By: Jelena Ardalic
Here in Australia, we love summer. One of the reasons why we love the warmer seasons so much is because it means one thing for us – beach time.
Almost as much as we love the beach, we love a good swimsuit. As much as we love a good swimsuit, it can often be hard to find the right one.
To go with the little, stringy two-piece bikini?
To go for an edgy one-piece?
To go with the form-flattering tankini and bottoms?
These are all questions that trouble us come summer.
However, this summer, our decision will be made easier, all because of the cropped-tankini.
The cropped tankini is what you get when you take a tankini and mix it with a bikini. This bikini alternative does wonders for the body, drawing the attention to the chest, creating the illusion of a tiny waist (which means we can have our cake, and eat it too!)
We first spotted the cropped tankini on Nicole Richie, who paired the Made by Dawn cropped tankini with denim high-waisted shorts and gold accessories for a casual-chic summer look.
The great thing about this look is that it can be paired with so many things as a casual outfit – taking it from beach to street. Pair it like Nicole does and wear it to lunch or drinks with friends. Or alternatively pair it with denim high-waisted jeans or a high-waisted skirt to wear to a summer festival (without getting eyed by bitchy girls for wearing just a skimpy little bikini top).
Ladies, if you want to stand out this summer, then the cropped tankini is the swimsuit of choice!
Photo credits: ASOS.com, forever21.com, victoriassecret.com, seafolly