THE MYTHS ABOUT BRAZILIAN SWIMWEAR
What comes to mind when you think of Brazilian Swimwear? … Bronzed derrières? … Rio de Janeiro Beaches? … Cheeky cut bathing suits? … Confident women? Now let’s be honest… what really comes to mind when you think of Brazilian Swimwear? … Not me! … Where could I even be seen in it? … Do I need to get a Brazilian wax? … Oh %@*! noooo!
YOU DO NOT NEED A BRAZILIAN BIKINI WAX
While it is a good idea to be properly manicured, it is in no way essential to have a Brazilian bikini wax. Bikinis in Brazil got smaller in the 70s and 80s and the beaches in Rio de Janeiro began to fill up with them. As the bottoms got smaller, exposed skin area became bigger and women started to wax to ensure smooth, clear skin around the bikini with no tiny surprises poking out. But much to popular belief, Brazilian Swimwear can provide similar frontal coverage to a traditional swimsuit.
NOT ALL BRAZILIAN SWIMWEAR IS THE SAME
There are other styles of Brazilian swimwear besides the G-string bikini. There are cheeky cuts that offer greater coverage, yet still leave you with a sexy silhouette. You’ve got your cheeky, tanga, high waisted, triangle and string. Showing just a little bit of bottom can still be considered Brazilian. And while Brazilian swimwear is smaller than your traditional full derrière bottoms, it still can leave you feeling like you are wearing a supportive swimsuit.
YOU DO NOT NEED TO BE IN BRAZIL TO WEAR ONE
There are many beach cities around the world where it is common to see women in these playful suits.
LATIN AMERICA: Venezuela, Colombia, Chile and Argentina are the top countries where you will find the majority of the women showing off their curves. But it is still common with other Latin America countries, to find these cheeky suits.
NORTH AMERICA: If you are surfing, sunning or exercising on the beach in California, Florida and Hawaii, you will find it very comfortable to wear this style.
EUROPE: While topless sunbathing is more common than not, party beach towns such as Mykonos, Ibiza and St Tropez are equally as welcoming to Brazilian swimwear.
AUSTRALIA: Within the fitness and surfing beach communities, you are starting to see the rise of these flirty numbers.
Brazilian swimwear offers much better tan lines [or ‘white bits’ for our Londoners]. The classic swimsuit will leave quite a bit of skin unexposed preserving the color earned from those chilly winter months you spent indoors with a bottle of red, binging on Netflix series. But if you want to enjoy the true benefit of that vitamin D, then slip into a littler South American number.
A WORD TO THE WISE
if you are not in Brazilian swimwear in Brazil, you will feel out of place. You will not be shunned for your choice of a classic “Gringa” suit [gringa = female foreigner]; but you will definitely stand out. In Brazil, women of all shapes and sizes are adored. The curvy figure is revered as something to be proud of, thus many Brazilian women wear swimwear accordingly. If we take anything away from our South American neighbors it is to enjoy the skin you have… regardless of the form it comes in. Because all women are beautiful and deserve their moment in the sun.