Miss Universe Philippines 2022 contender Michelle Dee has pulled off some of the stylish looks we’ve seen in the pageant this year, from the national costume round to the ladies’ swimsuit looks. Call it a product of her rigorous training, a hint of beauty queen genetics (she’s the daughter of Miss International 1979 Melanie Marquez after all), or perhaps both, but one thing is for certain: Her sartorial presence is impossible to miss.
Impressed by her runway confidence, we couldn’t help but scour her feed for some major style inspiration this summer. Below, the seven chic styles to wear a bikini with the beauty queen’s stamp of approval.
LOOK: Seven ways to look stylish in a bikini, as seen on Michelle Dee:
1. Go for bold colors.
Michelle takes her swimsuit a step further with a shock of neon blue, a fool-proof way to draw attention without overdoing it.
2. Style your bikini with a chic cover-up.
The wonders of polo shirt are especially evident on one of Michelle’s tropical number: a one-piece spandex suit made more casual with a fresh white cover-up.
3. Play with print.
Michelle embraces the patterned pants with gusto, wearing them with a sage bikini top.
4. Accessorize your hair.
The 27-year-old style maven gets wrapped up in the romantic charm of a headscarf, and it’s hard not to be obsessed with her look!
5. You can never go wrong with a cute bucket hat.
Michelle shades her face from the sun with a tried-and-true topper.
6. The most mundane things can be used as props.
With coconut in hand, Michelle exudes laidback chic in a minimalist two-piece number.
7. Invest in summer-perfect sunglasses.
Elevating her outfit and style is Michelle’s choice of summer eyewear, a pair of aviator shades giving her neutral ‘fit a dose of effortless cool.
This story originally appeared on Preview.ph.
* Minor edits have been made by the Cosmo.ph editors.
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