Influencer Kourtney Kardashian likes to defy expectations, but in a recent pic she’s taking a shot at defying gravity as well. Most high-cut bikinis aren’t the string kind, which tend to tie around the hips in the style made super-famous by Sports Illustrated‘s Cheryl Tiegs and Charlie’s Angels types like Cheryl Ladd in the 1970s. Because tying the string bikini high is a dangerous move.
Even Kate Upton‘s iconic 2012 SI cover — see below, image from Amazon sale item — featured the hip string tie (or even just below the hip) on the bikini.
Part of the low tie position is fashion sense and trends, of course, and the other factor is a little more permanent: it’s called gravity. If you tie your bikini strings in a high cut position — way up above the navel/belly-button line like Kourtney Kardashian does above — when/if the strings sink a little, there’s nothing to hold up the bottoms!
You’ve got to have some curves and some confidence to pull this look off. You’ve also got to be planning to stay pretty still… The high cut swimsuit, bikini or not, is usually not a string tie, as Kourtney demonstrates below.