Imagine how many times in your life you?ve had to readjust your swimwear: fiddling with rear-end coverage, boob placement--egads--even waistline finessing. The push-and-pull of it all is exhausting.
But this summer, we?re letting the Lycra fall where it may, because a new swimsuit by Los Angeles-based Seea has got our assets covered. These bikinis and one-pieces are designed for surfers, so the high-waisted bottoms ($100), one-pieces with shorts ($150) and 1950s-styled boy-leg maillots ($140) really stay put. Not only that, they?re so stylish and flattering, we know we?ll be getting admiring glances from the ?Bu to Ocean Beach.
Seea founder Amanda Chinchelli, a Brazilian-bred lifelong surfer, wows us with her truly innovative looks. The Hermosa one-piece has long-sleeved sun protection ($135), a swim tank ($65) hides not-quite-there abs, swim leggings cover cellulite and a terry-cloth cape turns any stretch of sand into a changing room.
We discovered Seea at Venice?s Mollusk; it?s available along the coast at indie surf shops and also online. We?re thinking Seea?s aesthetic equation--a little bit girdle plus a touch of Gidget--equals a summer full of style confidence.
Seea is available at Mollusk Venice, 1600 Pacific Ave., Venice; 310-396-1969 or theseea.com