Why Beyoncé’s Long-Sleeved Swimsuit Is a Game Changer
We’re “Crazy in Love” with this new look
All Beyoncé has to do is go on vacation and our lives are changed forever. See: The long-sleeved swimsuit. It’s basically the most figure-flattering look since the high-cut leg. Here, seven reasons--and seven suits--you’re going to want to rock this style.
They Balance Your Proportions
It’s simple geometry: When your shoulders are covered, they look a little wider, which makes your hip-and-rear area look smaller.
Mara Hoffman ($278)
Your Bootie is Accented
Open-back styles especially draw attention to your bottom, with a little more coverage than a skimpy bikini brief.
Vix Paula Hermanny ($125)
You Can Focus On Your Assets
Designs with a front zip can be undone as low as you like, to go from a prim mock turtleneck to a sexy Bond Girl.
Lisa Marie Fernandez ($415)
Get Legs for Days
When you’re super covered up top, your bare legs are going to get lots of attention. (Finally, all those lunges paid off.)
Solid And Striped ($168)
Your Sun-Sensitive Skin Won’t Get Fried
While all long-sleeved swimsuits protect you from too much sun exposure, designs with SPF 50 fabric give you extra time in the sun without worry.
You Can Still Show Off Your Tummy
Some suits have cutouts around the sides or atop your abs, so you can suggest bareness when really you’re pretty much covered up.
Flagpole Swim ($450)
REMEMBER: SHEER SMOOTHES It All Out
Feel self-conscious over loose skin on the back of your arms or a less-than-tight tummy? Sheer coverage makes it all go away.
Karla Colletto ($352)