So the summer is heating up ladies! Which means swimsuit season is in full effect. I think for many, bathing suit shopping is not the most enjoyable thing in the world (myself included).
And I’ll be completely honest, I find the basic string bikini look is not flattering on MOST people, unless you have a naturally beautifully sculpted body that is proportioned in all the right places or if you happen to be a Victoria’s Secret model (but don’t be fooled by them either, they have Photoshop as their friends, LOL)! The problem is, I find that most stores only carry basic bikinis.
Styling Confession: I honestly don’t own that many bathing suits because I don’t find myself going to the beach all that often. I currently only own bikini styles, although my favorite look is a one-piece with a twist. I think I am one of the few women out there that actually favors a one-piece over a bikini! I think the key emphasis is a one-piece with a twist. By that I mean, I like one pieces with unique styling details and cut-outs. Otherwise, it is way too conservative for my own taste!
I’m going to share with you OTHER ALTERNATIVES in terms of swimsuit styles that are not only strikingly hot, but also will do much more for the body than a skimpy bikini ever could.
(FYI, most of these happen to be from Victoria’s Secret, if you’re interested in more info, click on the image which will then direct you to the exact link for purchasing info):
Trend #1 – Cut-outs: This is by far my favorite look this season. Cut-outs are hot in fashion, so why not incorporate it in a sexy one-piece? I love everything about this from the solid black to the cut-outs on the side, which gives a hip visual effect while also slenderizing the silhouette. I plan on eventually purchasing this one-piece (or something like it) in the near future. The style is unique and sexy all at the same time!
Trend #2- One-shoulder: I don’t know what it is, but I have such a high liking to unique necklines like this one-shoulder one-piece. This style is a rare find and I think it looks sophisticated and quite stunning on pretty much any figure.
I just think it adds high visual impact to the overall look and the animal print in coordination with this style makes it even more stylish. (If it was a solid color, it wouldn’t nearly impress me as much).
Trend #3 – Monokini: I have ALWAYS been a fan of the monokini. Again, a hard style to find in stores, but I am noticing them pop up more and more. I love all the styling details with this specific monokini. It has the delicate ruffles that give it a feminine touch and the cut-outs on the sides are tasteful. (I have seen some monokinis that border on trashy where the center of the swimsuit is too thin down the middle. It’s just not as visually flattering in my opinion when it is designed in that way).
Trend #4 – Sexy Back: Although this look kind of “ties in” (quite literally) with the cut-out trend, I just love when the back of a swimsuit catches the eye like this one piece. The macrame knotting effect is just cool to look at while giving a subtle sexy look at the beach with a dose of style.
Trend #5 – High Waisted Bottom: I am OBSESSED with this bathing suit by Diane von Furstenberg. It is super flattering and has a classic retro vibe to it. I love that bikinis with high waisted bottoms are making a splash on the swimsuit front. I think they look flattering because the bottom half of the body is covered up more (whereas typically bikini bottoms are so tiny, they show too much skin and it just looks off balance). I plan on buying a bikini that features high waisted myself! Although more skin is covered up, I think the overall look is much more feminine and bombshell sexy!
[What are your favorite trends in swimwear this season?]