This season in swimwear is offering lots of options in stylish and modest designs. There is a variety of color and cut, as well as a fabulous range from sporty to feminine. I have always hated one piece swimsuits. I don't know if it is the glorification of the bikini or if it was because I wasn't allowed to have one. As soon as I was on my own, I joined the masses and purchased a much longed for bikini. I let my standards slide for awhile, but with all the options available now there is no reason not to get back on track. My favorite suit of the season is actually the Swimdress. A sexy and feminine one piece with length and ruching to flatter your body.
There is also the option of the Tankini. A modest tank-like top and bottom. There are some options in this style to choose from. The regular tankini that hits around the belly button or the new much longer version that hits around the hips. The choices for the bottoms are: the swim skirt, boy shorts, or you can stick with the usual bikini cut. You can mix and match these styles to shake things up and add some flair to your swimwear this season.
Long Tankini 24.99
Ralph Lauren Sport Skirted
Ralph Lauren Sport Cross Back Tankini Top $73.00
DKNY Bandeau Tankini Top $96.00
Next there is the Monokini: a half breed of the bikini and the one piece. It covers up the important parts but has cutouts on the sides and back to show a little skin. Our other option is of course the One piece. This isn't your usual one piece either. There is no need to fear that you will show up at the beach with the same swimsuit as someone's grandmother. You know the one I am talking of, the hideous bright floral and black combo with the awkward length skirt that is not long enough to really cover any flaws, nor short enough to be an accent. These one piece swimsuits are really very flattering in modern and retro prints and cuts.
Carmen Marc Valvo
There are plenty of options available this season for fashionable and modest swimwear. You may have to be patient until you find what expresses you and your standards. From designers to department stores, independent boutiques, and online stores, you will be able to find the perfect suit for you.