Taking your swimsuit from pool to patio

Check out Ruby Ribbon Designer Cami Raymond’s tips for taking your Ruby Ribbon Swimsuit from pool to patio with our wraps and cover-ups.  And don’t forget that every Ruby Ribbon swimsuit features shaping and slimming technology to help you look your best.

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Get the lowdown on Ruby Ribbon tankinis

A big thank you to my friend Carolyn H who took the time to record this snippet videos to help anyone shopping online see the features of each of four different Ruby Ribbon tankini tops.

Any of these tops can then be paired with either the Ruched Bottoms (my personal favorite and I got rid of every other tankini bottom I owned once I tried these) or the super cute Swim Skirt.

Bali

First, let’s take a look at the Bali tankini, which comes in two great prints with a high neckline adorned with a built in necklace.

Bora Bora

Next, Carolyn showcases the Bora Bora, my personal favorite and right now I own it in panther, tropical and black. The front of this top has figure-flattering ruffles.

Lanai

Our third tanking to look at is the Lanai, a tankini that leaves you feeling very supported and features a swing top made for lots of tummy coverage.

Kauai

Finally, check our our newest tankini top, the Kauai. It features a flattering sweetheart neckline and side ruching that ties to let you adjust the length.

Enjoy the videos and let us know which looks like it might be your favorite!

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Most popular slimming swimsuit now in Ruby Red

One of our most popular Ruby Ribbon swimsuits has been the Riviera, named “universally flattering” in InStyle magazine. Last week, we kicked it up a notch by adding this gorgeous Ruby color option for this suit.

You also can still get it in black, Oasis, Panter and Tropical. In sizes 8-20, the ruching on this suit is your biggest friend. It slims you across the body for an hourglass look, plus this suit also shapes and slims your waist and hips.

Plus, the Ruby Ribbon technology is back to help with your bustline. This suit supports you without underwires. Check out the pictures I shared to show you the flexibility offered with the halter strap tie.

And one of the main benefits of choosing a Ruby Ribbon swimsuit is that we can meet and you can try it on in comfort without the pain of those dressing room mirrors.

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Go from Pool to Patio

I love when our Ruby Ribbon designer Cami (yeah, that’s really her name) takes a few minutes to showcase our products. Here’s a great video of her sharing what makes the new Kauai Tankini Top special from her perspective.

If you were getting one, would you want Panther or Tropical?

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Tips for selecting the best swimsuit for your body type

When you’re shopping for a new swimsuit, understanding your body shape can help you determine which swimsuit will look best on you. It’s possible to find a suit that fits your body well and makes you feel great.
If you need help determining which is your body type, I am happy to help.

Apple

Your waist is larger than your hips and/or your shoulders and you carry your weight in your middle
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  • Ruching and shirring works miracles. The gathered fabric hides bulges and creates waist definition.
  • Try a retro-inspired, high-waisted suit. They’re on trend and great for covering your abdomen.
  • Tankinis with a solid color top and a patterned bottom will give you a more balance appearance.
  • One-piece bathing suits with tummy control or other design feature like ruching that create the illusion of a waist line will be the most flattering.

Pear

You’re curvy at the hips and thighs and smaller on top
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  • Balance your proportions and be sure to get the coverage you need for your bottom half.
  • A plunging neckline or eye-catching top draws the eye upward, minimizing the bottom.
  • Colorblocking can help highlight your shape
  • Try suits with a solid colored bottom and patterned top.
  • Skirted swimsuits are back in style and can be found in many patterns and styles. They will give you a more balance look.
  • Try on a boy short style for more coverage on the bottom.
  • A one-piece will hide your waist. Choose one with shirred panels over the stomach, or in a dark, solid color.

 

Pencil

Your shoulders, waist and hips are all a similar width
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  • One-piece or two-piece suits with detailing around the waist will help create a more hourglass shape.
  • Tops with ruffles, horizontal lines, and designs create a larger bust.
  • Try a wrap style top or a belted bathing suit bottom to create more waist definition.
  • Tops or bottoms with bold prints, ruffles, and embellishments add intrigue and feminine flair and can create the appearance of more curve at top and bottom.
  • Tie-side bottoms enhance curves and adjust perfectly to your size.

Hourglass

Your shoulders and hips are about the same width and you have a smaller waist
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  • Almost any classic styled bathing suit will flatter your figure! Celebrate!
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5 random facts about swimsuits

Because I thought you might like to know….

  1. Untitled design (2)When the Barbie doll debuted on March 9, 1959, her first outfit was a black-and-white striped swimsuit
  2. In 1907, when Australian swimmer Annette Kellerman (1887-1975) wore a one-piece suit in Boston that revealed her arms and legs, she was promptly arrested for indecent exposure.
  3. In 1923, New York ballet dancer Pearl Howell donned an unusual bathing suit made entirely of seaweed.
  4. The bikini was worn for the first time by French model and nude dancer Micheline Bernardini for a poolside fashion show at the Piscine Molitor in Paris on July 5, 1946. She later received 50,000 fan letters.
  5. In Australia, swimsuits are known as “cossies.” In the UK and Ireland, they are called “togs.”

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(I found all these and more on https://www.factretriever.com/swimsuit-facts)
 

Fashion Tip Friday: Packing smart!

When I packed for my recent cruise, I made a commitment to myself not to pack so many “options” that I came home with a suitcase full of clothes that I never wore. Here’s one strategy I used to cut down on the number of items I brought along.
Many of the items that I packed doubled as swim cover-ups later. I would wear them as an outfit one day, then as a swimsuit cover-up the next day (or a day later if you have a thing about people seeing you in the same clothes again).
Here are three examples of Ruby Ribbon items that I wore first as an outfit, then as a cover-up (but I also did it with two sundresses too). From left, it’s the Nothin but Net Tunic, Crochet Poncho and the Pleated Mesh Dress. The poncho is stretchy and just super fun over a swimsuit. The tunic and dress both have removable liners that make them airy and breezy and beautiful as swim cover-ups. (Of course, I wore these over my favorite Ruby Ribbon swimsuits!)
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Keep this idea in mind the next time you’re packing for a warm weather trip!
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Hmm, we're going camping!

We’re taking the Mobile Clothing and Shapewear Boutique on the road in a new way this weekend — we’re going camping!  This should get the campground talking!
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With an air mattress in the changing room space, and some actual food in the fridge, we should be set.  Oh, and a few camp chairs outside (I even have one with the Ruby Ribbon logo.)
You can be sure I’ll still have some Ruby Ribbon along, including at least one of our swimsuits (on sale, BTW). And, if like it says on the back, “I stop, you shop” so if anyone decides they’d like to shop, I bet I can get a few samples out for them to try on.
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This looks like Swimsuit Bingo…

As I was creating this graphic today to share all nine options of Ruby Ribbon swimsuits today, it occurred to me that the layout made it look exactly like swimsuit Bingo!
I’ve included each of the various swimsuits in all color options to give you a complete picture of all your choice. We have three tank suits (aka one-piece) and two tankini tops The tankini tops can be paired with either our ruched bottom or swim skirt, both with shaping built in.
The tankini tops are looser and beautiful without shaping. The tank suits are all super slimming with shaping built into them.  (I marked them with the name so you can pick them out if you want to shop for them on my website.)
Swimsuit bingoWhich is your favorite?
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