Summer Trends: Animal Swimwear

When we talk about animal prints we can’t help mentioning Italian fashion designer Roberto Cavalli’s collections.

He is the one who has made animalier prints trendy and classy in a world where plain-colored suits and optical-printed dresses were nearly the only two options women could choose from.

Even though Cavalli is the designer who has made animalier prints popular, many other successful stylists such as Giorgio Armani, Emilio Pucci and Yves Saint Laurent have included leopard and zebra print dresses, handbags, totes, purses, swimsuits and shoes in their collections.

As beautiful as animalier prints may be, however, it is important that you don’t make the mistake of matching leopard-print clothes and swimsuits with leopard-print accessories, or you might end up looking like a leopard yourself.

There is a very thin line between elegance and complete disaster when it comes to animalier prints, and here are the few tips you should follow when shopping for animalier-print swimwear.

First off, you should look at yourself in the mirror and analyze your complexion. If you are pale-skinned, cool-colored animal and zebra print swimsuits will surely flatter your skin tone, as long as you match them with silver, white, black or red accessories, bags and caftans.

Let’s just say that a zebra-print monokini embellished with silver jewels would result in a chic summer look, while a grayish tiger-print bikini with multi-colored accessories should be preferred by fashion-conscious women who would like to look trendy and stylish.

On the contrary, should you have a brownish skin tone, a giraffe, tiger or leopard-print swimsuit would certainly flatter your complexion, making you look as luminous as ever.

Pair your bikini, monokini or one-piece with a gold bracelet and a pair of gold earringr and rest assured you will look like a celebrity on vacation.

But let’s now focus on a very important matter: money.

Determining your budget so you know what brands you can afford is only the starting point.

If you can afford to spend more than 100, 00$ on  a swimsuit, then you should definitely go for a swimsuit by Cavalli or Victoria’s Secret. Websites like ShopStyle.com and Polyvore.com offer several designer bikinis and monokinis which you may order online and have shipped to your front door for around 70, 00$.

If, on the other hand, you don’t feel like spending more than 60, 00$ on a swimsuit, you still have a plethora of options to choose from.

If you are fit and would like to emphasize your body, for example, I suggest you go for a Brazilian-cut swimsuit, preferably an adjustable bikini, so it will mould to your body.

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