Style-Savvy Swimsuit Tips

It’s that time of year again… time to find a perfect new summer bikini! Voda Swim’s top designer Yulia Drummond has offered soem style-savvy swimsuit tips to rescue you from any bikini bind you may have.
1. DO OR DON’T: Get a new suit every year?

I think it all comes down to each woman’s budget and how often you use your swimsuit. I like to get several new swimsuits each year, because I like to freshen up my collection with new colors of the season and I wear my swimsuits all the time. It just makes me feel great when I get to wear a brand new bathing suit. Plus, a new suit helps to get you excited to put it on and show it off at the beach rather than dread it!

2. BEST ADVICE: How to buy a swimsuit?

First I would recommend shopping for swimsuits online.  The great thing about shopping online is you can try on the swimwear in the comfort of your own home. This can make all the difference – you’re not afraid to step out of the dressing room to get a better look in the mirror, or check out what your derriere looks like! The other great thing is that you can find a lot more variety online, giving you a better chance to find the right bikini for your body type.  Also, make sure to shop at websites that offer free shipping and free returns.  This way you can purchas a wide variety of styles and find the one that is perfect for you. I can’t stress enough the importance of getting the right swimsuit for your body. It will make you feel great, and look great too!

3. SENSITIVE SPOT: Arms…and how to draw attention away from them.

I would wear a suit with a solid color on top and a pattern on the bottom; it will draw eyes away from your arms and chest.

4. CHOICES, CHOICES: Slimming colors and patterns.

It all depends on complexion and personal preference. Even though black is always considered a slim choice, great colors like indigo, mulberry and charcoal have been the hot trending colors and offer a similar effect. I love stripes and dots in my clothes wardrobe and I think they are fantastic in a swimsuit selection as well.

5. SENSITIVE SPOT: Thighs…and how to draw attention away from them.

Many women are very critical of their bodies when they shouldn’t be. I like doing lots of squats and lunges, they’re easy to do even at home if you have 10 minutes, and work wonders to tighten up your thighs and butt. If you’re sensitive about your thighs, I would recommend an adjustable swimwear skirt or a cover up skirt to go over your existing suit.  I would also recommend accentuating other areas of your body, such as your bust.  Bring those eyes up to your chest with a pushup top and a fun, bright print.

6. BEST ADVICE: Buying a cover up.

I am all about functionality, so I like buying a cover up that matches many of my swimsuits and can be worn at the beach, but also a casual restaurant (either with or without shorts).