Swimsuit shopping should no longer be intimidating, with the wide variety of styles designers are creating to fit a consumer of every shape and size. Why be limited to that “itsy bitsy teenie weenie” bikini cultural ideal and when you can have variety in your suits with endless options in color, coverage and support, now more than ever? I think the more suit options, the more fun in the sun.
High-Waisted Bottoms — With retro-inspired sartorial wear all the rage (thanks to Mad Men), this 50s pin-up inspired two piece will flatter virtually anyone, especially if you want to mask the lower ab area.
Insight Neon Dark Crystal High Waisted Bikini Set, ASOS
Cut-Out One Pieces — The timeless one piece gets a modern twist with cut-outs. With more fabric than two-piece options, indulge in great color and interesting designs with cut-outs in creative places.
One piece with backstraps, Free People
Underwire — An underwire bathing-suit top is great for those more bustier among us. The underwire not only helps provide support, but can also create lift to even subtly enhance cleavage.
Deck-stripe loop-front bandeau top, J.Crew
Wide-Banded Tops — Wide-banded tops offer full support without the tell-tale underwire. The ties around the neck and/or back, these options provide a personalized snug fit.
Lucky Brand Love Child Tie Dye Halter & Lucky Brand Love Child Tie Dye Bottom, Bloomingdales
Maillots — The ultimate in full coverage, the maillot suit keeps everything in place, without forsaking style.
Beach Blanket Bingo One Piece, ModCloth