If you’re in favor of #FreeTheNipple, but don’t feel like getting arrested for going topless, we have a solution: The “Tata Top,” a bikini top with nipples printed on the cups.
While men get to prance around with their big, hairy nips enjoying the summer sun, most places require women to cover up and keep their areolas out of sight. In my humble opinion, women, the ones who actually use their nipples for feeding purposes, should be able to show off their breasts like a badge of honor whenever they damn well please. Robyn Graves and Michelle Lytle, two women visiting Chicago from Amsterdam and the co-founders of the Tata Top, agree. When the ladies were traveling in the states, they were forbidden to swim in Lake Michigan in their normal European garb (bottoms, no tops), and they realized that it’s pretty damn ridiculous. On the Tata Top blog, the girls write:
Why can’t girls be topless? If you really think about it, what’s the difference between a man’s nipples and a woman’s? Is it really just the extra breast tissue? …look at this situation as if you were explaining it to an alien who newly arrived on Earth. Explain why women have to cover up their chests, but not men. What reason would you give?
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I do a lot of bathing suit browsing, but I have yet to replace my worn out swimsuits. Ever notice how some pool decks and bottoms have a grainy finish leaving your swimsuit bottom with a patch of snags? My favorite one piece is suffering from scuffled butt. If you too are in the market for a one-piece, try one of these suits for under $40!
Designed for “the slightly satanic fire-and-brimstone fashionista,” as Metal Insider says, this pentagram bathing suit let’s you feel the burning sting of sin (or the sun, whatever) for only $49. You can’t get to hell for cheaper than that!
Designed to please … slightly confused Satanic sun-worshipers; dyslexic star fans; beginner goths (who still haven’t learned tanning isn’t cool).
Wear to: Outdoor metal shows; strip clubs; family reunions (to piss of your parents); high school graduation (because you’re really Satanic underneath).
Would be perfect for: Members of the Dark Army with low melatonin levels; Chantal from “Gallery Girls.”
I realize this post was not meant to be inspirational, but can someone PLEASE tell me where on earth that swimsuit is from? I kind of love it. I would look nothing like this in it but I still want one! – TheFriskyFan
The heart wants what it wants, and if you want Farrah Abraham’s bathing suit, well, I’m not going to stop you. We happen to know exactly who makes Farrah’s sparkly, probably-not-waterproof swimsuit. It’s made by Poolside Collection by Karina Copado and it’s $240. You might notice that the Poolside Collection site has cropped out Farrah’s face. I’m guessing they don’t want the association. Keep reading »
Don’t let the shitty weather fool you. According to most major women’s clothing purveyors, it is bathing suit season. Maybe it’s on account of it being “Spring Breakers” all over the place (“sprang break! sprang break! sprang break!”), but a surprising portion of this year’s swimsuits seem to be rather tickety-tackety. But don’t take our word for it! Click through to see some of the fringiest, funniest and deeply unappealing swimwear of 2013.
Just kidding! This is obviously not actually Glenn Close’s body, but merely a strange photo opp that took place during Sunday night’s Emmy Awards. A lot of weird stuff goes on backstage at the Emmys — and there are tons of personal gifting suites, so that rich people who can afford anything are able to get everything for free. Apparently this photo was part of some gift suite mayhem. That’s great and all, but can somebody please ask Glenn Close to stop staring at me?
Today is the 65th anniversary of the bikini, a tortuous little item of clothing devised by a Frenchman named Louis Réard. Aptly named for the testing grounds of the Atomic Bomb, the bikini revolutionized swimwear for millions of women.
Happy birthday bikini!
My mother has a special face she displays when I show her my latest vintage finds. It says, That’s cute, but how could you ever wear someone else’s clothes? No amount of laundering is enough for her when it comes to my pre-owned finds, because it’s already soiled with the first owner’s issues. While I tend to disagree with her, and fully plan on continuing to grow my ever expanding wardrobe of vintage clothing, there’s one type of vintage that I’ll never touch. Vintage bathing suits. Currently, Resurrection Vintage in New York City has a stock of bathing suits from designers like YSL, Missoni, Pucci, Norma Kamali, and Thierry Mugler; they intend to sell these already worn creations to vintage lovers, but I’m hoping these are going to collections rather than personal wardrobes. There’s a reason swimsuits are sold with those liners, people! I don’t care if it’s vintage, if it’s designer, if it costs only a fraction of the original price — pre-worn swimsuits are not going on my body. That’s like wearing someone else’s underwear, which is just plain nasty. Tell me — would you wear a vintage bathing suit even though it’s pre-worn? [Racked] Keep reading »
Thomas Voorn likes to think of fashion as a conceptual tool to create art and images, and as part of it he’s photographed a dude in a floral print…Speedo? Banana hammock? It’s a sort of mix of the two that we’ve never seen before. Either way, it’s an I’m-very-comfortable-with-my-sexuality swimsuit. We’re okay with that. [Thomas Voorn] Keep reading »