We are bang on in the middle of summer, and of coarse for a girl visiting the beach having a beautiful bikini is the most important thing. Whether you have pale or tanned skin one must know the ‘do’s’ and ‘don’ts’ in the swimsuit world. For fair skinned girls NO pale or pastel colours will fit the bill, they will only wash you out and drain your unique skin tone. You want to try bolder colours like purples, deep blues and greens however I would avoid black as the contrast between colours is very big. For those of you who have more tanned skin tones whites, hot pinks, oranges, yellows and blacks are for you! Prints and patterns can work on both skin tones however maximum attention to the colours must be taken! Nowadays so many styles of bikinis are being made, this summer the fringe is not just for suede jackets and western boots but for bikinis too, this style creates more illusion of curves for the less curvy, patters and flowers have also very popular at the moment and can look very flattering, Mixing different bikini tops and bottoms can also give the effect of colour blocking. I have not mentioned it however one pieces can also be very eye-catching and are not to be ignored!