Men Have No Right to Hate the High-Waisted Bikini

Dudes, you don't look great in bathing suits yourselves.

Nope. (Photo: Getbig.com)

Not the best look for Steven Tyler. (Photo: Getbig.com)

Ladies, you know what they say about fashion: You should only wear something if the majority of men deem it sexually attractive.

Because we’ve all been desperately awaiting a bunch of perverted dudes’ verdicts on our swimwear choices for summer, a self-proclaimed “travel-dating site” MissTravel.com helpfully asked their male users what they thought of the high-waisted bikini—a 1950s trend experiencing a resurgence with help from celebs like Taylor Swift.

Taylor Swift rocks the high-waisted bikini. (Photo: JustJared.com)

Taylor Swift rocks the high-waisted bikini. (Photo: JustJared.com)

Gals, it looks like we should all stop what we’re doing and light a massive bonfire to burn our high-waisted swimwear, because MissTravel.com has found that men “rue the day the style ever came back in vogue,” according to a press release. Goodness gracious!

Of more than 43,875 respondents, 80 percent hate the high-waisted bikini. Sixteen percent are indifferent, and a measly four percent love it.

Ms. Swift shared the high-waisted bikini trend with the ladies of Haim. (Photo: Instagram/Taylor Swift)

Ms. Swift shared the high-waisted bikini trend with the ladies of Haim. (Photo: Instagram/Taylor Swift)

Okay, serious talk now: Who are guys to express the perceived un-sexiness of the high-waisted bikini? The last we checked, not all dudes exactly look like Adonis as they stroll down the beach in their swim trunks—high-waisted or otherwise.

Ms. Swift in her 50s-style two-piece is a veritable goddess compared to some of these bathing-suit-clad men:

Roberto Cavalli

Be they black or—shudder—leopard print, designer Roberto Cavalli’s Speedos are always painful to behold:

Nope. (Photo: 931amor.sbs.com)

Nope. (Photo: 931amor.sbs.com)

Nooooope. (Photo: Celebitchy.com)

Nooooope. (Photo: Celebitchy.com)

Russell Brand in Forgetting Sarah Marshall

We know he was in character, but this is still not the height of sexiness.

Nope. (Photo: Universal Pictures)

Nope. (Photo: Universal Pictures)

Rod Stewart

This blinding, neon orange Speedo is a definite miss.

Nope. (Photo: Imgarcade.com)

Nope. (Photo: Imgarcade.com)

Sacha Baron Cohen in Borat

This one speaks for itself.

Nope. (Photo: IMDb)

Nope. (Photo: IMDb)

Vladimir Putin

This is more or less a bathing suit, right? And it’s bad.

Nope. (Photo: ITAR-TASS/Barcroft Media)

Nope. (Photo: ITAR-TASS/Barcroft Media)

Steven Tyler

Not just a Speedo, but a camouflage Speedo.

Nope. (Photo: Getbig.com)

Nope. (Photo: Getbig.com)

Men Have No Right to Hate the High-Waisted Bikini