customer login

Do you remember the Californian TV series Baywatch? Even if you never watched a single episode (such as myself), you’ll remember them as being Chandler and Joey’s favourite show to watch with Duck Jr and Chick Jr, the only thing you’ll probably remember are red swimsuits that the female crew flaunted as they ran across the beach to their oh-so-unfortunate drowning swimmer. And they are making a come back! Baywatch the film is due to show in 2017 with none other than the eternal Mitch (David Hasselhoff), so we reckon that this high-leg bikini trend that we are already picking up on will not die out anytime soon.

high cut bikini

Can you pull off the high-leg bikini bottom? Well there is high leg and there is high leg. High legs can vary from anywhere just under the high hip to however high over it you like, and the higher the more of a 70s look you will get. A note to get the style right: it is generally understood that the higher the leg opening, the longer your legs look and that is flattering on any silhouette (unless you already have giraffe legs), whether you be skinny or curvy. However, curvy girls be aware that a bikini that sits above your high hip and therefore nearer to your waist than to your hips will accentuate your curves dramatically. If you don’t want that effect but still want to give your legs some length, leave those 70s high leg swimsuits and opt for a bikini that sits just below the high hip instead. It’s still a high-leg bikini cut, you just don’t have to go all Pamela Anderson with it.

scrunch high waist bikini bottom

You don’t have to opt for a one-piece either to get the look. Think high-leg bikini bottoms with a cheeky bum, paired with a cute little bikini triangle top or a push up moulded cup triangle.

If you want to shop the style, Sheridyn Swim has two new pieces in their basics range that fit the look, the High Leg bikini brief and the aptly named Show Off One Piece swimwear that come in a variety of colours and prints, and of course, in red.

scrunch high leg bikini bottom

Posted in Style By Roxane Uzureau

The high-waist swimsuit actually fits all sizes and styles, contrary to popular belief. “Really?” I hear you ask with a look of sceptic worry. Take my word for it, and let me explain how.

high waist bikini

Are you a classy, sophisticated kinda girl? Then the high waist bikini will have you look dressier than in a tie-side hipster. Pair your high-waist swimwear bottom with a simple off-the-shoulder swim crop top. Keep to timeless colours, such as black (there is such a thing as a Little Black “Bikini” yes), dark burgundy red, night sky blue or even a heavy slate grey which you can mix and match. For French Riviera grab yourself some marine stripes but don’t coordinate – it’s so much more chic when you wear either top or bottom with a plain white or navy piece.

Maybe you are more an athlete chic, in which case the extra support will be very comfortable. Your look: wide contrast banding and even mesh inserts for a little more exposure. Make sure your sports swim bra isn’t too heavy; you want to lighten the load at the top when you already have full coverage on the bottom, with a small crop bra for instance. Opt for bright tropical prints for a splash of fun.

And for all of you vintage ladies, the high-waist brief is not only complimentary to your style, it is indispensable! If you are looking for the high waist for your retro look, opt for one with ruching panels that run the whole length on either side. The perfect tops for this look are the eternal push-ups, a wired bra style that will give you the true pin-up look, or a halter neck that also gives that extra cleavage boost but with a little less drama. If you find polka dots you have hit the jack-pot!

scrunch high waist bikini bottom

The high waist draws a fictive line from your hips to your waist thus marking your hips, so whether you be a wasp or a fuller girl, by stopping ten centimeters under your chest, it emphasizes your curves and creates the illusion of a smaller waistline.

Despite what we say that confidence comes from within and that your self-esteem should not lie in the eyes of the beholder, if you have a little tummy you feel less confident about, the high-waist bikini brief will help you overcome your fear of wearing separates. Some high-waist bottoms even come with “tummy-control” which is nothing more than a more supportive stretch fabric that consequently flattens your stomach.

My only counter indications for a high waist? If you want a good tan line! Think of rolling it down if it has enough stretch (this is why I love the new versatile high-waist from the Sheridyn Swim Basics collection, made specifically for the purpose). And if you have had too much waffles with ice-cream, go for a one-piece while you digest ;)

Posted in Style By Roxane Uzureau

An off-the-shoulder swimsuit paired with some cute cotton shorts are a simple combo for day on and off the beach. You’re going to see a lot of them this summer if you haven’t already picked up on the trend overseas. Why is the off-shoulder swim top so popular? Its success comes down to its versatile nature; it’s a swim crop top that looks like any crop-top you’d see worn about the city on a hot day. This means you can walk around the shop, sip on a chilled latté in a chic café or go to the movies without looking like you’re wearing a swimsuit, and then still hit the beach.

If you don’t like skimpy bikini tops, the off-the-shoulder swimwear top is your friend: generally, it covers across the chest and is quite wide across the back too. As opposed to a triangle bikini top or cupped swim bra, there are no risks of boobs peaking out either, so if you’re that kind of conscious girl, this will solve all you beach problems!

Bridal Bandeau Swimwear Top

Slip-on off-the-shoulder bikini tops are super comfortable because you don’t have any clasps digging into your back when resting on your beach towel or patio deck chair, or worse, that huge lump of a tie.

Look for the off-the-shoulder tops that offer different possibilities with the straps. You want straps so as to swim or run around without it falling down, but removable ones will allow you to avoid nasty tan marks. Paired with a spaghetti strap cover-up, imagine how you can play around with the intricate crisscross patterns the two sets of straps will create. Have fun!

What to wear on the town with your off-the-shoulder swim top? To be honest, anything. Skinny jeans and platforms will give you a sleek look and if you’re more hipster, pair your favourite high-waist shorts denim shorts and wrap a checkered shirt around you. Girls with broad shoulders however are better off balancing out the bottom half of their look, as off-the-shoulder tops tend to accentuate the width of their shoulders. Hence, I recommend they opt for a full length wrap skirt that billows in the wind to complement the figure.

There’s no doubt about it, the off-the-shoulder is your city-to-beach best friend.

Red Sleeved Bandeau Top

Black Bandeau Top

Off Shoulder

Posted in Style By Roxane Uzureau