Suit Up for Summer With the Hottest Bathing Suits and Swimwear
Do you have a bathing suit yet? Fortunately, this year's swimwear selection is long on style and options, from women's bathing suits and one piece bathing suits to a wide variety of plus-size swimwear. There's something for everyone!
Maillots with plunging necklines provide retro allure. For a more modern look, monokinis -- one-piece suits with bold cutouts -- are a popular way to turn up the heat on an otherwise demure style.
Elements that have been popular in fashion also are showing up in swimwear. One-shouldered silhouettes are especially popular this season, as are ruffles and metallic detailing.
And even if they offer a minimal amount of fabric, this season's bikinis offer plenty in the way of embellishment and pattern. Elly's Couture owner Elly Swetz said Betsey Johnson's swimwear line has everything from beading and crystal to ruffles and appliques.
Two-piece suits also offer ample opportunity for mixing and matching. Swetz said pairing a printed top with a solid bottom, or vice versa, is still a popular trend. Many retailers sell pieces separately to allow buyers to play around with prints and to help them find the perfect fit.
A perfect fit is crucial when it comes to swimwear, but there are a few visual tricks you can use to play up your assets to their best advantage.