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#FashionCrush: Look “Beach Chic” with Chantelle!

Summer is just around the corner ladies!! And you all know what that means…. bikini shopping time!

Don’t know about you but bikini shopping used to be my least favourite. Only because I never knew which style to buy, what the trends were, which shape would suit my body type  etc… But over the years and after hours spent reading blogs & articles, I think I have worked out who should wear what when it comes to swim suits…

SO, when I received the deets on luxury French brand Chantelle swimwear collection (yes they do swim suits too!!), I thought this would be a perfect time to share my inside secrets! For those of you who don’t know Chantelle, it is just an amazing brand, their underwear are beautifully made and are designed to flatter your feminine form PLUS they offer a wide range of sizes which is great!

So, which bikini should you look for to suit your shape? Well here it goes:

Svelte/Petite

Lucky gals! You lot can pretty much wear any style you like! If you want to highlight your chest, go for an alter neck top with added details to draw attention to your curves! Bottom-wise you can actually get away with any style! I’d stay away from the boy-shorts type of thing as they can look at little… well boyish! Here’s a little inspiration:

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Curvy/Hourglass

For the more ‘voluptuous’ of gals (I fit in that category too so know what it’s like, believe me!) I’d go with high waisted bottoms and under-wired bra. The high waisted bottom will be sure to keep your curves in check whilst smoothing out any bumps & lumps around the hips. The structured bra will give you that extra bit of support and be sure to have you looking smokin’ hot!! Just make sure to get yours properly fitted!

You can also try a one-piece swimsuit which are super chic this Summer! Personally, one-pieces just don’t fit me. I always find they hide my hourglass shape but you can try it out, you might be surprised!

Here are some ideas:

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Boyish/Athletic

Now you athletic gals may wanna add a bit of definition around your waist and create a more ‘curvy’ silhouette! How do you do that? Well, you highly your chest with a fab alter neck top and get a pair of tie-up bottoms! So feminine & fab!

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You can check out  Chantelle beachwear range  at Galeries Lafayette in Dubai – UAE, and K-Lynn stores in Beirut – Lebanon!

Now you’ll excuse me but I’ve gotta go pick my summer hols bikini… see you on the beach… looking chic of course!

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