By Tess DiNapoli
Whether or not your summer bod is “ready,” the hot weather is here! From colorful one-pieces to micro bikinis with cheeky bottoms, the options women have when it comes to suits are abundant. As we all know, not every style stuns once slipped on, which is why we’re looking wide and far for some suits you can slay in. And who says you have to stick to one of these styles? You need enough to carry you through the entire season, right? Dive right in and grab a few once you find which ones work best for you!
The Printed One
You’ll definitely be the center of attention when you choose a bold, printed bathing suit for your summer adventures. A black suit is always in and the go-to stunner almost any year. Up the ante and go for feminine and flirty floral prints that keep it sleek with a black background. Styles are only as good as they are supportive, so opt for one that combines support with sexiness and comfort with cuteness. An insider tip: chinlon fabric is a great choice for anyone who wants extra support and coverage.
Get the look: Patricia Floral Twist Plus Size Bikini Top for $22.99 and Bikini Bottom for $15.99 at Cupshe.
This isn’t your basic boring one-piece suit! A wrap-around style one-piece is the perfect choice for anyone who wants to accentuate their waist and add a little color play into their beach-day look. Fall head over heels for a supportive style that accentuates your curves in all the right places. From hibiscus and grapefruit hues to seaglass and seaweed tones, there’s something flattering for every skin color, shape, and size! Look for thicker suits that come lined to ensure you aren’t uncomfortable in a too-thin, see-through piece. Wear this swimsuit with shorts and hoop earrings if you’re going to be out and about, or accessorize with a beachy coverup for a day on the sand.
Get the look: SummerSalt’s Perfect Wrap One-Piece for $95.
The Itsy Bitsy
Have you ever wanted to bare it all? Well, a microkini may be the perfect look for your poolside vacay. You’d be surprised how confident a barely there bikini can really make you feel. From snaps for Insta to getting an all-around tan, this microkini is perfect for so many reasons! Snag a fleur print bikini to create a different kind of tropical vibe for all your summer adventures.
Get the look: Fleur 312 Tri Top + 456 Micro Bottom Bikini for $55 and $45 at Wicked Weasel.
The Outdoorsy One
Hiking in the mountains, swimming at the pool, and playing volleyball at the beach mean you need a swimsuit that’s comfortable and sporty with just enough coverage so that you can dive for the ball without worrying about getting exposed. Choose a piece you can wear with comfort all day—no matter where you go!
A ribbed scoop bikini offers a fun texture with thick straps and extra support if you need it while a high-waisted bottom keeps your tummy flat and shows off just a hint of tush. You’ll love this swimsuit so much, you’ll want it in every color.
Get the look: Ribbed Shine Scoop Plunge Bikini Top in strawberry at Aerie for $34.95.
The Retro One
Transform into the pinup girl of your dreams with a retro two-piece swimsuit that practically screams 1950s bombshell! Fun tip: the ruffles, bows and button details really stand out and look great with some vintage cateye sunglasses.
Worried about a little bit of tummy showing? Don’t give it a second thought! With a retro swimsuit like this one, you can keep that tummy tucked behind a high waist.
Get the look: 1950s Red & White Gingham Swim Top and Vintage Style Red & White Gingham High Waist Swim Skirt at Unique Vintage for about $50 each.
Not everyone wants to show off their stomach, hips, and back—and that’s totally OK. Whether you’re trying to prevent a sunburn or you’re just not fully confident with your shape, a tankini could be the solution to all your problems! With coverage that isn’t skintight, you can feel more comfortable in your skin than ever before and still be ready to jump into the water at a moment’s notice. A fun leafy print adds a little uniqueness to your look and ensures you never look boring on the beach!
Get the look: Kona Sol™ Dark Green Palm Print Tankini Top for $24.99 at Target.
Finding the One
Just like the weather, many of these suits are in one day and out of stock the next, so get them before they’re gone. Buy one or all of them to guarantee that you’re prepared for whatever summer throws at you!
About the Author
Tess DiNapoli is an artist, freelance writer, and content strategist. She has a passion for yoga and often writes about health and wellness, but also enjoys covering the fashion industry and the world of fitness.
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