There’s no doubt that bikini is the most common type of women’s swimsuit; you can’t swing a towel at the beach without hitting one.
However, that doesn’t mean all women enjoy wearing them.
In fact, shopping for the “perfect” two-piece — one that fits comfortably, successfully conceals your private bits, and makes you feel great — can be nothing short of torturous.
If you’re not a big fan of the bikini, it turns out you’re in very famous company.
During an appearance on British TV show Lorraine, Khloe Kardashian explained why she’s a card-carrying member of Team One-Piece Swimsuit.
“I love one-pieces. I think one-pieces can be super-sexy, I don’t think you need to show everything for it to be sexy,” the 32-year-old said.
“And now one-pieces [include] high European cuts, and I think they’re great and I feel really comfortable in them. So for me I’m always a one-piece girl.”
Khloe isn’t the only member of her family who’s enjoying the “European” cut one-piece.
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Her younger sisters Kendall and Kylie Jenner have been snapped wearing the style a few times now, and it even featured in their new line of Topshop swimwear.
The good news for those of us who don’t feel happy or comfortable in a string bikini is that one-pieces have made quite the comeback in recent years, with plenty of cool, eye-catching designs available. We have no doubt there will be plenty more to choose from when summer rolls around again.
For Khloe Kardashian, there’s another benefit of fuller swimsuits: they conceal a part of her body she’s a little, ah, freaked out by.
“I hate belly buttons. You can’t touch mine and I don’t want to touch yours,” she previously wrote on her website. “When I’m in the shower, I wear hand mitts and I scream every time I wash my belly button.”
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Ultimately, she’s not about to judge anyone who swears by the iconic bikini. It’s simply not her thing.
“I think if you got it, flaunt it. I wish I was one of those girls who could just walk down in a bikini all the time but I don’t feel comfortable,” she told Lorraine.
That’s the key takeaway here: when it comes to swimwear, there are no hard and fast rules.
Whether it be a ruffled high-waisted two-piece, a long-sleeved rashie, a Brazilian cheeky-cut bikini, a classic one-piece, a pair of board shorts or any combination of the above, all that matters is that you wear whatever the hell you feel good in.
What’s your favourite kind of swimsuit?
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