One bikini does not fill all

I recently read on a blog that “this summer we will be wearing 50s-shaped bikinis”. False. Thank God, we can still wear whatever we want. Especially considering that swimwear is the closest to naked we will appear in public, it’s even more important to feel good about how we look. Jets and Seafolly SS 2011-12 collections are in shops already, and offer a good variety of styles to fit all body types. Here are some!

Vivid stripes like these scream ‘pool party’, ‘fruit salad’ and ‘beach towel’. Strapless bandeau bra is better for cups up to a C size. (Seafolly)
Good coverage and so chic, in our favourite slimming colour (black), this style fits all except those who need a strong-support bra. (Seafolly)
The practical triangle in tropical print is revisited by Jets with interesting contrast strings.
The timeless elegance of this minimal style in navy offers good coverage and support. Suitable for every body shape and age bracket. (Jets)
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Here we have a good combination of curves-enhancing properties: floral pattern, round-shaped bra with bow in the centre and ruffle on hips. Great for petite, small-cupped and superskinny. (Seafolly)
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For more coverage on your hips and focus on your décolletage, this olive-green shiny bikini is particularly flattering for blondes. (Seafolly)

Jewellery – More than words

This jewellery might or might not make a change in the world, but it will definitely make your day. Italian designer Linda Arietti sources the best quality brass and silver, and shares an artisan with nothing less than fashion maison Louis Vuitton. Her jewellery goes beyond the already seen “love, peace and joy”and carries strong and loud messages, more in touch with the metropolitan lifestyle. Wear them as personal mantra or as message to someone else. Personal favourite: the “Stupid” bangle. Online shop with worldwide shipping on http://www.li-lo.it/

Li.lo Stupid cuff

Li.lo help yourself bangle

Li.lo cross earring

Li.lo anchor earring

 

 

 

Bags – the clutch effect

To make a show-stopping entrance you don’t need much more than a great-fitting black dress, heels, and one of these clutches.
Keep it under your arm if you want to drive attention to your chest and face, hold it down next to your hips if you’re more confident about the lower part of your body.
Leather, canvas or acrylic, here you have my favourites from SS 2011.

Prada stripy purse

Furla see-through clutch

Hermes lime green leather clutch

Jimmy Choo purse

Sass & Bide purse

Chanel black and white handbag