Take Your Trend to the Beach: Swimsuits Follow Fashion Trends
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Actually, I love to shop for bathing suit coverups and summery sundresses and beachy maxi dresses. That part is fun. However, I can't go into the pool in a long coverup because I would probably drown. Therefore, the logic of buying a bathing suit is absolute.
In my head, I know that my beautiful old swimsuit has seen better days, but in my heart, I'm afraid to try on swimsuits even in my own bedroom... so you can imagine how much I want to wear a swimsuit out in public. Eeek.
Monochrome or Color Block Swimsuits and Beachwear
Okay, black and white clothing is something that I never wear. It just doesn't seem to look good on me. I can wear black. I can wear white. But, black and white together just isn't my thing. It took me ages to figure this out. For some reason, I keep looking at the black and white in the girl's outfit on the left and wanting to add something bright to her outfit, like a bright red clutch or a red hat. Black and white clothing goes against my nature. If you're the kind of chick who can wear really, really strong reds and crayola colors... then monochrome is probably a happy trend for you
And, lots of women can wear this monochromatic style and look fabulous. But, those women probably would not look good in the colors I can wear. Or, maybe they would look fabulous in my pinks and blues and greens and I would just cry because they look good in everything.
Okay, it's not that bad. I won't cry. I have you here to help me feel pretty even when I'm not. But, I could look a hell of a lot worse for 60-freaking-years-old. (I just want a face lift and I'm scared to do it. And, I want a new body that isn't all puffed up.) But, I'll just call one of my friends, and she can talk me through this. Or... I'll drink a glass of wine. Nope, I'm kinda allergic to alcohol. Oh well. I'm a big girl. If all the other 60-year-olds can do this, so can I.
Tons of women look good in the neato, retro fashion shown in the picture above. Doesn't this remind you of something that Audrey Hepburn would wear? Oh, I left the big hat off the photo. It seems like Audrey always wore a large hat. Well, you'll have to figure out the rest of the accessories on your own.
Asian Style Prints for Beachwear
Because I grew up on the West Coast and in Hawaii, I truly love Asian-style prints and patterns. In the UK, this style is called Oriental. In France, it is Chinoiserie. But, it can also be a dreamy, floaty floral print like the style seen on Kimonos from Japan or Korea... and probably other Asian countries, but I don't know if they call their robes Kimono.
Yes, I know there's a good chance I can find a kimono-print swimsuit that's not too bright, not too muted, but jusssssst right. I'm as fussy as Goldilocks, but not quite as bad as the bratty princess in the Princess and the Pea.
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