long, hot, sunny days are back, so it's time to
turn up the WOW! Factor with this season's hottest
swimsuits styles, ranging from wild tropical African
prints to sexy slashes, sporty stripes to classic
modern blacks and whites!
Looking one's best on the beach is not always the
most ego-boosting experience if the suit is wrong.
Most designers, it seems, forget that 90 percent
of the world's females aren't itsy bitsy. But worry
not, for this season's swimwear collection caters
to all heavenly bodies. In fact, this season sees
the launch of the largest-ever swimwear collection
for each body type. Designers have gone so far
as to create suits that not only hide tummies,
but create curves and elongate legs and hide butts.
Slim Tummy: A well cut one-piece in a very bold
print helps camouflage bulges, whittling the middle
to create a smoother, more lean line. Or, if that's
too much print, why not try vertical stripes which
elongate--a girl can't ever be too tall!
Creating Curves: Feeling like a surfboard? Fear
not, playing with patterns is the best way to create
the perfect illusion of a more feminine curvy silhouette.
Why not try mixing horizontal stripes that elongate
with diagonal stripes that widen. Cut outs, especially
on the back, are also great to fill out one's figure
and make it appear less boyish. A scoop neck and
larger stripes on the top of a halter style creates
cleavage while a demi-cup makes breasts appear
Looking leaner: This season's halter styles and
plunging neck lines are the perfect way to not
only elongate your torso but also clinch it in.
Subtle ruching and pin-tuck details around the
tummy and breast are great camouflage tools, too--especially
on a backless or strap suit, as this helps flaunt
your bony bits.
Hide Butt: With sporty bottoms, flirty skirts and
wraps, today's full cover suits are far from nun-like.
An A-lined swimsuit mini is a very chic way to
achieve this season's look. For a more sassy type,
why not try the boy short bottoms with a ban due
top. And if its more butt that you want, then try
suits with cargo-pocket details on the rear--great