One Piece Wonders
Written by Louise O'Reilly
Shopping for swimwear can be a daunting task, for Louise O’Reilly, from Style Me Curvy fame, our recent influencer trip to Mykonos was the perfect excuse to put our swimwear to the test. Allow Louise to give you the low down on our most fashion forward swimsuits.
Strong colours are something I love to embrace in swimwear, particularly in a block colour as its something that will work as a staple piece in your summer wardrobe for years. Both of these swimsuits offer tummy control but with different plunging necklines.
This statement red swimsuit gives more of a halter neck illusion from the front, plunging into a soft delicate V. At the back there's a perfect line which drapes so elegantly down the spine to meet the high waisted finished brief.
This vibrant pink number has a beautiful plunged effect. It's secured both at the top and at the base of the V cut plunge with tie detail, enabling you to define your waistline as much as you please, and for an added effect you can add a thin waist belt as I did here. Both styles are very easy to accessories if you're hoping for a beach club style. They also come in different colours including black and khaki.
We've seen variations of frill inspiration on the catwalks for the past two years, and fusing it with swimwear works as a perfect blend of trend with practicality. This style is fantastic if you want to create a curvier silhouette, as it will instantly add balance to a frame with mixed proportions. Frill effects can also create the illusion of a fuller bust with the details adding a delicate lift.
Frill option one:
Embracing nautical stripes, the horizontal lines can work for every shape. This Bardot inspired number can be worn as seen, or off the arms and shoulders entirely
Frill option two: Opting for a block colour with medium tummy control. You'll find adjustable straps to secure the bust area teamed with a soft frill and a bohemian lace trimming.
Oh So Chic
This particular style can be worn with or without straps and features a medium tummy control inset. This kind of swimwear options can be easily restyled on holidays with wide leg trousers, skirts or denim helping to maximise your suitcase space.
Prints are something that I love to embrace as they create illusions, anything from elongating your torso, to balancing out proportions, or camouflaging lower tummy areas. This particular style has a delicate plunge V neckline with adjustable straps and offers light support to a variety of busts.