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Summer Style: Swimwear 2014

Light evenings, barbeques and holidays. It’s that time of year where we all panic about our summer wardrobe – particularly swimwear. A word that strikes fear into many hearts. With so much choice out there it’s difficult to know where to start. To make your bikini shopping a little less stressful this year here’s a run down of the hottest swimwear trends for summer 2014.

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Plunging Necklines
And I mean PLUNGING. This daring trend shows that one-pieces really can be sexy, with cut out effects and low backs traditional swimwear has had a serious makeover. Even the dodgy tan lines are worth it with this style, who cares when you look flawless.

This super fun and girly trend is all over the high street, and is extremely wearable with its playfulness. Also seen on the uber-sexy Victoria’s Secret Angels, you just can’t go wrong. Usually appearing in nautical colours and shapes, this is the go-to trend this summer!

Sporty bikinis with high necks were everywhere at London Fashion Week, with a good old salute to the 1980’s. The retro inspired shades of neon included green, citrus yellow, electric pink and fluorescent orange will undoubtedly complement sunkissed skin. Macramé details are also all over this trend. Don’t know what that is? Neither did we, until it emblazoned every swimsuit on the catwalks. Found on neck straps and bottoms, this technique will also be incorporated into the design too.

High-Waisted Bottoms
These 1950’s inspired retro bottoms are flattering on every body shape. Result! Available in all sorts of colours and patterns, there’s certainly enough to go round.

Bandeau Tops
Sweet and simple, you can’t go wrong! More for the small chested girls, this will draw more attention to the top part of your body.

It looks like a cover up, but we’re swimming in it. One-pieces with fringing are all the rage, with this years fringe being bigger and bolder than ever. Are you able to brave it? Yes, it looks rather cavewoman-like, but we have to admit it’s pretty cool. We’re sold!

T-shirt Bikinis
Simple shapes, but crazy patterns is the way to make a statement on the beach this Summer. It’s also makes for a great day to night transition too.

Designers are using full on crochet fabrics, and subtle details too. This adds a luxurious texture to your swimwear. In an endless array of colours, prints and patterns, it can be worn as a cover ups too! The fine detailing that goes into this fabric is completely spellbinding, and would be perfect for a bohemian beach look.

Want to accentuate your bust? This would probably be better for a lady who is smaller on top, and this bra-style bikini will instantly give you lift (to say the least), while still giving you great overall support. They can easily be worn off the beach too, as they resemble crop tops.

Just make sure you choose whatever YOU feel most comfortable and confident in – then you’re guaranteed to be the belle of any beach!


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