(Beach buns courtesy of http://www.kaikini.com)
Panic. It’s swim season. Unless you look like one of these fine ladies above, or are a Reef girl, or have no sense of self, bikini shopping is right up there with having your oil changed…and by oil I mean visiting the Gyno for your annual exam. It sucks. It also sucks when Kate Upton graces the cover of Sport Illustrated in the teeniest bikini ever and looks fab in all of her boob jiggling glory. Le sigh. We can’t all be models. While most bikini’s make us feel fat, they pinch, they ride up, they fall off, and they tell the world that we haven’t been to the gym since our membership ran out in college some bikini’s actually can make you feel better.
Enter: the pucker butt bikini.
Get your hiney ready, because it’s like a Wonderbra for your ass. It defines, lifts, separates and makes those buns look fab. Believe me, it’s time to let that diaper bottom go and fake a great butt. You can even do it with a suit you already own. So do it. Summer’s not going anywhere, and neither are you until you tone up or fake it. Go.
1) Find the sad saggiest pair of bikini bottoms you own…that you still wear and would consider wearing again if they didn’t make your ass look so darn sad.
3) Cut a strip of 1/4 inch elastic and pin it to the back waistband of your bottoms. You’re going to have to stretch it while you sew so the pin is essential for getting an evenly placed scrunch.
4) If you followed the directions, and stretched the elastic while sewing, it should look something like this. If if doesn’t pucker, you did it wrong. Take the seam ripper and try again. When I say stretch, I mean REALLY stretch, like to the elastics capacity, see how much excess elastic I have at the bottom?
5) Trim the excess bits and marvel at your handiwork. Ta Da! Bikini treat. Now go rock it.