Guest Post By Susan
Susan is a Social Media Manager and blogs on behalf of InStyleSwimwear.com. Susan loves to share her swimwear-related knowledge with women all around the world, helping them look and feel their best at the beach and pool. Whether you’re preparing for a winter or springtime getaway or jumping the gun and getting a head start on swim season, these tips will help guide you in the right direction.
When you’re bundling up in your heaviest winter clothes and braving freezing cold temperatures, those warm and sunny summer days can seem like something from a long-forgotten daydream. Luckily for you, many resorts and travel companies offer great deals for anxious travelers to help them escape to warmer, more tropical places. If you decide to make that dream of fruity cocktails and beach cabanas a reality, you certainly want to look resort-chic upon arrival, so we’ve assembled a few pointers to help you do just that. Knowing that you’ll look fabulous frees up your mind for more important decisions, like which cocktail to order next!
Choose Styles for your Body
First and foremost, choosing a suit that is right for your body type is the easiest way to look your best, as it sets a solid foundation for swimwear fashion success. Just as you don’t showcase your jumbled garage to visitors in your home, you want to divert attention away from your body’s "trouble areas" while highlighting your best features. Instead of being overly concerned with being on-trend, it’s most important to find a style that flatters your shape and makes you feel confident and comfortable. For example, if you have a smaller chest, consider a bustier-style top or a top with molded padding, which can lend extra oomph to your bustline. If you want to make your waistline appear smaller, look into a one-piece with ruched fabric detail or a suit that features a design that’s strategically-placed to whittle your waistline.
Choose your Cover-Ups Wisely
Cover-ups are essential to resort-chic style, as you’ll probably wear them as much as (if not more than) your swimsuits! Bring options that complement your swimsuits and evoke the overall look you’re going for. Sarongs are a popular resort choice, as they come in a variety of colors and can be worn a number of different ways. And in addition to evoking that cabana-chic look, they help conceal your hips and upper inner thigh area. For something a bit more casual, tunics are great options, as they’re easy to throw on and the loose-fitting styles help disguise a not-so-flat tummy. Finally, maxi dresses and skirts serve as great versatile cover-ups, as they can help you transition from a sunny beach day to elegant beach bar attire at night.
Accessorize to Complete your Look
Accessories are key to any outfit, including your resort-ready look. If you want to evoke that quintessential resort glamour, a floppy hat and a pair of oversized sunglasses provide understated elegance, as well as valuable sun protection. Opt for flip-flops for the beach and pool and dressier wedges or sandals for dinner and dancing. You should also bring along some fashionable costume jewelry (think hoop earrings, chunky beaded necklaces and bangles) to jazz up your daytime and nighttime looks.
Get ready to pack those suitcases and jet set off to your tropical destination!