I love swimsuits that you can wear on and off the beach. Last week we talked about how to wear a one-piece bathing suit to dinner. Today, I want to share ideas on how to wear bikinis as crop tops.
With crop tops all the rage right now, why not wear your bikini with a maxi skirt when you’re on summer vacation? Ok, well this doesn’t work for every type of bikini. I can’t imagine wearing a triangle string bikini to drinks, even if I was in Miami.
But crop top style swimsuit can easily be worn into nighttime. Here are a few style guides I like to follow:
- Pair the crop top bikini with something high waist and flowing. High waist is key because you want to balance showing off too much skin. And a looser bottom like a maxi skirt or wide leg pant makes the look softer instead of overtly sexy.
- Look for bikini tops that have shoulders. Mine has little cap sleeves. There are also cute off the shoulder options out there.
- If you don’t want a bikini that has shoulders (I get it, tan lines are the worst!), look for longline bikini tops. These already have a crop top feel since they hit lower on the ribcage. And you can always tuck them underneath to avoid weird tan lines if you’re laying out.
- Stick with solid colors. For starters, they’re less likely to look like a swimsuit. They’re also easier to pair with bottoms you might already have in your wardrobe.
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I hope today’s swimsuit post helped you if you’re planning a vacation or summer staycation!