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July 2010

Your Style – High-Waisted Bikinis

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Elizabeth Taylor.

Marilyn Monroe.

Sophia Loren.

Taylor Swift. [one of these things is not like the others?]

According to your emails, these are the stars you want to channel by styling the high-waisted swimsuit. Formerly popular amongst Old-Hollywood elite, the high-waist, retro-style bikini is making a comeback with stars like Katy Perry and Taylor Swift. And fittingly, the vintage-inspired swimsuit has become the must-try style for this Summer 2010 season.

With the aforementioned style icons in mind, I’d like to share with you a few of my favourite high-waisted bikini designs, two of which have already been featured in Get the Look.


  1. The fabric is nearly weightless and it wears like second skin — these are just two of the reasons I LOVE J.Crew’s jersey Lomellina® high-waist bikini. Such a simple design that styles stunning, this high-waist bikini is available in five vintage-inspired colours. The ruched banding is figure-flattering, and this swimsuit offers maximum coverage in the two most important areas: Tummy and tush. Retails for $56, J.Crew.
  2. As if a high-waisted bikini wasn’t sassy enough, add to the style a sharp leopard print and you’ve got a witty statement piece to wear on the water. Diane von Furstenberg’s leopard-print high-waist swimsuit looks vintage through-and-through. The red-based colour, all-over gathering, and tarty print make it a must-have. And it’s made in Italy, so you know the quality is unmatched. Bottoms retail for $140, Bergdorfs.
  3. Last, but certainly not least, let’s check this off-white and black abstract print bikini by Michael Kors. It’s ultra-glamourous and stays the most true to Old-Hollywood style out of these swimsuit picks. Known for his classic looks, MK doesn’t hold back with this high-waisted bikini design. The timeless style features a v-neck top and thin straps, and high-waisted, full-coverage brief bottoms. Swimsuit retails (on sale for a limited time) for $177, regular $265, Neiman Marcus.


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