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Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Bathing Suits


Before you know it, summer will be here! Maybe you're deep into your workout schedule or you're still trying to stick to your strict diet. To break up the montony and maybe help you with some planning, I've decided to post some info about bathing suits as they relate to modeling.

The first thing I want to say is that if you are between the ages of 13-16, please do not buy or wear string bikinis. This is just wrong in my book and not appropriate. You have all the time in the world to be sexy so wait until you're actually of age to wear these in photo shoots.

Nothing disturbs agents, and people in general, more than seeing a young girl wearing a bikini that barely covers up what body she has. And even if you're built like an older woman, it's still better to be proper and dress your age.

For teens, tankinis, halters, and one pieces are ideal. And no, I'm not asking you to wear a bathing suit that your granny wore back in the 1920s. There are tons of bathing suits in these styles that are still very cute and trendy and won't make you look old-fashioned. I've seen one piece bathing suits that look hotter than two-pieces!

For the older models, the bathing type is open depending on the look you want to create or what the nature of the shoot is. If you've got it in all the right places, well, you're set. If you're very busty, please don't overdo it with the cleavage. No matter how sexy you're supposed to be, spilling out of your top just isn't cute...you've got huge breasts--we get it!

If you've got unsightly stretch marks on your butt, or upper thighs, opt for a mix and match bathing suit with boyshort bottoms. They offer maximum coverage and are very sexy in a playful way.

Last, think about patterns. Some are way too busy and will draw the viewer's attention immediately to the bathing suit and nothing else. Of course, if you're modeling the bathing suit, then that's fine. If you're doing swimsuit shoots for your portfolio, keep the colors mostly to solids and the patterns to a minimum.

Adding accessories to swimsuit shoots such as earrings, bangle bracelets and sarongs can make any ordinary bathing suit look spectacular! Not to mention that sarongs allow you to play around with more poses and can be the perfect addition to your look.

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