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Beach Series: Seaside Swimwear

July 16, 2013
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Swimsuit c/o O’Neill, bracelets c/o KV Bijou & Keltie Leanne Designs,

Yesterday was getting to the beach in style, and now today is all about style at the beach! I’ll be frank – when it comes to swimsuit shopping, I have a bit of a unique obstacle (or obstacles, I guess) to overcome: sitting between a 30F-G (from what I can tell it’s an oft-searched Google query so there you go), my somewhat abnormal proportions mean I pretty much can’t ever buy a full top-and-bottom set. I have about a 4-size difference between my top and bottom and as a result of that, separates are really the only way to go for me.
My first and foremost rule when looking for pieces is to buy any styles that suit me in multiple colours/prints – especially important if you face any body-related challenges like I do, but even for girls with pretty uniform proportions, it just makes life easier in the long run. I’ve found these styles that suit are hard to come by so it’s worth the while to stock up!
Thanks to O’Neill, I’ve found a ton of separates that completely fit the bill, including the Escape triangle top and cinched bottom. I love the bright pops of colours in this geo print (all it needs is a little accessorizing via some layered jewelry) and best of all, the top is a dream: it offers support without looking like you’re strapped in for take-off (an unfortunate effect of tops that are “intended” for big-chested girls), the tie top and back mean you can adjust to any band length and it offers just enough coverage to keep things PG. It’s easy to tiptoe into over-the-top, Heidi Montag-esque territory when you’re top-heavy, and this top definitely keep it on the safer side of that fine line.
Do you have any swimsuit challenges, and if so, how do you overcome them?

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12 Comments

  • Reply Mabel July 16, 2013 at 1:41 pm

    My biggest swimsuit challenge I have is cellulite! lol. You look great in your swimsuit. I'm always terrified of my top falling down, or getting mushed sideways in the waves, whether it's a bikini or a one piece. It seems to happen at least once whenever I go to the beach!

    Mabel
    Life of Mabel

  • Reply Annick July 16, 2013 at 2:33 pm

    Looking great Alexandra! Gorgeous bathing suit!

    My bathing suit challenges are the same as yours – I need a bigger top to cover my chest, but smaller bottoms. It's such a pain! I found Asos had quite a good selection of tops which you can mix/match with a smaller size bottom. O'Neill seems to make some good bathing suits though, I'll have to check em out!

    Bold Subtlety

  • Reply JennaStevie July 16, 2013 at 4:31 pm

    Absolutely gorgeous shots, love this swimsuit, it's such a fun print!! I agree with buying suits that work for you in multiple colours, thats definitely what i do.
    I have a very small bust and a lot of the tops make me look like a 12 year old boy, so finding something with some shape or a bit of a cup can be a challenge.
    xJennaD

  • Reply Heather July 17, 2013 at 1:48 am

    You have an amazing body. I have to buy different size tops and bottoms as well but mine in reverse. I have a booty but no boobs lol I always ate going swim suit shopping…but every year I always manage to buy a new one. Anyway love the print of this swim suit!

    <3
    heather
    fashionistanygirl.com

  • Reply Bree TheUrbanUmbrella July 17, 2013 at 2:58 am

    Wow you're seriously so gorgeous and you have such a great figure! Love that swimsuit, the colours are gorgeous! I also always have to buy different sizes for my top/bottom – my hips are on the curvy side haha!

  • Reply shamuboo July 17, 2013 at 3:46 am

    That suit is fantastic, your body (especially those legs) is endlessly gorgeous and you so beautiful.

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  • Reply citystylecountrysmile.com July 17, 2013 at 5:23 am

    this looks amazing, that top fits very well and you have a great body. the perfect athletic and toned build with curves!

    I honestly don't have a problem with swim suits, other than I buy too many!

  • Reply Mounette July 17, 2013 at 11:55 am

    so nice piece, you are so pretty and very courageous to show you on your blog like this lol.
    Kiss
    Aurélie
    http://www.lespetitesbullesdemavie.blogspot.com

  • Reply Kacie Ellis July 18, 2013 at 12:22 am

    That bathing suit looks so amazing on you! Hot body!

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  • Reply Steph Sterjovski August 1, 2013 at 8:21 pm

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