An all-black swimsuit is slimming and is often a safe bet, but you can do better with colors and details. Cameron Diaz´s bright-hued strapless bikini keeps all eyes on her, Whitney Port´s polka dot swimsuit highlights her tanned skin, while Vanessa Hudgens´ bold print bikini accentuated her curves.
The key in wearing colors and details on swimsuits is simple – use darker colors on areas you´d like to slim and bright or light colors on areas you´d like to showcase. Mix and match, combining different bikini tops and bottoms, is advised especially if you´re looking for the right fit. Other details that quickly call attentions to your assets are belts and beads.
Swimsuit that Gets Attention
Who needs to disappear to the background while wearing swimsuit? Unless you´re not confident of your figure, there´s no reason not to showcase what you´ve got. Wearing bright and colorful swimsuit. You can either mimic Cameron´s one-colored bandeau top and a bright striped bikini bottom, or you can opt for a floral-print bikini top and rich colored ruffled-string bikini bottom.
Swimsuit that Slims Down
If you have very wide hips and bottom which you want to down play, wear a black high-cut bikini bottom to slim it down and a bright or light-colored top to bring the attention upward. Likewise, if it´s your chests that you´d like to down play, do vice-versa. Sure, a suit in color will make the torso look larger, but it also makes the thigs look smaller.
Swimsuit that Highlights Your Curves
If you have a gorgeous curvy figure with perfect proportion, you´ll look great in a pair of bold printed swimsuit. The bikini top and bottom will bring you attention head to toe while keeping the eye from settling on any one spot. This animal print swimsuit by Emilio Pucci is a perfect bet.
Swimsuit To Appear Bigger
A common sin of women is hiding the bigger part of the body by covering it with more cloth. So wrong! The more cloth you wear the bigger you´d look. Think of women hiding their big busts under a voluminous shirt, the bust actually look bigger. This is especially true when it comes to swimsuit. If you think you´d slim down your big derriere with a skirted suit, you do the reverse.
To Accentuate the Waist
Remember that black belted one-piece swimsuit that Katie Holmes made famous? The belt on her swimsuit flattered her tiny waist. So if you´re into looking elegant and stylish in black swimwear, remember to look for details. Lanvin Belted Swimsuit is a very close replica of Katie Holmes´ gorgeous one-piece, but at $648, it´s way too much. This Belted Bandeau from Zappos is a cheaper alternative.
How do you look fashionable in swimsuit? Are you into bright colors, bold prints, light-colored, or all-black swimsuit?