The swimwear designer
Fashion influencer, fitness fanatic and mother of one Alexandra Miro shares her secrets on how to choose the perfect swimwear to boost your confidence on the beach.
Q. HOW DO YOU FIND THE PERFECT SWIMWEAR?
‘Play to your strengths – concentrate on the parts of your body you like. When I design swimsuits, I focus on three main areas: lifting and sculpting the bust with padded or moulded cups; minimising tummies and nipping in waists with support and contouring; and showcasing the derrière by considering the rise of the leg and the amount of coverage – less material can be more flattering. Also, go for non-shiny fabrics: matt,such as the neoprene I use, helps give the illusion of tautness, while shiny materials create unflattering shadows. The ‘hero’ piece from my collection is The Lara swimsuit (£174; alexandramiro.com),as it encompasses all these things’.
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HOW DO YOU GET THAT GLOW?
‘I’ve always loved Charlotte Tilbury Supermodel Body highlighter (£45for 60ml; charlotte tilbury.com), aftera day at the beach as it gives alight, iridescent sheen to my skin without looking too shimmery. It Also contains ingredients to cool,tighten and tone.’
WHAT’S THE SECRET TO BEACH-BODY CONFIDENCE?
‘Love and accept the body you’re in. That’s not to say you shouldn’t exercise, eat healthily and employ great beauty hacks,but you should accept your fundamental shape and work towards making the most of it, being the best version of yourself that you can be.’ ‘Remember that everyone, to a greater or lesser degree, has body hang-ups. As a mum of one, I know the best thing you can do to feel better about your body is to exercise and adopt a healthy lifestyle, without becoming obsessed, because life is all about balance. Seeing changes in your body as you become stronger and fitter with the right nutrition and movement is so empowering.’
WHAT’S THE SECRET TO LOOKING GREAT IN BEACH PHOTOS?
‘On your first couple of days, wear swimwear that avoids tan lines – a bandeau style is perfect. Never have your picture taken in the full midday sun as it casts ugly shadows – sunrise and sunset are the best times to get ‘papped’ as the light is softer. Always stand at an angle to the camera for more flattering silhouette.And finally, make sure your photographer takes pictures at their waist height as this will make you look longer and leaner!’