Affordable and Flattering Bathing Suits

May 7, 2012

Reader Question: Bathing suits — cute but thrifty (and flattering)? Go!

Style Me Thrifty: Yay for beach weather! Boo on having to find a bathing suit that actually fits! Seriously, it’s like finding a needle in a haystack. The top fits but the bottoms are too tight. It doesn’t stay in place. It digs into your hips. The color washes you out. etc. I’ve been there! Luckily a ton of retailers are making cute swimsuits (even LOFT jumped into the pool!), so there are a ton of options out there. From retro one pieces to neon bikinis, here is a round up of swimsuits for all budgets and body types.

Let the Great Bathing Suit Search of 2012 begin!…

One Pieces

One piece swimsuits

One piece bathing suits

Where to Shop // One Pieces: AE pink one piece $29; Gap bandeau one piece $59; DKNY for Victoria’s Secret ruched one piece ($96); Converse One Star one piece with turquoise beads ($35).

Two Pieces

H&M Striped Bikini

Victoria's Secret bikinis

Two piece swimsuits

Where to Shop // Two Pieces: H&M striped top ($14) & bottoms ($12); Victoria’s Secret triangle top ($48) & hipkini bottom ($18); Victoria’s Secret Belle Bandeau top ($24) & ruched side bottoms ($18); Zara crossed band top ($19) & gathered bottoms ($19); LOFT stripe draped bikini ($39).



Tankini from Zappos

Athleta tankinis

Where to Shop // Tankinis: Mossimo tankini ($19) & hipster bottoms ($17); AE tie die tankini ($24) & bottoms ($24); Athena Heavenly tank from Zappos ($65) & belted bottoms ($47); Athleta Banzai Pipeline tankini ($62) & bottoms ($48); Athleta Sayulita tankini ($62) & bottoms ($42).

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  1. I love swimsuits but I hate them at the same time! I love swimming and laying out but I have never felt confident in one. I just bought another one (oops!) – the color is so gorgeous, I think I’m going to feel better in it compared to other suits!


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