Paradise Boutique paradiseboutique.ca Gina Top: $69 Grace Bottom: $69 Duster Cardigan: $112 Feather Necklace: $42 Adina Mills Rings: $80-$140 Krista Horan/therapyspastudio.com styling

WEST COAST STYLE – Laura Mitbrodt

Get in the swim of things

  • Jun. 25, 2015 8:00 p.m.

Shopping for a swimsuit is no easy feat and I am pretty sure that the majority of women avoid it every year – including me. It can be a challenge finding a swimsuit to fit your body type as well as being on trend. I prefer to go to smaller boutiques like Paradise Boutique when it comes to buying swimwear because the staff are hands on and make sure that you find a swimsuit that is figure flattering and suits your taste. Swimwear trends for the summer of 2015 are very versatile with a wide variety of looks for all ages and body types. This year there is everything under the sun from retro 1950s inspired swimwear all the way to the bohemian 1970s look straight through to the 1990s with crop tops. The days of the plain string bikini are long gone and swimwear has evolved to adapt the current fashion and street style trends straight from the runways. Here is a list of my top ten swimwear trends for summer 2015.

Printed Swimwear: 3D and photo prints are hugely popular on swimwear this summer. Anything from tribal prints, florals, leopard and polka dots are on trend for this season.

High Neck Crop Top: Crop tops are a huge trend in street style and they have now made their way into swim wear this summer. Crop tops with a high neckline or even capped sleeves are popular. Designers are also including bold statements written on the front of swim tops.

Long Line Bikini Top: A very feminine lingerie inspired look with delicate floral prints that resemble a fitted bralette.

Long Sleeved Swimwear: This style of swim top is perfect for anyone looking for extra sun protection or a built in rash guard. This style usually comes in a wide variety of prints and sleeve lengths.

Retro Swimwear: Vintage inspired swimwear is a timeless classic and flattering on all body types. High waisted bottoms and 1960s inspired one pieces with psychedelic prints are huge this summer. Picture yourself hanging out pool side with Don Draper in Palm Springs.

Sporty Chic: Athletic swimwear has become popular due to the brand Triangl. This style features zipper details, neon paneling ad neoprene fabric.

Ruffles and Flounces: This is a girly and feminine trend and really flattering on women with a smaller bust. Flounces and ruffles can also be used to hide unwanted areas.

Mis Matched Bikinis: If you found a really cute bikini top but don’t like the matching bottom then don’t worry because you can mix and match different prints and styles, anything goes.

Sexy Cut Outs: Think ultra sexy with inspiration drawn for 50 Shades of Grey. This trend is not for everyone but perfect for the person who wants to show some extra skin at a night time pool party.

1970s Bohemian: The bohemian days of summer are here to stay and have made their way to swimwear with fringe detailing, crochet, beading and tribal prints.

If you have any fashion questions email me at laurajaneatelier@gmail.com.

 

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