Tom Daley had a disappointing day in the pool yesterday but despite that 4th dive he looked truly magnificent in his teeny Stella McCartney swimming pants. It got me thinking though, after the post I did on different swimwear for different body types for women, what should men wear on the beach? And is it ever acceptable to wear teeny tiny budgie-crushers on the beach – or even a male thong…?
Oh and Stella McCartney wants everyone to know she didn’t design the white and gold Team GB tracksuits (they were designed by NEXT) – she did the athletes’ sportswear – so we can thank her for Tom Daley’s tiny union jack trunks
So this is what I think…
Short swimming briefs (budgie crushers)
While these are great if you’re an Olympic diver and (I guess) great if you want an almost-all over tan, they’re also a bit scary. If you’re Ronaldo or Mateo from Benedorm they’re fine but otherwise only if you’re very confident and very buff!
Extremely short tight shorts
Short swimming shorts
Hmm, a bit riskier than regular short (above) as there’s a significant risk of gaping and that nasty through-netting view *shudder*. Best avoided. If you want baggy shorts make them a little longer please!
These short shorts are tighter so there’s less risk of gaping, but they are tight, pink and tailored so you would probably need to be Roger Federer to get away with these.
Mens swim thong
And last of all, and I’m sorry for photo everyone, but I think it illustrates why no man should ever wear a swim thong. Never ever OK. sorry…
What do you think? Do you agree? Which is your favourite style for the beach?