Hear that whiny? That’s from me, an official clotheshorse. I’m always on the lookout for gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous garments – and especially swimwear. Here’s how to rule the pool deck on your private yacht this summer, no matter your size or age.
Says Megan Puma, swimwear buyer at Bare Necessities – a website that specializes in a wealth of sizes in swimwear. It carries a vast assortment of suits that are bra sized and offers cup sizes up to a K-cup and band sizes from 28 – 44 – in addition to XS – 3X and 6 – 24 swimwear. Says Ms. Puma: “Right now there are so many hot trends: High necks, one-pieces, sexy swimwear with sheer or mesh inserts, cutouts, lace-up detailing, and then also big plunge V-necks. High-waist nautical is always popular in swimwear and never goes out of style in this category.” For an example of what’s currently hot, hot, hot, here’s a stunningly sexy, strappy number from Miss Mandalay.
Bare Necessities carries swimwear that includes top sellers such as Fantasie, Freya, Pour Moi, and Panache. For example, Panache is designed for D+ cup sizes, and Panache Swim is sold as separates and based on bra sizing (band and cup), which ensures a perfect fit, lift, and support – plus swimsuits and bikinis that won’t slide around as you swim. Check out Faveable’s Top Bras Review. www.panache-lingerie.com
Shaping swimwear such as Miraclesuit and Magicsuit are also the biggest in that category, says Ms. Puma. “We try to take the intimidation out of buying a swimsuit,” and our team is here for a one-on-one to figure out what size you need. It’s tough to buy a swimsuit online and you need help,” she says. That’s why Bare Necessities has ambassadors to assist you at all times! www.barenecessities.com
ResortFinds is an online curated shop of items designed and made in resort places, such as Australia, Bali, and Croatia – so you can look beautiful on the beach in Ibiza. The lines are filled with bright colors and flattering silhouettes. In particular, they have swimsuits made in Bali that are perfect for the trendy beach-goer. Mixing athletics and leisure, these one-piece bathing suits are great to go from beach to bar. The tuxedo swimsuit from Bali is just perfect for that. Dive in!
Another chic style to cherish: Vitamin A Swimwear. This is no ordinary bikini. The seams lie flat against the skin. The quality is meticulous. The fit is hip-slimming, curve-hugging, bust-boosting, with figure-flattering perfection.
Vitamin A is inspired by travel, modern art, and the cult of global style-setters who collect its designs (Gwyneth Paltrow, Scarlett Johansson, Jessica Alba, and Rihanna, to name a few). They’re famous for the LBB—the Little Black Bikini™, as essential as the little black dress—and it’s signature California Cut. They’re all about sexy, sun-kissed California beauty. My favorite? The adorable, figure-hugging, body-confidence-boosting Eco white ballerina white strappy top. Purchase this adorable number – and you’ll be the only one wearing it in St. Tropez. www.vitaminaswim.com
Have you seen the Miss USA pageant lately? If you did, you saw Yandy’s superlative swimwear, the official sponsor of the 2017 Miss USA competition. When Victoria’s Secret exited the swimwear category last year, Yandy happily stepped in, with its slenderizing fabrics, fashion-forward designs, and beautiful cuts and shapes “that are flattering to every body type,” says Yandy CEO Thom Brodeur. “Our goal is to take the insecurity and discomfort out of what should be a good thing: buying a bathing suit…We unapologetically celebrate the sexiness of the female figure, across the spectrum of real women, so that even women size 14 and 16 feel empowered.” Mr. Brodeur says that this year one-piece suits and monokinis are back on trend. Indeed – at the pageant this past May, half of the contestants who made the Top 10 were wearing Yandy one-pieces. Another trend right now? High-cut legs. “We’re hearing that higher-cut legs make everyone feel more attractive.” Now – the only thing you and I need is a floating unicorn tube in the pool. Catch the wave!