The swimwear trends for 2012 offer something for everyone. Swimwear designers are using solids and prints in a variety of combinations to celebrate the season. Black is always the easiest color to wear and also the most slimming. But try out some bright solids as well: everything from hot red to saturated orange to tropical turquoise is in.
Prints for men and women range from tropical motifs like pineapples, parrots and tropical plants to exotic animal prints and tribal ethnic prints. Designs feature one large motif or complex intricate prints. For petite frames, choose prints that are not too overwhelming. While selecting a swimsuit, keep in mind that the eye will be drawn to where the print is; so choose wisely and be sure you want to call attention to that part of your body.
With the variety of cuts available, everyone should find the most flattering shape for their body. Wear darker, solid coloured bikini bottoms with a top in a lighter colour to de-emphasize the hips. To emphasize the bust do the reverse. If you have a rectangle-shaped figure, try colour-blocking with a dark colour in the midriff area. And if you’re feeling conservative and don’t want to try on a teeny weeny bikini, try a high-waisted bikini. Sheer kaftans, beach skirts, maxis and big shirts to are always a good choice to cover up in.
And this goes without saying; don’t forget to accessorize! Bring out your sunglasses, sunhats, bandanas, colourful flip flops, beads and big, bright bags to put suntan lotion in!
Leopard Print swimsuit by Lanvin
Volume 1 Issue 10