Summer is nearly upon us, and whether you’re already packing for the beach or hanging on to that sweater for as long as possible, eventually you’ll have to shop for swimwear. This year, cast aside any reservations and turn to the latest swimwear trends for inspiration. From flattering two-pieces to styles that offer more support, you’ll find the right fashion match for your body shape to give you the poolside confidence boost you need.
Tip: Remove chlorine, salt and sweat from your favorite bathing suit with the right care regimen: Fill your sink with cold water, add a capful of Tide Simply Clean and Fresh liquid detergent and let the suit soak for 30 minutes. Rinse thoroughly with cold water.
Swimwear with sleeves? Yes, please! Sleeve details hide less-than-toned arms and give some visual interest to a basic suit. Look for minimalist one-pieces with full-length sleeves or a two-piece with an off-the-shoulder frill sleeve. These flattering options offer a little more coverage than the basic bikini but add a dash of detail that draws attention away from your middle or hips.
Modern scuba-style swimsuits and bikinis offer ladies with a bigger bust the support they need. With sharp color blocking and a minimalist look, this style is a great go-to if you need more support on top and want to accentuate a smaller waist, or if you’re planning to go jet skiing or wakeboarding.
If you have an apple shape or just want to rock your curves, high-cut bikini bottoms with a higher waistline are a flattering choice that provide a bit more stomach support.
Tip: Heading poolside with your brand-new swimsuit? Use Secret Invisible Sprays to stay fresh and sweat-free – without pesky white marks. To protect your face from UV rays, use light-as-air Olay Whips with SPF 25, and make sure to take along your sunhat. And pack a Venus Snap razor in your beach bag for any last-minute touchups.
Cleverly placed color panels can add definition and shape to your figure. Look for block panels around the hips to give the illusion of curves and a belt band in a contrasting color to define the waist.
Whatever swimsuit or bikini top you choose, bold and pretty floral prints are a flattering choice – they distract the eye from landing on any one particular part of your frame.
The one-shoulder neckline is back on swimwear, and it’s ideal if you have an apple or pear shape and want to draw attention away from your tummy or hips. For a pretty twist, opt for a swimsuit with a bow on the shoulder or a small repetitive print, like tiny polka dots.