They’re full and fashionable; skimpy, sexy and stylish. They’re all charming and colorful. Appealing to the more slim and toned physique, swimsuit trends for 2014 are strappy, with some long-lined bikinis, the rashguard look, and some exotic accents. As you shop for your summer bather, you’ll find there’s nothing typical about this year’s swimsuit collection.
Long Line Bikini
This is not at a bashful trend. They’re a little more concealed than other designs, with crop tops, scalloped halters, and retro balconets. A variety of fun styles make up this collection; they’re fashionable, cute, fun, and even sexy–covering just enough of the physique to avoid over exposure. And they show more than enough to be eye-catching. The long line bikini best compliments a long-waist physique.
Straps are always sexy and appealing, whether on a dress, blouse or–yes–on a swimsuit. They’re especially sexy in a swimsuit style, as the straps go in all directions, forming all types of shapes–strategically complimenting specific parts of the body. This trend works best on a well-toned and shapely body. It comes mostly in solids. However, there’s an occasional animal print, or a subtle combo of shell-inspired pastels.
Lifeguard gear inspires this sporty look that adorns long and lean beach bodies, like the ones viewers relished on “Baywatch”. The rashguard look comes in mix-and-match solids; a unique mix of prints and solids on top; solid flattering bottoms. Other bottoms in the rashguard look have subtle patterns, two-toned strings, or different colored side straps.
Swimsuits evolved from the modest one-piece bather to skimpy, bold two-piece coordinates, like those in exotic accent collection. This trend has several highlights:
These embellishments give each swimsuit a unique and specific tribal air that accentuates sultry and sophisticated sex appeal. This exotic accent style flaunts the bandeau top, with low-rise, and fold-over bottom. Each embellished piece has either gold embroidered trim; beaded crochet; stringed tassel; and tribal-patterned color pallet.
One-piece swimsuits are classic pieces that never expire. You just have to update styles every couple of years to stay fresh. Every woman–slim or heavy– should have this staple in her summer wardrobe. Women with heavier weights should wear one-piece swimsuits, as they cover and control problem waistline areas. Stylists recommend dark colors, as dark colors give a “slim” illusion.