Our friends at Mandatory polled a few guys in their office to find out what they thought of the new hot summer trend: High-waisted bathing suits. Here were some of their responses:
  • "Barf...I don't want my women on the beach looking like they belong in the 1950s"
  • "Sometimes there is a big divide between what the fashion world deems hot and what real, everyday people actually like. This is one of those times. If you're willing to wear a bikini in public, just make it a normal one. We don't want to see you in a suit Grandma Betty used to consider skimpy during her college years."
  • "I definitely don't like these high-waisted suits."
  • "Bathing suit fashion has not progressed only for us to go back to 1960's style of bathing suits. I don't care about other types of clothing. Those can go back to whenever. Lets just stick with normal, modern bikinis from here on out."
  • "Yeah those are horrible. It makes even that hot girl look like she has a grandma butt."
  • "I would strongly consider leaving the beach forever if women started wearing those. High-waisted anything looks terrible, but even just seeing a picture of that would make me skip the beach entirely."
  • "I think that's something girls would like way more than guys would like to see on girls. It really is kind of unflattering and I assume not incredibly functional. I don't exactly have a lot of good things to say, but I guess the positive would be that a girl can be assured to be the only one wearing it on the beach. So it's...unique?"
  • "I know "The Great Gatsby" is coming out and everyone is all excited about it, but lets leave all the clothes from that era for the movie. I personally am not a fan. Speaking for the ladies – Won't the high-waisted bottoms leave really awkward tan lines? Girls will not be able to wear those shirts that show off their belly buttons because of the tan line.​​
So, there you have it. There seems to be a consensus. But can you blame us? If you went to the beach this summer and all of the guys were wearing this:

Would you enjoy it? And while we're on the subject of beach attire, you'll probably want to stay away from any of these.