Colour me a little bit freaked out, but there seems to be a new swimwear trend popping up everywhere, which I'm not sure how to categorise except as "loincloth-esque." Ruched or smocked, this body-baring bikini bottom style seems to be the look of summer for a certain set of trendsetters. While I know it's a very specific look(one I'm still trying to decide if I can actually pull off), there's something weirdly intriguing about it.
Chalk it up to the ultra-high vintage-style rise or the fact that these suits redefine the idea of barely there tan lines, but I'm toying with the idea of trying one out. After careful consideration, I think the key is pairing your bikini of choice with basics: denim cutoffs, a T-shirt, and simple sandals because in this suit, there's no need for any other statement clothes. Since I know it's a bit of an intimidating style to try, below you'll find some of my favourite inspiration photos, along with suits for you to pick and choose from.