As heat wave takes over Taiwan, the searchlight of the fashion world aims at the swimming pool.
For the last 2 or 3 years, swimwear has been emulating styles found in fashion plate. This year, the trend continues, churning out swimming suits that virtually overshine the latest fashions.
Swimming suits carry bright colors this year and accentuate three-piece set composed of top, pants, and skirt. In addition to the bra-style tops of bikinis, new deigns include tops elongated all the way to cover midriff or made into bibs. The tops, pitched as going beyond the pool, make chic outdoor attires with matching bottoms or coats.
A dazzling variety of shawls prevail this summer. Some are as long as sari and dish out exotic flavors if worn as skirts. Others are made of sheer chiffon, soft and light, which can be used to wrap your hair. Make a bow at neckline, and you get the instant old-fashioned look trendy in the 1950s.
This season's colors follow the lead of runway, underlining jungle or army green. Thanks to the advancement in
printing and dying technology, water waves or flowers and butterflies can now come alive on the fabric.
Also in the spotlight is shaping well-proportioned breasts, belly, and waistline through specially designed functional suits. Cuttings featuring breast and bottom lifting are found everywhere. The increasing popularity of spa therapy and hot springs prompts designers to turn out highly elastic swimming suits resistant to high temperature for ladies desiring sporty looks in hot water.