Summer fashion is here and more stylish than ever
Published: Wednesday, June 6, 2012
Updated: Wednesday, June 6, 2012 00:06
Despite the erratic change in weather, bathing suit season is upon us. Don’t give in to your urge to wear rain boots and sweatshirts or grab a pint of ice cream and watch a sad movie. Instead, pop in the P90X and get ready to flaunt your body in this season’s hottest beach wear.
Just because bathing suits are made of only one or two pieces, there are countless ways to make your own personal style shine.
If you’re trying to capture the attention of the hottie across the beach, one of this year’s hottest trends will work for you.
A brightly colored bathing is perfect for highlighting a great tan and long hours in the gym. Neon colors like hot pink, lime green and laser yellow are all really hot this year.
Pastel colors are also great for showing off bronzed skin. Shades like lilac and mint green are popular choices, as well.
If you’re looking for something a little different, try a fun pattern or fabric. Despite the social stigmas, animal prints can be very classy. Prints like zebra and leopard can be great in fun colors like pink or blue. Multicolored animal prints can be found in almost all of this year’s summer catalogs.
Another one of this year’s hottest trends is crocheted items.
Everything from dresses to shorts, black to red, can be found this year in a crocheted pattern. Luckily, bathing suits are no exception.
These knit items, however, are not your grandma’s crochets. They are perfect in a nude color for an earthy feel but are designed for full coverage with strategic linings.
Like crocheted bikinis, many previously popular summer looks are back with a vengeance this year. Vintage looks like ’50s style, high-waisted and belted bathing suits in a polka-dotted print are an impressive way to make a chic fashion statement on the beach or by the pool this summer.
These vintage styles are especially flattering on curvy girls. The high waist is a great way to emphasize a feminine figure by drawing attention to the smallest part.
Likewise, one-piece bathing suits are no longer only for your mothers. These sleek silhouettes are great for any style and body type.
Whichever bathing suit look you choose to sport on the sand, remember that with less clothing leaves room for more accessories.
Huge sun hats and glasses will spruce up even the plainest swimsuit. And although wedges, beach bags and a sun tan can enhance an ensemble, the best accessory for your bathing suit this season will be a sparkling smile and confident summer swagger.