Travel: Flattering Swimsuits for Your Beach Getaway

For all of my traveling bbs, I am rounding up flattering swimsuits for your next beach or tropical getaway. Some of my favorite brands are Zulu and Zephr, Marysia, and ASOS Crinkle Swim.

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My favorite ladies and I on my bachelorette at the Four Seasons Westlake Village in Cali.

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.

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Found this silver number at Forever 21 right before my trip to Turks and Caicos. See my travel guide for Turks here.
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Selfie-ing at the Four Season’s Miami in my favorite Zulu and Zephr bikini top.

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.

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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


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  1. March 25, 2019 / 2:09 pm

    Loving these swimsuits!! The high waisted bottoms are so cute!

  2. Liz
    March 25, 2019 / 2:51 pm

    So many cute choices! I need a new swimsuit so I’ll check these brands out!

  3. Anna Engliah
    March 25, 2019 / 3:02 pm

    I love the Red Carter striped tropical bikini! I’m such a huge fan of their swimsuits, but this one fit so weird.

  4. Laura Leigh
    March 25, 2019 / 10:02 pm

    Loving that last one! That top is amazing!

    xo Laura Leigh
    Louella Reese

  5. Jamaria
    March 26, 2019 / 1:58 am

    Super cute swim suits! You can never have enough! Xo

  6. March 26, 2019 / 4:47 am

    I am loving that red scalloped high-waist set! & your metallic bikini top is so cute!

    cute & little

  7. March 27, 2019 / 4:32 am

    So many sassy suits here! MAkes me realize I need a beach vacay ASAP!

  8. March 27, 2019 / 7:07 pm

    What a great round-up of swimsuits!! I cannot wait to be living in my swimsuits by the pool this summer!

    xoxo Sarah

  9. Kristina
    April 1, 2019 / 2:16 am

    I just ordered a suit from ASOS and was super impressed with the quality for the price!