The bikini has a number of various variations. Indeed, most people are very accustomed to the bikini, which is a two piece swim suit. The variations are there to give women more choice with regards to two piece swim suits, and these variations include the tankini, which is basically a tank top coupled with the traditional bikini bottoms. It is thus a modest variation to the bikini.
Who Should Wear the Tankini?
This type of swim wear is suitable for pregnant women who wish to cover up the burgeoning tummy, as well as for women who are more self conscious about their body while out in the beach or swimming pools. Women who have also undergone a mastectomy, have longer torso, and do not have those washboard abs can also find refuge in wearing a tankini.
Advantages of wearing the tankini
Coverage is perhaps one big advantage of wearing the tankini, as only very little flesh is left exposed as compared to wearing the bikini. Going to the bathroom is also much easier as compared to wearing the one piece. The tankini thus give you the best of both the bikini and the one piece swim suits.
For flaw coverage, look for a tankini that offers more coverage on that specific area. You can thus go for longer tank tops or for bikini bottoms that are high waisted.
Some tankini have a very beautiful design, which you cannot limit to using only during swimming. You can thus pair this one with either shorts or skirts at the beach as a swim suit cover up.
Another version of the tankini, known as the camkini is now available for those who wish to show more skin, but not as much as that of the bikini. It features a camisole –like tank top with flattering bikini bottoms.