Bikinis are, without a doubt, the most confidence-requiring outfits for any season. Whether they are itsy-bitsy, full-bottom, athletic or conservative, bikinis of all types require us to hold our heads high and show off our bare bodies. While it can be intimidating to wear skin-plenty outfits, when fitted and accessorized appropriately, these pieces are absolutely stunning. After you’ve found the perfect bikini for your shape, style it up with the perfect type of summer shoe.
For each body type, there is a perfect bikini. And for each bikini type, there is a perfect shoe. Let’s explore how to pair your suit with equally flattering footwear.
The String Bikini:
This itsy bitsy design is bar far the most revealing of swimsuits, and exposes the most skin on the beach. With a bit of a tan, and a lot of confidence, string bikinis can bring attention to slim and shapely figures. With a swimsuit this revealing, consider sporting the sexy heel of espadrilles. A platform shoe with a bit of a wedge, espadrilles will give a leaner and taller look to the body. The height will also with help ease the appearance of cellulite, and make the tush and legs appear more toned.
The Bandeau Bikini with Full Brazilian Bottoms:
The bandeau bikini is simply a fancy name for the strapless top bikini. Bandeaus are best worn with full Brazilian bottoms and worn with a flat shoe. Since the strapless top requires enough effort keeping it put, it is comfort-essential to wear a sandal that doesn’t call for perfect balance. Keep the flirtatious tone of the bandeau going with a sexy flat like Steve Madden’s Shuttle. With a color like dusty gold, and some hints of custom gold jewelry like an inexpensive cocktail ring, your fabulously glamorous summer style can be taken from the beach to the boardwalk.
Tankinis are the sporty style of two-piece swimsuits. This sorta-kini covers the mid section, only slightly revealing a hint of tummy-skin. Since the tankini should be worn in a bright color or bold pattern, it is best worn with a simple, subtle flat. Tory Burch’s Printed Thora Sandal is the perfect pairing for tankinis, as it carries on the conservative look while providing both comfort and style.
Take your bikini from basic to bold with a beautiful and flattering shoe. Do your bikini style justice with shoe that best accents it and effectively amp up your summer style. And for all beach babe looks, finish off your style with a matching beach tote.