1.07.2014

Sleepy Dan x Betty Bangs Bikinis "Teekinis"

http://www.sleepydan.com/post/72049930716/teekini-studio
The offering of womens specific shirts is often times cost prohibitive for many of the independent brands that I follow, and from what I've read, they don't always sell as expected. More and more though, brands have been making conscious efforts to include at least a few items like girly-fit crewneck tees, scoop neck tees, racerback tanks, or flowy raglan tops in their previously mens or unisex only catalogs in the hopes of expanding their customer base. If you are a girl who is reading this, or a guy with a sister(s) or girlfriend(s), make sure you support these efforts by buying these products when they are available.

http://www.sleepydan.com/post/72049930716/teekini-studio
That being said, I really enjoy when brands and their customers modify existing products to create custom pieces that are extremely flattering to the female form. Sleepy Dan has taken it way further than just cutting off sleeves, lowering a neckline, or cropping the length of a tee to show some skin. These custom "Teekinis" were created from guys and girls shirts currently available in the Sleepy Dan store in a collaboration with Betty Bangs Bikinis. They were originally featured in an outdoor photo shoot back in the summer of 2013, and this time around a new trio of lovely ladies sport them for an in-studio shoot. Anyway, enough of my rambling - head over to the Sleepy Dan blog to see the remainder of these "inspiring" photos.