The summer is coming very soon, I’m sure most of us are preparing for it by working on our tans or shopping for new swimwear. However, some of these can also make us love and hate them at the same time! Here’s a list of 8 things that make you love and hate swimwear:

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  1. Strapless Swim Wear

I am one huge hater when it comes to strapless suits. It makes me feel insecure sometimes because my bust size fluctuates now and then due to weight gain/loss, so taking off my strap will just put my whole breast area out there in the open.

Other than that, if I do choose to use this kind of swimwear now since they’re available in a lot of designs and looks good on most people, I make sure to wear a skirted bottom or a sarong. It makes me feel less exposed plus it’s easier for me to walk around when I use this kind of swimwear.

  1. One Piece Swim Suits

Let’s just say that not all piece swimsuits are cute. Some can be frumpy, you just need to know what style works best with your body type and have the confidence to pull them off convincingly! For example, if you have a shorter torso with longer legs, you’ll want to avoid horizontal stripes for the swimsuit not to make you look even shorter especially with an elongated neckline.

Also with a high waist bottom, the higher hips will draw more attention to your legs that may or may not be slim looking. I suggest going with something that has thin horizontal stripes combined with an asymmetrical neckline for best results.

  1. Floppy Hats

They look so cute on top of everyone’s head, but what about the person who needs to wear them over their curlers and wet hair? The floppy hats can get in the way of our everyday life! However, if you love it so much and want nothing more than to bring it along with you everywhere you go, why not consider using a bandana instead?

It’s less cumbersome to carry around plus they come in many different designs and colours too! Just make sure that your hair is dry when worn underneath a floppy hat, I suggest going to the beach with your hair already dry or washing it before putting on a bandana.

  1. Sarongs

Sarongs are useful especially if you’re using a one-piece swimsuit. It gives you a chance to wear a cute dress instead! Also, unlike most one-pieces they can make you look instantly slimmer and taller esp if worn over high waist bottoms which is a very flattering style of swimwear for anyone who doesn’t like showing too much skin.

You can either buy one online such as this adorable wavy striped sarong. If you’re crafty, try making your sarongs from a large rectangular piece of fabric by following this easy how-to guide.

  1. Metallic Swim Suits

This one’s not exactly a love and hate situation for me, but it can be if you choose the wrong metallic swimsuit! They come in so many different styles and designs that sometimes we just get so lost choosing between them, don’t we?

For example, some can look classy while others on the other hand are more daring and on the verge of being tacky. It all depends on your skin tone and on what kind of mood you’re trying to pull off that day when deciding which metallic swimwear to go with.

  1. Cardigans

It’s a good idea to have a cardigan with you when going poolside or beachfront, but having too many of them can be bad as well! You don’t want to end up wearing something similar all the time right?

I suggest bringing at least three different types of swimwear cardigans with you and maybe three other accessories such as belts, chunky necklaces and other headpieces. This way you’ll always look unique every day even if it means a slight change in your accessory or footwear choices.

  1. Sarong Scarf Dresses

These are great for those who love the idea of sarongs but find them to be cumbersome especially during wind days! Plus they come in so many different materials, shapes and sizes that you will never be out of fashion even if you wear the same dress combination all summer long. The best part about it is that they look nice with flats or heels, esp when worn over swim trunks!

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