Summer is officially here! And whilst this means lots of amazing treats like ice cream, post work drinks in the sunshine and pretty summer sandals it can also mean stripping off at the beach or pool. For lots of us stripping down to swimwear doesn’t exactly equal fun in the sun. But for ever fashion problem we have a smart style solution. So when the temperature rises follow our top fashion tips to stay slim, cool and confident this summer.
Feeling self-conscious about a lumpy bottom area or a spot of stubborn cellulite? Enter the skort, the best thing to happen to women’s beach cover since the sarong. Swim skirts or skorts incorporate a little more fabric around the hips providing a skirt effect and an extra bit of cover along with a boost of confident.
Shapewear isn’t just for underwear, there are lots of great swimwear brands that offer shapewear lines. Providing extra support and lift in the bust, a touch of tummy toning or extra control through the thighs make sure you choose the right type of beach shapewear for your body type.
Ruffle it Up
Ruffles, ruching and fringing are a great way to draw attention to the parts you want to flaunt and to soften the lines around areas that you feel less comfortable with. Ruching across the stomach area is a particularly effective way to create a flatter, leaner shape.
Stylish Cover Ups
Swimwear cover ups don’t have to be something to hide behind, they can be a fantastic way to add a dose of high fashion to your outfit. Covering up at the beach doesn’t mean sticking to traditional sarong styles, look for kimonos and ponchos in colourful patterns with fringing, beading and stoning to create interest.
The High Waist
Vintage style swimwear had never been more in fashion and the good news for us is it is designed with the curvier girl in mind. High waisted styles cover and shape the tummy area.
Play with Pattern
Pattern can be your best friend when it comes to slimming swimwear. Look for dark panels to the side of suits which create a narrowing effect, chevrons or vertical stripes will also contribute to a slimmer silhouette.
Choose your cut carefully according to your body shape. Halter necks are flattering for most body shapes and bottoms that are cut higher on the thigh can lengthen the leg. Pear shapes should choose a simple brief and play with shapes, cuts and pattern on the top half. Rectangles should look for styles with padding and flouncing to add volume. Apples look great in suits with ruching and wrapping at the waist whereas hourglasses are amazing in a vintage style high waist.
Don’t feel hot and bothered when it comes to swimwear this summer. Embrace your curves and follow our top tips to up your body confidence and flaunt your gorgeousness at the beach or pool.