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June 2010

Get the Look – Taylor Swift’s High-Waisted Bikini

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I’ve been loving retro-inspired bikinis for eons. Remember Victoria’s Secret and those super sweet high-waisted bandeau bikinis? I can’t get enough. There’s something about vintage-inspired swimsuits that has that classic appeal. Think Grace Kelly and Marilyn Monroe, annnd —

Taylor Swift?

Cue the country-pop music superstar visiting the Bahamas and beach-combing in oversized red sunnies, her signature curly locks, and an adorable black polka-dotted high-waisted bikini. Want the look? While VS and J.Crew only have a few high-waisted options in stock, I prefer this Esther Williams beach blanket bingo two-piece from Modcloth. While the polka-dots are certainly more exaggerated than the ones on Ms. Swift’s bikini, the black-mod print only adds to the vintage vibe of the suit. Low-cut legs and a high-waisted bikini provide ultimate coverage (for those of you booty-conscious babes out there), and ruching at the front. The halter top cut is flattering on almost every body shape.

Not a fan of Taylor’s polka-dots? Want a similar retro-style bikini in a different colour? Definitely check out Diane von Furstenberg’s leopard-print bikini. Done in a fabulous red/blue/cream leopard print, this bikini features low-cut legs, a high-waist, and all-over gathering. The balconet top with halter straps has a sweetheart neckline provides a look that’s delicate and not as bold as Esther Williams’s version.

While a high-waisted, retro-styled swimsuit looks good on any body type, the main thing to remember when you put it on and head to the beach is your confidence. Besides your bodacious beach bod, confidence is what will make your look completely appealing.


Esther Williams beach blanket bingo bikini, $89.99, Modcloth

Diane von Furstenberg leopard-print bikini, about $100/piece, Neiman Marcus

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