SET SAIL FOR SUMMER
"COOL LOOKS FOR HOT WEATHER"
“The 1980s nailed the swimwear silhouette with high-waisted bikini lines, cheeky cuts, scoop backed maillots and va-va-voom shapes that flatter the female form,” notes Jackie Storonianski, owner of Seychelles Swimwear.
Bold 80s-inspired swimsuit styles and colours make their mark with bandeau, halter and V-neck lines, cut-outs, scoop backs and curvaceous sleek lines.
Stripes, colour blocks and prints splash out on swimwear and related apparel as do all-time favourite hues of blue and white along with red, yellow, green, pink and orange.
“Black and navy are extremely important hues this season,” says Lisa Engelhardt Robinson, owner of My Top Drawer.
Other important options include figure-flattering draping, high-low hemlines and swimwear with fuller coverage and support.
“Choose a bra-sized swimsuit for excellent support, many of which are made by some of the best bra manufacturers,” recommends David Robinson, president of My Top Drawer.
Along with maillots and bikinis, tankinis combine the ease and comfort of two-piece swimwear with the greater coverage of one-piecers.
When it comes to cover ups, light and breezy flowing beach dresses, embellished caftans and other easy-to-wear styles, including boyfriend-style shirtwaists, do double duty on and off the beach.