Wednesday, April 27, 2011
Wednesday, April 13, 2011
Usually at the beginning of the year, hundreds of women (and men) head to the gym to get a membership. Why you might ask? Swimsuit season. Nothing feels better than being able to buy a bikini and look great in it.
But what kind of bathing suits should you get? That’s what I’m here for.
One of the biggest trends of the year is fringe.It’s bringing the cowgirl to the beach. If you decide on a two-piece it’s always best to have fringe on the bottom or the top rather than on both. That could end up being overkill. If you’re not into bikinis you’re in luck. Many designers have created one-piece swimsuits with fringe. If you choose a one-piece, the fringe looks best around the neckline preferably a v-neck.
If you’re comfortable with your body, one-piece cutouts are also big this year. The swimsuits with cutouts on the sides of the stomach are my favorite, but they come in many different versions. Some designers are leaving fabric on the sides and putting cutouts in the middle of the stomach so that your bellybutton is showing. There are also swimsuits with asymmetric cutouts. For example there may be a cutout on one side of the swimsuit but not the other.
One-shoulder shirts and dresses have been popular over the years, this season one-shoulder swimsuits are also becoming popular. This trend can be worn in either a bikini or a one-piece. This trend is great for petite girls, because it makes you look taller.
Prints are also trendy this year. If you’re petite, try wearing smaller print. Big print can be distracting and can overwhelm your small frame. Curvy girls should stay away from too much print. Try wearing a printed top and a solid bottom. A print on the bottom can make you look bigger. If you want to wear all print, try bigger prints.
Another beach trend is a coverup. It can save time in case you’re leaving the beach and heading to dinner. Maxi dresses or long beach dresses can be paired with wedges or flip flops and a belt at the waist to complete the look. Because these dresses are so long, petite girls should steer away from this trend unless they are altered. Sheer cover-ups are a great accessory to a, plain, swimsuit. They look good in short styles as well as long styles.
No matter what type of bathing suit you choose, make sure that YOU are comfortable.
Now hurry ladies, head to the gym, there’s only so much time left until Summer 2011 is here!
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