Okay so this is a totally vintage pic of my lil sis and I, back in Florida when we were super tan with killer bods. Okay so she’s still super tan with a killer bod, and it’s just me who’s the brunette Christina Hendricks, but still…
If you’re wondering what the fuck kind of shades I’m “rocking”- I am too. weird 90s’ness. The only explanation is that I left my Chanellos at home, or lost them at sea and some un-chic person leant me these in the interest of saving my beautiful retinas. As much as it pains me not to have a recent bikini shot (that was my New Year’s resolution after all), fat or not, it’s time for me to acknowledge the fact that it is summer. So, from my latest broadcast, let’s talk swim… wear that is.
(Bottega Veneta Basket Weave Bikini, Norma Kamali Ruffled)
Underwire bikini tops make for great suits as they give the perfect lift to every bust. Avoid looking like you left home in your bra, with a style that is textured, patterned or ruffled.
(Noelle Holly Ruched Swimsuit, Mara Hoffman Beaded Plunge-Front Swimsuit, Zimmermann Savannah Floral Strapless)
Gone are the days of boring one-pieces, these singular suits now come in endless variety, and are often times plenty more chic than their two-piece counterparts. To create shape go for side cut outs or a deep V. To conceal, try a bold color that’s either ruched, belted or one-shouldered.
(Marc by Marc Jacobs, Melissa Odabash Maine Triangle Bikini)
Triangle tops can be tricky as they offer little by way of support, but they’re still one of the most classic (and popular) styles around. Rock the look with bright colors and fun patterns—and don’t be afraid to mix and match.
(Melissa Odabash Evita Bikini, Mara Hoffman Carnival Swimsuit, Dolce & Gabbana Daisy Bikini)
Bandeaus have recently become a styling mainstay and when it comes to swimwear, they’re the perfect choice for anyone looking to avoid tan lines. Knotted or not, one piece or two- you’ll be perfectly bronzed through and through.