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What's Trending with Tara: Retro Swimwear


Hi! I’m Tara, a fashion stylist, image consultant, and a playful mother of two living in New York City, a place that beats with unique style, versatility, and artistic influence. Whatever I do or wherever I go, half the fun is dressing for the occasion!

As we kick off the month of August, slipping in some last-minute sun time and getting to the beach is on everybody’s mind. One of my favorite swimsuit trends this summer has definitely been the retro look. From polka dots to floral patterns, high-waisted bikini bottoms to bustier tops, this 1950s style embraces women’s curves and leaves more to the imagination than a skimpy two-piece does.

Instead of baring so much skin, use this trend to flatter your body type and accentuate your best features. Bralettes and bustier tops work wonders for small-chested women. Add a pair of high-waisted bottoms, preferably in a contrast color or pattern, to create the illusion of curves. Apple shapes can conceal a tummy by choosing a one-piece that ruches in the center. For more ideas on how to make the trend work for you, check out some of my favorite Instagram posts below. Come back next week for more tips on how to wear the latest trends and don't forget to tag your Instagram with @tarabryanstyle for your chance to be featured on this blog!


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