June 23, 2012

Just Keep Swimming

Almost every fashion magazine issue that hits American newsstands during the summer months contains some variant of that "Best Swimsuits for Your Body" article. Every year it's the same ordeal with swimwear from the latest season; occasionally the identifiers for body type shift - for better or for worse - because no one will ever agree. It's wonderful that women have something to turn to in order to aid them in the search for the most flattering strategically-placed triangles of fabric currently available.
Insecurities exponentially increase among swimsuit season for the obvious reasons, so it's no wonder that such articles are a hit. Everyone knows that if you look good, you feel good...right? Today the obsession with fit is shoving design into the background, but the plethora of options is more abundant than ever. Since there are assuredly at least five different magazine issues in print at this moment that are itching to tell you if your body type screams bikini or tankini, the Girl Loves Color approach is to solely focus on swimwear that's pretty. Shape is only half of the equation.

If you want something exotic, try Mara Hoffman:

mara hoffman

If you're feeling feminine, try Zimmermann:


If you're in the mood for a single hue, try Melissa Odabash:

melissa odabash

Swimwear has become an integral part of the fashion industry in recent decades. Luckily, this makes it easy to find the perfect suit. Look for pieces that catch your eye and then consider the shape of the swimsuit: many patterns and colors come in a variety of silhouettes and the popularity of separates enables one to mix and match sizes or styles.

Want more options? Check out websites such as Net-A-Porter and Mytheresa for high-end swimwear from a range of designers and browse department stores such as Macy's for budget-friendly picks. Swimsuits look amazing when they're vibrant, so don't be afraid to test out different hues - you may be surprised.

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