Bathing suit shopping at times can seem like a daunting task, no matter what your body type. But with the countdown to summer in full swing, it's time to get rid of insecurities and start putting your beach looks together. Whether you have a more athletic build, or are more curvaceous, here are some of our favorite trends.
straight up and down, fewer curves.
Play up your curves! Suits with less coverage are most flattering for this frame. Seek out tops and bottoms with embellishments, ruffles, and loud prints. Strategically placed cutouts are your new bff when it comes to creating a more feminine physique. Scantily clad bottoms will give your bottom a fuller effect and we all know that a perkier peach is definitely in.
Norma Kamali's Mio swimsuit is not your mother's one-piece. The strategically placed cutouts will add a little edge to your beach day. We love the shiny black fabric, a trending texture for 2018. But don't worry about being too overexposed, this suit is lined with a beige mesh to keep everything in place!
There is nothing to get you in the summer spirit like the Aristi striped swimsuit by Caroline Constas. Want in on a little secret? This adorable number doubles nicely as a fun party top, all that is needed is a pair of frayed denim and some sky high heels. The scooped cutout back melds sexy with understated.
Make that tan pop in the Bailey cutout two-tone swimsuit from Solid & Striped. This swimsuit will instantly provide you with a slimmer waist and longer legs. This almost monochromatic color palette is so hot for summer and we love the casual knot detail. You can't go wrong sporting this for a day at the pool.
Former fashion editor and stylist Brittany Kozerski has created her line, Jade Swim, with technologically advanced textiles in mind. There is nothing worse than losing your favorite bikini to bleaching from the sun or chlorine, but this one-shoulder number is resistant to both! Show your angelic side in this halo suit in a luxurious, trendy eggplant. What are you waiting for? Slather on the sunscreen and go soak up some sun.
curvy throughout with a full bust, hips, thighs, and butt.
Those with curvier bodies have a few style options depending on whether you prefer to accentuate or downplay your frame. Either way, the key is to provide enough support and the right amount of coverage. Asymmetrical suits, color-blocking, and retro high-waisted bottoms are all great options for highlighting your shape.
Solid & Striped's Resort '18 collection is on fire this season. With the brands assortment of classic vs. trendy looks, there is truly something for everyone. The sculpting stretch fabric will highlight your waist and décolletage. Show a little spirit in this 'Firecracker' look. Showing American pride is always in, so this suit is sure to last seasons to come.
It's no secret that girls with a fuller bust may need a little extra support. That's why we're opting for Solid & Striped's The Quincy bikini. The vibrant papaya hue looks good enough to eat. We love how the top provides a bit of structure while the bottoms give you a bit more coverage with their retro fit, which again will give you that sexy, sought-after hourglass figure.
Searching for a more modest look? Norma Kamali's Diana and Bill ruched bikini has you covered (quite literally). The stretch fabric with ruching detail will smooth out any unwanted bumps. Ruching has been having a major moment on the runway and can be seen anywhere from street fashion, to luxury designer, and even home decor. We love how this bathing suit can be transformed into a whole look with a pair of oversized sunnies, wedge sandals, and a statement hat.
We are feeling major Kim K. vibes with this embellished tie dyed bikini. Is there any more iconic coke bottle figure than the reality star's? Kim can be spotted wearing skimpy string bikinis to show off her famous assets. The trick is to tie the bottoms high up on the hip to elongate the legs and shrink the belly. We love tie dye for the summer and there is something about the subtlety of this light pink version that really does it for us.