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Affordable Swimwear with Tanya Grimson

Thursday, 2 April 2009

Today Tanya Grimson is here to look at swimwear for the summer. As money is tight, all of the swimwear featured will be affordable. We will have something for everyone-men, women, plus sized and pregnant ladies.

Tanya Grimson
Tanya Grimson is a Fashion stylist based in Dublin. Since graduating from London college of Fashion and working in leading publications such as Marie Claire in London she returned to Ireland to pursue her career as a fashion stylist.
Tanya has been actively working as a stylist in Ireland for 10 years and has worked for various publications such as The Gloss, Irish Tatler, Sunday Independent's Life Magazine, U Magazine, Confetti, VIP magazine, The Irish Times, Social and Personal and the RTE Guide, she has also worked as the Deputy Editor of Prudence magazine and was the Fashion Editor of Ivenus, Harmonia's online magazine and is currently the Fashion Editor of Irish Brides magazine.
Commercial clients include: Samui boutique, Sasha, Diffusion boutique, heatons, Peruzzi, Pulse accessories, Dunnes Stores, Michael H, Simply B, Oxendales, Applebe jewellers, Mad Flowers, Aer Lingus, Airwaves, Pulse, Lucinda Grey, Tricot Marine, Club Rugby, Dylon, Sheseido, House of Colour,
Tanya has also worked as a fashion journalist for publications such as Prudence, Ivenus, Irish Brides and The Irish Times and is currently involved in fashion production for many of her clients.

Spring/Summer 2009
This season, we are seeing a little diversion from the usually ever popular bikini, and although many still appear in the shops at the moment, the focus has now shifted to the one piece swim suit, the swim suit is coming in many guises this season, such as the monokini -the very daring cut away sides swimsuit to the very flattering lower leg 1950s styles, other details from the era, such as polka dots, frills and wide tying halternecks recreate the time very well.
Another massive style contender for the swim suit is the asymmetric shoulder, the one shoulder is huge news this season in fashion at the moment and this has translated to swim wear.
For those looking for a little more support on the beach, can either choose from a swim suit with extra elastane ideally anywhere between 20% and 40% for extra tummy control.

The miracle suit is the most famous of brands that provides this extra support but simplybe offers many fashionable choices including the brand featured on the show and the 'miracle suit'. Another great alternative and balance between the standard bikini and the swimsuit is the tankini, which acts as a bikini but with extra fabric for shy beach bodies.

Other trends that are appearing on the fashion catwalks but have been included in swimwear this season is tartan, nautical stripes and playful polka dots. Graphic prints also remain big news for both men and women.

A great site for yummy mummy expectants who still want to make waves on the beach is which provides LA brands such as Belabumbum which is worn by celebrities such as Jessica alba, halle berry and nicole Ritchie.

Look 1 - Size 10

Black and white polka dot one piece swim suit,

Look 2 - Plus size

Tartan bikini top
Roxy at the quiksilver

Swimming shorts
roxy at Quiksilver

Look 3 - Maternity

Red and White stripe tankini set

Look 4 - Male

Tartan swimming shorts, €20, at
Dunnes stores

Navy Vest, €4
Dunnes Stores

Look 5 - SizeTen

Monokini (cut away swim suit)

Look 6 - Plus Size

Asymmetric swim suit, €54.99, by Beach2Beach at

Look 7 - Pregnant

Flower power tankini set, €88, by

Look 8 - Male
Black and red print surfer shorts,