"It's adult swim, baby, you can do laps in my lane (just try to avoid the floating band-aid, lover)."
Putting on a thong-kini is not going to make us into dangerous, poolside jaguars, forever lit by sunsets. I think most of us are buying a swimsuit principally because it enables one to join in water-oriented fun, unencumbered. I have seldom ever seen swimsuit advertising oriented towards the social aspect of wearing a swimsuit-- but wouldn't you want to buy a suit that had connotations of friends, sports and free-spiritedness?
image from Sarah Lee
Why not some athletic-types (all looking awesome in their swim-stuff) precipitously poised to dive memorably off a jetty? Now I want lime-green bottoms!
image from elee1147
Sure, they're hot and model-y but, they play volleyball (hey, I love volleyball!) and you need a swimsuit for that (oo-- I need a swimsuit!). I'm telling ya-- hanging out and having fun will sell more swimsuits than parted mouths and half-closed eyes! And for real-- when you have a friend who is too self-conscious to get (or wear) a swimsuit, you feel sad for them because they are disallowing themselves from having fun with you.
image from leightaylor
Love it. This lady is all about fun. And she looks pretty fantastic having fun as well. You know who doesn't look like she's having fun? The chick in this photo (which spurred me to write this blog entry in the first place):
Sorry if you just threw up in your mouth a little bit like I almost did. While idly perusing some swimsuits online, I was quite shocked when I saw this photo-- there are others, as well (gotta have those multiple product views)! How could this image ever make me want to buy a swimsuit? Why couldn't they rescue this poor girl from Auschwitz first before they made her pose in a bikini bottom? Nothing about this image makes me feel that the product they are offering promises fun, sports, sun, social engagement or even the grayest hint of sexual attraction. W, T, and then also the F.
I'm sorry to have abused your eyes like that. Here, let's all have a Marilyn chaser: