“But your bottoms don’t match your top” my fella quizzed, looking puzzled as he turned his head to one side looking at my bikini clad body.
“It’s not supposed to match, that’s the point!” I said :)
I love mismatched bikini’s right now. Ever since I saw Rhianna and Cheryl Cole’s mismatched animal print bikini’s, I knew I wanted one.
So whenever I’m in a store I keep my eye out for bikini’s (and mirrored aviators, but that’s another story! – saw Katy Perry in some silver / metallic grey mirrored aviators…I swear I drooled a little ;))
Shopping in Iconic last weekend, I noticed – just outside of Paul’s Boutique (the same one where I picked up my beloved Polly Padlock) a metallic leopard print bikini with gold specks on it. I thought teaming the bottoms with one of my already existing brown bikini tops would be perfect! I mentally decided then and there on the brown bikini top in my drawer at home with the bamboo circle in the middle opposed to the crochet one…Too busy, too much going on.
Trying on the bikini when I got back home was…interesting…The top (I thought I’d try it on anyway even though I only really got the set to use the mismatch bottoms) has the strangest fit I’ve ever experienced, it gave me the strangest shape, and it was all very strange.
The bottoms were just my size, except tied at both sides, hey were very slinky and left little to the imagination actually :s I hadn’t realised when I picked them up in the store how small they were…Are.
They made my thighs look humongous. But strangely – my butt looked okay.
I then tried them with the bikini top – my already existing brown one. I really liked the look actually! I would have liked to have picked up a brighter pair, but a lesson learned and all that :)
I’m also looking at a lot of Play suits lately, but swimming costume ones only. They give a very retro pin-up girl vibe.
But mixing them with luxe-boho, more floaty ones…