The beach is a great place for people watching as people of all shapes and sizes play in the sand and surf enjoying the first days of summer. No longer burdened by the heavy attire of winter, people arrive in an interesting array of swimsuit styles. Some of these beach fashions are flattering while some can be down right horrific, particularly if worn on the wrong body type. Here are some of the worst swimsuit styles you could see parading down the boardwalk, and which you should avoid at all costs:
1. The Monokini
This may be one of the worst bikini styles inflicted upon women so far, although it’s unlikely you’ll see it on the beaches of America. This is not because there aren’t people willing to wear it but because they might get arrested if they do. The monokini is really just another term for a topless bathing suit. This swimsuit was the brainchild of a European designer by the name of Rudi Gemreich who introduced this swimsuit style to the world in the mid 1960’s. Needless to say, it brought a firestorm of criticism from more conservative institutions and met with only short term commercial success, lasting only a season. Its influence is still being felt today as swimsuit designers use this principle to create skimpier swimsuits with less fabric. Although monokinis are still being manufactured, you probably won’t find them in their original form on the racks of most mainstream department stores. They’ve been transformed into bathing suits with strategic cutouts that are more socially acceptable but still a bit risqué.
2. The Thong
After Gemreich introduced the monokini in the mid 1960’s, he wasn’t finished yet. Undaunted by the lack of long term, commercial success of the monokini, he introduced the world to another ridiculously revealing bikini style, the thong. This little number was met with greater enthusiasm and more commercial success even though it still left a great deal of skin exposed. Even more significantly, the bikini thong wasn’t going to win any awards for comfort. Leaving most of the butt exposed to wondering eyes, it’s a bikini style that’s not for the faint of heart. It also requires a few trips to the gym if you’re over the age of twenty. This style is probably best worn in the bedroom.
3. Metallic Styles
There’s already enough glare on the beach. Why add to it by wearing a shiny, metallic bathing suit? Metallic styles run the gamut from solid colored suits in bright silver, gold, copper, and even a variety of metallic colors to bikinis with metallic accents. Although these styles certainly attract attention so does a metallic red fire truck. Both are probably best found off the beach.
4. Sheer and See Through
The monokini in its original form might not be around any more but you can still reveal almost everything in a sheer or see through bathing suit style. It’s nice to know there’s freedom of choice but some things are better left to the imagination.
Fortunately, with so many flattering styles of swimwear available, you’ll never have to fall victim to these swimwear disasters. When someone suggests you try one of these swimsuit styles, do yourself a favor and just say no. You’ll be glad you did.
By Sarah On April 20, 2009 No Comments
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By Sarah On December 1, 2008 No Comments
Okay so our special plus size swimwear series was scheduled to run only in November, but we felt there was till one problem area which we did not yet address, so it we had to extend this to the first week of December for one last post in the series. Over the past four weeks we have looked at:
Today we’re looking at styles perfect for those plus size women who have a small bust. These pieces are styles, figure flattering and have that extra something incorporated into them which make the perfect for small busted women. Have a look:
By Sarah On November 24, 2008 No Comments
As we have been doing all throughout the month of November, outlining specific swimsuit styles to address specific problem areas women face when choosing swimwear, today we are looking into what I think is the number one problem area facing women worldwide: the tummy area. Over the past three weeks we have looked into minimizing the hips, supporting large busts and concealing big booties. Today we’re looking at swimwear styles that are great at creating the illusion of a slimmer tummy.
By Sarah On November 17, 2008 1 Comment
During the month of November, we have been looking at specific swimsuit styles that address certain problematic areas women usually are faced with when shipping for their special swimsuit. So far we have looked at styles perfect for concealing the hip area, and also style which are perfect for plus size women with large busts.
Today we are moving down again, and addressing the big booty scenario. Here are styles perfect for plus size women with a healthy behind, who might feel a little apprehensive about wearing a swimsuit. Well ladies, with the styles below your booty will be supported and conceal, but the suit is made to flatter the curvy figure, so you have no reason to fear wesring a swimsuit. Click on each style to check them out more closely.
By Sarah On November 16, 2008 No Comments
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By Sarah On November 10, 2008 1 Comment
This month we are looking at select plus size swimsuits which address particular ‘problem areas’ women often are faced with when choosing swimwear. Last weed we looked at specific plus size swimwear to go for, if your main concern is your hip area, and you want to take the attention off that problem area.
Today we are addressing those plus size women who have been very lucky with the bust area. Having a large bust may sometimes hinder you from easily finding the correct swimwear. The ideal swimsuit should have enough support for your back, and should of course fit very well so that you are neither over-emphasizing your bust, but of course not completely concealing it. So here are our top choices for plus size simwear perfect for large busted full figured women.
By Sarah On November 10, 2008 No Comments
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By Sarah On October 28, 2008 1 Comment
Finding the right plus size swimsuit, which you like and flatters your figure is no piece of cake if you are a plus size woman like me. There are a lot of things to consider when purchasing swimwear, after all you are going to be showing off a lot of flesh, so you do want to feel comfortable, stylish and at the same time confident that your figure is looking its best in the swimsuit of your choice.
Everyone has their own different tastes when it comes to choosing swimwear, but sometimes some guidance it all that is needed to make sure we choose a style which fits and flatters our unique body type. And that is exactly what SwimsuitsForAll.com are currently doing. They have created specific sections within their online store, which inluce style suggestions for different body types.
- Do you want to hide your hips?
- Do you have a large bust?
- Do you have a long torso?
- Are you looking to minimize your rear?
- Do you have a small bust?
- Or perhaps a slim tummy?
If one of the above sounds familiar to you, then head on to SwimsuitsForAll.com to find the swimsuit that flatters your unique and curvy figure.
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By Sarah On September 23, 2008 No Comments
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