March 6, 2013 by ginafashionistar
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With the winter finally starting to draw to a close, it’s time to start thinking about what you’re going to be wearing for the rest of the year. Granted, it might seem a little premature to start planning what you’re going to throw on when you hit the beach – indeed, the prospect of actually hitting the beach still feels a bit remote at the moment – but to be prepared is crucial if you really want to make yourself stand out from the crowd. This is why it’s worth considering what the trends for summer 2013 might be while you still have time to beat everyone else to the punch.
An article from eHow.com notes that there are some age-old rules about beachwear which you really need to bear in mind ahead of the summer season. It points out that the most important thing you need to do is ensure you choose beachwear which is suited to your individual body type. Those of you with pear body shapes may be better off opting for solid colour swimsuits, while apple shapes are most flattered by swimsuits which have a bit of detail around the hip area. Darker coloured swimsuits tend to look slimming, and attract rather less attention than an array of colours or eye-catching designs. While vertical stripes also help to make you look slimmer and taller, horizontal stripes may make you look rather wider than you actually are.
Another eHow.com article also stresses the importance of choosing beachwear which suits your body type. Women with hourglass shapes are perhaps the most versatile, and anything from bikinis to one-piece suits is likely to suit them. However, it’s important to have an idea of just which types of clothing are likely to suit you by the time you get down to the beach. It should go without saying that decent summer weather can be something of a rarity depending on how lucky we are that season – so when the sun does come out, it’s all the more important to make sure you really make the most of it. That doesn’t mean you should be afraid to experiment, of course, but it helps to have an idea of which beach outfits are likely to flatter your figure most.
It’s also always handy to equip yourself with the appropriate accessories for a day at the beach. Hats are particularly useful for shielding you from the sun, but you should make sure you choose the trendiest hat for the occasion. Large floppy hats are always in fashion, and if you suit a hat which protects your neck and shoulders as well as your head and ears then it could be worthwhile to invest in one. You might also want to ensure you take a coverup or high waisted shorts with you, as these can be very useful when you’re looking for something to wear on your way back to the hotel. Loungewear – such as a simple linen dress, for example – is ideal if you’re looking to spend an evening at the beach, or perhaps if you’re planning on taking a boat trip.