This year in summer, vow to look nothing less than sensational in swimwear. Forget the fashion faux pas of the past --if you've made them, and instead visualize. See yourself looking amazing, whether you'll walk a white-sand beach, frolic in waves, or lounge poolside. With this year's elevated fashion motifs, and with an awareness of the cut and shape of a swimsuit, ethnic beauties everywhere can make the best of their bodies, whether hot, or perhaps not.
However, to aptly choose a look that will get you looks as you unabashedly sashay in the sun, one should know a few swimwear terms. These we will have to view in more than one article, because there are so many. However, based on beachwear descriptions, every ethnic beauty can be aware of what will best work for her.
Bandeau - A woman's top, that is usually strapless and has a horizontal swath of cloth across the chest -- the 'girlz.' This sometimes-decorative fabric may be twisted, or tied for form and function.
Halter - A bikini or brassiere-like top that will leave the back, the arms, and the midriff bare. This top is typically held in place by straps or elongated cups that tie around the neck, and or across the back.
Stationary Halter - A bikini or brassiere-like top that is affixed to a strap at the bodice, to hold the girlz steady.
Sliding Halter - A top that has a tunnel along the bottom of the bra-like cups, whereby a strap may slide through for adjustability and fit.
Underwire Top - A bikini or bra-like top that has curved wire beneath the bosom, for support.
Demi Underwire Top - This is similar to the underwire top, but it happens to be cut low -- daringly so sometimes -- across the beautiful bosom, for the purpose of showboating! Definitely not for the shy or the demure.
Floating Underwire - This top is similar to the underwire top, however, its wire is suspended within layers of fabric and is thereby not visible to others.
Tri Top - This bra-like or bikini top is made up of two triangles to cover the girlz. With strings that tie around the neck, and in back, this top is in no way for the faint-hearted; it is Cote d'Azur, French Riviera chic.
Stationary Tri Top - This is similar to the above, with the twin triangles for very modest covering, but this top is secured to a non sliding bodice strap.
Elongated Tri Top - Also a triangular cut bikini top, this one appears similar to a halter top, but with a bodice strap.
American Cut - The lower half of a bikini which is cut shapely in back and offers a trim, moderately covered view of buns.
Brazilian Cut - Lower half of a bikini. Although cut for ethnic curves, this bottom offers a scant amount of fabric in back -- for a maximized view of the gluteus maximus.
Euro Cut - The lower portion of a bikini, offers slightly less coverage than the American bikini bottom, but a bit more coverage than the Brazilian bikini bottom.
Thong - The lower portion of a swimsuit. It forms a Y shape at the top of bun cleavage, and offers little to no fabric for globe/cheek coverage, but offers coverage in front.
Boy Leg - This bottom is cut low on the thigh, and often covers most of the buns/cheeks. The boy leg bottom also often appears similar to a small pair of pants.
Hipster - The bottom half of a bikini, the hipster sits low on the hips and provides more coverage than most bikini bottoms. It closely resembles a panty.
String bottom - The lower portion of a bikini which ties, with strings at the hips. If the bottom is stationary, the ties aren't adjustable, but more for show.
Side Tie bottom - A bikini bottom with strings that tie at the hips - these are often adjustable.
Remember, it doesn't matter if you'll go swimming, or not; or whether or not you'll full-out sun worship, in your swimwear of choice, whatever you do, you can look sensational!