The whole thong swimsuit bottoms trend emerged during the 1980s, however, it seems to have made a rather serious comeback in the last 2-3 years. Like many fashion trends, clothing items seem to go through ebbs and flows of popularity largely because of Instagram. Indeed, social media influencers have a huge role to play in which specific clothing items fare well or fare poorly in today’s market. So, if you are thinking of trying out thong swimsuit bottoms in preparation for the upcoming summer, here are several tips you should adhere to before taking the plunge.
Pack a backup in case
If you’re about to go on a beach vacation, it’s recommended that you take more than one costume. It also helps to pack a back-up one-piece item in case you’re not happy with the way your thong swimsuit bottoms turn out. There’s no point feeling bad or vulnerable when chilling by the pool or hanging out with friends and family at the beach.
If you don’t have a spare bikini set or costume lying around (not many of us do), then you can always bring a body cover-up. This could be like a long white linen shirt that covers your upper legs and back, or even a pair of shorts to wear over you’re the top of your thong swimsuit bottoms.
It doesn’t have to be overly revealing
To put it simply, “floss” doesn’t have to be your only option. While it is common for thong swimsuit bottoms to be associated with ultra-thin straps (that sometimes look barely thicker than string), there are heaps of alternatives that allow you to cover up a little more. Do your research and find something that you feel comfortable with (both physically and mentally)!
Straps are there to help you
If you are concerned about the lack of support some thong swimsuit bottoms seem to have, do not fret. There are many different bikini styles that include straps designed for thicker waists and larger body sizes. These are great for women who feel a little less confident about themselves, particularly when it comes to their stomach region.
You’re allowed to wear what you want
At the end of the day, you have complete autonomy over what you choose to wear. It’s always good to have body goals and if you want to have a slimmer/thicker waist so your thong swimsuit bottoms fit your body perfectly, then those aspirations are good. What is just as important, however, is that you appreciate your own body and don’t become obsessed with some of the body shapes depicted in magazines or on Instagram. Often, these bodies are heavily photoshopped and aren’t realistic body shapes that young women should be striving for.
Do your research
There are many different unique styles of thong swimsuit bottoms, so make sure you don’t just quickly buy the first bikini set you see that looks good on you. Depending on the brand you choose, they can be quite expensive, so it’s certainly a purchase where you don’t want to make an irrational, impulsive decision.
Know what type you want
As outlined earlier, there are different types of bikini styles available. Indeed, they often range from sporty in nature, where most of the butt and upper thigh is hidden, to daring, which involves the least amount of fabric possible.
Adjust your body language
Finally, it’s important that you adjust your body language slightly when wearing a brand-new bikini. Make sure you carry yourself with confidence and grace – adjust your posture so you’re not slouching or bending over too much either!