With the smell of Spring in the air and the days getting longer, it is hard NOT to crave a trip to a seasonless destination where the Piña Colada’s (with extra coconut for me) are flowing and the chic warm weather fashion is all around. Whether that means the Almafi Coast, Miami, or a local beach for you – a flattering swimsuit is a must. With the beach on your mind, what better way to make room in your life for a vacation than to find the perfect swimmy? After all, the Universe sends you your desires when you hold a space for them.
I have fluctuated sizes throughout my adult life from teeny tiny to curvy and I have worn just about every style of swimsuit. My bod mainstays: a long torso and not Kendall Jenner long legs. My fluctuations: boobs and butt. Currently, my curves are very present and while I’m not mad about it – it does make eye-balling and finding swimsuits online challenging.
A few key things I’ve come to realize after buying lots of swimsuits:
1: Dramatic Silhouettes: When it comes to bikinis, the goal is to elongate your legs or elongate your torso, depending on your body type. I love a high cut leg for my ladies that have shorter legs (these crinkle bikini bottoms from ASOS are my favorite) or a dramatic low rise bottom for my girls with long legs. Think Brazilian cut.
2. Material: Identify whether you are in the mood for a slinky material or a forgiving one. Slinky material tends to be more revealing. I like to mix and match materials, like Blue Crush.
3. Color Story: I like to stick to a black, white, and red color story with a pop of patterns. Don’t worry, I go outside patterns other than stripes. I use the same strategy that I do with materials, I like to keep one solid color piece and a pop of a pattern – whether its the top or bottom. The majority of the time, I wear solid swim pieces, but sometimes I like to get crazy and add a pattern.
I have rounded up some of my favorite swimsuits with these shopping ideas in mind. If you have a trip planned, I hope these tips and swimsuit picks help make your vacation packing easier. Also, if you have some more swimsuit shopping tips – throw them my way! XO