Hello Sailor! – And some other picks for the upcoming bikini season

24 Apr

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Hi there! Here in Finland the summer has definitely NOT started yet, we still have snow on the ground and something like +10 C degrees. Nevertheless somewhere around the globe summer is just around the corner which brings me to introduce you some new swimwear options for next season. Personally I think swimwear has a huge impact on how you look on the beach so make sure to find something that flatters you. For me as a top-heavy (bodyshape) girl I need something with halterneck or something very bra-ish. Triangle bikinis are definitely not for me since imho they require a somewhat hourglassy figure. Mine is more of a chocolate bar with boobies and by that I mean very straight overall excluding my breasts and shoulders.

This spring I was in a desperate need of something supportive so I went for the Freya’s Hello Sailor- balconette in size 30F. For a Freya top it has suprisingly snug band and the cups are quite true to size. What I especially liked about these is that they’re padded cause y’all know what happens when the weather gets windy or cold – awkward! The style is also very attractive and has a pin-up feeling to it.

Kuten varmaan olette huomanneet siellä ruudun toisella puolella, kesästä ei voi edes puhua vakavasti näillä leveysasteilla. Meikänainen otti kuitenkin asioikseen hankkia bikinit jo ajoissa, sillä ihanat mallit menevät koossani melko nopeasti kaupaksi jo kevään korvilla. Kipaisin siis pari kuukautta sitten jo paikalliseen alusvaateliikkeeseen hakemaan Freyan Hello Sailor – balconetesta oman kappaleeni ja olen ollut tähän kyllä todella tyytyväinen. Kooksi valitsin 30F, sillä toisin kuin aiemmissa Freyan malleissa tämän yläosan ympärys tuntui melkoisen napakalta. Testattukin tämä kaunokainen on jo ja hyvin pysyi päällä uidessa! Yhteensopivaa alaosaa en ostanut sillä sattumalta edellinen H&M:n alaosani mätsäsi hienosti yhteen tämän yläosan kanssa.

Uikkaritkin kannattaa tietysti valita oman vartalotyypin mukaan. Itse olen melko tasapaksu kaikin puolin lukuunottamatta tissejä ja hartioita, joten tämäntyyppisen balconette mallin lisäksi minulle sopii halterneck tyyppinen bandeau-malli. Valitettavasti mieluisia e.m. mallejana on tähän mennessä löytynyt vain ketjuvaateliikkeistä, joissa kokovalikoima on onneton. Lisäksi kaarituettomissa malleissa on aina se vaara, että meinaavat lähteä välillä minne sattuu suuntiin uidessa.

Here are some picks for different bikini-requiring destinations/ Tässä muutama ehdotelma kesän lomakohteisiin, joissa bikinit ovat lähes pakolliset:

Greece:

ImageGreece is a place for party people but it is also a place of tradition. Greece is a synonym for colour blue and this is why I picked this Panache Tallulah bikini to embody the spirit of Southern Europian nights. Fun, flirty and just revealing enough!

Kreikka on bilettäjien ja perinteiden maa. Tämän vuoksi valitsin Panachen Tallulah bikinit, jotka edustavat hyvin hauskanpitoa mutta ovat peittävyydeltään silti juuri sopivat. Jos haluat kuitenkin repäistä, älä huoli: Kreikassa voit ruveta vaikka nakuilemaan, mikäli ranta sen sallii.

Hungary:

ImageWhen it comes to Hungary and their vibrant culture there are no limits. This country is not located on seaside but they sure know how to stroll around in bikinis at least when the temperatures rise up to +30 C degrees. The nation is also a big fan of pools and water parks so there is no fear of missing the water itself. For Hungary I picked Freya’s Flashdance bikini.

Unkarin kulttuuri on eloisa ja nuorekas ja se näkyy myös pukeutumiskulttuurissa: varsinkin nuoret ovat omaksuneet kesäkuumalla bikinit päivittäiseen käyttöön esim. shortsien kanssa. Vaikka maa ei sijaitsekaan rannikolla, ei Unkarissa ole pulaa uima-altaista ja vesipuistoista. Unkarin matkalle valitsisin Freyan Flashdance bikinit.

3. Nice, French Riviera

ImageNice is a sophisticated and cool but it also has great glamour feel to it. For me the perfect bikini to spend my days on the poolside is Curvy Kate’s Horizontal Red Stripe. It’s flirtatious but not too much to piss off those french ladies! (They have this sister jealousy thing..) But be cautious: those stone beaches are not for everyone!

Nizzassa on vanhojen aikojen glamouria ja siksi pin-up tyylinen Curvy Katen Horizontal Red Stripe olisi suosikkini allaspäiviä varten. Nizzassa on toki myös upeat rannat ja etenkin hieno rantatie, joka on lenkkeilijöiden suosiossa, mutta kivirannat eivät ole suoraan sanottuna kaikkien juttu.

4 Responses to “Hello Sailor! – And some other picks for the upcoming bikini season”

  1. Vesta April 24, 2013 at 1:43 pm #

    I love that on you! The red bikini is awesome too. I was really tempted to get the sailor bikini, but ended up buying the Eden one because it was so much cheaper. It is, unfortunately, unpadded, so not perfect, but allright otherwise and I like the colors. I also have the Cleo Pippa bikini on order.

    • sophie April 30, 2013 at 8:41 pm #

      Thanks, Vesta! Your choices are excellent too, let me know which one do you prefer when you get your hands on the Pippa 🙂

  2. Erica of A Sophisticated Pair August 14, 2013 at 7:47 pm #

    Adorable swimsuit! I liked your pics as well. The Nancy balcony and tankini I bought from Panache were kind of busts for me. Underwires were way too hard on my body, and I had some funky space issues. I wore them this year, but I think I’ll get something new for next year.

    • sophie August 15, 2013 at 9:37 am #

      Thanks Erica! Next year Cleo and Panache will have such gorgeous new pieces so I’m probably gonna get one for myself as well. I mean longline bikini top and high-waisted bottoms, HELLO?

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