This is the easiest way to update your beachwear wardrobe (and it’s sexy, too!)
No, that top isn’t on backwards. That cutaway style – the one that looks like a backward racerback – has officially been dubbed the racer-FRONT.
They’re an easy way to update your summer style with very little effort… and no, they’re not reserved for sporty gals only! They’re also perfect for those who maybe don’t want to show off so much skin. While it make cover a little more surface area than your regular ‘ol bikini, it draws attention to one of your prettiest parts of your body… your sexy shoulders.
The high cut in the front also offers more support (shout out to all you busty girls). And bonus – you don’t have to worry about embarrassing nip-slips as it won’t shift or fly off if you happen to get dunked in the waves this summer.
After a day of fun in the sun you can take it straight from the beach to the bar by layering it under sheer top or dress. Or, go for an interesting patterned top and pair it with a high waist skirt and double it up as crop top.
Sold on the style? Here are five looks that have caught our eye.
Racerfront top R349 bottoms R249, Topshop
We are loving the sporty finishes on this one. With some mesh detail and elasticated bands the style speaks athleisure to its true form.
MoMa Mia top R1 645, bottom R1 495, Maaji at Colourbox.co.za
Cross back straps gives extra support. And if you are loving the crochet trend but not there yet, ease in with a crochet trim. Bonus – the top and bottoms are reversible.
Havana feel top R1 200, bottom R1 000, Phax at PVN Fashion Agencies
The mixing of prints here makes this the perfect crop to pair with a high waist skirt. Straight from beach to bar.
Top R2 099, bottom R1 299, Seafolly
These hipster bottoms gives more coverage on the bum, but the multi-straps make it sexy. The style is repeated at the back of the top. Good support for the non-daring, but still sexy.
Gypsy tankini R420, Lu-May at Spree.co.za
Stick to basics with this navy and white style. You can never go wrong with nautical style.