Exclusive: Dive Into the Last Days of Summer With Voda Swim
Posted Tuesday August 27, 2013 12:27 PM GMT
Labor Day is right around the corner, so what better way to celebrate the final days of summer than with a bathing suit that will have you looking as good as you feel?
Let us answer that for you: Nothing.
While on the hunt for the perfect end-of-season option for ourselves, we caught up with Voda Swim designer and model Yulia Drummond. From finding the best cut for your body type, to knowing when to fit and when to forget the latest trend, we covered it all.
What inspired you to start Voda Swim?
My husband I went to Vegas and I went bikini shopping. I tried on probably close to 10 to 20 bathing suits at the mall and nothing worked for me. I was so frustrated. I was like 'why isn't there a bikini that makes me look good?' and he said 'why don't you go and make one?' I came home and thought about it. As a model, I would normally wear where regular suits and stuff them with gels, and it was very embarrassing when they would pop out. I had enough frustration, so I started playing with the fabrics and materials.
What did you want to do differently?
I had a lot of different criteria in mind. Many bathing suits retain a lot of water. I wanted to create something so that when you go in the water and come out your breasts don't sag and you don't have a lot of water retention up top. Also, a lot of push up bathing suits look like bras. I wanted a suit that looked like a triangle bikini, but still provided size enhancement, cleavage, lift and support — a suit that was comfortable on the beach, yet looked very sexy.
Is there a common mistake you see women making when searching for a swimwear?
They look at the trends before they buy something. What's popular is not necessarily what is going to look great on your body. You have to consider the shape of your frame, and your skin tone. In my personal opinion, go for the things that will really accentuate your body type.
Is covering up always the answer if you're self-conscious of your curves?
No! A lot of times if a woman is bigger on the bottom, they want to hide their booty, however, when you try to cover something it actually draws attention to that area. Instead, they should try to find a cut that best accentuates their bottom.
Speaking of the best suit for your body type, what should a woman with an athletic frame opt for?
Ruffles. They naturally create curves and an hourglass figure. Our ruffle bikini top and a ruffle string bottom are a great way to achieve it.
And for those with a curvy figure?
The most important thing for a large bust is support. Voda's Crisscross suit alleviates pressure from the chest. For a larger bottom, it's important not to cover it up too much. So for that, the this Crisscross bottom shows more of the leg, but still provides some coverage.
Finally, how do you want a woman to feel when wearing your designs?
Confident. Many women dread bathing suit shopping, so they don't look forward to summer. I want to change that.
Photo Credit: Voda Swim