Hello, Bikini Fashionistas! Summer is quickly approaching and it’s time to start scouting the newest swimwear trends for the upcoming season. Our BF team is excited to prepare you for your poolside adventures. We rounded up our fave swimwear designers for 2013. Check out the videos for #Bikini Inspiration!
The Bikini Fashionista has received her “Glisten Purple” swimsuit from Veve Swimwear. We are excited to start the year with our most coveted swimsuit of the season. Every bikini fashionista should have this bejeweled number in their swimsuit stash for Summer 2013. Veve Swimwear sets the bar high with their sexy and luscious designs that will leave bikini lovers in awe.
Upon receiving the “Glisten Purple” bikini, I was impressed by the quality and fit. The two-piece set is very comfortable and hugs one’s shape remarkably. Many of my fellow bikini friends attest that they will purchase a Veve swimsuit. This wonderful bikini is encrusted with crystals, diamantes and sequins. For those who love bling, this embellished bikini is perfect to soak in luxury, attend a pool party and even for those fashionistas who participate in fitness competitions, the “Glisten” bikini would be a perfect show stopper.
The scrunch detail on the bottoms give a boost to your behind. The triangle top bikini has the perfect amount of padding offering ultimate comfort and the perfect amount of boost. This bikini from the Daydream collection is available in peach and purple, with its sexy accent detail underneath the chest which complements the waist line, this bikini is memorable and will leave others swooning at the beach.
Embellish your body with Veve Swimwear, there is a plethora of luxurious and unique designs on their website. Shop Veve Online and find your swimsuit for the upcoming season. Veve also makes custom designs!
Beautifully decorated flip flops by ILOVEYOYOWEDDING, these hot sandals can be worn at the beach to add that element of cuteness to your swim attire. As for the bridal bikini fashionista…choose from a wide array of bejeweled flip flops for your special destination wedding! Shop their Etsy boutique and use our promo code: BIKINILOVER at checkout and receive 10% off your purchase.
Attention to all you sexy beach bums out there! Playa Blanca Jewels beautifully adorn the feminine figure, highlighting a woman’s curves. The Bikini Fashionista absolutely loves these body chains, they are perfect for swimwear lovers who want to add an edgy accent to their fave swimsuit. You will be sure to turn heads at the beach wearing Playa Blanca!
We’ve all faced the problem of trying to look our best in a swimsuit. Sometimes the suits that are trendy this year just don’t look all that great on our bodies, while other times we get lucky, and they actually do look good. The key is to find a swimsuit that looks fantastic and makes you look and feel your absolute best. Everybody has a different body, but no matter if you are small chested, long torso-ed or pear shaped, there is a suit for you that will turn heads at the beach.
If You are Big Chested…
A swimsuit with underwire support is a good choice. Support and coverage prevent any wardrobe malfunctions and can give you a fun and flirty look without going over the top. If you are big chested, avoid swimsuit tops that look unflattering such as skimpy triangle tops or bandeaus. Instead, opt for a supportive halter top or a one-piece swimsuit with a built in support and bra.
If You Have a Small Bust…
It is wise to look at swimsuits that build up your bust and elongate your frame. Swimsuit tops with underwire or padding help build up a smaller bust and demi-bra styled tops can create a fuller bust line. Ruffled and bandeaus tops are ideal if you have a smaller bust, and try to get suits with adjustable straps to create a custom fit to your body. Suits with too much fabric can make you look even smaller and suits with a poor fit can make you look saggy. Consider purchasing swimsuits separately to find the perfect top with a cute bottom that fits just as well.
If You Have a Short Torso…
It is important to elongate it with the perfect swimsuit. Swimsuits with high cut thighs and plunging necklines draw the eye and shape the body in a longer motion. Legs look longer with high cut thigh suits and this cut is great for curvy women as it appears to give you a smaller waist. Plunging necklines draw the eye in an appealing, continual movement that elongates the shape of the body, drawing out a short torso. If you have a short torso, avoid skirted bikini bottoms and boy short bottoms. They tend to make the body look shorter and cut off the shapely and long look your legs can offer. For printed options, purchase a suit with vertical stripes (once again drawing the eye vertically and lengthening the body) or wear solid bikini bottoms with a printed top to draw the eye upward.
If Your Are a Person With a Long Torso…
You can wear almost anything. Bright colors, horizontal stripes, cut out suits (monokinis) and even bottoms with boy shorts. Fun and flirty embellishments at the hips and bust can bring a little personality to the beach and ruffles and cover-ups break up your long torso in a good way. Avoid vertical stripes as they will just elongate you more and forget about high necklines and solid colors. If you are looking at a one piece, try out a monokini. They break up your torso and are very trendy and cool. Not many people can pull them off, but you can.
If You Are Pear Shaped…
Color blocking is your friend. One piece swimsuits with a slightly lighter color on top will help you look smaller all over and a unique cut swimsuit can accentuate a small waist while hiding larger hips. Avoid skirted bottoms or boy shorts as they tend to make legs look shorted and a bum look bigger. Suits with fold over waists are also nice to bring down a rear view and help you look your best at the beach.
If You Have a Boyish/Athletic Build…
Swimsuits with the appearance of curves are what you need. For bodies that are straight up and down with little to no curvature, swimsuits with volume and interest are perfect. You can try out bolded print suits, and look for bottoms with ties at the sides. Both add the appearance of curves and a top with some chest support add help to the top half of your body. Avoid solid colors and lean more towards ruffles and supportive, printed tops.
If You’d Like To Cover Up a Tummy Pooch…
Get a tankini swimsuit. Instead of unflattering black one piece suits, tankinis offer concealment for the untrimmed tummy and give you support and room to move all in one go. Darker colors are slimming and to draw the eye away from your tummy, go for dark bottoms with fun and flirty tops. Retro inspired boy short swimsuits with a high waist are stylish and flattering while covering up a tummy pooch and are also a solid option to cover up.
The Right Swimsuit for You
The next time you try to get a swimsuit that will rock your awesome body and turn heads at the beach, remember which suits, colors, and features will look best on you. This is the key to finding a swimsuit that looks fantastic on your body, is stylish, and makes you look (and feel) your absolute best.
Do you have a special bikini fashionista in your life? The holidays are gearing up and it is highly recommended to gift Maaji Swimwear to any swimwear fanatic. The Bikini Fashionista team has been scouring through the endless options at Maaji and here are our fave top picks to gift for the holidays! Shop at MaajiSwimwear.com
For Fall/Winter 2012, Daniela Millan focuses on minimalism, every tiny semi-precious stone, every crystal, and every component in her latest collection plays a role in the final piece. The goal of this collection is to highlight the purity of unpretentious jewelry while demonstrating elegance and sophistication. The collection carries a message linked to the things that are important in life, such as: love, friendship, success, all elements that emanate positive forces. Check out our fave picks!
The Bikini fashionista had their first official promo shoot featuring MimiHammer Swim. Our BF model, Amanda modeled our fave MimiHammer swimsuits, as you all know we are huge lovers of designer Camille Forcherio, as she is a self-confessed bikini fashionista, we could not resist to show off her designs in our promo campaign. Here are some behind-the-scenes photos.
Our Bikini Fashionista blog will be going through some fun changes, lookout for new content and vlog features upon our launch in 2013. If you would like to contribute to our site as a bikini fashionista, e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org
A Big Thanks to our lovely team:
Shoes: RInude Resale
Photographer: John Smith
Model: Amanda Wilson
MUA: Sherri Brown at Artistic Faces
Hairstylist: Paula Whitelocke at HAIR DESIGNS BY PAULA
IMSYSWIMWEAR! The Bikini Fashionista is blown away by this swim collection, brilliant designer, Katherine Imswiler, offers bikini fashionistas reversible swimsuits! How cool is that? You have two looks in one swimsuit, not only to mention the fact that her swimsuit designs are really edgy and intricate. Offering one of a kind looks that will leave your beach friends asking: “Where did you get that?” Looking for the perfect holiday gift for your swim addict friend? Look no further, shop IMSYSWIMWEAR!