High Waisted Swimsuit Bottoms, Are You In?

High Waist Swim Bottom

High waisted swimsuit bottoms, am I crazy? Yes, maybe a bit, but let me make a case for them and then you can decide for yourself.

First off, for those with long torsos, one pieces can be difficult because of the one piece wedgie, so they typically need two pieces.

Secondly, the high waisted bottom is a really great tankini alternative.

Thirdly, for the gals who want to wear a bikini but don’t always feel comfortable in them in every situation, these high waisted bottoms give them a little more coverage.

Fourthly, if you’re not completely comfortable with your tummy but want to wear a two piece, what about a high waisted swimsuit bottom?

Not sold? Check out this instagram picture…

High Waisted Bikini Bottom

Yup, @carolyn_mara has you sold doesn’t she? Well, she sold me and my friends. In a matter of days, I had three different friends screenshot this picture and send it to me. She looks da-r-ling. So off I went to give the high waisted swimsuit a spin.

Below are the bottoms that worked for me and my friends. Yes, these have been tried on and tested, but none of us felt like taking awkward swimsuit pictures. I personally like the black bottoms because I can mix and match them with my bikini tops. We all agree that we really like it when our bottoms are mostly covered, if not completely covered our belly buttons, and these all passed the test!

Just click on the pictures:

Bottom Links: Black High Waist Bottom – Xhilaration, Arc Bottom – Made by Dawn, Black High Waist Bottom –  Becca, Brigitte High Waist Bikini Bottoms – Solid & Striped

FYI: I had to purchase the Xhiliration pair from Target online. They were completely sold out in the store.

If you have a large chest, below are the tops that I have that actually support and cover. They’re impossible to find, and that’s why there are only three.

Just click on the pictures:

Top Links: Underwire Halter Bikini Top – Tommy Bahama, Halter Bikini Top – Seafolly, Remix Underwire Halter Bikini Top – Freya

Below are the tops I really want to pair with my new high waisted bottoms.

Just click on the pictures:

Top Links: Scallop High Neck Bikini Swim Top – Vanilla Beach, One-Shoulder Ruffled Bikini Top for Women – Old Navy, Ruffle Bikini Top – J. Crew, Off The Shoulder Bikini Top – J. Crew,   Mexico Top – Marysia Swim

Below is a pair of high waisted bottoms that I really want to give a try.

Just click on the picture:

Bottom Link: Santa Monica Bottom – Marysia Swim

I love seeing how trends evolve and catch on in other areas. Check out these one pieces below!

One Piece Links: Prima Wrap Halter Maillot – Karla Colletto, Marina Piccola Scalloped Cutout – Kate Spade, Calypso Maillot – Kore Swim, Venice Maillot – Marysia Swim
High Waisted Bikini Bottom All and all, I’m really loving this swimsuit option. It’s not a heavy investment to just buy a bottom to add to your arsenal. Plus, it’s fun to mix and match. There is something so classic about this look. Let @carolyn_mara serve as your style muse. She did us.

If you are looking for one piece options, check out “Not You Average Swimsuit Guide.”

Father’s Day Favorite’s Round Up

I decided to do a post of all of my husband’s favorite items in this Father’s Day Favorite’s Round Up. Why reinvent the wheel, right? All these items are tried and true, and let’s be honest, what we really want is a gift he won’t take back. That’s what I want, anyway. Now, I can’t make any promises, but it sure does beat taking a shot in the dark. The best part is two of his favorites are on SALE! Wahoo! So without further ado, here are my husband’s favorites:

one. These Peter Millar Regular Sport Shirts are my husband’s go-to casual button down shirts. I originally posted about them here. My husband is a big guy. He’s 6′ 5″, and shirts are usually baggy on him but not these. The fit is just right. He usually wears an XL, but since this is a ‘regular fit’, the large keeps the shirt from being too baggy.

two. These are my husbands favorite shorts. He has been wearing them for the last two years, since I originally posted about them here.  He wears them casually, but he also wears them golfing. They are not too tight, not too short, they stretch, and they are a great fit. My husband’s shorts have stains all over them, that shows how much he wears them. He probably doesn’t appreciate me sharing this. Ha! The shorts run true to size.

three.  I posted “The Best Casual Pant EVER” last year and the title says it all. They are not too tight, not too baggy, not too casual, not too dressy… they’re the best casual pant ever. These also have stains all over them. Hmmmm, maybe I need to do a post titled, “what has stains on it from my husband’s closets”… he would kill me. Let’s hope he doesn’t read this post.

four. I know you’ve seen SWIMS on here a thousand times (not really, but it does feel like I blog about them a lot), but that’s because they are really that good! All my husband’s friends love them, too. They really are the perfect casual shoe and flip flop alternative!

five. This is where I deviate from my husband’s favorite’s to let you all know what I’m getting my husband for Father’s Day, since he already has all of the above. Now I really hope he’s not reading this post. HA!

Vinglace Vinglace

VINGLACE is the coolest invention ever! Think of it as a YETI cooler for your wine bottle. This is THE PERFECT GIFT FOR MY HUSBAND. My husband collects wine like people do baseball cards. Ok, he collects those, too. He’s a collector. I digress. Anyway, he loves wine, and he loves to drink it at the ideal temperature. I swear he’s not a snoot. Ha! Anyway, for this reason, we have two wine fridges – one for reds, one for whites so they are kept at the ideal temperature. Clearly a VINGLACE is the perfect gift for him!

On a side note, I can’t tell you how many times I’ve wrapped ice packs around my white wine with rubber bands to keep it cold. It’s so tacky (which I don’t care about), but it didn’t really keep my wine cold, and I kept forgetting my ice packs at my friend’s houses. So it’s the perfect gift for the both of us! Wait, is that bad?

I hope I was able to help you check Father’s Day off your list with this post!

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