If the idea of swimsuit season makes you shudder, Bryn Taylor understands.
The New York stylist - whose year-old website The Re-Stylist ( therestylist.com) offers advice for women over 40 - argues that no matter what size you are, getting into a swimsuit isn't a blast.
"You feel vulnerable, and inevitably, you end up comparing yourself to other women," she says.
So Taylor, not much of a swimmer, focuses on what she calls "the fun part," coverups. "I have a coverup collection to rival anyone."
We like her thinking. After all, these days, coverups go way beyond oversize T-shirts (please don't!) to high-priced or high-style frocks you can wear with slacks, shorts or capris for lunch, dinner or strolling.
Coverups run the gamut from tunic styles with a retro feel, to oversize men's button-downs, to loose mesh and sweater styles, to cropped tops. This season, maxi dresses are a good choice, too.
Whatever you choose, don't be afraid to show some skin. "You can cover up one part, and flaunt the part you like better," Taylor says. "Like with a maxi length, you can keep your shoulders open. Having one part exposed gives it a sexier feel."
And feeling sexy is good way to hit the beach.
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