Your Top Beach­wear Q’s An­swered!

Say hello to a fuss-free hol­i­day wardrobe.

Cosmopolitan (India) - - CONTENTS -

Q I'm bored of sarongs, what other fash­ion­able cover-up op­tions do I have?

Re­sort wear kaf­tans are a hot new trend and make for great cover-ups at the beach or pool-side. Sheer fab­rics, wide sleeves and loose sil­hou­ettes suit all body types. Go maxi length for full cov­er­age, or wear a thigh-skim­ming, sexy one. Tip: belt your kaf­tan at the waist for a slim­mer look.

Q what’s the one key swim­suit trend for the sea­son that ev­ery­one can wear?

Cut-outs were all the rage on sum­mer run­ways. Monoki­nis are aes­thet­i­cally pleas­ing, cov­er­ing your ar­eas of con­cern and high­light­ing your as­sets—they’re a great al­ter­na­tive to biki­nis. Pick a side cut-out if you have a nar­row waist, or a cut-out top to bring at­ten­tion to your cleav­age.

Q I’m more of a beach lounger, than swim­mer, and want to look glam­orous while sit­ting around. What should I wear?

Look to em­bel­lished biki­nis to make a state­ment. Sparkles, se­quins, rhine­stones, beads and even cute bows are chic, and will en­sure the spot­light is on you.

Q I love wear­ing jew­ellery— how can I take the glam-jewel look to the beach?

As long as you don’t plan on get­ting wet, you can go as glam as you dare. We like the thought of work­ing chunky cuffs and state­ment neck­laces with a solid-hued swim­suit. Daisy hal­ter top, ` 1,184, and briefs, ` 1,353, both Ac­ces­sorize

Q i’m flat-chested and look­ing for the per­fect swim­suit. Any ideas?

Ruf­fle trims, small prints, moulded cups and hal­ter neck tops are your BFFS. They help add shape and vol­ume, give your breasts a lift, and make you look curvier.

Q I'm curvy, and plan­ning my va­ca­tion. What’s the best swim­suit for my body?

Vin­tage swim­suit styles from the ’40s are su­per flat­ter­ing on curves. Go for broad side-ties to cre­ate a break in the widest part of your thighs. Colour-blocked one­sies fo­cus at­ten­tion on the cen­tre of your body, giv­ing you an hour­glass shape.

Shape-up swim­suit, Marks & Spencer, ` 3,995

Q My y tummy area is a prob­lem. What swim­suit would work best for my body type?

You can fake a smoother and tighter stom­ach with a high-styled banded one-piece. Em­pire waists, sweet­heart neck­lines and one-shoul­der suits in busy prints help dis­tract the eye from fo­cus­ing on your waist. A sexy op­tion: opt for a plung­ing hal­ter top to draw the fo­cus up­wards.

Q I'd like to chan­nel this sea­son’s print trend on the beach. Any ideas?

Flo­ral, geo­met­ric and tribal prints are hot­ter than ever for 2012 swimwear. Dolce & Gab­bana and Pria Kataria Puri played with trop­i­cal themes and mo­tifs like pineap­ples and par­rots, which are sooo cute and scream beach babe alert. Re­mem­ber, a lit­tle bit of print can go a long way.

Tribal-print, River Is­land, 2,366 ` To­bias oneshoul­der, Su­naina Roshan, 6,669 ` Om­bré, belted, Emilio Pucci, price on re­quest Trop­i­cal-print, Marks & Spencer, 2,453 `

Trop­i­cal leaf printed, ASOS, ` 2,961 Kristie, Agent Provo­ca­teur,

` 24,950

Flo­ral, gold key-hole de­tail, Pis­tol Panties,

` 15,959 Printed longline bikini top, ` 1,873 and bikini brief,

` 1,362, both ASOS

Ban­deau top, ` 1,099 and bot­tom, ` 699, both OVS In­dus­try Gem-de­tail top,

` 2,099, and bot­tom, ` 1,959, both La Senza One-piece with at­tached drape,

He­mant & Nan­dita, ` 12,000 Gypsy-in­spired top, ` 1,181, and bot­tom, ` 2,199, both River Is­land Em­bel­lished two

piece bikini, San­chita, ` 8,495

Cut­work swim­suit, He­mant & Nan­dita, ` 13,000

Pearl de­tail di­a­mond cuff, and bi-colour chunky cuff, both Ja­gat Jew­els, price on re­quest Chunky crys­tal

neck­lace, For­ever New,

` 3,000

Fringe-de­tail striped wedges, San­chita, ` 10,495

Geo-print bra­bikini, Marks & Spencer, ` 2,957

Sweet­heart neck­line swim­suit, Deben­hams,

` 2,449 Ze­bra-print top, ` 1,199, and bot­tom, ` 899, both OVS in­dus­try Un­der­wa­ter-print lat­tice swim­suit, ASOS, ` 1,873 Ging­ham top and high-waist briefs, ASOS,

` 5,828

One-shoul­der swim­suit, Be­yond

Retro, ` 5,008

Crop-top in­spired bikini with briefs, Taxxi & Vi­ta­min K,

` 9,657 Lus­cious Lady, Pis­tol Panties,

` 5,828

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