Suit up in a flattering way
It’s a classic problem — love the beach, hate the beachwear. Itty-bitty bikinis are great for the models who wear them in the magazines, but what do us mere mortals do to hide those flaws that are so easily covered up in the winter months? Jodhi Meares, founder and creative director of tigerlily swimwear, and Amelia Stanley, head designer for the company, told us how to lift the misery out of bathing suit season and get us ready for some fun in the sun.
Rock a one-piece: Thanks to cutouts and elegant styles, one-piece bathing suits are no longer the dowdy. “A one-piece is always really elegant,” Meares said. “It really accentuates a woman’s body and her waist.”
Flatter your bust: Women with smaller busts should go big on prints and frills. Ladies with larger chests should choose suits with small geometric patterns and prints. “Embrace your body,” Stanley said. “Embrace your curves.”
Get a spray tan: A sun-kissed complexion is always flattering, but we all know how dangerous the sun can be. “A good fake tan goes a long way,” Stanley said. Opt for a spray tan to get that back-from-the-beach glow, without the nasty UV rays.
Suits by tigerlily are sold at Azaleas (223 E. 10th St., 212-253-5484).