Swimsuit season is creeping up on us quickly. While every girl in LA is busting their butts to get into “swimsuit shape,” I find it pleasantly surprising that 2014’s swim trends seem all-inclusive. The different types of suits cater to just about every body type, making it much easier for each and every woman to feel comfortable taking a dip. Dive in y’all!
Blouse tops are officially in and they are incredibly flattering. They look almost more like going out tops than swimsuits, but the flattering cuts and very forgiving tops make this style pretty universal.
The Athena Cabana Crochet Bandini Tankini Top & Solid Banded Pant Tankini Bottom
“Rita” Tankini Top by The Magic Suit by Miraclesuit
I particularly like bold, colorful prints so it’s great that they are in style this season. Obviously you can get swimsuits of any kind in bold, colorful prints, but I think it looks best on one-pieces. Bigger canvas means better art in this case.
The Zinke Starboard Peplum Front One Piece Swimsuit
The Trina Turk Pop Wave Bandeau One Piece Swimsuit
Maaji Cockatoo Printed Bustier Swim Top & Swim Bottom
Victoria’s Secret Long Line “Palm Print” Bandeau
Flutter flounce tops are a personal favorite (I just bought 2.) They fit perfectly while adding a little fun (and a little illusion to the bust line.) The way the top overlays makes you look a bit slimmer as well. A winner all around.
Victoria’s Secret Flounce Halter Top
High waisted bottoms are truly a gift. I have never been a fan of high waisted jean shorts because it always looks like your ass is a centimeter from falling out of the bottom. Obviously that wouldn’t be the case with these fitted (and incredibly forgiving) swimsuits.
Victoria’s Secret Lattice Push Up Bandeau & Lattice High-Waist Bottom
I am a huge fan of mesh. It makes outfits go from too revealing to mysterious. American Apparel has a pension for creating amazing mesh illusion pieces that you can wear for both day and night, like this dress or these leos. I particularly love the mesh bikini on the left. It’s almost full coverage while still totally sexy, not an easy feat.
Miraclesuit High Neck Underwire One-Piece Swimsuit
Victoria’s Secret Strappy Long Line Top & Strappy Bottom
Victoria’s Secret Neon Strappy Bandeau & Strappy Bottom
Naila 2014 Anya Halter One Piece Swimsuit
ModCloth’s Brighter Than Sunshine Two Piece
Victoria’s Secret Cheeky Hipkini
Victoria’s Secret “Aqua Surf Scenic” Long-Sleeve Rashguard
Swim tees are like surf tops hip younger sister. They obviously don’t replace surf tops when you actually plan on surfing, but they are super cute and totally in this season. A lot of companies have matching regular swim bottoms so you can pair them just as easily as any other bikini top.
Victoria’s Secret “Bird Jungle” Crop Rashguard
Victoria’s Secret “Black Garden Floral Foil” Crop Top
Beach Bunny 2014 Locals Only Swimsuit
L*Space Exclusive Knotted Dolly Fringe Bandeau Bikini Top & Exclusive Monique Full Bottom
Victoria’s Secret Fringe Bandeau Top in Cabana Green
What’s a swimsuit without a coverup? With all the mesh and see thru cuts, it only makes sense that sheer coverups are the all the rage. The right coverup is a little too Vegas-y for me, but I love the black one!
Becca by Rebecca Virtue “Just A Peak” Tunic Swim Cover Up
PilyQ Monique Swim Cover Up
Now let’s turn the beach into a runway and get swimming!