Swimwear aka bikini season is upon us and it can be daunting, for several reasons. Unanimously I’m sure we can all agree the largest pressure is to be bikini body ready. An unattainable and unrealistic goal set by the fashion gods of old.
However, under the new awakening and in the spirit of new-age feminism, women have and are reclaiming, redefining beauty terms and standards forced upon them. Steps to throw out the patriarchy are well underway, with movements such as ‘Body Positivity’ that centre acceptance and foster self-love.
There’s no such thing as the perfect summer body.
Instead, the key is to embrace the body you have as it’s working and functioning just as it should. Taking back the power is the next step. This is done by challenging yourself to wear swimwear that you wouldn’t otherwise.
Below are key factors to look out for when choosing your perfect look, from no other than CALZEDONIA; the go-to spot for all things swim and beachwear.
No better time to experiment with colour; as bold or subtle as you want, either way, a statement is made. Whether pastel tones or zesty orange this season’s got you.
Patterns are always in when it comes to swimwear, and the perfect choice is down to taste. From paisley, cheetah to tropical or floral, it’s all about which best represents your personality.
Surface texture is trendy and adds another dimension to simpler looks. They can be scaled up or down in ruching, grooves, or frills, to name a few.
This is where personal preference holds. The classic two-piece bikini is always a winner but to branch out; cut out swimsuit is an easy way to try something new. Also keeping to a similar tried and true silhouette; the cut-out creates a two-piece illusion, much like a bikini.
Triangle, bandeau, and wrap are classic shapes that never go out of fashion.
Lastly accessories make or break an outfit, and swimwear is no exception. Sarongs, kaftans, and dresses all help to complete the look and add the finishing touches.
Now there’s no excuse to not have your summer body ready.
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