Here’s a fabulous look at swimsuit trends for this season to add to your wardrobe! It’s time to store away our constraining winter clothes and unleash our favorite bikinis and cover-ups in time for pool season. Especially for the petite woman, swimsuits can be very intimidating. We see long, slender Victoria’s Secret models showing off their perfectly tall bodies in these tiny swimsuits and as we know VSC has a strict rule against using petite models in their catalogs and on the runway.
Of course it’s natural to be discouraged when shopping for swimwear, but let me tell you a secret: “confidence is key.” Confidence is the one thing that will make any body shape look good no matter what. Slap on some confidence, put on your favorite pair of sunglasses and show off your inner model with one of these popular swimsuit trends for pool season.
Designer Hervé Léger made his mark by creating the famous “bandage” dress—skin tight dresses that literally look like gauze. The designer also creates trendy bandage swimsuits that are popular amongst celebrities. Nicki Minaj, 5’0’’, poses with a neon green Hervé Léger one piece. These famous swimsuits are a unique, couture twist to the boring one-piece and give a certain edge.
Vintage-inspired swimsuits are always trendy, whether it’s a high-wasted bikini bottom paired with a bralette or a seventies-inspired fringed bikini top. This Fringe Halter Top offers a flattering fit and a unique flair to the generic bikini. Especially for the petite woman, the fringed bikini top gives a distraction from the short height and draws all of the attention to the upper body. Kim Kardashian, 5’2’’, is wearing a 90’s inspired high-cut one piece.
For Kardashian, the high cut of the swimsuit creates the illusion that her legs are longer.
Whether you choose one of the swimsuit trends mentioned above, or you choose to create your own, remember this: no matter what your body shape may be, confidence is key!
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