The official start of summer is, oh wow, now. Stripping down can be intimidating, but bathing suit anxiety is so out of fashion. We want you to be relaxed in lycra, lady, so here are our takes on this season’s most flattering swimwear. Everybody has their summer suit psychology, but bathing suits are just math.
Here’s the formula: accentuate what you love, pick a color that makes you feel like a queen, strut. Find the cutest equation for your sexy shape and enjoy.
FULL BUST- WELL ENDOWED DEEP DIVE
Girls with girls, we’ve got you covered. You deserve a good fit and support (in life and leisure wear). Full busts benefit from underwire structure and thicker straps always assist. Try a halter for a flattering natural lift. Specificity leads to bathing suit bliss.
ATHLETIC – SUPER FIT FRAME
If your shape is straight up and down, and you have fewer curves, play them up with ruffles and embellishments. The smaller the suit, the more swerve in your seat, i.e. teeny weeny bikinis are your friend. Padding and bandeaus help too. Add side ties and florals and you’re the portrait of pretty.
CURVY – ALL THE RIGHT MOVES
Dangerous curves ahead. That’s right babe, we’re talking about you. You’ve got ample assets, and we’ve got ample options. To play up your waist, go for a high-waisted vintage bottom. To draw attention to those hot hips, get skimpy. Fun fringe necklines bring the eye up. Of course, support and coverage are always beloved, but do what you like. You want keep thrills to a maximum this summer.
TUMMY HIDER – LOWER AB LAB
There’s no shame in the tummy-concealing game. If you don’t feel like full exposure, bask in these bevy of choices. Go for shirring or a peplum. Loose like a tankini or high-waisted color-blocking, whatever makes you feel like getting outside. Because the fun in the sun, darling, starts with you.
14. Old Navy Underwire Long- Line Balconette Bikini Top ($30)
15. Old Navy Side Tie Swim Skirt ($27)
16. Fuller Bust Triangle Bikini Top by Wolf & Whistle ($45)
17. High Waisted Bikini Bottoms by Wolf & Whistle ($30)
18. Flyaway Tankini Top by Gottex ($98)
19. Hipster Bikini Bottoms by Gottex ($48)
20. Profile by Gottex Origami Bandeau Swimsuit ($128)
-Written by Amy Turner