What Swimwear Style to Choose for Your Body Shape
How many women do you know who are completely confident when it comes to purchasing swimwear? Well, finding the right swimsuit takes up a lot of time...
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Finding the swimwear style that feels right for your body shape is not that easy but we will help you choose the definitive best fit for you with the right tips.
Whether you are searching for high-waisted bikini bottom swimsuits or a comfortable one-piece, the most important thing is selecting the right swimsuit that will showcase your body perfectly on the beach. Here are a few styles you can choose depending on your body shape.
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Curvy Body Shape
If you have fuller breasts, hips, thighs, and/or bottom, pick a swimsuit that flatters your curves while still giving you the support and coverage you need to feel confident and beautiful. Use contrasting hues to draw attention to the features you want to be highlighted and to downplay the features you want to conceal.
Highlight your figure with the smart use of colour blocking and use fabric structures to move the attention exactly where you want: by using panelling and ruching, you can hide your stomach and make it seem flatter; while with halter necklines and asymmetrical suits, you can attract attention to the neckline.
A design with horizontal stripes can lengthen your body while flatteringly clinging to your contours. Wearing a pattern that goes from your breast to your hips or even over your body can make you seem taller and slimmer.
Little to No Curves
The main goal for women who lack curves is to choose swimwear that creates the appearance of a more curvy silhouette. Trying swimwear with strong designs, horizontal lines, ruffles, and embellishments may make your upper and lower curves look more defined.
You can use a push-up bra or padded top to draw attention to your bust; while smaller bikini bottoms will make your bottom look larger and curvier. Less-coverage swimsuits are ideal for ladies with no curves too.
The pear shape body type is the most common. If you have this body shape, you can try to balance out your proportions. If you want to emphasise your upper body, choose a swimsuit that accentuates your bust but here it is essential to have enough coverage for your lower half.
The most figure-flattering swimwear for a pear-shaped lady is a one-piece swimsuit, also known as a tankini. If you want to draw attention to your bust go for a top in a bold shade and if you want to hide your legs, choose a bottom with a solid hue.
Choose anything with a plunging neckline, off-the-shoulder, or a cutout to emphasise your curves and lift your shoulders.
If you tend to pack on the pounds around your middle, your first goal should be to help minimise that area. Choose a swimsuit that shows off your legs without revealing too much skin around your chest and stomach.
For a slimmer, more toned appearance, go for a one-piece swimsuit that conceals rather than exposes your stomach. With panelling and ruching, you may conceal your stomach and make it seem smaller.
A tankini will slim your waist and you can create the illusion of a longer torso by placing graphics along the centre of the body. One note: stay away from low-rise bottoms and bikini sets.
If you have a full bust, pick a top that will support you well. Sturdy straps, underwire, and preformed cups will offer you comfort and support while shaping your bust. Try on swimwear with bra cup sizes D, DD, and E to ensure a comfortable fit even if you have a fuller bust.
If you want to accentuate your bust, use a top with a V-shaped neckline or a halter neck. You should stay away from anything with slender straps, push-ups, padding, frills, or decorations on the chest area.
If you have a small bust, choose a top that gives the impression of more curves. Improving the appearance of your bust size is as simple as wearing a top with horizontal lines, ruffles, ornate embellishments, bows, or patterns. Padded or push-up shirts are excellent for adding curves and cleavage, as well as wearing a halter or triangle bikini top to highlight your bust.
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When you go shopping for your next swimsuit, keep in mind that the fabric will expand when it gets wet. If you are uncertain about which size you should be choosing, you are better off picking the smaller one. Use our simple tips to help you figure out what type of swimsuit would be perfect according to your body shape. You can also practice some self-love and accept your body as it is: beautiful and perfect altogether.
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Bikini Trends: From the Runway to the Beach
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As the days grow longer and the weather grows warmer, swimwear trends are slowly edging their way to the forefront of the fashion scene. Like any other in-vogue fashion trend, popular swimsuit design changes from year to year. You can root through your closet for last year’s classic style, but if you want to fill your summer wardrobe with eye-catching bikinis and chic one-pieces, you have to keep up with the current cuts and styles.
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Thankfully, swimwear fashion debuts early. In fact, Miami Swim Week premiered some of the top runway trends in swimsuit fashion that will be all over the beach this year. Here are some of the best styles you should be looking out for, inspired by runway designs.
Although high-cut legs are not a new trend in swimwear fashion, they are a particularly flattering one. Falling higher on the hips, this style elongates your legs and lengthens your entire figure. They can appear in high-waisted or low-rise bottoms, but either way, they are particularly complimentary on almost any body type.
This season, high-cut legs will become especially prominent. You’ll see them paired with a high-rise waistband and a skimpy cut, creating a look that extends your figure while simultaneously drawing attention to your backside.
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Trends are nothing if not cyclical, so it shouldn’t be a surprise that retro styles continuously work their way in and out of popular fashion. This season, retro is back again, primarily featuring styles that evoke 80’s and 90’s fashion. Sporty tankinis, ruching along the bodice, and vivid prints and neon colours will be prominent by the seaside. Polka dots and zippered details will be especially popular, along with suits that feature a little more coverage. Accessorized correctly, you could even pull off many of these timeless styles as a trendy streetwear outfit., you could even pull off many of these timeless styles as a trendy streetwear outfit.
Animal prints have been bringing their wild but neutral look to the runway for several seasons, and it doesn’t appear that they’ll be stopping any time soon. At the same time, animal rights are of the utmost importance in the current climate, so faux fabrics are the new norm. Thankfully, genuine animal skin isn’t a concern when it comes to your swimwear, allowing you to embrace this stylish look without a hint of guilt.
Classic leopard print and sleek snake print will be popular choices for trendy bikinis and one-pieces as a way of bringing flashy, animalistic flair to your day at the beach. A printed top or bottom can be paired with an article in a solid colour for a wholly sophisticated look.
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Basic women’s designer swimwear doesn’t cut it anymore this season. While a sleek, no-frills look used to the height of fashion, swimwear trends are moving towards more intricate designs. Knotted details and elaborate ties are taking over the swimwear scene. Minimalism is out, embellishments that allow the suit to double as a top are in.
Stringy ties that wrap around your body multiple times are a particularly popular way to embrace this trend. If you still veer towards a simpler style, knotted waistbands and decorative ties can also allow you to add this style to your wardrobe. Either way, this season’s trends are moving towards showy adornments, rather than the austere style that was so prevalent in the past.
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Embrace the swimwear trend that resonates with your everyday sense of style, find a cut that hugs your body shape perfectly, and go out and rock it confidently!
5 Pool Party Outfits to Make a Splash In
The sun, the heat, the cocktail in your hand as you lounge by the pool, tanning your smooth, glowing body. There's nothing like a poolside party to remind you that life can be really easy and wonderful sometimes. With the warmer weather coming our way you're bound to get invited to a bunch of events, so how do you make the most out of them?
How do you show off some incredible style skills, feel comfortable, and still manage to swim a few laps and enjoy the cool water? Well, ladies, we've got you covered. Read on for some tips and outfit ideas!
1. Prep Your Face And Body First
No outfit is going to look good if you're feeling insecure, so in order to avoid that, you first need to prep your face and body. A short workout right before the party will make your muscles look more defined and taut, and doing a full body scrub before rubbing in a lotion with sunscreen will give you that lovely, irresistible glow.
Your face is also important, and since makeup is a bit of a hassle at the poolside, we recommend good skincare because there's nothing like that natural summery radiance that can make you look pretty. Cleanse and tone your face, then use a serum to work as a beauty elixir and smooth the skin while also providing nourishing moisture. After this, apply sunscreen with an SPF of at least 30 and you're done! If you really love makeup and can't imagine yourself going out without your face paint, we recommend a combo of BB cream, waterproof mascara, and a peachy lip gloss.
2. Boudoir Bombshell
Nothing screams bombshell like a high-waisted bathing suit, but to bring out the sex appeal even more, you want to pair that with a sheer dress. A nice wrap dress made of a see-through material that shows the outline of your sexy swimming suit is going to look hot, hot, hot! Flip flops don't really go with this look, so we recommend a pair of delicate-looking slippers to grace your feet, and some hoop earrings to dangle as the breeze blows. You can style your hair into a small bun and then use a colourful hair scarf for some added stylishness!
3. Boho Chic
A bikini paired with a long, flowy maxi dress and a giant straw hat is your perfect little hippie outfit. Pick a big bag to match the hat and wear some string sandals that you can twist around your legs. A row of plastic bangles is a great way to accessorize, and if you plan to wear sunglasses we recommend a nice pair of Lennon glasses.
4. Easy Stylishness With A Crop Top
Pick a two-piece swimsuit with the upper part that looks like a cute crop top and you'll never have to worry about your outfit. Crop tops are simply way too fun and sweet on their own to need much work, so simply pair this with a patterned pair of shorts, some flip flops, and you're done! A long necklace could be a fun little detail to add, and if you need more of a cover-up, simply pull on a baggy, see-through blouse over it.
5. Turkish Vibes
What to do if you want to wear pants to the party but the idea of slipping into your jeans on 100-degree weather is already making you sweat? Well, go for a Turkish vibe and pick salwar pants made of a breezy material! It's the perfect summer garment because it's loose, it's comfy, and yet it looks great on anyone. Whether you wear it over your one-piece or a bikini it doesn't matter, and if you want, you can pair it with a gipsy-style off-the-shoulder kind of blouse.
6. From Poolside To A Night Out
Coming to your pool party after a brunch with your parents? No problem! A t-shirt one-piece bathing suit can be your go-to (it's one of the most demure pieces you can find if you prefer to be covered up). Simply pull it on, wear a flouncy, silk A-line skirt over it, and pull on some sandals. A headscarf and simple bracelet are a great way to style it, and you can wear a brighter lipstick to top it off.
Even a pool party is a good opportunity to engage in some fun fashion! Pick a look that suits your style and make sure to rock it with a smile and a great dose of confidence!
Written by Sophia Smith
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Jules B. Kaftans: Style Yours With Summer Favourites
Monday to Friday means sitting at a desk staring at a computer screen, which often, for me atleast, leads to an excotic daydream. Fantasizing about sipping champange on a yacth, or sipping cocktails on a beach in Ibiza. Then only to wake from my daydream, because what will I pack to wear on this excotic holiday.
But then like magic the post man drops me this little package and my daydream is restored, sun, sea and sand here I come.
Jules B have been dressing stylish men and women for over 30 years and now it is mine and your turn to experience their style.
Beautifully packaged and presented I could not wait to see the gift inside.
My gift is their gorgeous Deep V- Neck Leopard Print Kaftan
A semi- sheer chiffon kaftan adorn with beautiful tropical print and bead detail with a seductive deep V-neckline, side slits and three-quarter sleeves. I love the colour because it just brightened up my pale untanned winter skin. The fit was gorgeous sitting nice and loose on my body in light breathable fabric. Cool and loose for those hot days on that tropical island in the shimmering heat, and at the same time chic and original. Perfect to be worn all day and night.
Kaftan's has become a high fashion item, a simple yet stylish piece of attire that can take you to daytime poolside or evening drinks on that fancy yatch. Uncomplicated and fuss free, easy to slip-in and easy to slip-off.
Just like my day dream slipping on a Jules B kaftan, evokes exotic glamour of a beautiful woman poolside looking effortlessly chic and sophisticated.
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What To Wear To a Pool Party
Who does not love a pool party? And I am sure that over the course of the summer you will have several to attend. And because a pool party requires you to dress down. You can virtually go in just your bikini if you want to but if you do need to cover, here is some simple layers to add to your swimwear.
Slip on a Skirt
The quickest and easiest thing to slip on and off is a skirt, like this embroider skirt from Monsoon and pair it with a one pieces like the Evangelina red plunge swimsuit from Pretty Little Thing, with white sandals from Primark.
Another great embroider maxi skirt from Monsoon and or these printed shorts from Primark with flat slip-ons from Dune. Ethnic print Bikini Top from Primark, Embroider Bikini Top from Accessorize.
Dazzle in a Dress
A lightweight dress that dries easily and not to clingy is perfect Go maxi in the Martine McCutcheon Maxi Dress from Fashion World. Go with this Floral Bandeau bikini from Littlewoods Ireland.
Just add a straw hat and a cool pair of sunglasses to this white and orange embroidered Bardot dress from Glamorous and the Crochet tie-dye bikini from Topshop and brown leather sandals from Office.
Asymmetrical, stripy and colorful you are sure to stand out in this dress from Primark with this Coral one piece from Primark and a pair of T-bar flat sandals from Dune.
Show off !! in a playsuit
For a sexy vibe opt for a playsuit like this tropical print one from Miss Selfridge and the pink and blue leafy print bikini from Accessorize with these flat gold, front tassel fringed detailed flat sandals from Dune
Stay chic and laidback in a cute pair of shorts and pink floral print bikini from Accessorize or tropical print bikini from Primark pair it white metallic slip-ons from Dune.
Dirty Sunglasses Towel from BHS, Sun protection from Marks and Spencer, Bag from New Look and sunglasses from River Island