For many women, the thought of stepping into last season’s dusty bikini is almost as dreadful as shopping for a new one. Bikini shoppers have to brave the unflattering light of department stores and cringe as they note the significant loss of their bronzed tanned. Fortunately, bikini advice is just a short read away and what’s more, this bikini advice is from top Australian fashion designers and not from a hesitant friend. Read further to get the best bikini shopping and style advice for this oncoming summer season.
First Bikini Advice: Quality is King
Like any other item in your wardrobe, quality is a top priority when it comes to purchasing a new bikini, especially when considering that with bikinis less is more. Also keep in mind that quality does not always equal expense; just be willing to conduct a thorough search.
The best bikini advice is to look for good quality Lycra that will not stretch, according to fashion editor and designer Lill Boyd of Anna & Boy. Quality Lycra should never distort and loose it’s colour after a few sessions in the sea and pool; it will result in an unflattering overall image. Equally important bikini buying advice is to check that the lining is thick enough and will not fail you during your swim. No matter what the boys say, a semi-transparent bikini is far from glamorous. Amelia Stanley from Tigerlily states that her best bikini advice is to use heavier micro-fibres that allow for flexibility but also contain and support your figure. Remember that if you do not feel comfortable in your bikini you will not feel sexy either. As for bikini trimming advice, ensure that tassels, clasps and buckles are functional and strong and will not break or tear off after a few wears.
Bikini Style Advice for Body Shapes
We recognise that body shapes cannot be put into categories so this is just a guideline. The bikini gods have gifted women (and men) with a huge array of bikini designs, so take note of the following bikini style advice. For women with larger busts, try bikinis that have thicker adjustable straps or a convertible cross back. A soft cup (with an underwire if necessary) or under-bust bands are great for shaping and support. For ‘pear-shaped’ or bottom heavy figures a skirted bottom or pants with twists, soft ruching or tie belt draw attention away. Alternatively, a beautiful sarong is always flattering. Bikini style advice for boyish figures; select hipsters or string bottoms, which help give the appearance of curves. For those with smaller busts, try bandeau-style tops. Nicky Zimmerman’s top bikini advice is to never be too selective when shopping. Sometimes a style or pattern that looks unflattering on the manikin or hanger may look drop-dead-gorgeous on you. Always remember, that a bikini must make you feel good. Get that right and you’ll be the queen of Bondi Beach.
Penny Munroe is an avid writer in fashion related news and tips. Articles include selecting the best accessories for the season to celebrity fashion tips from wearing skirts to skinny jeans.