Now that summer is almost here, it is time to re-evaluate the swimwear in your wardrobe. Most women like to purchase a new swimsuit each year as a fashion update. For this summer season, paisleys, florals, and coral are the favorites, in both bold and pastel colors. Of course, swimsuit styles remain in a wide selection, from bikinis to tankinis and the classic one-piece. Here are the top six swimsuit picks for the summer 2013 season:
Here is a monokini that a mermaid will envy! Of course, you will feel like a mermaid wearing it, too, with its soft aqua color, paisley and floral pattern in pastels that echo the 1960’s. Designed by Trina Turk, this monokini is called Sea Cove and has a halter neckline, ties at the neckline and back waist. It’s the side cutouts that really make this swimsuit so appealing and sexy, exposing just enough skin around the sides and back. Available from Neiman Marcus for $148.00.
For ladies who prefer tankinis, this Ralph Lauren one will flatter any figure without compromising style. Called Seaside Paisley, the turquoise blue nylon fabric with a blue and white paisley pattern here is vibrant enough to stand out at the beach – or the swimming pool. Strapless with support in front, this tankini will get you lots of compliments this summer season. Available from Bloomingdale’s for $82.00.
Kaleidoscopes were fun to play with when I was a child, and this swimsuit will get eyes gazing up and down your figure as you take in some sun on the beach. Not for the shy woman, this one-piece swimsuit designed by Tyr Huntington has a pink, blue, aqua, and black kaleidoscope pattern, has full coverage across the front, and black piping along the edges for a clean look. Available from Dillard’s for $59.99.
For the woman who prefers bikinis that make a statement, this Bendito Popcorn swimsuit is sexy with just a hint of corset styling in it. Imagine showing off corset lacing at the beach without having physical discomfort involved! The yellow, white, pink and blue popcorn pattern is flanked with pink trim in both the top and bottom half of this dazzling bikini. Available from Swimwear Boutique for $153.75.
Purple always looks fabulous in a swimsuit. This South Beach triangle-cut bikini has minimal coverage and is very sexy. The style comes in other colors and patterns too, but purple has always been a favorite of mine. Wearing a French-cut bikini at the beach will make you look like a million dollars. Available from Two Coconuts for $57.50.
Picture yourself swimming among the coral reefs in this stunning one-piece strapless swimsuit by Bantu. The pink and orange reef print against a taupe background is so unique, yet seems like it should be a common theme for swimwear but isn’t. While everyone else is wearing flowers and paisley this summer season, you can go for the gold with a reef print. Available from Barney’s for $185.00.