NEW Swimwear Trends For Everybody Type!!
Hey Guys, it is starting to heat up out there and for some of you this might have you digging into your bathing suit drawer looking at the disarray of old suits! It’s always nice to have a new one, it’s fun to put a bit of pep in your step as you head to the beach, lake or pool. I’ve found some great suits that won’t break the bank! Enjoy ❤️🌞
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Swimmer trends. I get asked about it all the time. It's so fun. Whether you love or hate swimwear, at some point during spring, summer, on a vacation, you're going to put on a bathing suit. So I'm going to help you break it down what are the types of bathing suits that are best for your body type and what are the trends out there so that you can put on something that you really love, that you feel like it's trendy, that works for you.
Welcome you guys. Welcome back to Secrets of A Stylist. For those of you who don't know me, my name's Kim. I'm a fashion stylist. And for those of you who do, welcome back. So excited to see you guys. I feel like I get to hang out with like a bunch of friends every time I posted a video. Cause you guys all talked to me and I'd want to tell you that I love you and I love your comments.Read more....
I'm actually gonna post some on my Instagram so that you guys can see all the amazing things that you've shared. I love it.
So I'm going to get into the video. I'm going to let you know, I'm going to start with the trends first because that's kind of easiest. It's like the, you know, biggest thing. And then two as towards the end, I'm going to go through each body type and the type of suits that work for you, so you can incorporate the trends into the type of suit that works for you.
So one of the biggest trends out there right now is very nineties. It's black and white. So I think black and white is actually fairly consistent to be cool and looks really classy and swimwear. If you're really a classic person, a black and white is the safest bet for you. You are always going to look good.
So I actually grabbed a fantastic swimsuit. Before I move on talking about this bathing suit, I want to talk about this brand. Because they reached out to me. The brand is called Purpleshe. They reached out to me probably a year ago. At the time, I didn't really feel like it was a fit for me.
Also, I was like, maybe I don't really want to try a bathing suite in front of the camera. Um, and so, but they were great. Um, they each reached out again. I let them know of like, why don't you send me some suits cause I'm very cautious about who I work with. Send me some suits. I'll try them on. If I love them, I'll talk about them. I just made no promises.
Anyway, the suits arrived. I'm not kidding you guys. I. I don't think I've been this impressed in a really, really long time. I get approached by a lot of people, a lot of brands, and I'm always a little like, I never really know what to expect when it arrives. The quality in these pieces. They fit. The fit and the cut is like some of my $300 bathing suits and higher.
These bathing suits are so well done. The material. The cut. The quality. This one actually has cups in it. I tried it on, I was blown away. You can wear this if you're someone that feels like you can't really wear a strapless. It's a beautiful bathing suit for you. You have so much coverage. It gives a little peekaboo through here. It's got a high cut in the legs.
Oh. I'm dying. Like I really, I am so grateful that they did send them and that I know about the brand because now I can share it. So Purpleshe did give a code. It's KimXO, they ship really quickly and the price point is under a hundred dollars for a whole suit. Some of them were like $45 I don't know.
It blows my mind because I have never seen suits that are so price efficient that are so high quality ever. I kid you not. So I just want to give a few bathing suit specifics. These bathing suits from Purpleshe are all double lined, so this is just not one thin piece of material. There's actually two.
Something else I like about it. It almost feels like a microfiber and there is no seeming along the edge. You know those nude like underwear that you want to wear under tight outfits. That's what it looks like on the bottom. It's just so impressive.
Okay, so we're talking about trends. Back to the trends. I digress. Because I got excited about the bathing suit, but black and white, very classy. Just so you know, this is a medium. I ordered it a medium by accident. I meant it to be a small, it fit me in the top, and it's just a little bit big in the bottom. So I'm 5'4. Um, but I do have a larger chest. And so when ordering these bathing suits, you just want to accommodate for that. So I ordered medium and large tops and small bottoms.
One of the next trend is Tie Dye. I saw this on REVOLVE. This is tie dye from L space. I loved the color. So if you're not, if you're like, Ooh, tie dye, that's too bright for me and it's a trend. You don't really want to go there. I ordered the gray and white because it's not so in your face, but it's still really cool.
I loved this one. I'm going to tell you what I liked about it. I ordered a medium top. But it has lacing in the back. So if it doesn't fit or you're a little unsure, you can actually make it bigger. A smaller. For me, I was actually thinking about my daughter because a lot of times I don't keep things that for that long.
Um, so I was like, well, I can wear this and then she can wear it because she can make it smaller. Then I ordered extra small bottoms and they're high rise. How cute are these. They fit amazing. It was completely perfect. So just to contrast the suit that I was just showing from Purpleshe, they actually have stitching on the sides.
So if you're someone that doesn't want your bathing suit to dig in, just just to give you that awareness. The Purpleshe one before has kind of no edging. This has more edging. I love it. It works for me. But when you're doing that, think of, um, maybe ordering up a size just in case, because you really don't want it to cut into your body.
So this bathing suit, absolutely love, totally killer. And, um, it's by L space and I got it on REVOLVE.
Okay, so the next trend is Tangerine. So if you're like somebody who's like, woo, I'm not thinking, I'm not a tangerine lady. I actually saw this suit again on Purpleshe and I noticed it had accents of tangerine. I love that.
Another one of the trends that it embodies is that seventies floral print. That's also a trend. So it kind of incorporated both trends. Again, I'm not really a print person. But I saw this. I'm like, that is so pretty. So this I ordered, what is this top? Oh, this is a small top. It's a small, and actually it fit me and I really liked the fit.
And then the bottoms, I think I made an accident. These bottoms, they're a medium. I messed it up. I needed a medium top and small bottles, but these are medium. They did fit me. I'm just going to get them taken in a bit on the sides, but the soft sides, they don't dig in. They're really high rise. This bathing suit like 11 out of 10. Love it. So that's the trend. Send these flowers tangerine.
The next trend, swimwear trend that I'm seeing out there, Stripes. And it's like, is it really a trend if it's plastic as well? I'm not sure, but stripes are always so classy. If you're thinking about summer down the beach, you're in California or you're heading away. I'm on holiday stripes are so great.
And this one again is from Purpleshe. Let me see what I'd got. What size? Um, medium. Okay. So I did order the medium top. I didn't find too much of a difference between the medium and small top. They both fit me. Um, and then the bottoms that I picked out are reversible. Again, high rise, reversible bottoms. And this fabric feels like microfiber fabric.
I can't even believe it. Like I just am so, so impressed. Um, and again, the cut on the legs is just so well done. It's sometimes really hard for swimwear manufacturers to get it right for every body type. I really feel like these guys have really taken great care in the cut. So anyway, it's stripes as the trend. Um, and again, this one's from Purpleshe. KimXO for a discount.
Another trend in bathing suits is textured material. So I ordered this one. I got in from Purpleshe, but, um, I ordered this one. I loved the scallop edges. It reminded me of, um, Merissa swim. I actually met them when they first started. I have a few of their bikinis. They're gorgeous.
So it has that very classic look. It's a one piece. It's high rise on the legs. It is so stunning. I ordered this one on the wrong size. It's a medium. It's too big for me. Um, I feel like they fit on the larger side or true to size. So as I'm going through this, I'm kind of realizing that something about the back.
So if you need to change the sizing, you can actually pull it in. So I wouldn't worry too much. Again, all of these bathing suits are double lined. There is, um, pads in the chest area, like just a truly gorgeous product. So one piece is trending and the textured material of this one has the texture material. I absolutely love it. A total classic.
The next trend that's out there is leopard. I am a leopard lover. Um, I love the animal. I love print. And the zebra is really trending too, but I don't know, I always lean towards leopard. For me, it's like more of a classic. So again, it's the age old debate. Is it a trendy, or is it a classic?
I always think of leopard as classic, but I love this bathing suit. So this one I actually got in Maui. This is from Emory. Emory is the brand and they do amazing job. They are in a store in Maui in one layer. They have their own store. They also have clothing. I'll leave a link to them down below. I wore this as a bra too under a shirt because I loved it and it's actually so comfortable.
This cut I love. So this one is not, it does not have any ability to adjust. There is no adjusting in the back. It fits if it fits. I got the large. So I find that they, the tops for them fit small. Um, and I, I really feel like they're more made for if you have a smaller chest, they look amazing. They're beautiful women. They design and make all the stuff themselves.
So anyway, leopard again, the soft sided bottoms. These bottoms I got in a small. So cute. I've worn this. This is a year old and I love it. It's probably one of my favorite goatees and again, I can wear this also as a bra. Where are you at the top? So leopard is a trend for you.
So let's move on from trends. Those are the trends. Keep those in mind. Be inspired. But now I'm going to move on to body types. Okay?
Inverted triangles, I'm talking to you. That's me. I have wide shoulders and a smaller hips and a smaller bottom. So bathing suits that look fantastic on you. If you love your shoulders, if you have great square shoulders and really nice arms. Bathing suits that are great for you are strapless.
So if you're listening to me and you're like, I have a big chest, I can't do that. I wear strapless all the time. The one that I just showed you that adjusts from L space is amazing. So don't be afraid to try on a strapless or a holter. The holter bathing suits are fantastic. You really want to show off your shoulders.
And down below, I always thought that I needed to a smaller bottom. You actually want to try and go for a bigger bottom. Give yourself some weight down below to weight to give yourself a balance. But show off your shoulders, strapless and Holter and inverted triangles. Those are the biddings. It's for you.
Moving on. If you have fantastic legs and those are your best features. This is going to be easy for you because all of the cuts have gone back to the nineties now and it's really high cut. So those are the bathing suits for you. You want to emphasize your legs. So grab one of those one pieces from Purpleshe, order it online because it doesn't cost that much and the quality's amazing.
Try that on and to show off your legs. It covers your stomach. A lot of them really cover a lot of your chest. A beautiful piece for you. So any high cut bathing suit, it's the best thing to show off your legs.
If you have a hourglass body type, your waist is one of your best assets. You will have the most luck with everything because you are a very balanced body type.
However, the bathing suits that are trending, there's someone's like really cool belts. I could never wear that because the waist is not my highlight. But, um, I love them. So some of the bathing suits with belts, anything with a really high waisted. So that tie dye bathing suit that I just showed you. If you have a tiny waist, that bathing suit actually really highlights a waste because it comes right up to the belly button and hugs in. So anything high-waisted is fantastic for you, for the hourglass body type.
Apples out there, you want to stick to one of your best feature areas, which is usually your chest. So one of those one piece would be fantastic for you.
A Holter is great for you. You can highlight your chest as much or as little as you want. That black one with the, um rushed edging from Purpleshe is amazing. You can tie it up tighter. You can make it tighter or looser in the back. It's high cut on the legs. It's going to show you off. You can cinch it in as much as you want.
Rushing is fantastic. Anything with angular lines or block coloring really breaks things up. It hides where your actual waste is. If you use blocking and rushing, those are great options for you. If you have a big chest, triangle bathing suits are amazing for you. I love the tank top style. Those are amazing.
If you have an athletic body type, that means you are straight up and down. You are amazing. A lot of models have this body type and it is beautiful. I think that has a lot of flow. So there's some beautiful pieces out there that have a lot of ruffles. So that gives you some curves. It gives you some movements, some emotion.
I love those bathing suits. Those are fantastic for you. So you can try those on. Some of them hang off the shoulder. That gives you kind of like, again, a little bit of movement. You're looking for any type of bathing suit that has some flow.
So anyway, I hope that you guys enjoyed this video. I've gone through all of the trends, all of the colors, and everything that's right for your body type. If you have any questions, reach out to me in the comments down below. Also, everyone out there comment in the comments below to each other. Your favorites, a favorite brand that works for your body type is super helpful, or just say hi to me and tell me what country you're from because I love hearing that.
I love you guys all and I will see you on the next video.
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It was so great to work with her, and I look forward to the next time :)
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