Top Tips for Creating Stylish Beachwear Outfits

Top Tips for Creating Stylish Beachwear Outfits

Headed to the beach and need a little style inspiration? Here are our best ideas for creating beautiful beachwear outfits that are chic, sexy, and easy to pull together.

Pick a Theme

The fun thing about swimwear is that there is a lot of variety, so it’s easy to create a poolside persona. Pick a theme like nautical, Old Hollywood, or in the case above, Tropical Getaway, and build on that. It’s the easiest way to look chic at the beach.

Wear Orange

If your skin and hair are on the warm peaches and cream/golden side, then orange is going to be a perfect beachwear color for you. Not only will it play up your skin tone and make you look tanned, but orange is a playful, friendly color that communicates I want to have fun!

A Sarong is Sexy

There are lots of cute breezy looking tunics that you can pull over your head to cover up, but there’s nothing as sexy as the classic sarong. Knot it at an angle on your hip to show off your curvy hips or create the illusion of them.

Get Glam with Big Sunglasses

If you want something to up your glam game, a pair of oversized sunglasses, create instant star quality. These chic glasses are the perfect beach accessory because not only do the large lenses give great coverage from the sun, but they give you an air of mystery, and that’s chic.

Wear Sheer for Shading

One of the sexiest ways to shade your legs from the sun is with a semi-sheer coverup. This gorgeous black sun skirt is a gorgeous style statement with this glam black one piece and will keep them guessing.

Do a Deep Dive

One of the chicest styles of swimsuits on the beach is the classic maillot. This deep plunging style has a sophisticated air that is perfect for gals with wide hips who want more attention up top.

Enjoy Paradise in a Palm Leave Print

Palm leaf and tropical floral prints are the no-brainer answer to cute looking swimwear. Look for prints in unusual color combinations to look modern and trendy, like this turquoise, purple, lime green, and black mix.

Try Crochet for a Boho Beach Vibe

With so many concerns about the environment, handmade inspired clothing is very popular at the moment, and that includes crochet. So if you are want to tweak your look to a more boho babe vibe, then just slip on a pretty white tunic shirt with a crafty crochet detailing. Looks stunning with this gorgeous blue one-piece!

Ruffles Enhance a Small Bust

If you always feel flatter than a pancake when you wear a swimsuit and want a little oomph, then a ruffled swimsuit will help make you look bustier. This darling ruffle swimsuit with the ruffled rim v-neck, adds bulk and right around your bust and makes it appear larger.

Tiers Hide a Tummy Pooch

Got a little tummy that sticks out a bit? Try camouflaging this trouble spot with a few strategic frilly tiers. This floral ruffled tiered swimsuit, for example. A plunging v-neckline also helps to put the emphasis up top.

A Square Neckline Makes Your Neck Look Longer

Do you have a short neck or narrow shoulders? A square neckline fixes that problem. The only time you should stay away is when you have a square face. A square neckline will emphasize it. Like the swimsuit, but not the neckline. 

A Wrap Style Flatters Everyone

Just as a wrap top or dress drapes and shapes the body, so does a wrap swimsuit. You can’t go wrong with this classic style that works wonders to create an hourglass figure, even at the beach. This rust wrap swimsuit is a beauty!

Menswear Makes a Chic Coverup

Looking for a cheap and easy coverup idea, Grab your man’s old white button-up shirt, slip it on, roll up the sleeves, and turn up the collar. Voila! A sexy way to stay safe from the sun.

A Cute Hat is a Must

At the beach, it’s all about attitude, and a part of that includes choosing a beach hat with personality! Go for an oversize straw beach hat, a sporty bucket hat, or a chic straw Fedora. Express yourself! Black Palma swimsuit by miracle suit.

A Ruched Swimsuit has Magic Powers

When a swimsuit drapes and gathers in certain spots, the effect is called ruching. Ruching helps soften and hide a problem area, which is why swimsuits with ruching across the tummy are in high demand. It camouflages those pesky trouble spots perfectly.

Look Elegant in a One Shoulder

A great way to look alluring without letting it all hang out is a one-shoulder swimsuit. Not only do one-shoulder swimsuits look elegant, but they are pretty comfy too.

Zip it to Look Youthful

Wouldn’t it be great to lose a few years? Swimsuit with zippers spell sporty, and in case you didn’t know it, sporty is youthful!

Nautical is always Nice

When it doubt, you’ll always look ship-shape in a nautical-inspired beachwear outfit. You can’t go wrong with navy and white, a softer but just as slimming alternative to black.

Lace-Up to Look Lovely

Tie on one at the beach in a lovely lace-up swimsuit. This style of swimsuit is hot right now, and an excellent way to show some cleavage without revealing all.

A Cute Straw Bag

A cheery swimsuit and a cute straw bag are all you need to look like a beachside babe. Leave the heavy purses at home and go for a natural tote like this with some playful detail like pompoms.

Get Dramatic at the Beach

If your goal is sunning instead of swimming, then why not get a little dramatic in a gorgeous statement swimsuit like this one with the stunning portrait neckline? This sexy black number is slimming and oh, so chic.


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About the

Sandhya Garg is a Project Runway fashion designer. She studied and specialized in women's fashion at London College of Fashion, UK and has worked at Alexander McQueen, Gucci, Liberty London, Alice Temperley to name a few.

She has her own successful resort wear, vacation dresses, special occasion dresses, wedding guest looks, swim coverups label. While on Project Runway Season 13, she won 2 challenges and was fortunate to show her collection at Mercedes-Benz New York Fashion Week. The brand has been featured in Marie Claire US,Workshop at Macy's,, Elle Magazine, Cosmopolitan Magazine, Vogue online to name a few. 

She designs limited edition high end printed spring dresses, casual resort attire and swim coverups. Beautiful prints are inspired from around the world to be worn during travel, resort stay or cruise holidays.

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