Go Ask Gab: Be Beach Appropriate

July 6, 2011 at 2:18 pm , by

What IS appropriate beach attire? Does it vary by beach or who you are with? – Eileen

Two things are important when discussing swimwear and beachwear: 1. Do I feel comfortable in it? 2. Will people want to see me in it?

Whether it’s a bikini, tankini or one-piece, it really doesn’t matter as long as you are as comfortable as you could be (because let’s face it, some of us may never be comfortable in a bathing suit). Plug alert: Check out my bathing suit story for some great options.

That being said you should consider where you are going and who you are going to see. You might rock a string bikini better than Jennifer Aniston, but it would probably be better to wear a more modest two-piece at your family’s poolside BBQ. Trust me Aunt Joan doesn’t want to see your bits and pieces. When you vacation in St-Tropez — yes! Wear the tiniest suit you can possibly wear! Even go topless if you want to! (When in Rome…)

Here are my top swim related resources:

Bloomingdale’s: A department store will have a wide variety of styles for you to try on.
J. Crew: My favorite place to buy bathing suits also has summer clothes.
Echo: Tons of cover-ups and beach accessories.
Miraclesuit: When you need a tummy-sucking miracle.
Victoria’s Secret: Great for non-modest bikinis but also has a ton of maxi dresses.
Old Navy: Affordable bathing suits and easy summer dresses in all shapes and sizes.

Of course, always remember it’s summer and the most important thing is for you to have fun!

(Note: the model above is wearing this L*Space nude suit. In order to pull that baby off you will need to fly to some exotic foreign beach, have an amazing body like hers and confidence like no other!)

5 Amazing Deals on Swimwear

July 8, 2010 at 4:27 pm , by

The nation-wide heatwave might have you lunging for the nearest body of water, and luckily we’ve got fantastic deals on swimsuits for your whole family from Savings.com. Hit the beach, pool or backyard sprinkler in style.


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