10 Bathing Suits to Address Everything You're Worried About
Because string bikinis aren't in anymore (thank God)
We’ve yet to meet someone who actually enjoys bathing-suit shopping, but here’s the good news: There’s a light at the end of your swimsuit-shopping tunnel. This year there are actually a variety of killer options that address whatever body issue you obsess over. And girl, you look good.
The Issue: Your Stomach
Sure, you can spend a week in boot camp. But it’s summer and you want to be at the pool. All you need is a super-shaping one-piece that will suck you in, flatten you out and have you moving on to bigger and more important things--like that wine popsicle.
Norma Kamali ($88)
The Issue: Wide Hips
If you have wide hips, redirect some attention upward with an off-the-shoulder flounce design. Like most things in life, the trick here is all about balance.
The Issue: Thick Thighs
Go for any type of boy short--patterned or solid. The more substantial the boy short, the slimmer your legs will look. It’s a beautiful thing.
Lands’ End ($25 bottom, $41 top)
The Issue: No Waist
Let’s add some length, shall we? Ruching through the middle creates the perfect optical illusion to define your waist.
J. Crew ($118)
The Issue: Your Arms
If your arms are giving you grief, try a suit with sleeves. You will not only come off as agnarly surfer but also get more sun protection at the same time.
Mara Hoffman ($278)
The Issue: Big Booty
Flaunt that derriere, girlfriend. There are only a couple of rules. First thing is you want to make sure it’s getting all the support it needs. Second, make sure that you don’t overcompensate by ordering a size that is too big. Too much material when you are already working with a lot of junk in the trunk is never a good look.
Tavik ($68 top, $62 bottom)
The Issue: Stretch Marks
With a high-waisted bottom, you can cover the stretch marks on your lower abdominal area while still rocking a bangin’ bikini. This cut is all the rage this season, and you can find it in practically any color or pattern.
Marysia Swim ($145 per piece)
The Issue: Muffin Top
There is no muffin top too terrible that a little peplum tankini action can’t fix. This option from Anthropologie is sure to get you many a compliment on its shape, pattern and girlie colors. Obsessed.
Anthropologie ($78 top, $48 bottom)