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Fashion Crimes Podcast

May 30, 2024

Happy Post Memorial Day, Fashion Besties!

Whether you celebrated in style or stayed cozy in your pajamas, I hope you had a fabulous time. Special thanks and snaps to everyone in the Armed Forces for their incredible service.

This week, we’re jumping from the high dive into our Top Swimsuit Picks for 2024. Get
ready to hit the beach in style with suits that flatter every figure.

HOT TIP: You can find all of Holly’s selections on your Pinterest board of the week! 

As your Fashion Over 40 (and now Over 50) Bathing Suit Expert - with a bathing suit
PSA- This is a product that has more measurements and specifications that can go down to the 1/16th of an inch. The first thing you should look for when buying a bathing suit is the measurements in the areas where you need the most support. 

Key Talking Points:

Finding the Perfect Fit:

Measurements Matter: Swimsuits, like lingerie, require precise
measurements. Look for suits that fit your body type perfectly, offering the
support and coverage you need.

Tall Girls, Listen Up: If you’re over 5’10” with a long torso, choose styles
designed to prevent uncomfortable riding up. Proper fit is key to avoiding
fashion mishaps.

Support for All Shapes: From minimal support to bra-like structures, pick
swimsuits with the right amount of boob support. Wider straps can also
provide better lift and comfort.

Coverage Concerns: Ensure your suit isn’t too see-through when wet
and offers enough coverage in the front and back to keep you comfortable
and confident.

Style and Functionality:

 Multi-Functional Swimwear: Choose swimsuits that can double as
bodysuits for a seamless transition from beach to dinner. This adds value
by lowering the cost per wear (CPW).

Age-Appropriate Choices: Find a balance between stylish and age-
appropriate. Avoid suits that make you feel self-conscious or too matronly.

 Activity-Ready: For active days, opt for styles that stay put and provide
enough coverage, especially if you’re running around with kids or
participating in water sports.


Top Picks for 2024:

Jantzen: Known for their rich history and diverse styles, Jantzen offers
affordable swimsuits with UV protection. Check out their sister company,
Cosita Linda, for more fashion-forward options.

Karla Colletto: If you’re ready to splurge, Karla Colletto’s swimsuits,
made in the USA, feature unique styles and prints perfect for making a

 Miraclesuit: A long-time favorite, Miraclesuit designs provide excellent
support and a flattering silhouette, making them worth the higher price tag.

 Norma Kamali: With styles like the Illusion swimsuit, Norma Kamali offers
sexy and well-fitted options that are sure to turn heads.

Swimsuits For All: Catering to sizes 4 to 44, this brand ensures every
body is a beach body. Their reasonable prices and wide range of styles
make them a go-to choice.

What Not to Do:

Avoid Big Box Stores: Don’t waste time hunting for cheap, ill-fitting
swimsuits at big box stores. Invest in quality pieces that make you feel
fabulous and last longer.
 Avoid Instagram Traps: What you see being sold on IG is mostly fast
fashion: A major fashion crime, and crappy all-around.

Last Week’s Episode Recap:

Last week, we tackled the tricky topic of office dress codes in Episode 197. PS: A big
shout out to everyone who wrote in with terrific comments! We discussed how business
casual has evolved post-COVID and the importance of maintaining a professional yet
stylish wardrobe at work.
If your office dress code is causing you headaches, go back and listen to get all my tips
on dressing for success in today’s workplace.

Final Thoughts:
Thank you so much for tuning in this week! Remember, confidence is key when it
comes to rocking a swimsuit.
Don't FORGET to check out your Pinterest Board for all my top picks and more inspiration.

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Stay stylish, and I’ll catch you next week for more fashion fun.
Holly Katz
Your Favorite Personal Stylist