Miss Universe Philippines candidate Steffi Aberasturi has been making waves on social media as of late. The beauty queen representing Cebu Province is a strong contender for this year’s most coveted crown and we can see why. Her looks and charisma have snatched the hearts of many, but beyond her pageant persona is a queen who’s a true-blue island girl.
A quick scroll through her Instagram would reveal that the 26-year-old is a fan of the sea and sand—she is, after all, hailing from the region with gorgeous beaches aplenty. That said, we noticed the mestiza has a penchant for covered up maillots and high-waist bikinis that harp on modesty. Though there’s nothing wrong with going all hubadera at the beach, it’s equally stylish to step out in swimsuits that give you ample support and coverage when wading in the water or otherwise.
Here, we round up some of our favorite looks from Steffi that prove you don’t need to show too much skin at the beach to look sexy or stylish.
10 Chic and Classy Swimsuit OOTDs from Beauty Queen Steffi Aberasturi
1. Whip out that scarf when it gets sunny!
A scarf is known to be a multipurpose item. Some people have been seen wearing them as tops, while others use them as statement accessories such as headbands, a bracelet tied around the wrist, or even a belt. Contrary to what most people think, you can wear them to the beach, too! It’s useful tied over your head to shield you from the sun or as a cool pop of color on your neck.
2. Modesty on a high!
Showing off her stature and figure, Steffi looked like a dream in a black cutout one-piece. When donning a high-cut piece, opt for a covered-up neckline to balance out the sexiness. The cut definitely emphasized her legs more which made her look inches taller!
3. Turn up the romance with ruffles!
In perfect harmony with the crystal-clear water, Steffi looked like a vision wearing a white ruffled swimsuit top and a high-waist bottom! For beach babes who don’t want to wear a one-piece suit but still want some coverage, its best to pick a bikini in a modest cut.
4. Keep things interesting with a playful print!
A printed suit is a must for the days you want to look like a stand-out! Steffi definitely made a statement at the beach with her leopard printed high-waist pair that looks pretty busy but still isn’t too loud.
5. Go for a bright bold hue if your bikini is pretty simple!
Red is the perfect color to sport at the beach no matter your skin tone. The hue will make your complexion pop even when you’re as pale as Steffi (trust us, if you’ve got a tan, it would look equally as stunning!) Here, the beauty queen opted for an underwire bikini top and high-waisted bottoms for maximum comfort.
6. You can never go wrong with white at the beach.
When life gives you coconuts, you wear a white one-piece swimsuit that matches. The deep-V neckline balances out the modest cut of her suit, making Steffi show skin without really revealing too much. We love how she topped off the look with a straw hat for that authentic Island Girl vibe.
7. What’s the scoop? A low-back maillot!
You could never go wrong with a scooped back one-piece! Giving off strong but low-key Baywatch vibes, Steffi stood tall beneath the palm tree while subtly showing off her figure.
8. When in doubt, bandeau it.
When you think your swimsuit’s neckline or cutouts reveal too much, then why not wear a bandeau underneath? There’s nothing wrong about wanting extra coverage if you’re the type to spend long days in the water swimming or surfing. Here, Steffi opts for a simple black bandeau under her pink one-piece that adds an interesting detail to her ‘fit.
9. She’s got all the right lines!
Perfect for a kayak, Steffi wore a blue and white striped high-waist swimsuit that helps draw attention to her waist while emphasizing her curves to boot!
10. Cut it out! Quite literally.
Sometimes you really just want to sit on the sand in between two trees and Steffi did just that. A one shoulder maillot with clever cutouts makes for an interesting beach ‘fit that will definitely look double-tap worthy for the ‘gram.