Sizzling Swimwear

Make a splash this Summer in a sizzling swimsuit for the hottest season under the sun. For those in the Northern Hemisphere, it is nearing that time of year when buying the perfect swimsuit may be on your mind…

Finding Your Bikini Soul Mate…
Balance is the solution to finding your perfect Swimsuit. Shopping for your body shape, with the aim of creating a proportionate top and bottom, is key.

For hourglass figures, you can embrace your curves in a variety of different bathing suit styles. From halter tops to string bikinis, bandeau tops and more – the options are endless. No need to mix-n-match your bikini separates – embrace a bright block colour or a beautiful print from top to bottom.

For triangular body shapes (i.e. lovely ladies who carry more weight around their hips and thighs), use colour or print to your advantage. Busy patterns draw the eye downward, so choose a dark, solid shade for your briefs. Create a cute mix-n-match look and wear with a pretty print on top.

While for inverted triangle body shapes (i.e. those lovely ladies with a larger chest), bring the focus to your bottom half with a brightly coloured bikini brief, with a darker shade for your top. And ensure you have enough support by choosing a bikini top with underwire or in a halter shape, with enough fabric to keep you in place. In many stores, you can choose your bikini top and bottom separately – allowing you to pick the best size, shape and colour for your body.

Every body is beautiful! So embrace your curves & flaunt your best assets!
Sizzling Swimsuit Inspiration…

This editorial for Marie Claire Spain showcases some of the key trends for swimwear this Summer. Sultry, sexy and effortlessly cool – Caroline Corinth wears an assortment of swimsuits by Roberto Cavalli, Dior, Chanel and more. Slicked back hair and bold colourful eye make-up further evoke that sizzling summer poolside glamour…

Do you have your swimwear ready for Summer? xx


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The Statement Suit

Get down to business in style with the playful pantsuit.

Forget the streamlined pencil skirt – a chic pantsuit is the perfect investment for your wardrobe.

Still ladylike, elegant and with a hint of androgynous cool – the pantsuit is powerful for business or play.

Appearing across the Fall runways, neatly cropped trousers and sharply tailored jackets offered a refreshingly modern alternative to the skirtsuit. From Prada to Chanel, Louis Vuitton to Bottega Veneta, and more, designers were inspired by powerful dressing. However, with a focus on clean lines and refined cuts, you don’t need to flashback to 80’s shoulder pads and exaggerated silhouettes. These pantsuits are luxe, chic and impeccably cool.

At Prada, trousers were cropped to just above the ankle and slightly flared – evoking a vintage 60’s nostalgia. Bursting in vivid solid colours – from neon tangerine to purple – or covered in hypnotically alluring prints; Prada pantsuits were a sensory overload. Meanwhile at Bottega Veneta, cropped trousers were worn with streamlined double-breasted coats in luxe dark hues.

The perfect pair of trousers, worn with an exquisitely tailored jacket, can slim and flatter your body in mesmerising ways. If you do invest in a pantsuit for Fall, be sure to carefully consider the fit, quality and silhouette.

Will you swap your skirts & wear a pantsuit for Fall? xx

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