SPLASH OUT ON SWIMWEAR

TINY TWO-PIECES MAY BE GRAC­ING AUSSIE BEACHES THIS COM­ING SUM­MER, BUT THERE ARE STILL AL­TER­NA­TIVES FOR CRE­AT­ING FIG­URE-FLAT­TER­ING STYLES

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Itsy bitsy tee­nie wee­nie biki­nis may be mak­ing a come­back, but with plenty of fig­ure-flat­ter­ing al­ter­na­tives you won’t be afraid to come out of the wa­ter. Clas­sic colour-blocked one-pieces are for­ever fash­ion­able for David Jones am­bas­sador Jess Gomes, who has col­lab­o­rated on her own line with Jets.

“There are a lot of brights and pas­tels (this sea­son), but I like some­thing in black and white that makes you feel good and com­fort­able about be­ing on the beach,” she says.

The devil is in the de­tail when it comes to flat­ter­ing your fig­ure. A high-cut style is your short­cut to su­per­model legs or take ad­van­tage of the elon­gat­ing ef­fect of a plung­ing neck­line if you’re petite.

Colour block­ing helps here too — choose a solid shade if you want to look taller.

Ruch­ing is a mas­ter at show­ing off the con­tours of your curves while con­ceal­ing any ar­eas you’re less con­fi­dent about (or hid­ing the ev­i­dence af­ter a long lunch).

Built-in bras or cups are an­other god­send for fuller fig­ures. Fash­ion: All looks at David Jones, david­jones.com.au Lo­ca­tion: Pep­pers Soul Surfers Par­adise, pep­pers.com.au/soul-surfers-par­adise/Model: Jayde Stella

LOOK 1

Zim­mer­man sep­a­rates wide tri bra in tex­tured rust, $160; Zim­mer­man sep­a­rates con­trast bind pant in rust rose, $95.

LOOK 2

Some­days Lovin Lovers Soar one-piece in multi, $99.95; Two Mrs Grenvilles hat in nat­u­ral, $99.95; and Reliquia can­cer star sign neck­lace, $149.

LOOK 3

Zim­mer­man wide link one-piece in khaki, $240; Ace of Some­thing straw fe­dora, $49.95; and Am­ber Sceats Kaia choker, $179 (dou­ble wrapped and worn as bracelet).

LOOK 4

Sun­seeker Aloha high-neck one-piece in black, $169.95; and Am­ber Sceats Kaia choker, $179 (dou­ble wrapped and worn as bracelet).

LOOK 5

Some­days Lovin Lovers Soar wire bikini top in multi, $59.95; Some­days Lovin Lovers Soar tied bikini bot­tom in multi, $39.95; Am­ber Sceats Kaia choker, $179 (dou­ble wrapped and worn as bracelet); Reliquia sin­gle Keshi pearl neck­lace, $149; and Reliquia can­cer star sign neck­lace, $149.

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