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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Believe it or not, summer is right around the corner and Shopbop has got some killer inspiration to get us hyped up for the warm weather. One of our favorites is this Rag & Bone lookbook featuring some of the seasons hottest trends from of-the-moment bold and colorful jeans (check out yesterday’s Tip of the Day for some great styling tips on how to wear colored denim in bold hues) to sheer and mesh tops. We are infatuated with all of the great beach-worthy swimwear pieces, but more-so with how they’re styled them all into the different looks. In one word: perfection! Summer can’t get here soon enough!
Want to get your hands on these Rag & Bone looks? Buy these and more on shopbop.com!
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