This summer is a scorcher and if you’re anything like us you’ll be making the most of long lazy days at the beach (make sure you slather on the sunscreen first though). First you’ll need a swimsuit, and no matter what kind you like to wear we have plenty of options to choose from.
Swim dresses are having a moment right now – they’re incredibly popular this summer and we’re loving them. If you’re not familiar with how the work, it’s similar to a one piece swimsuit with a skirt over the top – all one piece and ready to go.
You can’t go past a classic one piece swimsuit! Keep an eye out for the details that make these interesting – this summer we are seeing mesh, bold prints and lace up detail as popular trends in swimwear.
Artesands Delacroix Tankini Top, $99.00 from Zebrano (left), Ink and Water Panelled Tankini Top, AUD $121.00 from Curvy by Capriosca Swimwear (centre), Embroidered Roses Frilled Tankini Top, AUD $121.00 from Curvy by Capriosca Swimwear (right).
If you find that a one piece swimsuit is a bit too short in the body then we’d suggest trying a two piece instead – a tankini gives you the same amount of coverage as a one piece, but with a bit more room to move.
ASOS DESIGN Curve Recycled Flutter Sleeve Bikini Top, $53.48 from ASOS (left), Elomi Swim Plunge Bra, $89.95 from Avokado (centre), Full Bloom Frill Bikini Top, AUD $79.00 from Curvy by Capriosca Swimwear (right).
If you prefer a bikini top, there are plenty of options out there. From bra fit bikinis (especially great if you’re bigger busted and want a bit of extra support) to ones with sleeves that offer a bit of added sun protection, there a so many different styles to choose from.
When it comes to bikini bottoms do you like to mix and match with your tops or do you prefer a set? Whether you go for a plain design or a fun print, pick a style that you feel comfortable in.
Protecting yourself from the sun is important, so many of us are layering rash shirts over the top of our swimwear in addition to slathering on the sunscreen. We recommend the zip up variety so that you can easily adjust the fit if you’re not a fan of high necked tops.
Meagan Kerr also writes at This is Meagan Kerr.