Imagine being invited to a tropical destination wedding…in FEBRUARY! How would I ever be beach-ready in mid-winter? I hadn’t even lost my Christmas-cookie weight. And what about my lily-white body? Hard to imagine in a bathing suit…or was it?
I mentioned my anxiety to the aunt of the groom. She had the consummate reply: “I’m not worried…I have a GREAT cover-up!”
Ladies, fear not the swimsuit… Because It’s Really All About the Cover-up.
At our ages, we probably shouldn’t be worshipping the sun anyway. We should be lounging under a palapa, slathered with sunscreen, sipping a frosty margarita. In a fabulous cover-up!
Sometimes it can be more fun to shop for a cover-up than it is to shop for a bathing suit.
Image consultant Janna Beatty says, “Just as you would choose any other garment, look for a cover-up that is:
- A Beautiful Color: Pick a complementary color and appropriate pattern size.
- Flattering for Your Body Type: Choose a cover-up that enhances your best features.
- A Reflection of Your Personal Style: American classic, chic, sexy, exotic, fresh and natural.”
This was my cover-up of choice for the February wedding in Costa Rica.
Remember ladies, sometimes the cover-up can be just as alluring as the suit.
PLEASE SHARE YOUR FAVORITE COVER-UP IDEAS. WE LOVE YOUR COMMENTS!
This one made me smile. We are our own worst critics and swimsuit season brings out the worst of the worst self doubts and critiques. I am always so apprehensive about that first walk outside in my suit. Then, I look around. Where are all those women with flawless figures… skinny except for their breast size with whom I had compared myself while looking in the mirror? In magazines, of course. Yes, there are, and always will be, a few young women who look marvelously fit and gorgeous, BUT the vast majority are just normal looking people, men included, who look just that…normal. Once that sinks in, I then relax and enjoy the surroundings of sand, sun and fun again…that is until next summer. 🙂 Enjoyed this post very much!