Born in the late 1990s by Anne Cole as a beautiful baby daughter to the bikini, the tankini, is the best thing you're not wearing this summer. The tankini is essentially a bikini bottom and a halter top with spaghetti straps. As a two-piece of swimwear that covers just about all of the midsection (except the bellybutton), the tankini is modest, smart and classy. It is naturally made for swimming, but is versatile enough to run, bike, shop or just hang out in. And the two piece design makes it more convenient to change in and out of than the one piece.
Why we're not wearing them? We see tankinis or our nieces and daughters and other girls and think the tankini is not for us. But Donna Karin, Nautica and a few other designers make the tankini hip and sexy for adults.
I recommend the tankini for women who have undergone a mastectomy, smaller cup sizes, and women who have a little extra in the middle. Take charge in your Tankini!