Alright ladies, it's that time of year again: Swimsuit season! Normally I do not even buy magazines off the rack in summer months becuause of the large number of swimsuit spreads and I have not bought a swimsuit since about 2002. Well that's about to change. After talk of an impending pool party, I am going to buy a new suit. And you know I couldn't leave you out. Here's some tips for finding the swimsuit that will keep you wading in the water all summer long:
If you are larger on top, make sure you have proper support. Look for underwire or a sculpted cup suit and tankinis provide great support.
For those with a tummy, try a suit with ruching or a wrap look.
Small busts should don a halter or triangle bikini tops and light padding.
Those who are larger on bottom can wear a wider strap top and a darker color bottom to balance the look.
My full figured ladies no longer have to be satisfied with matronly looks in order to be swimworthy, you can find great suits at Swimsuits Just For Us, which also sells suits for women who have undergone mastectomies. (Great idea!)
Check out some suits that could be right for you:
Victoria's Secret Bombay halter top ($18.99) and bottom ($13.99); Old Navy womens plus suit ($39.99)
Swimsuits Just For Us Nantucket two piece ($84); Spiegel shell embellished bandeau ($29)
Figleaves Blossom mother and child tankini ($49.80); J. Crew deep V padded tank ($72)
Bluefly Salinas swimwear ($60.00); BCBG crocheted cutout swimear ($138) @ Macy's
Betsy Johnson Hot Dot Brazilian skirted bottom ($90) and bikini top ($110) @ Nordstrom
Newport News backless halter suit ($20); Savanna underwire two piece tankini ($88) @ Swimsuits Just For Us
Spiegel zebra print bandeau suit ($39); Target Xhilaration pin dot gold swimwear ($14.99)
Miss Sixty Sweet Floral top ($80) and bottom ($48) @ Urban Outfitters