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Swimwear Guide for All Body Types

18 Jun 2015 by Juliette Lim

Ladies, summer is here and it is time to hit the waters! We give you tips on choosing the best swimwear for your body type. You’re welcome! 

Large Bust

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People in this category tend to be well-endowed on top so support is the key. 

Go for:

  • Suits with underwire with adjustable straps so as to provide room for extra support, the thicker the better
  • Halters or suits with high armpits and necklines
  • Suits that have the sizing of your regular bras

Avoid:

  • Ruffles or embellishments on tops to minimise focus on your chest area
  • Triangle tops or skimpy styles which lack the support you need

Small Bust

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Probably an A or B cup, you will not need any extra support. Instead, opt for swimwear that creates an illusion of a larger chest.

Go for:

  • Bikinis with minimal coverage i.e. triangle tops, bandeaus
  • Embellished details or bold prints to enhance focus on your chest
  • Padded or push up tops to give your bust a little cleavage – if you are feeling sexy

Avoid:

  • Tops with no support

Athletic

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A toned and straighter figure with fewer curves, explore styles that will flaunt your frame and show off your toned lower half. 

Go for:

  • Tops and bottoms with prints, embellishments or ruffles to create a curvy illusion and add a feminine flair
  • Monokinis or cutouts one piece
  • Tie sides bikini bottoms

Avoid:

  • Bandeaus, boy shorts or shapeless tanks

Tummy

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Most of your weight is concentrated in the middle so if you are a little tad conscious of it, you may want to keep a look out on suits that will help mask that.

Go for:

  • High-waisted bottoms or tankini to smooth out your middle. Good news, they are super trendy right now!
  • Swimwear with shirring details which not only hides the bulge perfectly but it also creates a waistline around your stomach

Avoid:

  • Tight fitting one piece
  • Skimpy bottoms

Curvy/ Hour glass

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People in this category tend to have wider hips, thighs, fuller bust and butt. To accentuate the shape of this body type, swimwear that highlight your curves while providing the right support and coverage you need are your best friends. 

Go for:

  • Small prints or solid colors
  • Underwire bikinis for support

Avoid:

  • Monokinis
  • String tops or bottoms that accentuates your widest areas       

Pear Shape

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A little similar to curvy, people with this body shape tend to have larger hips and thighs but smaller on top. To flaunt your figure in the best way possible, try to balance your proportions while getting sufficient coverage for your lower half. You may want to focus on accenting your top half instead. 

Go for:

  • Plunging neckline or bold prints
  • Asymmetrical suits
  • Colorblocking or retro suits

Avoid:

  • Printed bottoms
  • Boy shorts which direct attention to your thighs

Straight / Boy Shape

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Skinny throughout your body, you can either go skimpy or try to create the curves you wish you had. 

Go for:

  • Ruffles or padded tops and bottoms to give your bust and butt an extra lift
  • String bikini to flaunt your slim figure

Avoid:

  • Patterns that will emphasize your straight frame i.e. vertical stripes

What kind of swimwear would you be donning this summer? Let us know in the comments box below.

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#TeenageOOTD - Something Sheer

16 Jun 2015 by Teenage

This week, the Teenage team takes on chiffon for a layered sheer look – perfect for the brutal weather we’ve been getting these days. 

ARISSA HA, DEPUTY EDITOR

This bralet is normally too revealing to wear on its own, so layering a sheer top over it is great for making the outfit more modest looking. I love how the top isn’t too sheer so it’s perfect for hot weather. 

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Bralet (worn inside) – Shopbop
Top- Feist Heist
Skirt – H&M

Necklaces – Mandy Wu
Shoes – Alexander Wang

VENETIA SNG, SENIOR WRITER

The weather can be super unforgiving these days so I opted for this light outerwear to go with my comfy dress. I like how the heather grey brings out the otherwise boring outfit and I accessorised with a thick chained necklace to add that extra oomph.

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Dress – Weekday
Outerwear – ASOS
Necklace – Taobao

Sandals – Zara

JOHANNA TEO, WRITER

Although I love these ultra-comfy faux-leather shorts, it can look a tad bottom-heavy because of its puffy shape. Pairing it with a sheer white top balances it out nicely, plus the gold embellishing adds an edge to an otherwise too casual outfit. 

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Top – Flea market
Bottom – H&M 
Shoes – H&M

CHEW HUI LING, WRITER

There isn’t anything that doesn’t go well with a sheer white button-down, and unsurprisingly, fitting it into a pair of jeans works just as well. Centering the look around two of the wardrobe’s big guns, I then reached for a pair of white platform oxfords for a sporty vibe, and a gold-toned triangle necklace to add a geometric pop to the outfit – chic yet effortless!

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Top – The Editor’s Market
Jeans – Stradivarious
Necklace – Lovisa

Shoes – Charles & Keith

#TEENAGEOOTD OF THE WEEK 

We love how Cheyenne wore her sheer top with those boots! Keep those #OOTDs coming! 

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#TeenageOOTD - Stripes

3 Jun 2015 by Teenage

VENETIA SNG, SENIOR WRITER

This is my go-to lazy dress when I’m running out of ideas of what to wear. To avoid looking too sluggish, I wore it with my favourite neoprene jacket, pearl necklace and topped it off with a felt fedora. Casual yet not too dull at the same time!

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Dress – Taobao
Jacket – Taobao
Necklace – Taobao
Hat – Urban Research
Shoes – Nike

JOHANNA TEO, WRITER

Evenly vertical stripes aren’t that flattering on my form, so I like how these stripes alternate in width for a better visual fit. I paired the top with ripped light-wash jeans to mellow out the strong (IMO) print, and added in obviously colour-coordinated bag and shoes to smoothen out the entire look. 

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Top – Flea market
Jeans – H&M 
Bag – Thrift store
Shoes – Charles & Keith

KAMILLE PANLAQUI, BUSINESS EXEC

I’m always on the go so I need to be comfy but still presentable. I’m also slim and petite so I went with horizontal stripes to give the illusion that I’m a bit wider and finished the whole look with a pair of wedges.

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Top – Esprit 
Jeans – Forever 21
Shoes – Charles & Keith

CARA WONG, EDITORIAL INTERN

Stripes are definitely my favourite type of print and I love how this striped top complements almost everything in my closet!  I chose to pair it with a quirky patterned skirt that adds a lil’ bit more character to my outfit, and rounded it off with black sandals in keeping with my overall theme of black and white. 

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Top – Topshop
Skirt – Topshop
Shoes – Korea
 

#TeenageOOTD of the week 

We love Charlyn’s take on stripes and how she managed to keep it casual with a pair of ankle boots. Keep those #OOTDs coming! 

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#TeenageOOTD - Denim

26 May 2015 by Teenage

Denim started out as utilitarian wear but let the Teenage team give you an idea of how you can put a fashionable spin on these blues (and black actually). 

ARISSA HA, DEPUTY EDITOR

As the resident ninja (#AllBlackEverything for the win) in the office, it comes as no surprise when my choice of denim is also black. Gotta love Topshop for making their Leigh jeans super stretchy so it’s comfortable to wear even though it looks tight. 

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Camisole – Topshop
Jeans – Topshop
Boots – Ann Demeulemeester
Necklace – Mandy Wu

VENETIA SNG, SENIOR WRITER

I’ve been a fan of double denim outfits since I-can’t-remember-when and when I spotted this co-ord at ASOS, I knew I had to get it. No matter if you’re dressing up with a pair of heels or dressing down with gladiator sandals, double denim makes everything look so effortlessly chic. 

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Top & Culottes – Weekday
Sunglasses – Tabao
Shoes – United Nude

JOHANNA TEO, WRITER

Honestly, this denim coat has been a love/hate purchase – I love that it isn’t too typical, but I hate that this piece is so hard to style because of it’s heavy material and slouchy lack of structure. Thus, I decided to throw it over a simple tank dress and stretch my proportions (because it’s at an dangerously unflattering length for my height) with a pair of wedged boots. One thing’s for sure though: this coat’s not coming out of my closet till cooler weather comes. 

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Outerwear – Young Hungry Free
Dress – Online
Shoes – Solestruck 

CHEW HUI LING, WRITER

There’re so many different ways you can style the utilitarian denim button-down, but when you’re running late for school/work (coughs awkwardly), you just want to keep it simple. For a casual yet put-together look, I buttoned my denim shirt all the way to the top, tucked it in my go-to black skater skirt, and cinched the outfit with a pair of neutral booties. Viola!

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Top – The Editor’s Market
Skirt – Topshop
Shoes – Online

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#SGFW: Street Style

19 May 2015 by Venetia Sng

Singapore Fashion Week might’ve ended last weekend but we are still having a fashion fever. Here are some of the best street style looks from #SGFW. 

Velda Tan dressed in DVF, we love the gingham checks!

Going to a show with your bff? Why not dress like fashion twins. 

Our local street style photographer, John Tan, looking all dapper.

How cute is that cage bag and we love that pink ensemble as well!

Beatrice Tan looking good in the fringe hem dress!

Guys looking dapper and cute at the same time with matching shoes!

Even Margaret Zhang has graced #SGFW with her electrifying fashion sense (but not before checking out Haji Lane). 

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