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.
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
Loving these swimsuits!! The high waisted bottoms are so cute!
So many cute choices! I need a new swimsuit so I’ll check these brands out!
I love the Red Carter striped tropical bikini! I’m such a huge fan of their swimsuits, but this one fit so weird.
These pieces are so cute! No beach getaways planned yet, but summer is approaching!
Loving that last one! That top is amazing!
xo Laura Leigh
Super cute swim suits! You can never have enough! Xo
I am loving that red scalloped high-waist set! & your metallic bikini top is so cute!
cute & little
Super cute options. Have no beach getaway on the horizon for now unfortunately.
So many sassy suits here! MAkes me realize I need a beach vacay ASAP!
What a great round-up of swimsuits!! I cannot wait to be living in my swimsuits by the pool this summer!
I just ordered a suit from ASOS and was super impressed with the quality for the price!