AThere is also that: bikini bottom trends. Anyone looking for women’s swimwear this summer will see one type of pant over and over again. It sits high, above the navel, like the high-rise jeans that are also currently in fashion. Just looking at this swimwear in the online stores makes you think: please take it off immediately after swimming because of the risk of cystitis.
Apart from that, the pants naturally have a big advantage: the term “bikini figure” loses some of its horror. Under these pants, it doesn’t really matter whether you’ve been practicing planks and crunches for months in the evening or whether you’ve decided to live with your belly. The concept for this, with which you can sit cross-legged in shorts outside in the street café in the summer, without wasting a thought about possible orange peel skin, is of course called “Body Positivity”.
Curvy models are becoming the norm
It’s not just the high-waisted swimming trunks that indicate that something is happening in this department. That perhaps, and contrary to all shapewear trends that run parallel and squeeze away every bit of flab with cycling shorts and corset-like tops, “Bikini Positivity” is on the way. In early August, while sunbathing, Selena Gomez announced via Tiktok that she was fed up with sucking in her stomach (“Real bellies fucking come back”), and online bikini shopping isn’t all about models with so-called model measurements anymore.
These models could also improve the mindset on the beach: period swimwear from Sisters Republic or Ooia. Or the bikinis by Nathalie Schweizer, who sews made-to-measure items for women after breast cancer operations in her Zurich studio. Or the nursing bikinis and panties from Boob Design, which are said to be particularly good for caesarean scars.
On the other hand, the triangle bikini with panties, which you constantly grab because a few centimeters of fabric are missing, or which, for whatever reason, you have to fasten with loops on the right and left that never hold properly, seems as yesterday as the term “bikini figure “. Of course, such models have not disappeared. But now there is also this: a bikini by Lululemon, consisting of shorts and a top. With good Willem it’s a whole outfit. You put it on in the morning for a hike. And when you arrive at the mountain lake, you simply jump into the water. Just remember to bring a change of clothes because of the risk of cystitis.