Flaunt This Not That: Jennifer Lopez Strategically Cut Out Swimsuits
I’ll Have a What She’s Having: A flattering swimsuit that camouflage figure flaws and spotlights positives
Call it a cut out swimsuit or a monokini, the strategically cut out swimsuit is the swimwear must-have this season. Just take a look at Jennifer Lopez photographed by Mario Testino for Vogue magazine, pictured above, looking more than fabulous.
Not quite as covered up as a one-piece swimsuit and not exposing too much flesh as in bikini, the cutout swimsuit is your figure’s secret weapon for not quite baring it all on the beach and a particularly stylish way to hide Mommy tummy.
J.Lo obviously is toned beyond most of our imaginations yet the strategically placed cutout of her Gucci swimsuit can very well coverup a little belly pouch, stretch marks, or create an illusion of a more balanced hourglass figure by its graphic cut.
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So let’s take some fashion tips from Jennifer’s look and try this season’s hottest beachwear trend by way of cut outs that expose what you want and cover the rest. A little extra tummy pooch? No problem, select a style with more fabric down the center.
Some love handles? A style with a more open center and closed side will cover them.
Built a little too boy straight for your liking? Create the illusion of hourglass curves with a darker color that visually sculpts your figure by its design.
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Tan marks may get funky with this style of swimsuit, but you should not be doing much of that anyway, so stay well-lubricated with your SPF so you don’t risk looking like zebra.
Would you wear a monokini this summer? Share your thoughts below, love to hear your comments…
We pulled some cut out swimsuits for you to think about:
Photo: VoguePublished on May 18, 2012
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