Archive for the ‘Style Tips’ Category

Cure For the Winter Blues

Wednesday, November 23rd, 2011

Style Tips

Not everyone is lucky enough to live in a climate that is warm year round.  A good portion of people get real winters.  So what do you do to cure those mid-winter blues when you get tired of looking at overcast skies and gray snow?  Hop online, pick a warm destination for a quick getaway and order yourself the perfect new bikini.  Who says they have to be just for summer?  It’s sunny and warm somewhere!

Now, what kind of bikini do you pick for a mid-winter trip to somewhere tropical?  Picking a bikini with colors and prints you don’t usually get to see in winter will help you ease into your warm vacation.  Lively prints, bright colors and florals all work great at brightening up your spirits as you soak up the sun’s rays.  Warm colors are also good, too – especially shades of orange and yellow which have an energetic and happy vibe.  The key to warming up not just your body but your soul when the January blahs set in is to think like it’s summer no matter where you are.  So even when you get back home, grabbing your new bikini and heading to the nearest heated indoor pool can also help, too!

A Not-So-Average Bikini Bottom

Tuesday, April 26th, 2011

Bikini Style Tips

Just because a bikini is a bikini doesn’t mean it has to come with a triangle cut top and bikini-style bottom.  Stepping outside of the traditional bikini can be a welcome sight on the beach.  When shopping for a new swimsuit this year, try to think outside the box when it comes to the cut.

When most people think of swimsuit with a skirt, they think about long, figure hiding figure hiding that cover everything from the bustline down to mid-thigh.  While that style can be beneficial to those who need or want it, a swimsuit with a skirt need not cover everything.  A skirt bottom can be quite fashionable and sexy as part of a bikini, such as the one pictured here.  This skirt is obviously quite a bit shorter than the previously mentioned example but the attached panty takes care of any risk of accidental overexposure.  The low-rise waist helps to elongate the torso by sitting right on the hips.  The front is full coverage, but the backside reveals a fun little peek at the cheeks for an updated, flirty look!

Choosing a style such as this one, which can be worn with virtually any bikini bottom, will help set your swimwear style apart from the others.  When it comes to picking the right look for the warmer months, don’t be afraid to venture outside your comfort zone.  You might come up with a whole new you!

Wearing the Right Bikini Top

Tuesday, March 29th, 2011

Bikini Style Tips

One of the most important factors in buying a bikini is obviously which style works best on your particular body shape.  Busty women face one of the biggest challenges when buying a bikini.  It’s important to have plenty of support up top, but most women don’t want a bikini top that resembles the bra their Grandma wears.  The goods news is there are a couple of sexy options out there for you ladies!

A bikini top that ties around the neck, back or, preferably, both will give you the most flexibility with fit.  Depending on the size of your bust, the classic look of a triangle top can be an excellent “first stop” when shopping bikini tops.  For this style, in addition to strings that tie, another good option to consider is adjustable cups.  This will allow width of the cups to be adjusted by sliding them along the bottom string.

If a triangle top doesn’t seen like it would offer enough support, another great option is a sweetheart style top.  This cut offers even more support with wider straps that tie around the neck and back.  The wide straps provide a lot of support, and the ties allow for a more personalized fit.

Either of these tops are excellent options when you need a bit more support in the bust area, and they both go well with whatever style bottom best suits your personal taste!

Go From Afternoon to Evening…

Friday, March 18th, 2011

You know how it is on vacation; you’ve been lying on the beach in your bikini for hours, enjoying the nice breeze and the sound of the waves, when you suddenly realize you’re starving.  It would be a pain to go all the way back to your condo, which could be miles away, to change clothes.  Especially if you just want to grab quick bite and maybe a cocktail or two.  Instead, why not throw a colorful wrap skirt in your beach bag?  With so many different colors and patterns to choose from, there’s sure to be one that perfectly matches your bikini.

By adding a simple skirt and a pair of sandals, your style goes from beach bum to beach casual which is perfect for outdoor vacation dining and relaxation.  To dress it up even further, add a bracelet, necklace or hat.  Throwing in these extra little doses of style will pull the look together nicely almost making you forget you’re still wearing your swimsuit.  Adapting to the circumstances so quickly also means you get that tropical drink sooner, and the rest of your party isn’t waiting around on you to get ready.  Making your vacation easier in simple ways like this will leave more time open for fun.

What’s the Best Bikini Style for Me?

Monday, March 7th, 2011

The most important factor when selecting a new bikini is which style will look best on your body type.  There are so many different styles of bikinis around that there is one for just about everyone.  Let’s start with a few tops.

For those who may need a bit more support up top, cuts like the sweetheart, butterfly and triangle are all good choices.  With the top tying around the neck and back, it gives you the advantage of being able to adjust to your own comfort and needs.  For women who may not be as concerned with this factor, a strapless bandeau is a classic style that also minimizes tan lines, too.  A tankini is another good alternative.  With the same coverage as a tank top, it’s a nice choice for a two-piece swimsuit that covers your midriff.

Bikini bottoms run the full gambit from the barely-there micro thong to the fuller cut of boy shorts.  For those who want full coverage on the bottom, the classic bikini is always a safe bet.  However, if you want a little more updated look, try a flirty boy short style bottom.  This cut can range from a full, short style bottom to a pared down, cheeky version exposing the bottom of your buttocks.  A tiny skirt can also be a good choice for a full coverage, yet still fashionable swimsuit.  If you’re the daring type and like the bare-all bottoms, there are several different types of thongs ranging from t-back to Brazilian to the new cheeky thongs.

These are just a few examples that you can mix and match until you come up with the right look for you.  With a little careful selecting, you will come up with a perfectly flattering bikini you can feel confident in all summer long.