Beach Fashion Trend: Tassels on the Bathing Suit. Love it or Hate it?

Today is my last full day on our beach vacation. Insert my sad face right here.  We’ve been down on the Delaware shore for the better part of a week relaxing and enjoying the cooler summer weather with some awesome friends of ours.  It’s been a great week.  I’ve had a couple of stressful things going on back home and just being with amazing girlfriends and watching my kids play with their best friends has been therapy for my heart and soul at a time I really needed it!

So.  The nice weather’s been drawing me away from the weather but of course not from noticing beachwear and the latest trends.  One of the things I have been noticing A LOT down here are women wearing bathing suits or bikinis with tassels. (Also called Fringe bathing suits) I first noticed it on a teenager so I thought it was a younger trend but after her spotting, I saw it on several older women too.

I did a quick search online and people, this is a THING!

 

Screen Shot 2014-08-07 at 4.14.57 PM Tassel Padded Boho Fringe, $16.99 for the top at OpenSky.com

Screen Shot 2014-08-07 at 4.15.59 PM Tassel Time from Forever21.com

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Hula Honey Push-Up Halter Top from Macys.com (I may have to object to this one just because of the name)

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Black Beauty Fringe from Venus.com

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Free People Fringe Halter Top

 So what do you guys think of this?  Tassels or fridge on the bathing suit, yay or nay?  Could you see yourself wearing any of these?

Comments

  1. mom-mom says

    Nope- sorry, gotta say no on the tassles. not a flattering look in my opinion. I also prefer one piece over bikinis or even two piece with tankini is better since fairly full coverage. To me, much more flattering line unless one possesses a model figure. .

  2. APomeroy Andreae says

    *Okay- so I may sound harsh- but this is just my opinion.*

    This fringe isn’t like western style fringe. When I see this I think of the quote from The movie Big Daddy. Adam Sandler is talking to a woman who worked at hooters and asks ‘What you got in the bag? Chicken wings? Booby tassels?’

    I really don’t think I know one person who could pull this off with out looking like she may feel more comfortable at a “gentlemans club” than a public pool or beach.

    Let’s keep it classy and when in doubt what would Gloria Steinem do. Women are people, not boobs with extremities.

    And besides all of my feminist beliefs- aesthetically- it looks like seaweed. Or a weird boob mane of hair.

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