If it is a Summer Olympics year, then you are sure to find what is hot in the swimsuit fashion world. Swimwear designers know that the athletes will bring their line a lot of attention, so many request that their suits be worn. Men's swimwear changes more than you'd think from one year to the next. Divers and swimmers are always dressed in the finest brand names. Trends in women's swimwear are evident during the Olympics, too, just like tennis divas show us what's hot in athletic wear.
Who knew that The Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition could please every adult in the house? You can use this magazine as a fashion guide to this year's hot swimsuit trends. Plus, it comes out with enough advance for you to get into shape for summer. Women's swimsuit trends change every year, but here is a jump-start on this summer. Post a picture of the cover model on your refrigerator- it will aid your style and your weight loss.
This year, look for women's swimsuits to be modeled after 1950's glam. The retro look has been spotted all over Hollywood, with movie starlets opting for vintage Dior and the like. Swimwear is no exception. Polka dots, halter tops, skirted suits, you name it. The great news for many women is that plus size swimsuits look great in a retro style. Sexy women were fuller figured back then, like Marilyn Monroe and Betty Page. Everyone wins with retro bathing suits!
Looking for designer swim suits that you admired two seasons ago? No, it's not a fashion faux pas, it's retro! But where to find it when it has left all retail stores and outlets? Go online. Think of the Internet as a vintage shop for your designer swimwear shopping needs. If you've had your eye on that zebra pattern Armani wrap it's entirely possible you'll find it online or on an online auction site.
Speedos aren't strictly reserved for Olympic swimmers. In fact, the Speedo line offers a vast array of products for women, children, and men. You will also find designer accessories such as sunglasses, swimming caps, and goggles. Women have a selection of one-piece swim suits and bikinis, as well as wraps and covers. Men will have just as big of a selection in accessories… and yes, the tiny little briefs, too.
If you're a plus size man or woman and are concerned about modeling a swimsuit this season, have no fear; there are plenty of designers who make swimwear suitable and flattering for plus size women and men. Search online for plus size swimwear, or if you're comfortable with one particular designer, search for their recent swimwear designs.
|Jennifer Mathes, Ph.D.|