Wednesday, 11 November 2009

Body - Choosing the right swim wear to suit you!

Its the holiday season and if you have got your tickets booked for a year end resort holiday then make sure that you get the right swim wear to lounge around in. Bikini, one piece, tankini or what ever you decide on, it should disguise those love handles or (on the converse) accentuate those abs that you have trained so hard for.  

Cecile Chappey, JOG’s South East Asia Manager gives you some practical and useful tips in looking for the right swimsuit. 

Q: I want to hide my tummy.
A: Wear a one-piece swimsuit rather than a bikini, preferably a draped one around the tummy area to disguise any flab.

Q: I have short legs and want them to look longer?
A: Choose a high-cut bottom especially on the thighs. The openings on the thighs will make them look longer.

Q: I am big breasted, what suits me best without looking vulgar?
A: Choose a swimsuit with a frame under the breast. It will shape your bust-line by lifting and supporting to define your shape.

Q: I want to look more buxom and sexy as I have small breasts.
A: Go for a halter-top triangle top bikini or suit. The triangles will cover only your breast and it will look sexy AND natural! Of course opt for tops with padding or push-ups.

Q: I want to draw attention away from my bottom?
A: Avoid short and low-rise bottoms. If you want to draw the attention away from it, you better cover it!

Q: I have a wide back and swimmer’s shoulders?
A: Make sure that you avoid back-less pieces – and bring the attention to your lower half. Choose bikini bottoms that have lots of colour and print and accents at the hips such as ties, belts and sashes. Wide shoulder straps and square necklines can make you look fabulous.

Q: My back is so bony and skinny, what suits me?
A: Play with back-less pieces and go wild with accessories on suits: rings, jewels, ties and bows are all good things for you. Try horizontal stripes and super bright colours as orange, fuchsia or turquoise.

Q: When are prints suitable? For what kind of body type or skin colour?
A: Prints hide your imperfections as compared to solid colours. Bright and light solid colours are only for those with great bodies. If you’ve got a great body, get a white suit! Don’t wear a horizontally striped suit if you’re heavy. Horizontal stripes on the top of a suit will make a small bust look bigger. If you have dark skin, almost every print and colour will look good on you! If you have a pale skin, avoid light prints and colours like black which make the contrast very obvious. 

Q: If I am ‘big" and want to look less heavy should I choose a tankini or a one piece and what shapes do you recommend, in what colours?
A: I don’t recommend tankinis for big girls as I would be afraid that the top goes up when you swim. Look for one-piece swimsuits with some structure in the bust, such as soft foam cups or at least, a shelf bra. Wide shoulder straps will also be much more comfortable than thin, spaghetti straps. A deep V neckline will look very good on you, probably in dark solid colours.  

Good news if you are shopping for the right suit as JOG Swimwear is having their first private sale at the British Club in Singapore at their fair on 24 and 25 November 2009 from 10am to 5pm. Women’s swimsuit sizes range from 36 to 46 (French sizes) and the girls pieces from 4 to 16 years old.

Whilst you are at the Fair, pick up fashion, home furnishings and all your Christmas gifts on sale.

Event: JOG Swimwear Private Sale
Date: 24 and 25 November 2009
Time: 10am to 5pm
Venue: The British Club, 73 Bukit Tinggi Road

- Elaine


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