Bikini Season Is HERE
Confession: I’m OBSESSED with swimwear.
Having spent most of my childhood doing gymnastics (wearing a leotard) and my adolescence excelling in Synchronized swimming (wearing a one piece), bathing suits have been an imminent part of my life.
With summer almost here it’s time for every sunshine loving girl to find the perfect (several) bathing suit(s). After browsing the web and checking out cyber poolside trends I have compiled the best of what we can expect to dip in this summer.Mismatched bikini tops & bottoms
The aura of nonchalance surrounding our clothing has seeped into our bikinis for 2014. A clash of colour and print between your bikini top and bikini bottoms not only creates an interesting look, but also oozes a kind of eclectic, fun summer vibe. It’s not that you don’t care about your swimsuit being all properly matched, it’s that you’re simply too cool to. Go bold and completely mismatch, or keep the same theme like these gals:
From left to right: Suboo, Zimmermann Swim, and Etam Swim Cut-away swimwear
For a long time cutout swimwear, whether it was cutout detailing on bikinis or monokinis, was the style. Cutaway swimwear has since become something of an ever-green style, but if we’re to judge based on the 2014 / 2015 runways, the cutaways are marking a return amongst the swimwear trends. My ultimate favourite; Agent Provocateur, who have carried their legacy from lingerie to swimwear along with this trend.
Agent Provocateur Vintage Cut with Digital print swimwear
Digital prints are everywhere in spring / summer 2014. While printed swimsuits have always been popular, this season they take their cues from street wear trends and see the prints applied to swimwear that is functional as well as fashionable, often able to be worn as outerwear.
In addition to that bold print, the vintage cuts have been pairing nicely with those crazy patterns. A flattering figure with a bold print makes for my coup-de-coeur of the season.
As noted on image What’s ALWAYS on trend
Here’s the reality everyone knows when it comes to swimwear, not every cut is going to flatter every figure. But between all of the trending 2014/2015 styles there’s certainly something for everyone. It will certainly always come down to what you’re most comfortable with, but if you’re after a starting point here are some shape-based suggestions:Fuller figure
Embrace the vintage trend and use it to accentuate rather than try and hide your curves. Try halternecks or cupped styles, and anything that brings in the waist to play to an hourglass shape.Pear shape / small bust
Use ruffles to your advantage by adding volume at the top half. Ruffles around the bust can make it seem visually larger. You can also use vintage cupped styles with padding to create curves.Top heavy
Use ruffles to your advantage by conversely adding them to the bottom to balance your hips with your bust. Avoid unstructured crochets or string bikinis if they don’t offer any support; instead stick to strucutred styles and halternecks.Short legs
To lengthen the body pair a printed bikini top with a block-coloured bottom, drawing the attention upwards. Avoid boy-legs and go for high cut thighs instead so as to not shorten the legs further.Athletic figures
If you’re not big on the curves make the most of styles like statement strapping, backless styles and crochet that instead show off a toned physique.
HAPPY SUMMER TANNED GODDESSES !!!!!!