As is my wont, I did research. I found an article in Marie Claire which reported on what 100 randomly selected men felt about different styles of women's swimsuits. Here's some findings regarding specific examples of swimwear:
String bikini: 74% of the guys like them; 26% feel they are too revealing or they make observers feel uncomfortable. Maybe it's the string. Are they more comfortable when they're double knot-tied? Maybe seeing the top tied with a single bow can be anxiety-invoking for some fellows! One told me so directly!
Bandeau top bikini: 89% of guys like them; 11% don't. This is also a safe bet.
Monokini: only 22% of guys like them. These are seen as kind of weird.
Standard one piece: 61% of guys like them; but they don't like retro styles so much. Ditch the 1940's look.
High fashion bikinis just did not thrill guys at all. Plus I wonder about the bizarre tan lines that go with some.
Unfortunately, the Marie Claire article did not go into details about their sample of 100 guys: their ages, marital or parental status, or other dimensions that could bring a bearing on their responses. As a researcher, I like those little details.
With this in mind, I thought it would be sweet to ask my fiancé his opinion regarding the type of swimsuit he would prefer me to wear shortly after we we got engaged, I figured that if we were to be a couple, then he definitely deserved to have input into what I wear.
|A nice hybrid bikini style|
|A safe swimsuit style that can be worn for heavy exercise.|