It’s tankini time, enjoying the sun in the south of France. A tankini is the perfect balance between a one piece and a bikini
Recently I spent a week in the south of France trying to escape the Dutch heat wave. A week of sleeping in, eating croissants for breakfast and chilling by the pool. It was hot likewise but it hits differently when it’s in the right setting. Like my fashion styles I like to vary in swimwear as well, this day I decided it was a tankini time. I find it the perfect balance between a bathing suit and a bikini; best of both worlds.
Depending ont he day, what my activities are or what I feel like determines my outfit. The same goes with swimwear actually. There are days that I parade around in my bikini but I also love a cute tankini. Seldom I wear a bathing suit, or one piece because that gives me more problems than solution plus they never really suit me well. A tankini is like an extended bikini top and has the advantages of a bikini, with a cup and adjustable topside but a longer part at the belly. Combining it with high waist briefs makes it optically a one piece but with a lot more comfort.
wear whatever you like!
I love those high waist briefs and especially this one because the topside can be worn up as a high waist, or folded down to fit like regular briefs. This way you can combine differently. What’s weird is that tankini’s often are shorter so you can still see a part of the tummy. Which I don’t mind but it exactly shows that part which I’m sometimes less confident about. Those days are perfectly normal and in stead of moping about it I like to think in solutions.
what am I wearing?
The briefs are a size EU 48 which us UK 20 and the top is the same size, or one smaller. It has regular straps but I turned it into a halter neck. I don’t like the stripes when sunbathing. It was really simple, I just cut off the rings at the back and knotted the straps in my neck.
I prefer a tankini over a one piece for the following reasons:
♥ no hassle when you have to pee *girl problems*
♥ when you want a suntanned belly you can easily roll up the top
♥ you can mix and match with other pieces
♥ the distance between the bra part and the bottom part can be adjusted