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See Ya, Bikinis! One-piece Swimsuits Poised for a Takeover (Bikinis out of style???)
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Posted on 01/05/2013 12:48:25 PM PST by Dallas59



Dieting and exercising are perhaps the most popular New Years Resolutions, but don't worry if you've indulged on a few too many holiday treats this year. Swimsuits are already trickling onto retail shelves and the spotlight is on one-piece swimwear, not bikinis. Yes, that extra inch to pinch around your tummy can potentially remain hidden all year.


Every stylish celebrity from the curvier gals like Beyonce, Christina Hendricks, and Kim Kardashian, to the skinny-minnies like Taylor Swift, Kate Moss, and Kirsten Dunst are rocking one-piece bathing suits, or "maillots." As a result, the rest of us are heading directly to department stores, boutiques, and affordable mass-market shops to scoop up similar styles. The New York Post found that one-piece swimsuit sales are up around 20 percent in local New York shops.

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1 posted on 01/05/2013 12:48:36 PM PST by Dallas59
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2 posted on 01/05/2013 12:53:33 PM PST by Flick Lives (We're going to be just like the old Soviet Union, but with free cell phones!)
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To: Dallas59

A tribute to the sedentary computer generation.


3 posted on 01/05/2013 12:53:54 PM PST by Psalm 144 (Capitol to the districts: "May the odds be ever in your favor.")
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To: Dallas59
Very Nice!
4 posted on 01/05/2013 12:54:28 PM PST by null and void (The world is full of Maple Streets.)
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To: Dallas59

It’s been really popular with the hipster set for the past couple of years. Cant say I disagree with the style. It looks far more glamorous.


5 posted on 01/05/2013 12:54:28 PM PST by VanDeKoik
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To: Dallas59

I was hoping it meant the top only or the bottom only, but based on the picture I guess not.


6 posted on 01/05/2013 12:54:48 PM PST by KrisKrinkle (Blessed be those who know the depth and breadth of their ignorance. Cursed be those who don't.)
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To: Dallas59

..they been trying this scam for years...it’s not working


7 posted on 01/05/2013 12:56:18 PM PST by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: Dallas59

Before there was PhotoShop, there was airbrushing, and it looks like the Catalina company made generous use of it on the blue model on the left, and also on the waist on the right.

That said, today’s supersized generation are too fat for bikinis, and thank God for those who realize it.


8 posted on 01/05/2013 12:58:21 PM PST by Albion Wilde ("If you're going through hell, keep on going."--Winston Churchill)
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To: VanDeKoik

And it covers flaccid, shapeless, colorless swag guts on twenty somethings as well, which is a good thing.


9 posted on 01/05/2013 12:58:37 PM PST by Psalm 144 (Capitol to the districts: "May the odds be ever in your favor.")
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To: Dallas59

So, where are the Christmas in Hawaii pics of Moochelle’s boob belt-kini?


10 posted on 01/05/2013 12:59:12 PM PST by bgill (We've passed the point of no return. Welcome to Al Amerika.)
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To: Dallas59
The bikini going out of style? Never.
11 posted on 01/05/2013 1:01:59 PM PST by AnAmericanAbroad (It's all bread and circuses for the future prey of the Morlocks.)
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To: Dallas59

Bikinis are not out of style. People are fatter. Though I guess styles go with the girth of the customer.


12 posted on 01/05/2013 1:04:25 PM PST by Tublecane
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To: Dallas59
My teenage kids and I spend a lot of time in the summer swimming in the ocean on Cape Cod. We love our shorty wetsuits. You can go in and out of the water for hours without getting cold. They prevent sun-burns. They're comfortable. And they're modest. We prefer them to swimsuits.

We laugh at the turn-of-the-century swimsuits, but as far as coverage goes, they're comparable to wetsuits.

13 posted on 01/05/2013 1:07:20 PM PST by St_Thomas_Aquinas
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To: Dallas59
As a Christian guy I'm torn over the bikini. I want to say is acceptable, but I can't for sure.

What I can say for sure is that a fat lady in any swimsuit is an abomination!

14 posted on 01/05/2013 1:07:45 PM PST by Wyrd bi ful ard (Gone Galt, 11/07/12)
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To: Dallas59

This is a very sad time, indeed.


15 posted on 01/05/2013 1:08:18 PM PST by Cyber Liberty (Obama considers the Third World morally superior to the United States.)
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To: AnAmericanAbroad
The bikini going out of style? Never.

Well, if she's about to make a one-piece suit out of that I'm fer it.

16 posted on 01/05/2013 1:09:51 PM PST by TangoLimaSierra (To the left the truth looks like Right-Wing extremism.)
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To: Dallas59
Do one-piece bathing suits hide big asses? If so, maybe that’s why they are popular with many of today’s “stars.” I’m surprised that they didn’t mention J-Lo. Whenever they try to push the “lard-ass is fashionable” crap, they usually roll out J-Lo...
17 posted on 01/05/2013 1:14:06 PM PST by Cowboy Bob (Soon the "invisible hand" will press the economic "reset" button.)
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To: Wyrd bið ful aræd

Which piece?


18 posted on 01/05/2013 1:14:08 PM PST by FatherofFive (Islam is evil and must be eradicated)
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To: Wyrd bið ful aræd

“As a Christian guy I’m torn over the bikini. I want to say is acceptable, but I can’t for sure.”

I tell you what’s not acceptable to me and that’s thongs. The idea of having a piece of fabric lodged up your...nevermind.

One-piece suits aren’t necessarily more modest because when they get wet, they become skintight and tend to show stuff off.


19 posted on 01/05/2013 1:16:14 PM PST by Strk321
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To: Albion Wilde

We have a boat in Ventura Ca so spend some time at the beach there. Took my 58 year old cousin with me and we went to the beach. I took my cover up off and laid down on my towel and she refused. When I asked why she said...I’m too fat. I said look around. We look better than the gals more than half our age out here. She did and took off her cover up. Lol


20 posted on 01/05/2013 1:16:52 PM PST by sheana
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To: Dallas59

21 posted on 01/05/2013 1:17:03 PM PST by WVKayaker ("the sacrifice of One birthed opportunity for new life and real HOPE for all"-Sarah Palin 12/17/12)
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To: Wyrd bið ful aræd

That’s why the Good Lord invented tarps.


22 posted on 01/05/2013 1:18:18 PM PST by carriage_hill ("I meant to say maggot, but I have a lisp.")
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To: Dallas59

uh don’t count on it. I have not seen a one-piece on a woman under 30 in years, except when I was in Taiwan. Every woman today under 30 believes she is entitled to wear a bikini.


23 posted on 01/05/2013 1:18:20 PM PST by Perdogg (Mark Levin - It's called the Bill of Rights not Bill of Needs)
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To: TangoLimaSierra

ROFLMAO!

That’s one of the most iconic posters ever. It was to the 1980s what the Farrah Fawcett poster was to the 1970s.

On the other hand, I don’t see too many women that look like that anymore (slim, toned, and without fake boobs), but I do see lots of chubby ones.

As an example. My ex-wife, she’s Czech, is a size 10. Fairly normal, by any account. Pretty. Not as slender as Ms. Thomas here, but still nice. The last time we were in the States, this would’ve been in 2006, we were in Bakersfield, CA. She told me later, “I feel like a movie star or supermodel around here. I look at the women around here, and at least I’m not overfed sow. We should move here....it’s good for my self-esteem.”

I couldn’t help but burst into laughter at that crack. And it wasn’t too far off from the truth. A former student of mine visited the US last year. She’s got an athletic physique. She had a similar observation about feeling like a supermodel and guys hitting on her left and right.....it certainly boosted her ego.


24 posted on 01/05/2013 1:18:33 PM PST by AnAmericanAbroad (It's all bread and circuses for the future prey of the Morlocks.)
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To: Cowboy Bob

With HD and digital signals etc, every surgical scar is visible. So 1 pieces will cover any body “augmentation”. I read somewhere that lots of the bigger hollywood actors have contracts that forbid closeups now.


25 posted on 01/05/2013 1:20:15 PM PST by theDentist (FUBO; qwerty ergo typo : i type, therefore i misspelll)
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To: Cowboy Bob

When I think “lard-ass”, I think Kim Kardashian.

That girl’s got a freakishly large booty. The very definition of “badunkadunk”.

LOL! One of my Czech students asked me what that word meant. I pulled up a photo of Ms. Kardashian’s rump. She understood completely. “Oh, it means fatass.”


26 posted on 01/05/2013 1:22:09 PM PST by AnAmericanAbroad (It's all bread and circuses for the future prey of the Morlocks.)
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27 posted on 01/05/2013 1:24:42 PM PST by mountn man (ATTITUDE- The Pleasure You Get From Life, Is Equal To The Attitude You Put Into It.)
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To: Strk321
The idea of having a piece of fabric lodged up your...nevermind.

i thought that before i ever wore one... honestly, you really can't feel it... (if one must wear anything)

28 posted on 01/05/2013 1:29:00 PM PST by latina4dubya ( self-proclaimed tequila snob)
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To: mountn man

I recommend burqas. Very large burqas.


29 posted on 01/05/2013 1:29:26 PM PST by AnAmericanAbroad (It's all bread and circuses for the future prey of the Morlocks.)
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To: Perdogg

“I have not seen a one-piece on a woman under 30 in years, except when I was in Taiwan”

That’s not so bad. The very worst are nude beaches because you think “Oh well there’s going to be hot people there.” when it’s 80% fat old men (and sometimes fat old women too) who’ve decided “Ah, screw it. I’m going native.”


30 posted on 01/05/2013 1:31:04 PM PST by Strk321
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To: mountn man

Hat tip to the timing of the photographer, who managed to get that shot with all of them standing at the same time.


31 posted on 01/05/2013 1:37:00 PM PST by C210N (When people fear government there is tyranny; when government fears people there is liberty)
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I never understood the concept of swimming while wearing clothing. People don't shower with clothing on, people don't bathe with clothing on. Why swim with clothing?

/johnny

32 posted on 01/05/2013 1:41:19 PM PST by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: Tublecane

You’re right that being fat has something to do with it, although the motivation is not modesty but vanity, they’re buying the ones with built in “compression,” containing essentially what was known as a girdle in the olden days. It’s a trend for which we can all be thankful.

Now, if those bloated German tourist guys would stop wearing Speedos we’d be getting somewhere, geez it’s disgusting. Europeans in general seem to wear the things for some strange reason.


33 posted on 01/05/2013 1:42:46 PM PST by RegulatorCountry
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To: mountn man

I am saving that pic for every time some clown says “get her a cheeseburger” after seeing a pic of a well conditioned lady................


34 posted on 01/05/2013 1:43:17 PM PST by doorgunner69
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Why swim with clothing?

Helen Thomas and Rosie ODonuts do not come to beaches near you I take it?

Some things are better left unseen........

35 posted on 01/05/2013 1:46:03 PM PST by doorgunner69
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To: Dallas59

bikinis will rule as long as men exist.


36 posted on 01/05/2013 1:46:33 PM PST by JohnBrowdie (http://forum.stink-eye.net)
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To: mountn man

Are these not the women of the democratic underground?


37 posted on 01/05/2013 1:47:57 PM PST by existentially_kuffer
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To: mountn man

Now that’s some serious frontbutt. Two of them are even bifurcated.


38 posted on 01/05/2013 1:48:30 PM PST by RegulatorCountry
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“I never understood the concept of swimming while wearing clothing. People don’t shower with clothing on, people don’t bathe with clothing on. Why swim with clothing?”

If you can do it in a place where there’s privacy and the neighbors can’t see you. That aside, it does have the advantage that you don’t get that nasty chill effect when you get out of the water and your swimsuit cools off abruptly.

And incidentally, they say Mister Rogers used to go for a nude swim in his backyard pool every morning. *taps finger on side of nose*


39 posted on 01/05/2013 1:49:14 PM PST by Strk321
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To: mountn man

Thanks a lot Mountain Man, as I am now typing this by feel alone as I can no longer see, because after viewing that image, the pain in my eyes was so intense that I attempted to wash them with sulfuric acid.


40 posted on 01/05/2013 1:49:14 PM PST by dsrtsage (One half of all people have below average IQ. In the US the number is 54%)
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To: Dallas59
Photobucket
41 posted on 01/05/2013 1:53:30 PM PST by smoothsailing
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To: RegulatorCountry

“Now, if those bloated German tourist guys would stop wearing Speedos we’d be getting somewhere, geez it’s disgusting. Europeans in general seem to wear the things for some strange reason.”

Europeans have a more relaxed attitude to that sort of thing than Americans probably because their culture has been influenced by classical Greek ideas about the beauty of the human form.

That aside, point well taken that in a world inhabited by Nancy Pelosi and Rosie O’Donnell, modesty is sometimes a very good thing.


42 posted on 01/05/2013 1:54:37 PM PST by Strk321
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To: Dallas59
From the article:

This must be the reporter because there is no name in the caption.

43 posted on 01/05/2013 1:57:17 PM PST by UnwashedPeasant
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To: Cowboy Bob
Do one-piece bathing suits hide big asses? If so, maybe that’s why they are popular with many of today’s “stars.” I’m surprised that they didn’t mention J-Lo. Whenever they try to push the “lard-ass is fashionable” crap, they usually roll out J-Lo...

I had to quote your whole statement as I agree 100%. I think the new torchbearer for fat ass of the day would go do Kim Kardaqshian although they act like it is a good thing but it is disgusting. It's like they slapped a big ass from a fat 300# woman on a thinner woman's body.

To me that is disgusting. The weird thing is it is rumored to be fake, but why would a woman WANT a fat ass, when most women are usually insecure that they think guys will think they are too fat.

44 posted on 01/05/2013 1:57:59 PM PST by Blue Highway
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“I tell you what’s not acceptable to me and that’s thongs. The idea of having a piece of fabric lodged up your...nevermind.”

I used to work for a man who called thongs “butt floss”. Funny guy. He passed away, sadly.


45 posted on 01/05/2013 1:58:47 PM PST by Psalm 144 (Capitol to the districts: "May the odds be ever in your favor.")
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To: mountn man

OK there you have it, four bathing beauties, two in a two piece suite, and two in a one piece suite.

Which do you prefer?

C’mon guys and gals which is the least offensive?


46 posted on 01/05/2013 2:00:50 PM PST by PoloSec ( Believe the Gospel: how that Christ died for our sins, was buried and rose again)
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To: Strk321

The Greek Classicists no doubt failed to envision the behemoths that periodically hove into view on South Atlantic beaches. Cover it up, nobody wants to see that, lol.


47 posted on 01/05/2013 2:08:25 PM PST by RegulatorCountry
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To: Dallas59

Why are not all the comments showing? I can’t get past the first 10 posts but the scroll bar is at the farthest it will go.


48 posted on 01/05/2013 2:11:32 PM PST by Blue Highway
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To: RegulatorCountry

“The Greek Classicists no doubt failed to envision the behemoths that periodically hove into view on South Atlantic beaches. Cover it up, nobody wants to see that, lol.”

In all fairness, ancient Greece had very few fat people.

“I used to work for a man who called thongs “butt floss”. Funny guy. He passed away, sadly.”

The other thing that I can’t stomach is women with navel jewelry. That is the epitome of trashiness to me.


49 posted on 01/05/2013 2:30:43 PM PST by Strk321
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To: Dallas59
Anyone here believe bikini's are "out of style?"




50 posted on 01/05/2013 2:42:22 PM PST by ASA Vet (There are 10 kinds of people in the world. Those who understand binary, and those who don't.)
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