Skip to comments.See Ya, Bikinis! One-piece Swimsuits Poised for a Takeover (Bikinis out of style???)
Posted on 01/05/2013 12:48:25 PM PST by Dallas59
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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A tribute to the sedentary computer generation.
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.
I was hoping it meant the top only or the bottom only, but based on the picture I guess not.
..they been trying this scam for years...it’s not working
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.
And it covers flaccid, shapeless, colorless swag guts on twenty somethings as well, which is a good thing.
So, where are the Christmas in Hawaii pics of Moochelle’s boob belt-kini?
Bikinis are not out of style. People are fatter. Though I guess styles go with the girth of the customer.
We laugh at the turn-of-the-century swimsuits, but as far as coverage goes, they're comparable to wetsuits.
What I can say for sure is that a fat lady in any swimsuit is an abomination!
This is a very sad time, indeed.
Well, if she's about to make a one-piece suit out of that I'm fer it.
“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.
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
That’s why the Good Lord invented tarps.
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.
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.
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.
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.”
i thought that before i ever wore one... honestly, you really can't feel it... (if one must wear anything)
I recommend burqas. Very large burqas.
“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.”
Hat tip to the timing of the photographer, who managed to get that shot with all of them standing at the same time.
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.
I am saving that pic for every time some clown says “get her a cheeseburger” after seeing a pic of a well conditioned lady................
Helen Thomas and Rosie ODonuts do not come to beaches near you I take it?
Some things are better left unseen........
bikinis will rule as long as men exist.
Are these not the women of the democratic underground?
Now that’s some serious frontbutt. Two of them are even bifurcated.
“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*
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.
“Now, if those bloated German tourist guys would stop wearing Speedos wed be getting somewhere, geez its 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.
This must be the reporter because there is no name in the caption.
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.
“I tell you whats not acceptable to me and thats 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.
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?
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.
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.
“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.