The biggest decision about summer wear, and also the most dreaded, is the swimsuit. But, thankfully there are also cover ups that can help you get the desired look – whether in the water or relaxing on the beach. So, what are the essential trends for summer this year?
There is more variety in swimsuits this year. There is definitely something for everyone. So, no matter what your shape or taste, you can put your best body forward during the warmest months of the year.
Vintage – You can never go wrong with a retro look. Even Brigitte Bardot looked sexy in a less revealing swimsuit. It’s as much about color and pairing as it is about attitude. Get that pin-up girl look with high-waist bottoms, retro styles like floral prints and gingham checks. Choose boy short bottoms that give the appearance of thinner thighs. Halter tops can accentuate your cleavage and smooth your back at the same time. One-piece suits should cinch at the waist to break up your body lines.
Bikini – Go ahead and risk it this summer. Have some fun! The trend for sunny days is mismatched separates. Draw the eyes where you want them to go with monochrome tops or tropic or printed bottoms. Or switch up and keep the top printed and the bottom monochrome. With separates you have more options. Choose from digital prints (all the rage these days), animal prints, stripes, checks or gingham patterns.
Digital prints – Digital prints are everywhere. You can find them in bikinis and one-piece suits. Go metallic; choose cityscapes, color blocking or abstract patterns. What matters here is that you choose what you like. You can vary your suit by choosing a different style than the rest. Try a halter-look one-piece or a tie at the side bottom for your bikini look.
When you are done having fun in the water, you can relax in style as well. Cover ups have changed over the years. You no longer have to wrap a large beach towel around your body and wear it around.
Cover ups allow you to have a more polished look that will catch the eye because you look good and not because you are dripping wet.
Leopard prints – Animal prints are great for swimsuits and cover ups. If you want a fitted look, choose a romper. For a more flowing and less clingy appeal, try kaftans that allow you to move and breathe.
Full body cover ups – Go for a printed tropical sarong or a halter dress. Tropical print mini dresses also work, and give you that playful evening look as well. If you are wearing a one-piece suit, pair it with a long maxi skirt or around the waist sarong.
What are you wearing this year to reach the beach?