Posts Tagged ‘bikini advice’

Puckered Stitching Adds Backside Definition

Tuesday, April 19th, 2011

Bikini Fitting Advice

Puckered stitching is a hot, new trend seen more and more these days.  Often called a “scrunch” bikini, it gets its name from placement of strategic puckered stitching which can enhance particular areas by creating more dramatic curves.  For example, in the bikini seen above the puckered stitch down the backside of the bikini bottom helps the fabric to nicely hug her natural curves.  The contour detailing gives the appearance of lift and definition to the rear while the high-cut back show off your sexy cheeks, too.

With a bikini bottom that fits this closely, take extra care to follow sizing instructions from the designer.  Improper fit can ruin even the best bikini designs!  Too big, and it will slide around on you.  Too small, and it will pinch into you creating unsightly little bulges.  Ensuring the fabric lays nicely flat against your skin will help alleviate both of these pesky problems.

Add some shine!

Monday, August 23rd, 2010

If you want to wear a bikini that stands out but don't want to go for all the obvious embellishments suggested in the previous post, there are still other options! Metallic bikinis are becoming popular styles on the beach and it's clear to see why. These metallic styles pack some serious shine and attract attention in a more subtle way. You can stick to wearing a simple style like a string bikini but forgo the textured trims and accents – lots of style without the fuss and muss.

If you want an even shinier look, there are hologram bikinis. The fabric on these create a super glossy, lacquered look that really shines in the sunlight. If you want to go for a mega-shine look, check out a hologram bikini.

Bikini Care Tips

Monday, August 9th, 2010

You can try on dozens of different bikinis before you finally find the perfect one. It's the right color, the fit is amazing and the thing just makes you look good. Now that you've finally found the best bikini ever, it's time to take care of it so that it can last for as long as you need it to.

There are two things you need to know about bikinis: they don't like chemicals and they don't like heat. Continued exposure to these two things will speed up how quickly your bikini wears out. With this in mind, rinse out your bikini whenever you can. Many public beaches have outdoors showers that let you rinse off sand and saltwater. Simply rinsing off the saltwater or chlorine can do wonders in extending the life of your suit.

When you do change out of your bikini and it's still wet, don't wrap it up in a towel. The moisture from the suit will get trapped in the towel and generate heat which can degrade the elastics in the fabric. It's always best to let your bikini air dry. Never put it in a dryer.

To clean your bikini, don't even think about putting it in the washing machine, not even in a lingerie bag on the Delicate cycle. Always wash by hand with mild soap and warm water. Again, hang it up to dry.

Most women are familiar with the fuzz that starts to build up on the butt. This happens when you sit on the edge of the pool or on the steps. The rough surface snags onto the fabric and, over time, fuzz starts to show on your suit. To prevent that from happening to your favorite bikini, try sitting on a towel instead.