I loathe shopping for swimsuits so much that I even disliked hypothetically shopping for them in order to belatedly bring you this (much-requested) post. I think part of the problem is that I have very specific—some might say slightly boring—taste in swimwear. The simpler the shape the better in my book, which is why I bought this tank suit from Solid & Striped a few years ago and have had it in high rotation every summer since.
I also like a swimsuit that gives off the impression of being barer than it is, like this little number (which also comes in black and red, fyi).
Summersalt is a new brand that’s been advertising on my social media feed 24-7, and I like the fact that their suits come in sizes two to 22. This one is just so cute and cheery—you can’t see them here, but it has sweet shoulder-ties—and the vertical stripes on the bottom half are quite flattering.
Here’s a chic, retroish choice that I feel would be good for giving the flatter-chested among us a hint of cleavage.
A super-streamlined option with an alluring little peekaboo hole.
This one-shoulder suit comes in like a zillion colorways, and holds you in nicely.
I don’t usually like swimsuits with prints, but I do make exceptions—like for this rather dear floral.
I dig the cool colorblock print here.
The blouson effect on this one camouflages stomach pooch quite nicely.