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would you ever ever, even in you fashion craziest moment consister wearing...

(22 Posts)
chevre Sun 12-Jul-09 12:35:46

a towelling bikini?

LaurieFairyCake Sun 12-Jul-09 12:37:13

I'm not really 'up' on bikini styles but I can't see anything wrong with wearing a towelling on hmm

I'm more of an all-in-one suit for fatty's though so I know nothing

southeastastra Sun 12-Jul-09 12:39:13

my sister had a brown one in the 70s

Sagacious Sun 12-Jul-09 12:39:29

I like it blush

Sagacious Sun 12-Jul-09 12:40:37

Mind you I had a hand crochet bikini when I was 6

[born in the 70's emoticon]

chevre Sun 12-Jul-09 12:44:33

i have a pattern for crocheting a bikini if you feel the need for one now sag.

i just think towelling is a bit weirdy for a bikini. i just imagine it would look fluffy and fill with water and sand.

beanieb Sun 12-Jul-09 12:45:45

I love the syle of that bikini so it being toweling probably wouldn't put me off.

Sagacious Sun 12-Jul-09 12:49:05

I fear my crochet bikini days are behind me
But thanks for the offer chevre

ISWYM about the towelling it would be a bit um absorbant.. perhaps its marketed for the slightly more mature tena lady market.

chevre Sun 12-Jul-09 12:55:27

snort @ tena lady potential

LilyAllensThirdNipple Sun 12-Jul-09 13:07:55

oh its very retro

mrsmaidamess Sun 12-Jul-09 13:16:11

I had a turquiose one when I was 6 with a tortoiseshell ring between the 'cups'

chevre Sun 12-Jul-09 14:06:51

oh v. cool mrsmm.

towelling was obligatory in the 70's on the beach but i like to think fabric technology has advanced beyond saggy bucket full of water toweling pants

BunnyLebowski Sun 12-Jul-09 15:49:46

If I looked like her in the ad I would!

AbricotsSecs Sun 12-Jul-09 15:51:04

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bronze Sun 12-Jul-09 16:04:16

I dont wear bikinis but as they go that one looks quite cool

twoluvlykids Sun 12-Jul-09 16:06:41

I;m with BunnyLebowski, and if I looked like that model, I'd happily do the weekly shop in that towelling bikini.

I'm sure I had a towelling bikini when I was a child (late 60s). When there was nothing to sag.

fishie Sun 12-Jul-09 16:11:06

i had a yellow one in the 70s too. i think it is lovely and would wear it like a shot if i was bikini appropriate

Flibbertyjibbet Sun 12-Jul-09 16:12:44

blushblush I have blushblush

But in my defence, it was 1973, we were on a caravan holiday in Rhyl and my mum had made me and my 3 sisters each a snazzy towelling bikini with groovy plastic ring detail at the sides of the pants and the middle of the top....

(not that I had anything for the top I was 9)

God those pants were saggy and full of sand after 2 mins, but it WAS pre-lycra in those days grin

(these days I hanker after one of those all in one victorian thingies wink)

Flibbertyjibbet Sun 12-Jul-09 16:13:28

Oh phew, x posts with other 1970's towelling aficionados.

SoupDragon Sun 12-Jul-09 16:14:13

I don't think that model has Tena Lady moments.

LovelyRitaMeterMaid Sun 12-Jul-09 16:14:53

I had a knitted bikini when I was about 5. My gran knitted it. I think it would have been all right, but it was made of grey wool.

chevre Sun 12-Jul-09 16:18:05

i don't know soupdragon she might catch a glimpse of herself in the mirror and wet herself with excitment, i know i would if i looked like that.

i tried to get some towelling material to make beachwear for dd but it is remarkably hard to get hold of

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