Sunday, 9 May 2010

Feels Like Summer!

I know that I haven’t been blogging as frequently, in fact I haven’t posted anything in a while. There is a very good reason for this though. It’s almost the end of the semester, so I have heaps of work to get done. Another thing is that I’ve joined a gym. I never thought it would be possible, but I did. So those are the factors in my life that are taking away from my blogging time. I am not giving up though, I’m going to try and make some time from now on.

Whether the weather likes it or not, summer is here. Everyone is tanned again, and Riviera is back to its old self: filled with oiled up university students standing in the pool with a drink in hand, while slightly moving to the music. As summer so obviously comes with beach time, I’ve decided to dedicate this post to summer 2010’s swimsuit trends.

Cutaway Monokinis


Max Azria

Max Azria

Note: if you’re a tanning junkie, these swimsuits are NOT for you! Cutaway “monokinis” are for those who like to go to the beach in style. They’re really funky, and can give off a very sexy vibe. You have to be careful picking yours out though, because a little extra flesh exposed can turn that sexy look into a skanky one.

One-shoulder bikinis

Marios Schwab

Victoria's Secret

I personally love the “off the shoulder” look when it comes to clothes, and now we can get this look with swimwear. These one-shoulder bikinis are very cute, and come in a number of different styles. The only thing I would worry about is how supportive that one strap is, as I have a very bad history with bikini tops slipping off. If I can find a way to secure that this style of swimwear will stay on me at all times, I am definitely buying myself one!

Colours, colours, colours!

Ed Hardy

Forever 21

Forget that simple black bikini, this summer it’s all about standing out in vibrant colours. I don’t know how well that’s going to work with me, since I’m someone who is very dedicated to black, but I’m willing to give it a shot because the colourful bikinis that I’ve been seeing at the beach are too cute for words.

Plunging necklines


Jessica Simpson Swimwear

Poko Pano

They were in for a while, and now they’re back. Again, this is not the best choice for sun soaking girls, as it will leave you with a very awkward tan line. However, these will d great for beach parties, which come pouring in with the summer heat. There are many different styles and these are often accessorized, making them not so practical for swimming, yet perfect for partying.


True Religion

I’m unsure about this trend. I’m actually leaning heavily towards disliking this trend, but I night grow into it. For now, all I’m going to say is: it looks like it would be quite hard trying to swim in a vest. What do you guys think about this trend?

Stay tuned, as I will be searching the streets of Beirut (and possibly beyond) throughout the week for stores that hold all of these very in and very stylish swimsuits!!

And finally, check me out on Chanty's Blog. And definitely check out Beirut Beauty, the other blog mentioned with mine!!