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?

#rrswim #panther #tropical #pooltopatio #stylewithchar #swimsuits #bathingsuits

I showcase more of the Ruby Ribbon swimwear in my online Facebook community. I would love to have you join.

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!
    #swim #swimsuits #dressforyourbody #rubyribbon #stylewithchar #bathingsuits #summer

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.”

#swimsuits #swimwear #stylewithchar #rubyribbon #tankini #indecentexposure #seaweed
(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!
#travel #swim #rrswim #stylewithchar #packing #rubyribbon #poncho

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?
#swim #rubyribbonswim #swimsuits #slimming #shaping #slimmingswimsuits #rocksummer
 

What do Oasis, Pacific and Fig have to do with Ruby Ribbon?

As we get closer to the launch of Ruby Ribbon Swim on May 15, I thought I would give you a better look at what’s coming. (Keep in mind that all Ruby Ribbon trunk show hostesses can already get RR Swim, so if you just can’t wait, you know what to do.)
tahiti close upWith our new swimwear line, we have 3 suits, 2 tankini tops and 2 shaping bottoms. One of the suits was added after the announcement even, since the interest in Ruby Ribbon Swim was so high.
All the Ruby Ribbon swimwear pieces come in black (of course!) but we also have suits in a fun Oasis print, a beautiful Pacific blue, and a “to die for” Fig purple color. The 1-piece suits have the most slimming and shaping aspects. The tankini tops have flattering shapes but no shaping. Pair the tankini tops with our bottoms and you’re set; the ruched bottom and the skim skirt both have Ruby Ribbon’s famous waistband shaping.
As you check out the pictures I’m sharing, notice the ruching details and the lines all designed to make these look great on you!
#swimsuits #swimwear #stylewithchar #rubyribbon #slimming #shaping
 
 

Who is up for a beach party?

Just learned this weekend that Ruby Ribbon is adding swimwear to our line! I’m so excited! Think about it — the company that offers BEST shapewear on the market now offering swimwear with the same shaping and support, but in beach friendly fabrics. What’s not to love?
a7b0883bf0cf0f9d232d963f0eae700f.jpgTo kick off the launch of Ruby Ribbon Swim, I keep thinking that we should have a beach party in May?  But where?  What’s the best “beachy location” in Cass County? Give me some ideas!
Now back to the swimsuits — I don’t have a lot of info or pictures yet. But I do know that we’ll have two tank suits, two tankini tops, a ruched brief bottom and a swimskirt. And, from the pictures I’ve seen, they will come in black (of course!), a deep grape color called fig, a gorgeous bright blue and a tropical print called Oasis. See, I can’t wait!
The swim line debuted in Punta Cana, where the top Ruby Ribbon stylists went on an all-expense paid vacation in recognition of their achievements. (I wish I had been there, and I was close!) Each stylist received a swim suit as a gift when she arrived at the resort. The pics below are all my fellow stylists, enjoying a beach vacation in their new Ruby Ribbon swimsuit.
I will have samples of the suits soon, and more info even sooner. I can’t wait to share these with you.
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#swimsuits #swim #shapingswimwear #swimwear #excitementisbuilding #stylewithchar