It’s mid-autumn in Australia and we are experiencing beautiful warm sunny days and cool nights. The next few weeks will see us move into winter with cold and often wet weather. Not the weather for swimming at the beach. It’s time to move inside to a nice heated pool. There you can swim laps or join a water aerobics class in nice warm heated water. Swimming through the winter months is great exercise and helps keep your body in shape. Heated indoor pools are also hard on your skin and hair. The chlorine and other chemicals used to keep indoor pools safe and healthy can be damaging to your hair. Make sure after swimming in the pool to wash your hair with a quality shampoo. A good conditioner should also be used to maintain the health of your hair. Chlorine is a harsh chemical and you should endeavor to completely remove it from your hair.
Swimming is great exercise and is really good for your body. It helps keep you flexible and strong. The anaerobic benefits are immense. You will benefit from the strength you gain from lap swimming and the lack of impact of your joints from swimming.
Remember if you want to stay trim, strong and fit through the winter months there is no other exercise that will give you complete fitness with no impact.
Get down to the local pool, swim some laps, sign up for a water aerobics class or just do some exercises in the pool on your own.
All you need to do is a few laps each day and you will be looking fabulous when the summer arrives and you can wear your Bikini again.
OK I know we all have legs. But all our legs are different. Long, short, slim and not so slim. What I want to talk about legs and swimwear and what swimwear looks best on all the different legs we have.
I am sorry but I am so over all the so-called EXPERTS telling ladies of different body shapes what to wear.
The best idea is to work out your body shape, choose swimwear for that particular shape and then try on swimwear to find the right style for you.
OMG…..how exciting is next summer going to be.
Bright Flouro bikini’s again in Flouro Pink and Flouro Yellow.
Plain bright colour bikini’s and one piece in a beautiful seersucker lycra….
All we have to do now is…..WAIT WAIT WAIT for the winter to pass by and we can get into these fabulous new styles and colours…….
Next week I’ll give you a sneak peak at the pretty florals for Summer 2013
Summer is coming and everyone is looking for new Cozzies.
We have had numerous ladies coming into our store recently stating, “I can only wear a boy leg” or “I only wear Black it’s the most slimming”.
Please ladies when you come to a specialist swimwear store come with an open mind.
Certainly it is good to know what basic styles work for you.
Just remember you don’t go to buy a dress thinking you can only wear one style.
Because the A line cozzie you had last summer worked so well doesn’t mean you can only wear A line styles. Many other factors in that costume made it work for you.
Trying to hide the bits you don’t like about your body doesn’t work. Covering them, especially if we are talking about big thighs, usually makes them look bigger. You need to accentuate the good bits about your body. It might be a good bust line, a small waist or lovely long legs. We all have good bits as well as the bad. We just tend to look at the bits we don’t like and feel we have to hide them.
The way to look your best in Cozzies is to get the right costume for you.
That means an open mind and a lot of trying on.
At Cozzies swimwear we will work with you to find the right fit, style and colour for you.
Swimwear is the most confronting clothing you will wear. You need to feel the fit and style is correct.
Be open to everything, it may take quite a few tries to find the right cozzie.
It will be worth the effort.
It may be a bikini, tankini or full piece that is right. It may be a bright colour, pastel, floral or Black. So many options are waiting for you to try.
Don’t be limited by your inhibitions.
The most important thing to remember with swimwear is that everyone is just as concerned about how they look as you are.
They are possibly so busy worrying about how they look themselves they don’t even see you.
If they do look at you, if you have had professional help choosing and fitting your cozzie, you know you look great. You will feel confident in the right cozzie.
Public figures, actors and all sorts of people in the media have stylists.
They are paid a lot of money to choose their hairstyles, make-up and clothing.
We are swimwear stylists. We will lead you through the process of finding the correct swimsuit.
Using our knowledge to assist with your swimwear choice is the best choice you will make.
“Trompe L’oeil” is French for “deceive or trick the eye” It is used in decorating houses and gardens. I am sure you have all seen photos of beautiful scenes painted on house walls by early French decorators.
This is “Trompe L’oeil”. Different scenes are painted on the wall to give the impression of a shady walk out into a garden or through palisades to a pond. Lots of different scenes and styles, it is very effective and lovely to look at. It really does “trick the eye” into believing the scene is there.
What does the French “Trompe L’oeil” have to do with swimwear?
Tricking the eye is what successful swimwear buying is all about.
So the French “Tromp L’oeil” is the same principal as we use when trying on swimwear to get all sorts of body shapes looking balanced.
Girls who have a large bottom and small bust can create the impression of balance using “Tromp L’oeil” trick the eye.
Start with a top that has frills, ruffles, a pattern or rouching. These extras will give the impression of a larger bust than actually exists. “Trompe L’oeil”.
Keeping the bottom plain minimizes this area, thus giving the impression that the top and bottom are in balance. A bit of trial and error will show the right height bottom for you. It’s not something that can be decided without trying on. You will quickly see which bottom looks right and balances the body.
“Trompe L’oeil” trick the eye.
Conversely if you have a large bust and a small bottom the opposite comes into play. Keep the top plain with maybe a pattern, but no large frills or draping of the fabric.
Most ladies with large busts don’t have to worry about their bottom. So look for a pant that suits your body shape.
Stand back and look at yourself objectively, try not to let your eyes go to that bit of your body that worries you.
Everyone else sees the whole picture, not the bit you focus on. Try to let yourself see the whole picture to.
“Trompe L’Oeil” is a very old art technique that we can use very successfully in our every day life. It applies so beautifully to choosing the right swimsuit for your body shape.
We are endeavoring to make the big bits look smaller and the small bits look bigger.
Using the principle of “Trompe L’Oeil” we are creating the illusion of small looking bigger and bigger looking smaller.
We are not all beautiful oil paintings, but we can use this very old technique to look great in our swimwear.
There are lots of ideas to help you when purchasing swimwear in our
Ebook: “Buying the Perfect Cozzie”.
Download it from our Facebook page: facebook.com/Cozziesswimwear
or on our web site www.cozziesswimwear.com.au
There is also a video on buying swimsuits if you are short and round on youtube.com/cozzies145
The Tankini versus One Piece swimwear.
Lots of ladies who have always worn one-piece swimsuits ask about changing to Tankini’s. They wonder if the Tankini would be more comfortable and would offer them greater flexibility. Especially these days when we are often out all day in our swimwear.
It’s the start of June and in Oz thats marks the start of Winter, not exactly beach weather. The best way to keep that beach/bikini body is to keep swimming through these colder months.
There are lots of heated pools that you can go to and swim a few laps. Or maybe join a Water Aerobics class. Nice exercise, nice warm water and its non weight bearing. Easy on the joints.
There are lots of great chlorine resistant cozzies now. A lot are sporting styles that will sit on your body very neatly. Some really great bright colours and patterns have been introduced by companies like Way Funky. Also there are some lovely designs that suit and support the larger busted ladies.
Remember to keep trim and fit and when the summer comes around again you will be ready to wear the latest looks.
I am so over ladies coming into our store and requesting a plain black cozzie. Please think about what you are doing. Don’t just mindlessly believe what the so called experts tell you. And definitely don’t listen to all the blurb on the evening shows. There are a lot of basics rules for the right cozzie for your body shape. Mostly you need to try on to get the right look for you. Believe me most ladies look better in a variety of cozzies in patterns or bright colours than they do in Black.
The truth is if you are a svelte size 10 you will look fabulous in a plain Black cozzie. You will also look fabulous in most cozzies you try on. If you are like most of us with a few more kilo’s than you would ideally like, you are most likely going to look like a blob in a plain Black cozzie. That plain Black cozzie hides nothing. You become one area of Black with nothing to break up the area or distract the eye.
If your tummy is large wear a cozzie with a feature at the to. Beads, pearls, diamontes all take away from the tummy you don’t like. Try a pattern on the bust area only or even of draping over the bust. All these things take the eye away from the area you are not happy with.
Conversely if your bust is large reverse the distraction. Draping over the tummy, pattern on the body of the cozzie combined with a plain top.
Patterns of all kinds will help break up the area, thus blending some of the lumps and bumps.
Take an objective look in the mirror, that plain Black cozzie shows every lump and bump on your body.
Go to a swimwear store and try on some patterns and different styles, look honestly at how you look.
If you still can’t cope with a pattern try some colours. It’s summer, bright and sunny. If you still want a plain cozzie bright colours could be right for you.
Use all the things you know about what you wear in clothing. When you buy a dress you have an idea of what is going to work. Do V-necks suit you or are you better in a square neck line. These same styles will suit you in swimwear. You will look much better in the right style and will be more comfortable if you are wearing styles that suit you.
The one thing I am sure of is that putting on a Black cozzie and trying to hide on the beach is not going to be the best way to enjoy the summer.
Getting the right cozzie is the best way to enjoy the beach, go to a specialist swimwear store and get some advice on what to wear. Try on as many cozzies as possible. You will find the right one and I’m sure it won’t be Black.!!!!!