‘Tis the season for pool days, beach tanning, and summer vacations, all of which no doubt incite spasms of fear and pangs of terror in women all over. Because along with the warm weather comes the need to dress appropriately, and show off aspects of your figure that hid out underneath layers of clothes all winter long. If bathing suit shopping just isn’t your thing, (but, really, whose thing is it?) and the idea of trying on suit after suit in that horrid florescent lighting makes you want to throw up inside, then Lori Coulter has the solution. After realizing women all over have issues shopping for swimwear, Lori created the TrueMeasure process, which uses a 3-D body scanner to figure out 140 measurements of your body. Based on those numbers, she’ll narrow down certain shapes and styles that work with your body and help to customize a personal, made-to-order swimsuit just for you. A bespoke suit will surely be a bit pricey, but it might be worth it to avoid spending hours in department store fitting rooms [Lori Coulter] Keep reading »
Summer trend alert! This season, we’re seeing tons of high-waisted bikinis in the swimwear department, from high-end labels like Chloe and Prada down to your discount retailers. Either these styles are a vintage throwback, or designers have figured out how to tap into a market of normally bikini-phobic women.
What do you think about high-waisted bikinis? Granny panties on the beach? Or swimsuit-tastic? Sound off in the comments!
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Anyone who says one-pieces fall into the senior citizen swimwear category obviously hasn’t seen Quiksilver’s McCall suit. This vintage-inspired number covers up more than a bikini would, but the monokini cut and deep V-neck sex things up. Put it on and you’ll enjoy your day at the beach twice as much as you would wearing a two-piece. Why? Because swimming won’t be a problem with no skimpy top to lose in the surf, and you’ll still make the boys drool.
After seeing this cute bathing suit, we’ve decided to launch the campaign for one-pieces this spring. Boo bikinis! (Kidding.) But there is something subtly sexy about this floral print suit with an almost boy-short cut. A ruched tie detail at the front accentuates your curves (in a good way), while structured boning lends support to the girls. For extra comfort, there’s a detachable halter band. Pair this with a super-wide brimmed straw hat and big glasses to make it vintage glam.
Sparkles, sequins, and studs — oh my! If you’re not built like Alessandra Ambrosio like I am (ha! I’m definitely kidding), finding the perfect swimsuit can be a task similar to finding a needle in a haystack… so you might as well make sure that the one suit you finally settle on is killer! Of course, confidence is the only thing you really need to get heads turning and all eyes on you as you strut your stuff on the sand, but let’s face it — sparkly embellishments adorning your scantily-clad bod definitely helps! Forget your basic black bandeau and opt for a tribal-inspired stone-studded bikini from Victoria’s Secret, or even a wallet-friendly Charlotte Russe rhinestone monokini for added coverage with maximum sex appeal. We may be well into summer by now, but it’s certainly not too late to add some shimmer to your swim style. Continue reading… Keep reading »
When I was really little, I had a pair of gloves that looked plain when you were inside, but when you went into the cold, a secret design revealed itself! Yeah, they were pretty sweet. Textile designer Yun Ding has taken my favorite pair of gloves and turned them into an awesome concept for a magical chameleon swimsuit. The suit would show a geometric print when dry, but under certain conditions — changes in temperature or moisture — the design would switch to a decorative pattern. Wearing one would make you the envy of everyone at the beach (“What does your suit do? Nothing? How sad.”), but you’ll also have the tools to escape any creeps who are trying to stalk you (“She was wearing a black and white striped suit when she went into the water, so that can’t be her in the patterned suit.”). [TextileFutures.co.uk] Keep reading »
If I could get over my urge to tan my stomach, I would totally rock a one-piece swimsuit. Especially since they’re makin’ them so cute these days. Check these from the Urban Outfitters line. [$88-$98, UrbanOutfitters.com via Coveiter] Keep reading »