Thursday 14 December 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
€65, Accessorize
€12, Penneys
€85, French Connection
€33, Missguided
Corina Gaffey

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.


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.


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.


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


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.

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