The Beach Edit: Tips to help plan your beachside look
Our insider guide will help you plan your look beachside - we’ve got you (and those annoying problem areas) sorted
Problem Area: Tummy
*Use tricks like draping and rucking to conceal your tummy.
*A ditzy print and side detailing has a slimming effect.
*Fake a flat belly with high-waisted bottoms.
Centre detail on a suit creates a vertical line that elongates your torso.
Problem Area: Big Bust
*A halter-neck with thick straps will lift and support a bigger bust. Unlike solids, patterns don’t give eyes a focal point.
*Go for structured bra-like cups and adjustable straps that hold everything in place.
*Look pin-up pretty in a suit with an underwire top and ruched panels that gives support.
Like a sports bra, a racerback gives support and cuts down on bouncing.
Problem Area: Broad Shoulders
*Reach for a halter-neck style that will break up the neckline.
*The asymmetry of an one-shoulder swim suit will help balance out wider shoulders.
Soften your chest area with cups, padding, gathering or a super pretty print
Problem Area: Thighs
*A higher waist visually moves the start of your leg up for pins that go on for miles.
*Skirted styles hide trouble spots, while a polka dot print keeps the eye moving.
*Down play fuller thighs with an asymmetrical top
A classic string bikini is adjustable so it fits all sizes, especially good if you’re different sizes on top and bottom.
From oversize shirts to Kaftans, don't forget to go from beach to bar in style.