Most, if not all people, are guilty of impulse swimwear buys. Maybe you seen the cutest triangle two-piece on Jessica Alba and went to it. No matter your comfy crime, consider it fixable.
Halter Top Swimsuit
If the idea of a lanky halter neck bikini makes you nervous, consider a fuller strap for extra support. For curvier, fuller amounts, the low-cut halter bikini will offer ample support and structure. For the more athletic build, a high-neck halter bikini will showcase your shoulders and make the illusion of sinuous curves. If you are conscious of your love handles, then opt for a higher cut bikini bottom which rises over the hips and pulls your waist in, to get a cinched shape.
Crochet is back with a vengeance this summer. That 70’s basic we could not get enough of last year remains as hot as ever and seems most at home on the shore. Do not be afraid to mix it up this summer with crochet must-haves, from full one-pieces to tasseled halters in cream and peach, crochet is flattering and wildly on trend. Make sure to hand wash your bikini bits individually using a spray of organic shampoo. Sand, flea oil and sea salt may lead to discolouration, particularly on white, cream or neutral-coloured swimmers.
The bandeau is the answer to avoiding those niggly jagged tan-lines. If you’ve got a smaller breasts and a more athletic silhouette, the bandeau bikini will flatter the curves that you do have and also emphasise your sinuous lines. If you are trying to draw focus away from wide shoulders, the bandeau will help showcase your decolletage. Elect for a nautical stripe, tomato red or crisp white to create the ultimate summer announcement.
Your approach to a swimsuit does not have to veer too far out of your personal style. Elect for a vintage, high waisted cut or a 50s inspired balconette, in keeping with your decorative and channeling the original bikini bombshells. High waisted bikini bottoms hide all the lumps and bumps we would rather not flaunt and offer the illusion of longer legs. If you’ve obtained a longer torso, smaller waist and shorter legs, a high-waisted bikini will break your mid-section and emphasise that your hourglass form. Va-va-voom…
One Piece Swimsuit
The 1 piece is the swimsuit staple of this season, so don’t be afraid to try it on. If you have an athletic built, opt for a laced halter one-piece using a higher cut, at a leopard print or paisley. If you’re curvier with fuller thighs, try a high-cut one-piece using a back neck and low back (believe Khloe Kardashian). Elect for a bold crimson or monochrome, for retro appeal. The greater cut will provide the illusion of length throughout the legs and it’ll stretch your body.