Looking good is important all year round but when summer hits and the beach calls it is at its most important for us all to look our best. A toned physique and polished skin are a beach necessity but the most important accessory is of course your choice of swimwear we take you through this year’s must haves styles and those that should never see the light of summer.
One of the hottest must have swimwear trends to hit the sand this year is metallics. Bronzed gold and glistening silver are great shades that suit most skin tones. Metallics can be worn both as full swimsuits and in bikini style, keep other accessories plain and simple as to not steal the show.
Bold tropical prints will add summer style to all body shapes and sizes. Think palm tree prints with tropical birds, or pink flamingos across azure blue backgrounds. The more eye catching the better, this style will ensure you stand out on the beach or by the pool for all the right reasons. Add a colour block beach bag and classic black designer sunglasses to finish the look.
For timeless style to transcend seasons look for animal prints. From classic leopard print to colourful zebra stripes, animal prints will complement all skin tones and will never go out of fashion, just don’t clash prints with any accessories.
One look to try and avoid this year is the traditionally safe monochrome patterns or classic all black or all white look. White only looks good on those blessed with a small frame and will wash out fair skin tones. Black is boring, and will only hold you back in the swimwear style stakes.
Bikinis are by far the most flattering design of swimwear to opt for whatever your body shape and size. Swimming costumes have come into their own in recent years with the cut out variety bringing a much needed modern lift to the traditional style. Avoid high waisted shorts if you are curvy and for the smaller chested ladies opt for a busy pattern across the bust. Tie side knicker bottoms are great for girls who carry weight on their hips and for all thong bottoms should be avoided like the plague.
Whatever style of swimwear you like try shopping at a specialist retailer to get the very best in style and quality. Many big high street or designer names will only carry a small capsule collection of a swimwear, meaning their designs will only cater to a niche market. Going to a specialist swimwear etailer such as the Lilylola Beachwear Boutique will ensure a vast variety of designs are available so you can find the best look for you.
The most important thing to remember when buying swimwear is to feel comfortable in what you are wearing. If you feel confident you will look confident, so choose your style carefully and hit the beach for some fun in the sun this summer.