It’s that time!
Swimsuit season has arrived and with it comes all the racket of finding the right bathing suit for you. When I say that, it’s not referencing your body shape, because all shapes should be celebrated, and let’s face it, we’ve seen a million articles that try to tell women what they will look best in, and I’m over that.
I’m talking about lifestyle and personal comfort level at the pool and beach. For example, pre-child, I wore a two piece that one may call “skimpy”. I was young, carefree and sun bathing was the only activity that I engaged in when “beaching it up”.
Fast forward to life at the beach these days and I’m running, swimming, diving and who knows what else. I do not need a wardrobe malfunction, no one wants to see that, but I also don’t need to be in a suit that makes me look like I’m heading to ‘Diving Practice’.
I want to look stylish and feminine.
Have you tried to find the balance of function, femininity and luxury?
It’s not easy.
Sun Kitten Swimwear [click] fills that void with options.
Sun Kitten Swimwear was founded in 2010 by Lizzie Rovsek, who you may know from ‘The Real Housewives of Orange County’ reality TV series. The line began as a special occasion swimwear line for ‘Brides to Be’ and has evolved to focus more on the “modern beach babe”. Fabrics are from Italy and the line is made in the USA.
At first I thought, “OK – another skimpy swimwear line” but a closer look proved me wrong.
Sun Kitten does the full range and spectrum of swimwear including the skimpy numbers and some with underwired tops.
They sell the tops and bottoms as separates so you can mix & match or be creative.
They are seen on the beach, at water sports, in hamburger commercials and even on TV weather reports!
California Classic Double Cheeseburgers, anyone?
Recommendations to check out
Her one-piece swim assortment is adorable and functional:
The “Naked Goddess” ($172) provides full coverage in the front, some playful straps in the back and decent booty coverage.
The “Gwen Pink Color Block” ($178) also gives good coverage while being on-trend, the back is a mixture of sport and flirt design, and the booty a little more scarce than I like, but definitely do-able.
My personal favorite is the “Not That Innocent” halter ($140). Halters are flattering across many bust lines and a little plunge in the neckline never hurts anyone. The back gives nice coverage and the suit moves with you.
If you have not committed to a swimsuit yet, and your search criteria are in line with mine, I would definitely pay www.sunkittenswimwear.com a virtual visit!
AlphaLuxe Water Sports References:
Angela Ranieri joins us as Contributing Editor with an extensive background in Fashion, Beauty and Digital Media. She has worked with PRADA USA Corp., Jurlique, Amore Pacific and the New York Daily News in management capacities including Marketing, Client Relations, Employee Relations and Training Management. She has authored and published the column, “Ask Angela,” featured on the Amore Pacific USA website. Her beauty advice has been featured in Shape and Fitness Magazines and CBS News.
She is a graduate of Syracuse University with a Bachelor of Science in Communications and Writing. Angela also has an MBA in Marketing and Entrepreneurship from Northeastern University. While at Northeastern, her Market Research on the Electric Car was published for University use.
Angela is currently creator of Circuit Cosmetics, a Brand Ambassador for luxury beauty line, Patchology, an On Air Guest for QVC and blogger for www.thelaughinmommy.blogspot.com.
In her spare time you can find Angela running, spinning, practicing yoga or getting beautified. She resides on the Upper West Side of Manhattan with her Husband, Son, and Chihuahuas.