Rectangle (athletic) shape The rectangle (or athletic) shape is built “straight up and down”, with only a few inches difference between the bust, waist, and hip measurement. The key here is to add feminine softness and curves to a more geometrically shaped body. The Wrap Swim Shirt is the perfect top to start with! A couple of other great options are the Tunic Short Sleeve Mini Swim Dress and Spring Romance Short Sleeve UV Swim Shirt. Pair it with the Triple Ruffle Swim Skirt or the Spirit … [Read more...] about The Secrets for Selecting Swimwear to Flatter Your Body Type (Part 3)
Yesterday we started the discussion about dressing for your body type and how it can make a huge difference in your confidence levels - especially when it comes to swimwear. Today we are continuing this series with three more body types: Pear Are your hips noticeably larger than your shoulders and bust? The key is proportion and balancing out our bottom half. Since the eye is drawn to color and pattern, you’ll want to use all of your color, pattern, and eye-catching embellishments “up … [Read more...] about The Secrets for Selecting Swimwear to Flatter Your Body Type (Part 2)
Does shopping for swimwear make your blood pressure rise? Studies have shown just thinking about swimsuits will bring on feelings of anxiety and put women in a bad mood. There was a time in my life when I would wear whatever society deemed ‘appropriate’. Those younger years when I was model thin and everything looked great on me. But shopping for a bathing suit still brought on feelings of anxiety and inadequacy -- “body image” was an issue then, too! I’d stand in the dressing room of the … [Read more...] about The Secrets for Selecting Swimwear to Flatter Your Body Type (Part 1)
You may have noticed a surprising trend on the red carpet this year at the various award shows. Stars who, in the past, have been known for wearing barely-there, revealing ensembles opted for quite a different look - a more modest look. Although modesty isn’t a new trend, we’ve seen Mayim Biyalik and even starlets like Angelina Jolie and Anne Hathaway don gorgeous modest gowns on the red carpet before, it sure is a large contrast to the endless cut-out and see-through gowns we’ve seen over the … [Read more...] about Modesty is the New Sexy…in Hollywood!
This past week the topic of modesty seems to be on everyone's mind. With the recent petition from a 15 year-old girl pleading with retailers to offer more modest AND fashionable clothing options, to actress Mayim Bialik's powerful article in GrokNation on her views of modesty - this topic is certainly compelling, evoking the interest and emotions of many. Over the summer, the topic of women, their bodies, modest swimwear and feminism all came to the fore on the front page of the Wall Street … [Read more...] about “Modesty” Is Not a Four Letter Word