You may have noticed that this has been the year of the one piece swimsuit. Step aside itsy-bitsy bikini, there is a not-so-new player taking center stage and it's redefining sexy swimwear!
The one-piece swimsuit has surpassed the bikini in sales this summer and continues to grow exponentially in both popularity and sales. According to the Guardian, it's "putting the bikini in the shade"! Many are of the opinion that the bikini is becoming outdated, even old-fashioned. The tables are definitely turning.
Designers have recognized the trend is starting a movement, like move-over bikini, and the stylish designs across the board are far from frumpy, but full on fabulous.
So if you're looking for modern yet stylish swimwear with a chic old-world glamour then I have some very important news for you - Tripp Swim. A luxury brand from the US made in Italy from high quality and sustainable Italian fabrics. Tripp Swim has a selection of sophisticated swimsuits that offer just the right amount of coverage making them a practical choice as well as elegant.
Lisa Tripp is the founder and creative director behind Tripp Swim. She launched the brand in March 2017 after recognizing a gap in the market, specifically a lack of sophisticated yet practical swimwear that leaves a woman feeling confident, elegant and sexy... discreetly!
The Tripp Swim SS18 collection has a variety of styles in fun and fresh color ways. I chose the Pellegrini in white which also comes in red and navy. The swimsuits are lined, provide 50 SPF UV protection and are lotion and sunscreen resistant.
It's ironic that the one piece swimsuit was relegated almost entirely to older women! Now it seems that the older generation are, and have been forging the way ahead in trending swimwear style! Not so long ago you would have been hard pushed to find a woman under the age of thirty wearing a one piece swimsuit. Now, many youngsters are following in their elders footprints and wearing a one piece. So there we have it, older women have a sense of style that younger women have deemed it worthy to copy!
So for all those women of a certain age who felt compelled to wear a bikini just because - don your one piece and strut your stuff, whether on the beach, by the pool, in the back yard, you are on top of your trend game fashionistas! And, don't be surprised when the bikini clad stragglers give you the side eye... next season, they will be in their one piece!
The Classic Collection from Tripp Swim consists of black and white swimwear which is always in style. This piece, the Carpenese with high trend one shoulder design and very flattering triangular color block detail in white and gray, is the perfect swimsuit for cruising the Mediterranean aboard a yacht or joining the kids on the water slide at the local water park! Built in bra and moderate seat coverage has you fully secured from top to bottom.
The quality of the Italian fabric totally retains it's shape and has the bonus of offering some compression. As such the sizing tends to run small, so definitely size up. I love how the elastic on the back of the leg hole is not as rigid as the front which means you don't have the problem with cheeky over-spill!
Tripp swimwear also looks completely at home when worn with a pair of floaty resort pants or long flowing skirt, lending itself as a sophisticated top which easily takes you from pool to party! Which incidentally is another surging trend that a bikini would struggle to pull off with the same level of chic.
Tripp Swim is a wardrobe swimwear staple, a modernized classic that will stand the test of time both from a style perspective and quality. It's your LBD of swimwear.
You can check out the other styles here at www.trippswim.com and no matter where in the world you are, the shipping is free!
Thank you to Tripp Swim for sponsoring this post.
These gorgeous photographs were taken by the wonderful Heidi Kane (Heidi Kane Photography) on location at the Mountain Shadows Resort in Arizona
Menopause hit me like a freight train at 50 years old!
It was as though my body had taken on a whole new set of rules that I wasn’t privy to, except to see and feel the miserable effects that resulted. I wanted me back, the version that ran smoothly like a well-oiled engine, not this one that kept back-firing and faltering daily.
There are many jewels to be found in the state of Arizona, but some are well hidden, like the Hermosa Inn tucked away in Paradise Valley. It's the last place you'd expect to find a hotel, situated alongside multi million-dollar resort homes in one of the wealthiest property zip codes in the country. But that's part of the charm, it's not like staying in a hotel, more like house sitting for your affluent relatives with full access to enjoy their spectacular southwestern style home whilst the staff take care of your every need. The only difference is, you pay for the privilege!
The recent frenzy toward the smartwatch in the western world has reached epidemic proportions. Most adults don about their wrist a watch with a blacked-out face or a rubber tube with seemingly no face. We're walking around as though in a science fiction movie under surveillance by this tracking and communication device. The problem is, the average smartwatch is anything but smart! It lacks style and is far from down to earth, looking somewhat sinister by it's dark secrecy and monitoring of our every waking and sleeping moment!
Never fear, there is a hybrid here! Say hello to the Misfit Path, a smartwatch with more style than a rubber wrist tube can only dream about.
Once I left the corporate world of employment many moons ago, I said goodbye to the uniform. It’s not that I’m opposed to uniforms, especially when they come in the form of Firemen or Naval Officers! But having worn a uniform from Infant School to High School, throughout an extensive hotel career and then the corporate world of “wear what you like if it follows these guidelines”, I laid to rest my power suit, pantyhose and ever so prim shoes!
It's been eight weeks since I started using the Trophy Skin MicrodermMD which is an at-home microdermabrasion machine. Here is my complete review with before and after pictures, plus an ingenious experiment to treat the back of my left hand only!
Always on the hunt for the perfect piece that will cross the boundaries of casual to chic with just a change of bottoms or shoes! Here it is, a pretty floral pull over top with delightful balloon tie-sleeves from Anthropologie!
Every now and then I have a moment of madness! One of these days that moment may be considered pure genius, but for now they've mostly been considered worthy dinner party stories! My last moment of madness was just that, with a bonus... a return letter from Kensington Palace!
With summer just around the corner, it’s time to start planning for your vacation—and for many, that means getting that winter body in summer shape. More often than not, our desire to lose weight and tone up before an upcoming vacation becomes a last-minute sprint. But if you start now, you'll increase your odds of success. Here are a few simple tips for converting to a healthier lifestyle.
The ravages of a well spent youth are reflected in many ways as we leave one era of our lives and begin the next. Lines, wrinkles, blemishes and lack of elasticity appear to a greater or lesser degree depending on the level of "well spent" we're dealing with! It's a natural progression but can still be hard to accept, especially when the vision reflected back at us in the mirror is not representative of how we feel inside - wrinkle free and much the same as we've always felt!
Using tennis as an excuse for a girl's trip to Las Vegas is a sobering thought. What could possibly go wrong? But it's as good an excuse as any given that these six ladies in their midlife have friendship in common because of tennis.
The trip had been in the pipeline for months until one evening at the bar during a happy hour gathering, and far from sober, dates were secured, and flights were booked right there on cell phones. A mere $45 each way from Phoenix to Las Vegas... cheers to Southwest Airlines!
Spirits are lifted as spring emerges from hibernation and shows signs of sticking around. Even in Arizona, despite our mild winters and seemingly endless days of sunshine, there is a different feel about the season as warm tendrils of air waft around us and bees are sent into a frenzy over the blooming wild flowers.
What better time of year than spring to bust out some silk in bright vivid colors, especially colors that can be seen from outer space! A silk buttondown shirt is a classic that stands the test of time, you can be sure it will re-appear merged with different outfits year after year which also makes it a good investment!
Midlife pulls many tricks on us - hair growth where we least expect it, and hair loss where we need it most - from our head. Sadly, it effects women as well as men.
Hair, like everything else goes through changes over the course of a lifetime. Shine and volume synonymous with youth gives way to dull, weak and thinner strands. There are however several things we can do to maintain our luscious locks for as long as possible without going the chemical route.
The shirtdress is a timeless classic that can be worn by young and mature women with the same level of effortless chic. It basically takes the form of a long button down shirt, comes in a myriad of fabrics ranging from denim (mostly in the form of chambray) to silk. Like a good shirt, the shirtdress can be utilized for smart and casual occasions but with the added advantage of not having to wear pants! It's a wardrobe staple and the versatility it offers makes styling it fun.
Karen Serino is a life and style blogger, sharing fashion, fitness and fun for youthful women in their forties, fifties and beyond.
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