There are certain swimsuits that are truly timeless. The black string bikini is definitely one of them. This swimsuit (I believe this is Kaley Cuoco – so gorgeous in this stunning photograph) graced the web as a popular free wallpaper for a reason. The model looks amazing and the style is totally timeless.

Timeless black swimsuit

You don’t need a particular brand name designer to get this look. You’ll find a simple black string bikini at most bikini stores because it is a classic style. If you are trying to get that worn by celebrity look, going all black is tried and true. If you are slender, then any black swimsuit will do. You can get a similar look with a simple black maillot one piece. A black one piece will give you more coverage and still give you that timeless look if you want it.

Let a little bit of skin peek through

A tiny black bikini is going to look incredible on a beautiful woman, but be warned that too much black material covering the entire body takes away from the light and breezy summer feeling. If you are overweight, then there are certain tips to follow when it comes to all black. For a heavier figure you want a black swimsuit that has some cut-outs on it, or perhaps a lower cut back that shows your back, or maybe a good deep V-neck. The key is to avoid huge swaths of black swimsuit material. Even a little keyhole or lace up strings can break up an all black one piece. The reason is that an all black swimsuit on a larger woman, that covers the entire body, can sort of stand out as way too dark and depressing. It can look like you are trying to hide yourself and make you stand out even more. A black swimsuit looks best when you can see a little bit of skin too, even if it’s just a small keyhole or your back that is showing skin.

The key to wearing black and looking amazing in it no matter what your body size is, is to make sure there is some skin showing or maybe even a burst of color, on a larger body. Too much black cloth can be dreary. If you are looking at plus sizes, go for a black suit that shows your back, or has a nice V-neck design in the front. This gives you a break from all the black and flatters the figure. The key to a black swimsuit is finding one that really looks amazing and showcases a beautiful part of your figure, be it back, shoulders, or upper chest. As long as you find the right fit and style, a timeless black bikini or one-piece is always going to give you that chic, I am a celebrity look!

Classic black bikini



There are certain classic clothes that really never go out of style.  You know, like hanes classic bikini panties, white tank tops, and of course, the quintessentially classic white bikini.

Classic white bikini

Usually you see the string tie bikini as the ultimate classic, but this particular bikini as worn by celebrity Blake Lively has a slightly different look.  It’s a clean line look with no strings, no ties, no distractions.  Just a polished triangle top and a bikini bottom with narrow sides. Few women can wear a white bikini because for one thing, it reveals everything  and for another thing, if there is insufficient lining it is going to become quite see-through when wet.  Obviously is you have a rockin body you can pull off the look.  But there are a few fashion tips to be gleaned from this cool classic look.

For a classic swimsuit look, keep it simple and adornment free

If you are a women that believes in natural beauty, you should love the concept of keeping things very simple.  The idea is that you wear a clean and simple looking bikini or one piece in a solid color.  No frills, hardware, ties, or distractions.  Just a nice fit, no adornments.  This approach mutes the bikini and its all about the person wearing it.   Simple can be very sexy.

For a classic swimsuit look, opt for classic cut and pattern

Classic looks are what never goes out of style.  A man shirt, white underwear, a white tank top, a pair of jeans, the black dress.  Reach for the classics and you will automatically look sleek and sophisticated.  Trendy can look downright busy if you aren’t careful.  If you have a tendency to clash, mismatch or have ever been declared a fashion don’t by your friends or family, never fear.  Reach for clean, classic, simple looks and your style will be timeless.  With the classic, you just can’t go wrong.

For a classic swimsuit look, keep it one color

For a slenderizing look, a solid color swimsuit in a primary color works wonders.  That means white, black, grey, brown, beige, red, blue.  Solid vibrant colors really pop and create a great visual for a swimsuit wearer.  If you have a natural golden skin tone, try a color that creates a good contrast to your skin tone.  White on a golden tan is highly complimentary.  Black with paler skin can create a stunning effect.  The color red really pops.  Classic colors can seem boring when compared to prints, but they always look great on the body. 

For a classic streamlined look, choose a bikini or simple maillot bathing suit that has a simple style, a classic cut, in a solid color.  A classic white bikini is the perfect example of keeping it simple.  This look is simple yet so powerful.  It is the bikini’s enduring ability to deliver a big impact and strong social & fashion statement that makes it a design icon.  This look packs a lot of punch for such a small expanse of material.

White bikini



Whatever happened to natural beauty?  This picture of Sophia Loren in a bikini from years ago shows that even though she wore gobs of makeup and false eyelashes, she oozed a sort of natural beauty that was indescribable.  

Some say that there never was natural beauty with the old Hollywood movie stars, and that the system changed the starlet’s look long before they became stars.  I disagree as surely the stars wore makeup and got surgical enhancements from chest augmentation to rhinoplasty.  They took advantage of such things. But even with the false eyelashes and cosmetic enhancement, Loren still exuded an inspiring natural beauty and confidence that was unmatched.

50% might have been makeup and photo retouching but 50% was that she was naturally confident which is beautiful in and of itself. When it comes to looking fabulous in a swimsuit, confidence is the essential element to success.  You do not even need to see her outfit as her look says it all. She just exudes an incredible confidence and allure and of course this translates into looking incredible.

Confidence in a swimsuit

Most of what makes this swimsuit photograph of Sophia Loren so fabulous is the natural confidence that she exudes.  Such self-confidence is something to strive for when it comes to that stressful time of dealing with the summer season and barely there beach clothes.  If you actually feel great about your figure in a swimsuit, that will reflect on how well you look.  Workout, life a healthy lifestyle and take care of yourself so that you can wear summer time clothes with confidence.

Part of that natural beauty that comes from self confidence is having a good figure, but a big part is finding that swimsuit that you feel both confident and comfortable in.  If you’d like to take inspiration from this photograph, take her confident attitude with you.   She seems comfortable in her own skin and that is what makes her look so sexy.  I don’t have reference for this swimsuit, it may be lingerie not sure!

Feeling confident in a bikini

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