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Surfer Girl

Fish Swim TrunksEveryone is into one piece swimsuits it would seem. The bikini has been banished in favor of the newly trendy sleek one piece. But we want to bring back the bikini. In fact, the look we have in mind is almost universally flattering for any body type. We call it the Surfer Girl. Perhaps we have overly romanticized the legend of the surfer girl from Susan Orlean's Surfer Girls of Maui to The Beach Boys. But there is something about the combination of masculine board shorts and teeny tiny bikini tops that looks good on all bodies. Big breasted women get to show off their assets, big thighed women get to cover up, and the skinny minnies get a chance to look a little more athletic than their slim frame would suggest. But its not about the silhouette so much as the ethos of the Surfer Girl. Even if you don't have a perfect beach body the look still says I'm free from any societal projections or cultural ideals. You are simply on the beach to have a good time, play a game of volleyball, hit the waves with your board. And that very nonchalance is what makes the look so alluring. Just remember the words of Susan Orlean from Surfer Girls Of Maui.

I suppose, because when you are young and on top of the world you can love anything you want, and just the fact that you love it makes it cool and fabulous.

We say you don't need to be young, just ready to accept that you are at the top of the world and you love this look. That is why the Surfer Girl look is so cool and fabulous.

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