5 Ways To Look Slim in a Swimsuit

blue swimsuitSummer is finally here which means it’s time to get out the swimsuits. Is your swimsuit cute and current? Do you even own one?

Many of us are so terrified of looking fat in a swimsuit that we put off buying one, indefinitely.

The whole swimsuit thing becomes a vicious circle. When the occasion arises that you actually need one, (i.e. you are invited to a friend’s pool or cottage), you end up dragging out some boring, old bathing suit you’ve had in your closet for years. How frumpy does that make you feel?

Buying a swimsuit  that flatters your figure is challenging, especially over 40. Whether you’re trying to camouflage a small trouble spot, or appear trimmer all over, you just need to know a few tricks. Here are 5 great ways to look slim and feel fabulous in a swimsuit:
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What To Wear (And Not Wear) In NYC

Deborah BolandJetting off to the Big Apple this summer and fretting about what to wear?

Relax. Even though New York is the fashion capital of the world, you don’t need to worry about stuffing your suitcase full of all the latest trends in order to blend in.

For walking around, site-seeing and shopping, you’ll want to be casual and comfy. That being said, there are a few things you’ll definitely want to steer clear of to avoid looking touristy.

Here are some tips for what to wear and what not wear in NYC.

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The Most Comfortable Walking Shoes for Europe

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Spring  until late fall is ideal for a European vacation, and the best way to see most Old World cities is on foot. Touring museums, churches and galleries; poking around in craft shops, taking photos … Continue Reading

Safari Style Clothing- The New Chic

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  Safari style clothing is far from new but this spring, it's back in a fresh and modern way. How do you wear it?  Try: Monchromatic safari - all one color or slightly varying shades of … Continue Reading

Vacation Sundresses with Tropical Punch

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Dear Deborah, I'm going on vacation to the Caribbean and I'm looking for a dress that's fun, tropical and age-appropriate. I want to be able to wear it on my trip, as well as at home in the summer. … Continue Reading

What to Pack For a Cruise


Hi Deborah, I love your site! I am going on a  cruise soon and want to bring some shorts. Can you suggest what type of shorts to bring for walking around the ship and going ashore that … Continue Reading

How To Travel In Style

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Has this ever happened to you? You spend so much time packing for your summer vacation to take just the right things, that when it's time to hurry up and get to the airport, you throw on some boring … Continue Reading

What To Wear When Visiting NYC – Part 2

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If you read my recent post on what to wear in New York City,  you got a few ideas on how to dress if you were walking around Central Park or hanging out in Times Square. Since then many of you wrote … Continue Reading

Comfy Travel Shoes With Whimsical Style

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When it comes to traveling, comfy shoes are a must. Sporty sneakers or walking shoes fit the bill, but are usually more practical than stylish. A pair of cute ballet flats or sandals can also work … Continue Reading