There was a time, not very long ago in fact, that if you attempted to wear your swimsuit as part of an evening or even a daytime ensemble, you would undoubtedly be asked two questions. The first question would be, “Are you wearing your BATHING SUIT?” The follow up question would be, “WHY?!!!”
Thank goodness that those oppressive, fashion dictates have become a thing of the past. The lines have become so completely blurred as to what is considered appropriate attire versus what isn’t, we’re experiencing a veritable fashion free for all.
Now you can darn well dress however you please, within limits of course. If you need a bit of guidance in the “don’t even think about it,” dressing department just Google the name, Bai Ling. Wearing swimsuits as street-wear not only provides you with fabulous looks, it increases your potential wardrobe combinations exponentially. Beaded Bracelets
A plunging one piece suit, worn with either a pair of cigarette pants or a pencil skirt and stilettos is about as sultry as you can get. If you need to tone things down a bit, a one piece suit, worn with a sarong, a light blazer and heels is a wonderful way to look exotic without baring more skin than the occasion might call for.Cutout Pump
Classic tank suits with cut-off, denim shorts and espadrilles always looks fresh. Thanks to the body-suit type fit of your top, you won’t have to spend the day tucking it back in either. A ruffled bandeau with a maxi skirt, topped off with a denim or even a light leather jacket, is unexpected, yet perfect!
High-waisted bikinis worn under sheer dresses give you some exposure without the “I see London, I see France,” reaction that lingerie inspires. For casual looks, the combination of tan or white board shorts with a chambray shirt and a pair of white Via Spigas or Jack Purcells is as chic as it is comfortable.
“The sun shines everywhere, not just at the beach.” ~ Brande RoderickPhotography: Grace Elaine/ MakeUp: Karl Sanchez