Have you planned your next beach getaway yet? If not, you better do it soon! If you ask me, the only way to survive the unbearable summer sun is by being on the sand with as little clothing as possible. Or at least, plan for those beach holidays so you’ve got something to look forward to.
A beach getaway is not complete without an array of swimsuits that can be mixed and matched with other separates, as well as your normal clothes to make full use of your swimwear. And if you’re looking to update your swimsuit collection, I suggest that you go for something that may by a little more revealing than what you’re used to. You up for showing off your booty?
Sexier than your average bikini, thong swimwear is perfect for tanning and eliminating awkward panty lines when worn underneath shorts, skirts, or whatever clothing you choose to wear it under. Of course, cheeky swimsuits might be slightly uncomfortable for you to wear if you’ve never worn a thong in your life. They also might not be appropriate in public beaches or areas where foreigners don’t frequent. If that is the case, stick with modest swimwear and save your thong bikinis for private resorts and pools.
Enough babbling for now. If you’re looking to take things up a notch in your swimsuit collection, check out Pretty Me’s top picks for thong swimwear.
If you’re completely new to the whole “exposing almost all of your butt” type of swimwear, this Leopard Print High Cut One-piece is a great place to start. A beginner’s thong swimsuit, if you will, it shows less than the traditional bikini cut but more than your regular thong. Because it is a one-piece, it offers a sense of comfort that even though you are revealing more of your butt than usual, you’re covered up everywhere else to balance everything out.
To take things up a notch, there’s this OEM Thong Swimsuit. In terms of your bottom half, it has the same amount of coverage as the one-piece from earlier, but as for the rest of the swimsuit, it does expose a bit more skin (although not by much). If you really want to draw more attention to your back and your butt, this criss-cross design will do the trick. It’s also perfect for any smaller chested ladies that want to take the focus off the front part of their body.
A step up from the near backless one-piece above is this Amart High Cut Thong Swimsuit. With the blue and white stripes, button clasps and breast pocket mimicking the childhood staple known as overalls, the thong cut is least interesting part of the design, although something you should be aware of is the low sides, thus there will be a side boob situation on top of your butt being on display. You can always wear a bandeau underneath, like you might with regular overalls. Just be careful of strange tan lines.
If you’re more comfortable in your own skin, or just not a fan of one-piece swimsuits, then try out something like this OEM Thong Bikini. It looks just like your average triangle bikini that can be knotted at the front. The only difference is the thong cut, but if anything, these swim separates appear more cute rather than sexy with the floral design. Plus, that lace-like finish makes the swimsuit look like an adorably feminine bra and panty set from your favorite lingerie brand.
This last one is definitely not for the faint-hearted. If you really want to avoid tan lines and are extremely comfortable with your body and revealing swimsuits in general, then this OEM Micro Thong Bikini is definitely for you. With less coverage than most triangle bikinis and g-string bottoms, this two-piece covers just enough so that your privates aren’t exposed. While I do encourage body positivity and the idea that every body is a beach body, this swimsuit might be best reserved for private resorts and hotel pools in the Philippines and other swimsuit-conservative nations, just so you don’t attract unwanted attention. If you do end up traveling to a country that’s bikini friendly, by all means, show off that beautiful figure of yours!
Sheena is the lead fashion writer here at Pretty Me Philippines and has contributed articles for numerous lifestyle blogs and online publications. Other than keeping up with the latest trends, she loves baking and home DIY projects.