Most girls her age are quick to parade around in skimpy string two-piece bathing suits. That's why I couldn't help but be pleasantly surprised to see Selena Gomez in a retro bikini, which she wore while relaxing with friends after the Teen Choice Awards.
Check her out, you guys! This suit honestly reminds me of something straight out of the '50s or '60s -- back when swimwear actually covered up your private parts instead of leaving them partially (or sometimes unintentionally fully) exposed.
Ok, so she is showing a little bit of cleavage, but not enough to make the suit the least bit risque or anything. (It's not like she has the side-boob going on.)
And as far as coverage goes -- the bottoms of Selena's suit are about as full as bikini bottoms get. The only way it could possibly be any more conservative is if there was a little skirt attached. Skirted suits are basically "mom" suits, so I highly doubt we'll see her wearing one of those for quite some time. (We hope.)
It's the perfect mix of sexy and reserved for a 21-year-old. Other women the same age should take note of Selena's look and treat it as proof that sometimes less is more when it comes to looking hot at the beach or pool. It's no secret that she has an incredible body, so it's not like she's wearing this suit to hide flaws or a bulging tummy. She obviously realizes that being sexy isn't about how much skin you show, it's about confidence and the right attitude -- which are two things she clearly has based on this pic.
Wait a minute, Selena's BFF Taylor Swift has been rocking the high-waisted bikini trend for quite some time -- so maybe she took a few tips from her when selecting this particular suit? And Snooki wore a full-bottomed suit recently too -- could it be that she is somehow influencing Selena's style? (Nah. Probably Taylor. Besties tend to rub off on each other when it comes to style.)
Whatever the case, this look certainly suits Selena. Now let's just hope she doesn't turn up on a beach in the Caribbean wearing something that could basically pass as a handkerchief.
What do you think of Selena's retro suit?
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