I’m currently in Europe, working on the launch of my Flagship Lisa Maree retail boutique over here, and as the weather warms up it fills my soul with pure sunshine. I’m most at home by the water, in a swimsuit and kaftan (Lisa Maree of course) and I think it’s time to depart a little swimsuit advice to you to help you achieve your best swimsuit look possible.
I love to pair my swimsuit with a flowing kaftan. For anyone who is a little self-conscious in a skimpy swimsuit, an open robe/kaftan is the way to go. It adds sophistication and a little mystery, which is always much more sexy that wearing next-to-nothing and you have the added bonus of covering those not so flattering areas.
Choose a swimsuit that suits your shape. I design most of my one pieces with the hour glass shape in mind, this shape gives the illusion of a slim but shapely figure by the cuts in the crochet and the silhouette of the styles. Our one pieces are also great for mums who don’t feel comfortable in a bikini. They are still extremely sexy but also give a sophisticated look while covering the tummy area.
Here are the main body shapes and swimsuits that will suit best, a need-to-know when searching for your perfect suit:
Athletic: Focus on feminine cuts and details. Soften your chest area with cups or padding. Pass on boy-cuts, tanks and bandeaus. Focus on showing off your lower toned half with a tie or embellishment at the hip.
Straight: Avoid bandeau tops and boy-cuts. Wear a one piece, similar to our “Down the Garden Path” crochet suit to add the illusion of curves. Enhance your bust with ruffles or padding, or go skimpy if you dare!
Pear: Wear full coverage bottoms or hipsters. Draw the eye up with cleavage and/or halter straps. Stay away from bright prints on your lower half.
Curvy: Opt for a solid colour or small print. Support your bust with a halter or moulded cup. Stay away from from a small string top and bottom.
And those are my tips for your perfect swimsuit search.
Now here I am in some of my favourite swimwear looks for the season.