Archive for July, 2010

Pucker Bikini Bottoms

Monday, July 26th, 2010

The puckered stitching going down the back of these bottoms may look a bit strange at first, but then you realize just how much they’re showing off your butt.  That little bit of detail helps to give your butt a rounder look and, as an added bonus, helps to get rid of the sagging effect that happens when you step out from the water.  The puckering creates a cheeky look without show any extra skin, which to me is rather flirty.

Bandeau Bikini

Monday, July 19th, 2010

The bandeau certainly isn’t a new and groundbreaking bikini style, but it is one that gaining popularity.  Recently, more designers are adding the strapless top to their collections and women seem to be snatching them up.  It might be because of the classic look or retro nature, or it might be that women like to avoid having tan lines on their necks and shoulders, but whatever the reason, the bandeau definitely making a comeback.  Because of its strapless nature, however, there’s just no support offered in this top and is thus best reserved for women with smaller chests.

Plaid Bikini

Monday, July 12th, 2010

If you’re mad for preppy plaid, be happy that they’re available in swimwear form as well.  I never really understood the craze for crazy crisscrossing colors but to each his own.  I think if it’s done in a sensible way that it’s fine.  But if it’s an over-the-top, Paul-Bunyan-esque way, not so much.  It would be overkill, much the way a giant flashing neon sign is.  So when it comes to plaid, stick to normal crosshatching and a small mix of colors, anything beyond that will make people cover their eyes.

Pleated Retro Bikini

Monday, July 5th, 2010

At first glance, this ultra feminine bikini could pass for lingerie.  With the sensual looking fabric and the flirty frills anyone seen out at the beach in this would be getting plenty of double takes.  The halter top features many micro pleats that help to add dimension and enhance smaller chests.  The ruffles and pleats on the bottom are retro, sexy and flirtatious at the same time.  The added crystal and metal details add just the right amount of shine to the bikini as well.  The overall affect is seductive like lingerie but still stylish for the beach.