We’ve been pondering the delights of swimwear lately. If the heat doesn’t get to you, we don’t know what will! Just try to avoid seeing all the cute sets in all the magazines. One of our favorites at the minute has to be the new swimwear and beachwear range from Debenhams.com. Many styles which go swimmingly (pun intended) with jeans! During our research, we came across some pretty useful tips, so thought we’d share!
If you’re big up top, look for swimsuits with built in support for the chest but also with some eye-catching detail around the waist, such as ruching or a design, to draw attention away from your chest, Oprah recommends. If you are small-chested, pick styles that have padding in the bra section. Alternatively, emphasise your assets with eye-catching colors and prints. Small prints are best as they make an area look bigger. On a practical note, if you are planning on going for a swim, a heavily-padded suit may not be the best choice—it’ll take ages to dry!
If your lower half is biggest, Glamour advises that you go for swimsuits and bikinis with high-leg cuts rather than boy shorts. We can see from their pictures that higher-cut options make legs look longer and the hip and derriere area look smaller. If you’re really not about putting your body on display, strapless dresses look the part while you’re lying on the beach. And, don’t forget all the fun sandals out right now: chunky straps for daytime; leg-lengthening neutral tones for the evening. We feel armed to make our swimwear choices now, and we hope you feel the same!
—Denim Therapy Staff
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We love talking denim, but let’s face it, we’re not wearing denim in our hair, on our feet, or on our lips (okay, fine, there are some theatrical exceptions to that in photograph form somewhere). But denim-love aside, we’re sure you’ve been hunting around for some universal spring shopping advice too. After all, a good foundation, sunnies, and cute accessoires are just as crucial as your on-trend neon jeans. That’s why we’ve rounded up 9 essential accessories staples we’ll be buying…
1. BaubleBar Candy Striped Bangles
2. Neon Circle Shades
3. BareMinerals SPF 15 Light Powder Foundation (available in 20 skin tones)
4. Camelbak Blue BPA-Free Water Bottle
5. Lilly Pulitzer – Trellis Tote In Gold Metallic
6. Movado ‘Small Bold’ Metallic Marker Watch
7. Butter London – Dressing Table Duo (Tart with a Heart & Fairy Lights)
8. BaubleBar Neon Stoned Drop Earrings
9. ASOS Spike Stretch Bracelet
—Michelle Christina Larsen
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