THE SUMMER PLAN #4 The reward

#4 La récompense 

After all the discipline and the measuring and the exercising , what do you get? among other very important improvements in your life like feeling fit and energized, you also look better. Everything you wear looks better. The choices are there and there are no more obstacles on the way to a great summer wardrobe. Including what else? the bathing suit, the cruel, unforgiving bathing suit. And there are fabulous styles on offer. Well, I do have to reduce my own choice to one piece suits, becoming-ness oblige.

So, let's see
The not quite basic Little Black Bathing Suit
Very flattering and feminine. Even better on the "hourglass" girls
the Lady Diana neckline. So classy
The tiny bit of gathers, just enough for interest, not too froufrou

If you are SUPERFIT, ( one in a million women, tops) the couture details

The necklines and front details

Interesting cuts and lacing

Simple sweet-but-not-too-sweet-bows

Low backs with surprises

The colors
Never mind the crazy cutouts, color always works in the summer, including some nudes and pale shades, but a bit of a tan will look better with these

I don't love prints on bathing suits but a crisp geometric is stunning in my book

Now, for those of us who still need a little cover-up if only for lunch at the beach restaurant, a pareo is the most flattering option, don't you agree?
I think it needs to be flowy, of light sheer fabrics and in colors that either compliment the suit or pep it up. Either way we better start toning those legs TODAY...
I cannot omit to include this oh-so-retro piece by Norma Kamali. Going down the steps of the Eden Roc Hotel on the Cap d'Antibes in France in this little number requires very long legs, lifestyle and looks à la Grace Kelly and a comfortable budget. That's all, none of which my PLAN D'ETE could deliver realistically, I am afraid.
images  beautyshop, calvin klein, eres, mikael kors, this next, maadji, herve leger, mikesearch, diane's beachwear, norma kamali, hotel eden roc

au revoir.


  1. OK, Talk about incentive. I love the white one with the black ties in back.

  2. What a fabulous collection of swimsuits you have selected, I want all of them. Makes me want to grab a beach bag, get in the car and drive to the beach now!

  3. Wow! they are all gorgeous. The top one is my fav. and the black and white, if I were beautiful and young. I may turn to dust anytime now. Ha hah


  4. Amazing bathing suit! i really miss the days when I would wear tiny bikinis, I have graduated to one piece suits, am addicted to anything Eres (on sale...) or Norma Kamali and a collection of pareos. These darn thighs...