REASONS TO EMBRACE THE CRINKLE TREND (AND AREAS TO AVOID)


If like me you have a knack for ordering the wrong size when shopping online, listen up: the crinkle trend is your friend. Hello stretchy, one-size-fits-all styles – music to my ears. Even more so the case whilst I'm pregnant, changing shape daily and frankly have no idea what size I am.

Brands like swimwear hero Hunza G have been responsible for paving the way to the crinkle redux, showcasing a rainbow collection of late eighties/early nineties Pretty Woman inspired designs. ASOS has followed suit with its own line of bikinis, swimming costumes and beachwear. Here are a few that have made their way into my summer wardrobe... and guess what, they fit! (Sidenote: I ordered a mixture of the regular and fuller bust options where my preference wasn't available and both have worked fine.)

Blue + white stripe crinkle bikini

Black crinkle bandeau

Red + white stripe crinkle bikini (pictured wearing here)

Black crinkle swimsuit

Yellow crinkle bikini

Crinkle tab shoulder dress (pictured wearing here)

If aggressively high-waisted bikini bottoms leave you feeling more Borat than Love Island super-bod, don't bother with them. Virtually all these designs are either block colours or simple stripes, meaning you can mix and match your bottom halves with any shapes you feel comfortable with (or in my case here even just a pair of shorts). At least those are the rules I'm playing by...

OUTFIT LINKS BELOW:

CRINKLE TAB SHOULDER DRESS | ASOS

RED + WHITE STRIPE CRINKLE BIKINI | ASOS

(LINKED TO ALL CRINKLE BIKINI TOP OPTIONS)

SUNGLASSES | EMON EYEWEAR

SILK HEADSCARF | BEULAH

NECKLACES | RHINO TEARS & TILLY SVEAAS

(STRAW HAT & DENIM SHIRT BOTH VINTAGE)

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