when taking the pictures. :-P

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  3. What a fun swimsuit! My mum had a similar one in the 90s that I never thought of as being all that stylish, but seeing the way you wore yours has me thinking otherwise :)
    xox,
    Cee
    www.cocoandvera.com

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    1. Thanks, Cee! I didn't think it was that stylish at first either - they grow on ya! :)

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  4. I definitely favorited this look on the ModCloth Style Gallery! :) I seriously LOVE your swimsuit. The colors really pop, and the cut-out in the back is a nice added touch! Right now my favorite swimsuit would have to be my watermelon printed 2-piece that I bought last year!

    xo, Rachel
    www.rachellately.com

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    1. Aw, thanks Rachel! You said the magic word: watermelon! I'm dying for a pink watermelon suit. Yours sounds adorable!

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