We can never get enough of SUMMER TIME and the infinite possibilities of looking gorgeous during these radiant days!
The sun, and its relax-enjoy-life vibe is simply divine. Of course it is up to us whether to look espectacular in our swimwear or not. And I am not talking about having a Victoria Secret model body! Because as we already know, life will make sure to remind us over and over, that real beauty not only lies in the eyes of the beholder, but in the beholder’s self-confidence, self- respect and love. Plus, one must never forget the very wise words of our beloved madame Vreeland: “STYLE IS EVERYTHING.” So... Looking espectacularly beautiful is about honoring who we are (and can become) and creating the best version of ourselves with sincere great STYLE!
Following this line of thoughts; I find myself wanting to share with my darling readers what for me represents the epitome of TIMELESS CLASS, ELEGANCE & GOOD TASTE at the beach or pool: THE ONE-PIECE BATHING SUIT.
Oh... One more thing to have in mind! As the Greeks and Romans wisely taught us, BEAUTY comes with PROPORTION. Therefore, one of our main goals, may I suggest you, is to create optical illusions based on PROPORTION and HARMONY between our upper and lower body. The ONE-PIECE BATHING SUIT will sure help us accomplish so!
Here some ideas for each body type…
FOR THE PEAR BODY TYPE
For those with larger legs, derriere and hips, while a smaller upper body; you want to create the optical illusion of slimmer hips and enhance your bust and shoulders. Use pieces with solid colors at your hip area; and consider busy prints, detailing and cups on your upper body. A wide-brimmed hat and large jewelry are perfect to bring the eyes up!
FOR THE APPLE BODY TYPE
For those with thicker midsection, great broad shoulders and slimmer thighs; look for ONE-PIECES with strategic color blocking or side paneling to help you accomplish the illusion of a slender but curvy mid-section!
FOR THE RECTANGLE OR BOYISH BODY TYPE
This is the typical athletic, rectangle body, also known as boyish; with very little definition of the waist. Therefore, try to create curves mostly at your waist with strategic color-blocks, graphics with rounded/curvy motifs, busy prints, details; and cups if you have small bust. Never go for loose-fittings!
FOR THE INVERTED TRIANGLE BODY TYPE
For those with the widths of the shoulders and torso wider than that of the hips; meaning narrow hips and waist; use ONE-PIECES that appear to widen your bottom half. Consider ONE-PIECES with rich prints, graphics or edgy detailing around your hips. Metallics can also be great options, but the cuts need to be right.
FOR THE HOURGLASS BODY TYPE
For those with hips and shoulders around the same width, with a beautiful defined waist... In other words, with everyone's ‘dream-body’; you might want to celebrate your incredible figure by taking risks such as cut-outs, fun detailing and high-volume prints. But never ever give up your elegance by showing ‘too much’, please!
HONOR YOURSELF & ENJOY YOUR SUMMER!
LIFE IS A RUNWAY!