Celebrity high waisted bikini is here!
Who would have thought that celebrities would be heading for the beaches wearing bikinis that actually provided more coverage instead of being skimpier?? It’s true! The celebrity high waisted bikini is here. It’s a far cry from the 1960 Brian Hyland hit that went, ‘She was afraid to come out of the locker’ because she was wearing an ‘itsy, bitsy, teenie, weenie, yellow polka-dot bikini’. When you try to imagine the high waist bikini, think 1950s: Marilyn Monroe, Ava Gardner and big sunglasses. The look is retro and it’s chic. More of today’s celebrities are sporting the vintage look which jump started a comeback for high waisted swimwear. They know the paparazzi will be after them and so they must pay attention to looking great and classy in front of the cameras no matter what body types these celebrities have. Some critics of the new style are calling it ‘granny beachwear’. If you have a super-toned body, they say, why exchange skimpy for cover-up? How many of us have that ‘I go to the gym’ look? These new bikinis are a great alternative option.
Many Hollywood stars are showing off their celebrity high waisted bikini
There were plenty of examples of the new celebrity high waisted bikini on the catwalk at the Miami’s Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Swim show earlier this year. They come in plain colors, prints and, for the more daring, laced up the sides like the Mara Hoffman version which so many celebrities have picked. High waisted, maybe, but this one still leaves plenty of flesh on display. The satin-look ‘I could swim in this’ ones look great. Shiny shorts? Not so sure. So, who’s looking good in a celebrity high waisted bikini? Naomi Watts and Kim Cattrell both chose the all-black retro look, which flatters most figures. Black and white polka dots are a popular choice and Taylor Swift was snapped looking great in hers. The look also suits Katy Perry, who’s been sporting a patterned outfit for a dip. Brave enough for leopard print? Cheryl Cole is and she bought hers from Dolce and Gabbana. Horrible shoes, though! People are have commented that Kesha looked a fright in her new bikini when she was photographed splashing about wearing a black lace-up one. OK, she may not look like a catwalk model wearing her celebrity high waisted bikini but nor would most of us. Florence Welch is another who chose the all black look. The top on her bikini looks like an emergency bandage. Judging by the celebs getting the look, straps are definitely more flattering than a bandeau top.
Not quite the bikini as we’ve known it, not quite an all-in-one swimsuit. If you dread walking around in a bikini on the beach, the celebrity high waisted bikini could be for you. It’s a cover-up, yet it’s cool and the celebs are wearing it. You can even get frilled versions that remind you of the skirted swimsuits of the fifties and sixties. There’s plenty to choose from the main retailers and also on online stores like Etsy or Modcloth. My pick for ‘who wears it best’ is Taylor Swift but not everyone agrees! These celebrity high waisted bikinis seem to be like Marmite. You love ‘em or hate ‘em. We of course Love ‘Em!