Here's The Genius Way To Avoid Weird Tan Lines On Your Next Vacation

One-shoulder bikini? no problem.


There are so many tempting swimwear trends to try out this summer: swooping, ruffled, asymmetric one-pieces, Bardot bikinis and the cute classics like halters and bandeaus. Any one of these styles is sure to get you some serious love on Insta and make you feel like a goddess on the beach, but what about when you’ve left your lounger with a new sun-kissed glow and want to wear a plunge-neck dress to the bar, only to discover that your tan from your halter neck swimsuit has left you with a pale bib right across your chest?

To avoid solidly tanning the shape of your swimwear into your skin, the best solution is to rotate between different styles throughout your vaycay – but for the nights immediately following days of sunbathing, make sure you’ve packed at least one outfit that sits in the same place as your swimwear, revealing only your tan and not your awkward new tan lines. 

Give the illusion of a perfect all-over tan through clever dressing. Some are straightforward to style out, such as the bandeau. Others are more difficult, like the one-shoulder wonders that we've been seeing all over the blogosphere: be careful to check that the asymmetric jumpsuit you pick up to compliment it is on the correct side. 

Check out 4 ways to pack according to your swimwear: 


1) Zara Ribbed Bandeau Top - $6 2) H&M Short Bandeau Dress - $60 3) Topshop Floral Bandeau Jumpsuit - $110 4) Vanessa Solid Dahlia Tie-Side Bandeau One-Piece Suit - €147 5) Missoni Crochet Knit Playsuit - $800 6) H&M Glittery Bandeau Top - $13


1) Zara Asymmetric Sleeve Bodysuit - $40 2) River Island Light Blue Satin One Shoulder Skater Dress - $110 3) Target Women's Plus Size Stripe Crochet Shoulder Flounce One Piece Swimsuit - $45 4) River Island Blue Stripe One Shoulder Frill Top - $64 5) H&M One Shoulder Blouse - $50

off the shoulder

1) River Island Plus Light Pink Lace Embroidered Bardot Top - $70 2) Whistles Nadia Citrus Silk Jumpsuit - $499 3) Wolf & Whistle Fuller Bust Palm Bardot Swim Set - $75 4) Boohoo Olivia Tropical Print Bardot Top - $26 5) H&M Off-The-Shoulder Top - $25 6) Mango Ruffle Top - $20

halter neck

1) Mango Striped Linen Dress - $70 2) River Island White Poplin Halter Neck Crop Top - $56 3) J Crew Cropped Bikini Top In Classic Stripe - £48 and Surf Hipster - £48 4) Boohoo Amy Pom Pom Trim Halter Neck Playsuit - $20 5) Zara Halter Neck Crop Top - $10 6) Uterque Halter Top - £75