Summer Cool

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(L) The way you'll want to dress for summer. The easy shapes, cool fabrics, paleness that shows a tan — Marimekko's off-white T-shirt, color-sashed over waist-gathered pants in off-white cotton. (R) The playsuit — unexpectedly bare! The one-piecem, white cotton-knit... over a swimsuit or on it's own — terrific! By Marcasiano Knitwear. Summer Beauty: With bronzed skin, go for brighter colors for eyes and lips.

Suddenly it's August and the summer is almost over - how did that happen? With so much going on I barely feel like I've gotten to enjoy it, or even figured out how to properly dress for it. When I look at this editorial (shot on location in Ocho Rios, Jamaica) I can see perfectly what I want to wear — easy, breezy American sportswear classics with just enough skin and a dusting of bronze makeup... It also doesn't get any better than all American babes like Cheryl Tiegs, Shaun Casey and Jerry Hall when plotting a perfect summer look!

Cheryl Tiegs, Shaun Casey and Jerry Hall photographed by Rico Puhlmann for Harper's Bazaar, May 1980.

Sip of chartreuse: The snap-front, terry-velour playsuit.. soft, slightly stretchy — the perfect cover-up! From Yuko by Jun Ashida. Firecracker color! The tunic-dress over knee pants! Thierry Mugler's broad-shouldered dress in lipstick-red terry, self-belted over matching knee pants. For the most mileage — the dress in terry. Sleeveless, aqua cotton, snapped to the waist... the easiest! By Sadimara.


(L) Dramatic subtractions: Issey Miyake's ultimate leg-revealer — the sleek, fuchsia suit, cut hip-bone high, with a single curving shoulder strap. (R) In racing form: The slim-strapped, chrome yellow tank-suit... the close-fit and color zero in on a great shape — and it's just "enough" for serious swimming. By Ibiza Swimwear for Concorde Fashions.


(L) Bi-colors on the bias: Adrienne Vittadini's roomy yellow/raspberry cotton-jersey T-shirt, and tiny raspberry jersey shorts... the brightest! One-piece coolness: The sleeveless, button-front playsuit in sheer yellow cotton... when you're in terrific shape, one of the best ways to show it! By Paul Ropp for India Nepal. (R) Summery "sweater-set": Cesarini's yellow cotton waffle-knit duo — the V-neck T-shirt and matching sweatshirt-style pullover, topping his front-pleated, divided skirt in natural colored cotton... watch for this kind of paired sweatering!


(L) Delicate touches... eye-catching color. Albert Nipon's haltered, red cotton sundress, with tucking, ribbon-y straps and a sash in turquoise/periwinkle! (R) Madras — newest in a strapless sundress! Ralph Lauren's bodice-shirred dress in burgundy/yellow cotton... a new kind of classic!

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