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Laura Croft shares secrets for wearing barely there beachwear
As a Playboy Playmate and reality star, Laura Croft knows a thing or two about what to wear when sitting poolside. Vegas DeLuxe asked for some of her best fashion tips:
By Laura Croft
This summer has been outrageously hot. I don’t remember the previous two being this intense! Anyhow, there’s nothing we can do about it, but there are ways we ladies can deal with it and still be fashionable.
If you don’t want to deal with the heat, you can always stay inside, but what fun is that when there are so many things to do in this city? We are lucky, for example, to have some of the best pool parties in the world. Each one is different, so you can choose from any number of them depending on your mood.
When going to these parties, it is best to get a cabana, a bungalow, a daybed or a chair with an umbrella so that you can escape from the sun. If that isn’t possible, you can always take a dip in the pool, depending on which party you attend — some pools are much cleaner than others!
Being that this is Las Vegas, it is more acceptable here to wear more daring swimwear than it is in other places. Just remember that there are always cameras around; you might not want to wind up on the Internet looking ridiculous. Keep this in mind when choosing your pool attire.
First of all, ladies, make sure that you are well groomed when choosing swimsuit bottoms. If you’re not, don’t fret; book an appointment with one of the waxperts at Wax Las Vegas at 9809 West Flamingo Road. The salon offers a full menu of services.
You don’t have to be stuck wearing a skirted bottom or boy shorts; choose swimwear in which you feel confident. If you don’t, it’s going to be obvious to everyone. Don’t feel like you have to wear a certain style because it’s trendy.
The pool is one of the best options when it’s hot outside because it is acceptable to be nearly naked in public, but if you’re not interested in going to the pool, there are other ways to stay cool in the heat.
Forget about wearing anything tight. Not only are you going to feel nasty with sweat trapped inside, you risk having unsightly sweat stains. Sweat stains seem to be more visible in gray clothing; light-colored cotton clothing seems to be the best to wear. The fabric breathes better and is more comfortable than denim, satin and nasty polyester.
Believe it or not, skimpier clothing will not always keep you cooler. A lightweight maxi or sundress would be a much better choice than some booty shorts and a half shirt. Not only will you look better, but also with less skin exposed to the sun you won’t be “glistening” either. Pants, shorts, and skirts in cotton/linen are also good choices.
It’s not necessary to spend a lot of money on these items. Something less expensive may not last a lifetime, but by the time next summer rolls around, you’ll probably want some new gear anyway.
When choosing the top portion of an outfit, keep in mind the necessary undergarments. Sometimes it's fun to let a pretty bra show if it coordinates with the rest of your ensemble. But if it’s old and ratty, get a new one — or at least keep it under wraps until you can do so. Many improvements have been made to strapless bras in the past few years, and convertible bras have made it easier when you need support or coverage for strapless, halters and other such tops and dresses.
Don’t wear bras with those tacky clear bra straps. You’re not fooling anyone.
Once you’ve chosen what to wear in this intense heat, be sure to cover the basics. Wear sunscreen and deodorant. Keep hydrated. A fashionable pair of sunglasses and a wide rimmed hat can complement your “cool” summer look.
Enjoy the rest of your summer!
Our thanks to Laura for her fashion observations as the thermometer continues hitting the 100-degree mark before Labor Day comes — we hope — to cool us down.
Robin Leach has been a journalist for more than 50 years and has spent the past decade giving readers the inside scoop on Las Vegas, the world’s premier platinum playground.
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