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Whether you’re an LTS (that’s Long Tall Sally, don’t you know), a classic pear or an apple, there is a bikini out there that is just right for your shape. The key to looking good in a bikini is knowing what styles suit you best and which ones should be avoided at all costs!
The good news is that styles for summer 2012 cover literally all bases so with a bit of searching you’re bound to find something that will suit you perfectly.
One of the most popular styles for the summer is the bandeau bikini which is ideal for anyone who doesn’t like tell-tale tan lines on their shoulders. The strapless bandeau is great for anyone with a smaller bust who doesn’t need much support, but not ideal if you have more to love in the bosom department! You’ll end up pulling the bikini top up all day, which is not the way to spend a relaxing holiday.
Bigger busted ladies should opt for an underwired bikini, which will give just as much support as your bra and balance out your shape. This season underwired bikinis are available in a range of stunning designs and colours including this year’s must haves – tropical flowers and butterfly prints.
Triangle styles are also very popular again for 2012 and are ideal if you have a small to medium sized bust but don’t want a bandeau. Triangle tops work well with pretty much any style brief so if you think this will suit you then make sure you choose briefs that will enhance the shape of your lower half. If you have slim thighs then high leg briefs look great and will make your legs look long and lean. If you have more muscular thighs or if you’re not quite happy with the shape of them then opt for a slightly lower cut brief, which will help give you a more balanced silhouette.
Tummies can be a problem area for lots of women, particularly after babies, which is why the tankini was invented! This vest style top gives you the best of both worlds, covering up your tummy but giving you the flexibility of a two-piece. This year tankinis are all about bright bold patterns and colours, so if this is the style you’re going to go for, have fun and choose a print that will make you stand out for all the right reasons.
It’s the best job of the day. Watching proudly while your daughter says her vows and enjoys the best day of her life, but it is a job. As the mother of the bride you’ll play a massive role in the success of the day. You’ll have been planning for months (or even years!) and there’s been so much to do, but it’s not the time to get overwhelmed. It’s time to enjoy.
Here is our all important mother of the bride checklist.
You’ve been there since day one making sure your daughter will look radiant in her dress on her big day, but there’s also your outfit to plan. Mother of the bride dresses should be chic, stylish and just that little bit glam. After all, after your daughter all eyes will be on you!
Your dress has to be perfect, but your whole outfit needs to work. Important things to think about are the colour of your outfit – it’s important to tone with the colour scheme for those all important photos. If you want to opt for a hat, great, but remember it’s no longer a must.
Have a shrug or bolero on hand in case the weather takes a turn for the worse and remember to wear your shoes in. You’re going to be on your feet most of the day mingling with guests when they arrive and you don’t want blisters on your mind!
The big day
You’re the calming influence here. Whilst the bridesmaids may be flapping around the bride it’s your role to keep things calm and ticking over. If any last minute nerves start to appear, keep her relaxed and remind her of just how special this day is going to be.
The morning of the wedding is unlikely to be without any teething problems, always keep in mind those little details that make it perfect. Plan these in advance and make sure everything is there on the day.
During the service
This may be the first time you leave your daughter’s side on the day. Remember as the mother of the bride you’ll be the last to take her seat in the church, being escorted down the aisle by one of the ushers.
During the ceremony, it’s time to keep your make up in check if the tears start to flow. There are official duties too including witnessing the signing of the register. Leaving the church you’ll walk alongside the groom’s father, behind the best man and chief bridesmaid.
At the reception
The bride’s parents are the official hosts. You’ll need to be present to greet guests on their arrival as well as mingling throughout the reception. This is the time to relax a little, and most importantly enjoy the special day, it’ll be over all too quickly.
My height is 5”3’ and I’m a bit small which makes it hard for me to find the perfect jeans. It usually fails me to find nice tailored jeans and realized that I should cut its length to fit my size. It’s rare that I could find the right one from local stores. Sigh…
For women whose height is just like me, finding the right jeans is not just about the length as we can always cut it. For me, three of the most important considerations are comfort, style and fit which will define my figure and make me look like a little bit taller.
More often than not, stores that offer various brands are ideal places to go since they have variety of styles and cuts that suit different body types. And Womens G Star Raw jeans from Box Clothing is just the one for me. I usually find their jeans to look good on me. My aunt is a nurse in UK and she brought me a couple of G star jeans the last time she went home. And I just loved it – from the materials used to design to fit.
I can say that there are no other ideal ways to find the perfect jeans than trying it on and walking with it. And my answer to the question in the title of this post… yes! I’m glad I found the perfect one for me. My aunt already knows my size and she knew that I would love to have G Star jeans as a gift on her next vacation!