SWIM CLASS

DE­SIGN­ERS ARE EM­BRAC­ING DI­VER­SITY, WITH NEW-SEA­SON STYLES HIT­TING STORES. HERE’S HOW TO CHOOSE SWIMWEAR THAT FLAT­TERS YOUR FIG­URE

The Gold Coast Bulletin - Gold Coast Eye - - FASHION EYE - WORDS: CHAN TAY LO­GAN PHO­TOS: JERAD WIL­LIAMS

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.

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.

SUN­SEEKER ALOHA HIGH-NECK ONE-PIECE IN BLACK, $169.95; AND AM­BER SCEATS KAIA CHOKER, $179 (DOU­BLE WRAPPED AND WORN AS BRACELET).

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.

ZIM­MER­MAN SEP­A­RATES WIDE TRI BRA IN TEX­TURED RUST, $160; ZIM­MER­MAN SEP­A­RATES CON­TRAST BIND PANT IN RUST ROSE, $95; AND RELIQUIA SIN­GLE KESHI PEARL NECK­LACE, $149.

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