The Blouson Swimsuit
Today I’m taking the blog where it has never gone before – swimsuit fashion trends! So tell me, what’s your take on the blouson swimsuit? I’m swimsuit shopping lately and I was just puzzled by this trend. Something about it just doesn’t strike me as “flattering”. Let’s have a little fashion show courtesy of J crew:
All are gorgeous perfect models and the style is doing nothing for them. And if its doing nothing for them, then what’s it gonna do for me? I think the straight-across neckline exacerbates the problem. And yes it occurred to me that these models would never purchase these suits for themselves. Perhaps the benefit is more for the everywoman. I get that.
Anyway the whole concept makes me giggle. You know why? Because, as has been thoroughly documented here on this blog, I lived through and capitalized on the bloused-out-t-shirt fad of 1992-3. Never mind that I lived it out in 1995-6.
Ok don’t get too excited, today is Wednesday, not Foto Friday. We have quite a few days left this week. Sigh.
I should also point out that I am wearing the same t-shirt in both shots. Moving right along.
Am I just missing something here? Is this style actually awesome? Does the old adage hold true – if you wore a style the first time, you should steer clear when it comes back around? What if you wore it badly the first time? A chance to redeem yourself per se. Tell me your opinion:
It arrived a couple days ago and you know what? I love it. August my husband, not so much. He doesn’t see any function to the extra fabric or some other logic-y nonsense. But to me its perfect for more active poolside activities such as chasing a 1.5 year old up and down the steps. Beach vacation countdown: 24 days.