U.S. women’s beach black lingerie set volleyball team vow to wear bikinis despite new Olympics dress code
‘What you see is what you get': U.S. beach volleyball team vow to keep wearing bikinis despite new dress code ByJames Nye
Good news – the U.S. women’s Olympic beach volleyball team has no intention of covering up in London – despite new rules which allow them to.
There will be no conservative shorts or T-shirts for TeamUSA as they limber up in the shadow of London’s 10 Downing Street, as they have chosen to remain in their skimpy crop-tops and bikini bottoms.
‘We’re not uncomfortable in our bikinis,’ said team member Jen Kessy. ‘Growing up in southern California, that’s what you wear from when you’re a little kid to now in the summertime.’
Misty May-Treanor of the U.S. Olympic beach volleyball team had previously declared she would not ditch her skimpy bikini while she competes in London
Olympic officials have allowed a change to the dress code in the famously popular sport, to accommodate the religious concerns of nations who have reservations about women wearing little clothing on the beach.
And in addition, the changes to the official uniform of tight bikini’s reflect the changeable nature of the British weather, which can become cold despite it being the height of summer.
‘I grew up on the beach, grew up in a bikini,’ said Misty May-Treanor, who prefers competing in a cheeky bikini because, ‘what you see is what you get – there’s no airbrushing.’
Misty May-Treanor (left) and Kerri Walsh have said that only the extreme cold will stop them from sporting their tiny crop-tops and cheeky bikini bottoms to compete
Allaying any fears that there will be disappointment for arm-chair fans watching at home, U.S team members reaffirmed their love of their minimalist beach gear.
‘This is the black lingerie set most comfortable thing for us to wear,’ said Kessy to the New York Post.