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{what to wear} Beach Day for the Bikini Lover

  Friday, July 6, 2012 at 7:30 AM   |    Post a Comment     Tagged:,,, 
Yesterday I showed a few ways to style a one-piece for the beach, but today is all about rocking the bikini.  Some people say you have to be rail thin to wear a bikini, but I am of the mindset that if you have the confidence you should go for it!  But you do need to keep in mind your body type, if you are really curvy I would stay away from the string bikini and go for a more supportive version.  Below are a few examples of the different types of bikinis you can try!

A simple string bikini is one of the more popular types.  This one comes complete with a fun parrot print, and a nice low price tag! For this bikini I opted for a crochet cover up so you could see peeks of the bikini underneath.
Pictured: Zara Bikini (top & bottom), Zimmermann Coverup, K. Jacques Sandals, Oliver Peoples Sunglasses

You can't go wrong with a classic black bikini! I paired this one with acute leopard print sundress for the perfect boardwalk look!  You can even switch the sandals for heeled ones and go out on the town!
Pictured: Melissa Odabash Bikini, Zimmermann Sundress, Tibi Sandals, Marc by Marc Jacobs Aviators

A pretty floral bikini is another great option. I like this bikini because it is a more unique floral and not the bright Hawaiian style you always find on the beach. For this suit I found a solid coverup that pulled one of the colors out of the print.
Pictured: Zimmermann Bikini, Thayer Coverup, Tory Burch Flip Flops, Yves Saint Laurent Cat Eye Sunglasses

[I must be on a Zimmermann kick, but what can I say, it's nice stuff!]

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Loves to get bargains on clothes and is obsessed with Harry Potter. By day she is a freelance graphic and web designer. She also has a slight obsession with movies.

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  1. My favourite is the third one. Love the colors! I went crazy this year and bought 7 new bikinis that I will happily wear on vacation in two weeks. :-) Have a wonderful weekend! xo, Christina

  2. such an adorable series of looks!
    i like the 2nd one. love that flowy dress!


  3. the second suit is wicked cute. I love the retro vibe.

  4. That burgundy wrap is beyond gorgeous! I hope you're having an amazing trip.

    Courtney ~

  5. that entire first set? YEAH THAT!

  6. Totally in agreement about Zimmermann - their stuff is great! I love the leopard coverup! Such a cute way to dress up a black bikini! :)

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  7. I love bikinis. Ever since I transitioned from the one-piece, I can't stop wearing them.
    Twitter: @GlamKitten88

  8. I adore the idea of a crochet cover-up. So chic and summery! Your advice and suggestions are spot on!


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