One of the microkinis I bought last year was a - now discontinued - metallic chip g-string set from well-known manufacturer and online reseller Wicked Temptations, because it appealed visually to both me and my boyfriend. In fact, I do think that the teardrop is one of the sexiest shapes for bikinis.
To give you an idea of what it's like, here's a photo (yes, that's me)...
I really loved the way it looked. And Wicked Temptations' service is fast, too. However, the bikini had two fundamental design flaws. What are they?
- The threads in the spaghetti straps have ZERO elasticity and are prone to getting torn if you don't handle the straps VERY gently. Really, try to tie the straps a bit more securely and you're asking for trouble.
- Teardrop designs largely depend on the fabric's tendency to cling to the skin, especially when wet. The fabric normally used for swimwear (80% nylon, 20% lycra - known as spandex in the US) clings very well when dry and even better when wet. The metallic fabric has zero clinginess. If you want it to stay in place, you need Bikini Bite. Furthermore, its flexibility is very limited compared to the "normal" fabric.
Furthermore, metallic fabrics really don't take kindly to being used in seawater. They're not for swimming, they're not for intense activity. They get really tatty very easily and so are best reserved for "special occasions".
So, how would I rate it? Well, I did wear it often. I liked the way it looked, but definitely not the way it fit or its durability. Its price was reasonable, at approximately $30 (US currency), but the shipping costs doubled the final price I paid.
Verdict: Could be a lot better with a different choice of materials.