Resort Wear - Must Have

The classic one piece is making a welcome return with the vintage trend. A retro polkadot print on a halter-neck boy-leg style flatters curves and accentuates long legs.

The vintage trend also welcomes black and white pieces decorated with bows and frills for the inner-girly-girl among us. Simple colour palettes draw attention away from the swimsuit its self and towards the overall aesthetic of the wearer.

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The advent of the print is upon us with the likes of Molly Polly Swimwear displaying fun ice-cream parlour prints on the Brisbane Fashion Week runway. Choose smaller print shapes to limit the enlargement effect on bums and tums.

A morocco influence is prominent this summer with warm shades of red, pink, orange and yellow complimented with splashes of metallic accents.

Now that the swimsuit is sorted, there is the tough cover-up decision to make! Kaftans and sarongs not only present a bit of lady-like glam pool side and beach side, but they also serve the practical purpose of keeping the sun off delicate skin. Choose one in a neutral colour to compliment a range of swimwear. Sheer cotton or silk is the best fabric as it flows naturally with the breeze and eliminates the tent effect. Pair a kaftan with some glitterati sandals, am over-sized beach bag and a floppy straw hat for the ultimate relaxed holiday vibe.

Above all, it's important to remember that the holiday season is meant for relaxing, soaking up the sun and having a few drinks with friends and family. Compliment all this with the perfect sea side or pool side attire for a spectacular summer!

References:

http://www.refinery29.com/miami-resort-2012

http://instylewithstylebabe.tumblr.com/post/24621936083/pretty-resort-wear-2013-with-bcbg-max-azria