Tropical prints are hot this summer
By Anyssa Roberts
Published: Thursday, July 18, 2013, 8:55 p.m.
Homer Simpson once said: “There's only two kinds of guys who wear Hawaiian shirts: gay guys and big fat party animals.” That pronouncement was made in 1997, and it may be time for Homer to rethink the subject of tropical prints. They have evolved quite a bit.
Tropicals are in this season, and have been seen mixed and matched with other trending patterns like Aztec or stripes across runways including collections by Philip Lim, Prabal Gurung and Stella McCartney.
There are a number of ways to wear tropical prints: from bathing suits to bustiers to shoes. The key to wearing this style successfully requires only a little work on the shopper's part.
First, keep in mind the colors and size of the print. Also, placement of the print on the garment is crucial.
An example of a trendy garment is a low-cut mono-kini from Asos ($59.40 at Asos.com) that uses a tropical pattern with attention to pattern placement, size and color.
The pattern is placed along the sides of the bodice, redirecting attention away from the midsection. The dark color slims and hides any unwanted bulge.
The florals in the print are bright and defined, so eyes immediately gravitate to them, flattering the body.
Try this trend for a beachy look, or mix and match prints for an avant-garde outfit for any occasion this summer.
Anyssa Roberts is a staff writer for the Lexington Herald-Leader.
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