Temperatures soaring. Beach vacations are planned. Pool party invitations arrive. And we are hit with reality. It is time to confront the “swimsuit dilemma”!
If you are like me, it seems that each year brings slight changes to the body – not necessarily welcome ones. Even if your weight has not changed, there seems to have been a slight “shift”!
This year offers so many variations on swimsuits and cover-ups that you will be sure to find a look that says “Fabulous”. Not only can you find a suit that flatters your body, but there are suits that will fit your personal style as well.
Bikinis are always popular although they are not my favorite. This years bikinis do offer much more variety for the time-worn concept of the itty bitty teeny weeny yellow polka dot bikini. There are two-piece suits reminiscent of the 1950’s which offer more cover but are sexy in a more subtle way. For that person who loves a two-piece but wants a bit more cover for the mid-section, these suits are a perfect choice. Shirring across the bust on the pink suit will be very flattering for a small bust. Neither suit offers much support for a larger bust so probably are not good choices.
One-piece suits that have shirring through the waist area will camouflage if your body is not totally smooth. Some suits offer extra control to help smooth out unwanted bumps. Spanks now offers a swimsuit.
This patterned suits is done in such a way that it draws the eye in at the waist, creating a visual hourglass image.
Suits that have straps at the shoulder will offer the best support for a fuller bust. Choose a suit that offers appropriate support for your body to avoid unbecoming sagging.
Legs that are cut up higher will be more flattering for wider hips. The lower cut legs draw attention to the hip adding visual width. For the body with quite wide hips, choose a cute little cover-up to shield that part of the body and show off your tiny waist.
Which brings us to cover-ups. Going to and from the beach or at a pool party, a cover-up is always appropriate. There is a huge selection to expose as little or as much of your suit as you wish. If you are not comfortable in wearing a suit in public, choose a complete cover-up and enjoy. Slip the cover-up off only when you go into the water and no one will see you anyway!
Creative designers are also offering a wide variety of one-piece suits with cut-outs, laces and unusual details. They are beautiful but keep in mind the tan line they will leave!
All suits are from Neiman Marcus.
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