• White suits—transparent when wet.
  • Golden-girl prints—huge florals and garish colors equal Instant Grandma.
  • Suntans—dangerous and wrinkle-promoting.
  • Giant T-shirts—sloppy and unbecoming. Invest in a proper cover-up.
  • That pilly, saggy look—suits get worn out; buy a new one every few years.
  • Suits with skirts—they hide nothing. High-cut legs actually have an elongating effect.

    Plus: Instead of tanning, try a TanTowel (from $21 for ten): fantastic self-tanning wipes that make pastiness obsolete.

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