Photos by Cyrus Panganiban Styling by Sidney Yap Makeup by Allen Rosales Air styling by Jhane Casimina
Marks & Spencer is slowly trying to gain appeal for the younger market as it racks up on pieces with a younger and energetic vibe. This season, it unveiled stylishly vibrant pieces perfect for a summer getaway.
Whether you’re gearing for a lovely sunset cruise or soaking up the sun in your favorite beach spot, Marks & Spencer’s Swimwear collection has standout and on-trend ensembles to tickle your fancy.
Inspired by exotic islands and nautical notes, the collection presents figure flattering curves for women who enjoy frolicking under the summer sun. From chic one-piece swimsuits to sexy two-piece ensembles, slick kimonos, cover-ups, and flowy dresses, there is something for your day and night activities.
Certain types of swimwear fit specific personalities, but when choosing, also think about your body shapes to get the right fit. If you have a body like Beyoncé’s whose curves highlight is on the hips and thighs, balance proportion by highlighting your upper part; a plunging neckline would do the trick. Choose from M&S vibrant colored bikini tops and avoid the thick lined bottoms as they will only draw much attention to what you don’t want to show. If your problem is the same as Penelope Cruz’s character in Zoolander, Valentina – who can’t make it to the world of high fashion because of her voluminous breasts – then you need a little bit of top support. M&S summer collection offers bikini tops with underwires in them. A little support for the well endowed!
Now if you’re as curvy as Kim K, show off that hourglass shape and go for asymmetrical suits that accentuate your curves or do some color blocking with high waist bottoms and boxy tops. If you want to take attention away from your mid-part and hide that extra cup of rice you had from last Chinese New Year (oh please, admit it!) then go for high-waisted bikinis, a one-piece suit, or a tankini top.
M&S also plays up some colorful feminine dresses that you can wear everyday as the hotter season beckons. If you’re more into pants, the collection also offers lightweight pants on trendy prints.
Check out the racks as early as now and update your wardrobe for the scorching summer.
Marks and Spencer is available in leading malls nationwide.
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