You know what I love almost as much/more/I can’t decide than lingerie? Swimsuits. Know why? ‘Cause it’s like underwear that you can wear in public. Who doesn’t like beating the heat poolside wearing a barely there fashion statement? And why else have you been going to the gym? Oh right, for cardiovascular health, of course. Whatever, you totally do it to counterbalance those Girl Scout cookies. You’re not fooling anyone. Not that it matters because swimsuit season is upon us and you’re just going to have to come to terms with that.
This season’s swimwear is strongly reflective of spring trends. Colorblocking, graphic black and white, midriff tops, fringe, and cutouts are all staples for the catwalk as well as the boardwalk. And while I still stand firm that less is more when it comes to bikini bottom coverage, there are cuts and shapes for all body types.
Be Bold in Black & White:
Red Carter Glitter Bomb One Piece, Herve Leger Bandeau Bikini, Dolce & Gabbana Polka Dot Triangle Bikini, Norma Kamali Shane One Piece, Karla Colletto Stripe Monokini
Collect the Fringe Benefits:
Vitamin A Tulum Bikini Top and Bottoms, OndadeMar Fringed Triangle Bikini Top and Java Bikini Bottoms, Thayer Lace Up Bandeau Bikini Top and Brazilian Bikini Bottoms, L*Space Stardust Fringe One Piece, Luli Fama Cosita Buena Fringe Bikini Top and Wavy Bottoms
Get Crafy with Cut Outs:
Tori Praver Lili Bikini Top and Bottom, Agent Provocateur Kristie Braided Cutout Swimsuit, L*Space Sensual Solids Le Chic Bikini Top and Estella Bottom, T by Alexander Wang Bandeau Top and T Bikini Bottoms, Vitamin A Siren Wrap Bikini Top and Chloe Triple Braid Bikini Bottom
Zimmerman Clique Perforated Bikini, Mara Hoffman Rainbow Printed Bikini, Beach Riot Farrow Bikini Top and Bottom, MINKPINK Florence Frill Bikini Top and Bottom, Amore & Sorvete Belle Top and Bottoms
Block It Like It’s Hot:
Seea Leucadia Reversible Bikini Top and Bottom, DosMares Galena Bandeau Bikini, VPL Malaga Insertion Bikini Top and Bottom, Shakuhachi Ultra Neon Colorblock Bikini, Marc by Marc Jacobs Pleated Maillot
Sorry, Timberlake, the only suit I will be wearing is that of the “swim” variety.