With summer finally here, it’s time to get excited about warm weather and days spent at the beach or sitting around the pool with friends. With holidays just around the corner, you’d better have your swimsuit ready for all the adventures ahead.
Before you say that you’re not bikini ready or water activities aren’t your thing, let’s look at some of the options out there to make any girl feel comfortable. With all the swimsuits available, you will be spoiled for choice and can easily find one that matches your style without leaving you feeling too naked.
Each suit offers a different amount of coverage so you can show off the skin you want and conceal the parts you don’t. You’ll also find styles that flatter any body type along with designs to give the illusion of longer legs or a trimmer waist.
Now you can focus on the body parts you love by showing them off in the most flattering cuts and styles while downplaying the areas that you don’t want on display. A cute cover-up will be your best friend when it comes time to stop for lunch or pose for pictures.
Modest styles will be perfect for daytime pool events or family get-togethers where you don’t want such a cheeky look. But other, more daring styles will be perfect for a vacation with that special someone when you want to spice things up.
You’ll also find the perfect designs to help you get a nice, dark tan (without unsightly tan lines) if that’s on your summer bucket list. Or if you prefer to cover up a bit, especially after a day in the sun or getting a touch of sunburn, you can find styles with a bit more material to protect your skin.
Some of the styles we’ll feature are:
- One Piece vs. Bikini
- Classic One Piece
- Strapless or Cut-Out One-Piece
- Tie-Front Top
- Triangle Bikini Top
- High-Waisted Bikini Bottoms
- High Necked Bikini Top
- Ruched Bottoms
- Bandeau Bikini Top
This guide will easily help you choose the right swimsuit style while also giving lots of inspiration on how you can wear it. We want to help you feel comfortable, stay cool, and look fabulous all season long!
You may just find that you love swimsuits and will start enjoying going shopping for them. It doesn’t hurt to have a few options on hand so you always have one that’s perfect for the occasion.
If you’re not feeling your best, reach for that more modest pair of bottoms so you can still enjoy some fun in the sun even on an off day. After all, there’s nothing like beautiful weather to boost your mood and no one wants to turn down an invitation to the beach. And once your done with the beach and ready to step into the evening you’ll be able to flaunt the best in summer fashion, showing a little less skin but just as much edginess
Spending a few days on vacation will also mean you have a variety of outfits to wear without repeating the same suit over and over. Your keepsake photos will have feature an eye-catching variety of styles that you’ll enjoy looking at for a long time.
So let’s jump in and get excited about ways you can make a splash all summer long!
Summer’s finally here and every girl is excited to wear her new swimsuit and head to the beach for a day of fun with her friends. Speaking of which, you do have a swimsuit ready, don’t you?
Before you say that they’re ‘not your thing’, let us tell you that you can choose out of many types of swimsuits, each of which offers a different amount of coverage so you can show off the skin you want and conceal the parts you don’t.
We’ll help you choose the right swimsuit style by giving plenty of inspiration on how you can wear it without feeling uncomfortable showing too much skin.
One Piece Vs. Bikini?
First of all, you have two main categories to choose from – you can either wear a one-piece swimsuit or a two-piece, also called a bikini.
Luckily, no matter what you choose, we have plenty of styles for you to make a selection from.
The style you pick will depend on your body shape and where you’ll be wearing the swimsuit. While some styles are suited for pools, others look amazing at the beach, under the sun.
Not to mention, the kind of activity you plan on doing at the beach matters too. For instance, you won’t feel totally comfortable swimming laps in a small bikini, while a one-piece isn’t very practical if you plan on sunbathing.
If your plan for the day includes more than a single activity, it’s best to bring along one or two different styles.
Classic One Piece
This covers your top and bottom completely instead of being two separate pieces. You can opt for different lengths when it comes to the bottom, like boy shorts or even high cut bottoms, which have a leg-lengthening effect.
It’s also ideal if you don’t want to expose yourself to too much sun damage, or just don’t feel like you’re beach body ready.
There are different necklines you can opt for, based on how much skin you want to show. You can pick one with a high neck or even a plunged neck if you’re feeling bold.
This is a hybrid of a one-piece and a bikini because technically, both parts are connected together, but it has lots of cutouts so you show much more skin. Just like with a regular one-piece swimsuit, you can choose different necklines, bottoms, and straps.
Style Tip: Want something revealing but not from the front? A backless monokini is just the thing you need. On the other hand, cut-outs from the middle look good with high cut bottoms. Pick between strapless, single-strapped, and even high necklines for what looks most flattering on your body type and shape.
Strapless or Cut-Out One –Piece
One-piece swimsuits are becoming more and more dramatic with each passing season. That’s why you’ll see an abundance of one-piece swimsuits with unique details like cut-outs or no straps. Ultimately, it all comes down to what you feel comfortable wearing.
When it comes to bikinis, the tie-front style is iconic and let us say, very easy to wear because you don’t need to tie it from the back, which can be a hassle and lead to wardrobe malfunctions. You can buy a matching set or pair a tie-front top with a bikini bottom of your choice.
Triangle Bikini Top
Triangle bikini tops look cute and minimalist – instead of a fully structured bikini top, a triangle top needs to be tied from the back and behind the neck. Designs with simple strings don’t offer a lot of support, so if you’re looking for a triangle top that suits larger busts, you’ll need something a little more structured.
Style tip: if you’re going for symmetry, choose a classic triangle-shaped bikini bottom with side strings, like the one in the picture below, to go with your triangle top.
High-Waisted Bikini Bottoms
For curvy girls who don’t prefer the barely-there coverage of a typical bikini bottom, a high-waisted option will look much better. These are a blast from the past, but we’re glad they’re making a comeback. These bottoms sit at your natural waistline so they naturally have a slimming effect.
Style Tip: Since these high-waisted bottoms look super vintage, you can pair them with classic sunglasses and a hat for a throwback look.
High Necked Bikini Top
Best paired with a high-waisted bikini bottom, high-necked tops are great for when you don’t want to take the plunge or are worried about a potential wardrobe malfunction. The neckline runs close to the neck and considering how many options there are, you can choose how close it should run along your neck to keep you comfortable.
Style Tip: Take a shawl to wrap yourself when you’re out of the water or are done playing a game of beach volleyball.
This little detail falls in the center of a bikini bottom creates an illusion of a bubble butt. You can find this detail in all sorts of bottoms that come in a two-piece set, whether it’s full coverage or high-cut.
Style Tip: need to cover up after a swim? Just carry a sarong with you to keep you covered up and safe from the sun afterward. Pick a bright colored or printed sarong that contrasts well with your bikini or a one-piece swimsuit.
Bandeau Bikini Top
This bikini top is strapless and straight across, which you can pair with cute bikini bottoms or buy it as part of a set. Be careful, though. Bandeau tops don’t hold well for larger cup sizes, so you may want the support of a few straps if you have a bigger size. Whether you pair a bandeau bikini top with a high-waisted, high-cut, or regular bikini bottom, they still look very flattering.
Style Tip: If you tend to get chilly, you can always wrap a kimono around yourself once the sun goes down. You can also keep in on during the day to protect yourself from sun damage.
Once you’re read to step out of the water and dip into the evening don’t forget to take a look at the best summer styles out there that are sure to turn an eye or two!