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Dare to bare!

Bathing suits – which style and colour will enable you to bare all?

First of all – congratulations to TeamGB swimming team for winning so many medals at the Rio 2016 Olympics! They are a inspiration to us all and hopefully will encourage a few more of us to get into our bathing suits for enjoy the pool. Moving on …

Your summer holiday should be something to look forward to but if the thought of wearing your swimming costume fills you with dread, don’t panic, just follow these simple rules to achieve beachwear body confidence.

A lot of women believe that the darker the colour of the suit, the more flattering. But that’s definitely not the case! When you’re flashing more flesh than usual, your costume needs to be in one of your most flattering colours. For example, if you have auburn hair, wear a green or turquoise bathing suit.

In fact it is also imperative to ensure that the details such as ties, prints and cut, flatter your body shape not draw attention to your challenges!

Small bust, straight body shape

  • Make the most of your dainty bust line by choosing tops with built-in padding
  • Halter-necks and bandeau work wonders by giving the illusion of a fuller bust.
  • Avoid solid colour, wear geometric patterns instead
  • Embellish to your hearts content with jewels, ties, ruffles and bows at the bust and hip line.

Full bust, curvy body shape

  • Spend as much as you can afford on swimwear – choose suits that have underwire or built-in support and wider straps –  they’ll be more supportive.
  • V, scoop or square necklines will be most flattering.
  • Keep away from boy shorts, skimpy bottoms and styles with skirts – or you will draw attention to your widest point.
  • Floral patterns will work well and are bang on trend this season.

All you need now is a sunhat, a great pair of wedges to lengthen your legs, some chic shades and you’re ready for the beach or to look ‘cool by the pool’. After all, you do want to look fab in those holiday snaps as you will be looking at them for many years to come!

Written by Shan Williams, Personal Stylist.

For further inspiration please see https://uk.pinterest.com/colourmebeautuk/bathing-suits-dare-to-bare/

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