It's a nice thing being able to do the beach thing year-round in LA (seaside meals and sunset cocktails, reading the Sunday Times on the sand while the kids play, etc.) But there is a downside: it's always bikini season, and I am not 20 anymore. Lately it's been a bit more anxiety-producing what with the youthful bikini-clad spring breakers omnipresent. Apart from marveling at their gravity-defying abilities, I recently came to accept that in addition to having better bottoms than I, they also understand the bikini-bottom better than I: they all had the same bikini-bottom style--hip-slung with ruching on the back, down the center line, and though they all had different bodies, it seemed that this bikini bottom, whatever it was, was universally flattering. So, I finally got around to asking one of the girls where her bikini bottom was from, and she answered matter of factly, "Victoria's Secret." Of course! The last time I shopped at VS was when I too was in high school! But home I went and promptly ordered one in black (always the most flattering shade for a bathing suit!). When it arrived in the mail the other day, I was both nervous and excited. I literally tore off my jeans in my office and put them on. And I have to say, I was rather quite pleased. My husband actually heartily approved. So, there you go. A bathing suit that will do ANY butt a million favors. Thank you VS--my order for several other colors is forthcoming. Get it here. Done!
Photo: Victoria's Secret