Fashion Dos And Don'ts - At The Beach
Fashion Dos And Don'ts - At The Beach
Jess Zaino (Fashion Correspondent, Personal Stylist) gives expert video advice on: What are the bikini do's and don'ts?; What types of bikini tops provide the best support?; What types of swimsuits are best for curvy women? and more...
What are the bikini do's and don'ts?
You just want to be really in tune with what you're comfortable showing and comfortable covering up. If you want to wear a bikini, make sure that obviously with your top, if you are busty or you need a halter top type bikini one that ties behind the neck not one that's a bendo top or one that doesn't have adjustable straps. And certainly for your bottom you want to be able to cover your bottom, you want an appropriate cut at the thigh area and one that will show off what you're proud of cover up the stuff that you're. At the beach, don't do the thong.
What types of bikini tops provide the best support?
I think the tops that provide the most support are the one's with the inside underwire. When you keep a woman in mind who is bustier or heavier in the chest, you want something that is of halter shape and cut because you'll be able to tie up as tight at you'd like to to give the proper support, and it needs to have a secret bra hidden into the piece so that you have the proper support and that you're comfortable.
What types of swimsuits are best for curvy women?
I really feel that for women who are curvier, there's a lot of options out there today, so don't be afraid to go out and get yourself a good swimsuit. I think a halter is great. It's a very sexy look, think Marilyn Monroe. I love something that has ruching at the waist, but maybe to the side, so that it covers the belly. Certainly something that within the fabric of the piece, kind of flatters the tummy. Something that, cuts again, high at the thigh, so it elongates the legs. And I say stick with one colour, I think patterns will cause the eye to look at maybe something you don't want to be showing off.
What are the do's and don'ts of tankini?
A Tankini is a two piece bathing suit that covers up more of the stomach and the mid-riff than the bikini does. Think of like a boy beater tank top, that's sort of cut right above the belly bottom with a brief bottom. I don't understand who it looks good on, unless you're Serena Williams or Gabriel Reece- because what it does is, shows off your shoulders. It's really cut for a boy figure, and certainly, it's not flattering to woman who have a bit extra. Certainly a briefs are like granny pants on the beach, and who wants that? Nobody.
The string bikini-a do or a don't?
The string bikini is great for Pamela Anderson or the Europeans in Brazil.
Swimsuits with ruffles-a do or a don't?
ruffles on your swimsuit just add extra layers of fabric to a look you want to minimize as much as you can, so I say stay away from the ruffles
Skirted swimsuits-a do or don't?
Skirted swim suits. Eh, you know, like when you can stay away from them, stay away from them. They can look cute when they have a vintage cut, when they're covering up something else. When you're looking for a skirted suit, stick to something that is really sexy and fun, and flirty, like a pin-up skirt or a vintage sort of bathing suit. They do make that style out there, so keep an eye out. Otherwise, just throw a sarong on, and take it off when you want to go in the water.
What should I look for in a cover-up?
A Cover-Up should be something that you can easily throw on and off and that is flattering. Some women don't feel comfortable at the beach, I know I don't, I want to be able to wear something that covers everything up and then quickly can come off and, you know, flounce into the water, like you are, Barbarella in the waves. So really stick to Cover-Ups that are just, easy on, easy off.