Friday, January 29, 2010

What do we think of this?

Perusing the new arrivals at J.Crew online, I have come across this. No, I am not dating the piece. I'm wondering how wearable this is. I am partial to the Jersey Lomelina boy shorts they are showing, or the French Sailor maillot, realistically speaking. But I keep looking at these, which J.Crew says was inspired by bloomers.

I have to get ready for work, and fix up my baby boy with some breakfast, but I had to drop a line say WTF. Because part of me wishes I was uber skinny enough to pull off a look like this. That's the fashion forward side of me. & the other side is in a conundrum of wearability questions. It's like a catch-22: If you are bottom heavy, you will be attracted to this, because it covers well (obviously). But I think it will look better on a rail thin body, like the model's. The issue is that if you are rail thin, would you wear this? Or would you be in your typical 2 piece, showing off what your momma gave ya?

Just some thoughts for an early Friday morning.

Have a great one, ladies!

15 comments:

  1. Girllllll,
    Right now the only thing I can think is that it's weird! Maybe in a month or so I get use to it.
    Good find .... he he he!

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  2. Oh my gosh, no! You are totally right, this is nothing but a cruel cruel joke. I personally love '50s style bikinis that have high-tummy coverage: cute and concealing, some might say life-saving. However this drawstring-waist business is pretty appalling. I think it might make most look like they were wearing a diaper or something -- even the skinny-minny model, she, well, she just looks *okay* I think. She would definitely be showing off her figure in another rocking bikini (even another fuller-coverage-but-more-flattering-one) if she had a choice. Also, on a purely aesthetic level, I am pretty confused by the skinniness/skimpiness of the straps and the triangles up top in contrast to heavier bottoms below.

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  3. 2 words: granny & panties. I don't even like this look hidden under my clothes. And the bow is supposed to legitimize the look? Riiiiight.

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  4. Ooooh, I don't think it looks good on the super skinny model! I do enjoy the fifties look, but not this one!

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  5. Oh, yeah, that one had me on the floor this morning, too. :)

    Yuck.

    There is another one with the bow at the center front of the bikini bottom and it reminds me of a "gift-wrapped" present. Slightly to Victoria's Secret for my tastes. (Shudder...)

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  6. LOL, I've put on some weight, so I would sport this and blame the suit for my unsightly wobbly bits. It's not me, it's the suit!

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  7. Gawwwd! That is horrible! My eyes are burning!

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  8. Lol...I think it looks funny on the model. Big no no for me

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  9. J Crew's answer to Lady Gaga??

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  10. That image just ruined my visual high from the gorgeousness in J. Crew's new arrivals. Argggh!

    It's like a diaper meets granny underpants meets bikini-short. No. No. No.

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  11. those look like a diaper, how awful!! Let's take bets on far they will be marked down- I see 9.99 USD in its future....

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  12. Ladies you all hit the nail on the head with Granny Panties and Diapers. That's what these are!

    @goldenmeans - YES! What is up with the teeny tiny string top and the crazy whacked out bottoms??

    @Jemma Ruby - $9.99 is soooo in the cards for this one! The question is, how soon? :-)

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  13. my first thought was granny underwear! they don't even look flattering on the model so i'm wondering how they would look on an average person at the beach.

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