Calling All Beach Beauties!
With summer well under way and the heat advisory in full effect, make sure to stay cool in some of this summer’s hottest trends in swimwear.

For some, bathing suit shopping can be a dreadful experience... However, it doesn’t have to be! One of the biggest pros to fashion is that it caters to everyone: No matter your size or height.

We all have our insecurities and different areas of our body we wish we could change. No matter how many swimsuits you try on, it just seems as though NOTHING looks good.

Fear no more! With these ultra-chic swimwear options, you’ll leave the dressing room ready to hit the beach!  

Norma Kamali, Jonny D ruched bandeau bikini top $175, Bill ruched bikini briefs $175; Missoni, Pianosa ruffle-trimmed crochet-knit skirt $354
Bright neon colors are one of the hottest trends this summer. Norma Kamali’s old Hollywood silhouettes are highly flattering on a variety of body types.

The ruching and tie-twist bandeau top will give the illusion of a fuller and perkier bust line, while the chartreuse ruched full-coverage bikini briefs will help cover up those problematic hip and upper thigh areas. 

A beach cover up is a fabulous way to gain extra coverage while wearing a bathing suit--Stay stylish and slip into a crochet-knit wrap skirt. 

Available online at Saks Fifth Avenue- Emilio Pucci, One-Piece Zebra-Print Swimsuit $357
A wild zebra print paired with a classic bathing suit design is a must-own look for this summer! The gathered front and plunged halter neckline will give the illusion of a slimmer body type. 

Available online at Zinke, Starboard Bustier Bikini Top $99
The bustier top is definitely a summer must-have in 2012! This bathing suit top serves as a multi-purpose item in your closet—Not only can you pair it with any type of bikini bottom, but you can also pair it with a high-waisted skirt or pant and instantly you’ve transformed beachwear into street wear!

Available online at Marc by Marc Jacobs, Merida Striped Bandeau Maillot $142
This multi-colored striped cutout one piece suit is perfect for the type of gal who wants more frontal coverage. The side cut outs project the illusion that it’s a two-piece bathing suit from the back.... Whoever said, “You can’t have your cake and eat it too” has obviously not seen this bathing suit yet!

Melissa Odabash, Milano Ruched Swimsuit $220; Athena Procopiou. Frida Printed Silk Kimono $455
The bold red hue and delicate ruching detail of this swimsuit defines classic glamour. The ruching detail covers up problematic frontal areas as well as providing a sleek hourglass figure. For a fabulous finish, throw on a colorful kimono for effortless summer glamour.



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