With Miami Swim Week just around the corner, and this weekend’s Gran Canaria Swimwear Fashion Week, due to showcase the collections that we will all be lusting over for Summer 2018, the time has officially come get our acts together and actually go and buy some new swimwear for this summer.
Buying swimwear is a traumatic experience for most women I know or have spoken to on the subject, regardless of body shape. Perhaps it’s due to the fact that wearing a bikini or a one-piece means exposing your body – which has been comfortably swaddled in forgiving clothing all winter – to what seems like thousands of watching eyes. And yes, I know it might be in my head, but I always feel as though the rest of the beach are all smirking behind their sun-glasses, having been diligently preparing for operation bikini, by hitting the gym over the past couple of months.
But for rest of us trying to grapple with ever-more demanding deadlines and the subsequent comfort eating, it’s just too late to get ‘bikini ready’ – whatever that even means.
One thing to remember, is that a tan always makes swimwear look better, so if you don’t want to lie out in the sun, get a spray tan done professionally, or opt for the trial and error home tanning option. At least with a tan, you’ll be somewhat closer to feeling like you’ve got the perfect bod. As for the rest – well, that is all down to styling.
So, let's see what is on trend for this season, and how it can be adapted to whatever shape and size your perfect bikini body comes in. One piece swimwear is definitely in vogue this summer, and can come in a variety of different styles, from tiny little lingerie style pieces, such as For love and lemons or Maldito Sweet to more covered up surfer rash guard-style.I think that most probably Chromat does the best. The retro high-waist bikini is also back again this summer, but a little word of warning to all those gloriously bigger bottomed ladies out there who might be thinking this is a good option for covering up your wobbly bits – it isn’t!
For small chests and broad backs, the halter bikini or one piece is a perfect choice. And for those of us with no curves at all, the side cut out trend like in Pedro Palmas swimwear – which happens to be in full swing this year – is perfect for happily creating the illusion of a waist. I am particularly keen on those with mesh detailing cut outs,like at Aurelia Gil because they add a sexy vibe and double up to hide all those minor imperfections that only us women worry about.
Of course, side cuts are also pretty perfect for those who do have a waist, as they show it off more, and for those who want to show it off, there is also the plunging neckline option, however for those who are a bit too top heavy, things might start to fall out.
For the bigger busted ladies out there, I would recommend a halter top bikini for support and also a bit of a sexy lift, or the sculpted bra crop tops that are all the rage this year, to add a totally fixed and still support, so that your girls don’t move around as you frolic in the surf! Gottex and Dolores Cortes has a vast range of these .
And although white seems to be the colour on trend for this summer, for God’s sake, make sure the material is properly lined and the fabric is thick and with a tight weave, because otherwise you’ll end up with a totally transparent piece of swimwear as soon as it gets wet. Ughhh.
Failing all else, go for the creative cover up. Designers such as Custo Barcelona , Aurelia GIl , For Love and Lemons , Agata Ruiz de La Prada, Dapresa and Nuria González to name a few have taken this to head this season and come up with some wondrous pieces, and seriously, how far is it from the lounger to the pool anyway.
Article taken from La Provincia