Friday 20 October 2017

The Beach Edit: Tips to help plan your beachside look

Problem area - thighs: Ted Baker, €110
Problem area - Tummy: Debenhams, €57,
Ideal to hide tummy area: Marks and Spencer, €49
Problem area - Thighs: €35, River Island
Problem area - big bus: Top €53, bottoms €32, Freya
Problem - bust area: €135, Jets, Brown Thomas
Problem area - Thighs: €20 Dunnes Stores
Problem area - Broad Shoulders: €75, Ted Baker
Problem area - Broad Shoulders: €89.90, Tommy Hilfiger
H&M€65
€65, Accessorize
€12, Penneys
€85, French Connection
€33, Missguided

Corina Gaffey

Our insider guide will help you plan your look beachside - we’ve got you (and those annoying problem areas) sorted

Problem Area: Tummy

Insider tricks

*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.

QUICK TIP

Centre detail on a suit creates a vertical line that elongates your torso.

Problem Area: Big Bust

Insider tricks

*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.

QUICK TIP

Like a sports bra, a racerback gives support and cuts down on bouncing.

Problem Area: Broad Shoulders

Insider tricks

*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.

QUICK TIP

Soften your chest area with cups, padding, gathering or a super pretty print

Problem Area: Thighs

Insider tricks

*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

QUICK TIP

A classic string bikini is adjustable so it fits all sizes, especially good if you’re different sizes on top and bottom.

Cover-up

From oversize shirts to Kaftans, don't forget to go from beach to bar in style.

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