Bikini, how do I love thee?
August 8, 2012 7:40 PM Subscribe
Please please help me repurchase this
specific style of bikini
! Color is (mostly) immaterial.
Barring that, a bikini that looks cute but also DOES NOT FLASH when actively diving, swimming, facing intense waves, etc. No halter tops, probably
no sports-bra-esque tops.
posted by vegartanipla to clothing, beauty, & fashion (10 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
I have this amazing but sadly on-its-way-out bikini. I believe I bought it at Target about 10 years ago, it is definitely brand "BECCA" and I've found bikinis that have the same fabric but unfortunately a different cut on eBay by searching "Becca bikini." I have looked for over two years off and on on eBay and can't find this cut in any brand. I don't know if part of the problem is it's hard to pick the right search words - I tend to go with athletic, bandeau, or laced/s when searching outside the BECCA brand.
What I love about it: It is adjustable from so many points - it has bra-strap-like adjustable drag points on the front, and the back laces up in a generally racerback style but allows for horizontal adjustment as well. So it does not squeeze uncomfortably ever, like I fear most sporty bikinis will, but is nigh impossible to flash people in since it's so tailor-able. And it's gotten a lot of compliments just on style - it is my Perfect(TM) bikini.
If we can't find it: any recommendations for bikinis that satisfy my NO FLASHING adjustability, comfort, cuteness requirements? I hate halters, they hurt my neck, and I own any number of sunning bikinis. FWIW, I have never found a sports bra that I enjoy - they either ride up and squish right in the middle of my breasts or are so tight i can't wait to get them off, so I'm hesitant to believe a sports-bra-style top will be the answer.