DIY | SCALLOP EDGED BIKINI

I first hinted to this post a while back on Instagram, I completed this DIY in time for my trip to Kauai this past spring and couldn’t be happier with this first try at making a bikini!

This was my first attempt at making a bikini and by no means am I a good seamstress; decent is probably where I would land on a scale of sewing professionalism.  I would not recommend swimming in this set as it does feel a bit flimsy but I believe it can be easily remedied with a thicker swimsuit material, but it is absolutely divine to lay out in that holiday sun! I was inspired by Marysia Swim and her iconic scalloped edged bathing suits. They’re super pretty, feminine and gorgeous; and I have been lusting after a set for quite some time; I would love to own any of them they’re all so beautiful! Granted those bikinis are out of my budget range so I went to my usual solution to most fashion dilemmas which is trying to make one myself and to put my DIY skills to the test. I love the delicate feminine touch the scalloped edge gives to the bikini and it looked picture perfect for photos on my recent vacation. I chose to make it in black for easy thread matching, but would love to recreate a halter style of this bathing suit in white or a nice rust color!

TIME | 3+ Hours

COST | $10

DIFFICULTY | Some experience sewing required

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DIY | BODY CHAIN

Jewelry shouldn’t be limited to that of your neck, arms and ear lobes. There is plenty of room to play with chains all over the body and with this tutorial you can make a body chain to wear this summer! I love the look of a body chain layered with a bikini as it adds a little extra sparkle to the body. I wore this one while I was on vacation in Hawaii and loved how it looked with a more minimal bikini. I am also looking forward to pairing this body chain with festival outfits as I think it would also look pretty good with lacey bralettes and camis. I’ve also done a separate tutorial on a simple body chain that takes no less than 5 minutes to whip together for those who aren’t keen on this more complicated design. Happy DIY-ing!

How would you style it?

TIME | 20 mins

COST | $10

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STYLE | TRIANGL

Triangl, I’m super in love.

I first discovered Triangl on a bored day scrolling through my Instagram  feed and after that I saw it popping up everywhere! The distinctive black outlined bikinis were appearing and slowly taking over my social media feeds and good for Triangl! They’ve done a tremendous job marketing their products and I can’t get over the perfect blend of cute, sporty and practicality. Why hasn’t someone thought of making swimsuits out of neoprene before? My only familiarity with neoprene was through my experiences of wetsuits…and lets just say those neoprene days were less than glamorous. Regardless, I think it’s an interesting change for a bikini to be created from a performance material such as neoprene and are loving the results coming from Triangl! Super minimalistic but eye-catching with the bold contrast colours.
I did a little research on Triangl Swimwear reviews and they seem to be small boob friendly (YAY) and good quality (which is a must!). Nothing is less flattering than a nip-slip or the buns hanging out. Absolute worst bikini tragedy has got to be that moment where you have your best Halle Berry impression, coming out of the water as a bad ass sexy Bond Girl, anddddddd you have the droopy bikini bottom. ABSOLUTE WORST! Fitted neoprene bottoms seem like a perfect way to work around that problem. And don’t try to deny it, everyone’s had that unfortunate experience, you just aren’t the one looking at your backside my friend.
Do I see this Australian brand being just a passing trend? NOT a chance! I hope its here to stay for a long time! Summer forever <3
I would love to get my hands on a set from Triangl, but am currently having some trouble deciding which one. Kind of in love with all of them but definitely have narrowed it down to Coco Moonbeams, Tilly Sunburst and Penny Wanderlust.
Which style is your favourite? Leave it in the comments below!

Images from Triangl

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