Category: Bathing Suits

5 Ways to Look Great in a Bathing Suit

March 23rd, 2017 by

Okay, so I’ve shown you about a bajillion bathing suits, but really, the actual suit-wearing only comprises a fraction of your summer: the swimming and sunning and sporting part. What do you wear when you’re not in the water? A cute coverup is critical, and in my opinion, it’s second only to the suit in importance. […]

Your Bathing Suit Problems, Solved

March 22nd, 2017 by

Lately, I’ve been teaching my girls a truth that, as adults, we know all too well. There’s always someone who has it better. When I hear them compare themselves to someone else, I gently remind them that, in life, there will always be a girl who is prettier and smarter and richer and more talented. […]

The Best Bathing Suits for Every Body: 50 of The Most Flattering Suits of 2017

March 21st, 2017 by

Oh the drama! Bathing suit shopping after months of cozy clothing and lovely layers seems like an unnecessarily harsh start to the gentle season that is spring. But shop we must, or spend our summers covered up in caftans, not wanting to feel the sun on our faces or go for a swim because we don’t […]

Don’t Buy Another Bathing Suit (Until You Read This)

March 20th, 2017 by

Ready or not, here it comes. It’s officially bathing suit season in parts of the country right now, and right around the corner for everyone else. So even if you’re still feeling fluffy or pasty or jiggly or otherwise so not ready, there is a way to choose a pretty suit that suits you, right […]

Best Bathing Suits for Straight Body Types

March 24th, 2016 by

What do Kate Hudson and Cameron Diaz and most supermodels have in common? They have straight body types. This means that their hips and shoulders are about the same and their waist isn’t very defined. Sound like you? Then you, and your glamorous counterparts, could be a Style Dial 3. And this, frankly, makes me […]

Best Bathing Suits for Women with Hips

March 23rd, 2016 by

You’ve either got’em or you don’t. Hips, that is. And if you’ve got’em, nobody needs to point them out to you. I have never met a woman with curvy hips who was unaware that she had curvy hips. After all, she’s been dressing them her entire adult life. So if you are blessed with a feminine […]

Best Bathing Suits for Proportional Body Types

March 22nd, 2016 by

I’m going to tell you, in case you haven’t heard it before, that you are blessed. I’m sure you’re blessed in lots of ways, of course, but I’m talking about blessed on a strictly superficial level here. You have the body type that clothing companies and designers live for — the kind that they wish […]

How to Pick the Right One Piece Swimsuits for Your Body Type | Bathing Suit Week

March 21st, 2016 by

I have just spent what feels like weeks looking at 20-something models in tiny, tiny bathing suits. Months, maybe. Seriously. And no, this wasn’t a misguided attempt to motivate myself to get in shape for swimsuit season. I promise. It was work, actually. I had a 20-page swim spread due for My Coast Magazine, and that involved […]

5 Swimsuit Trends: Splurge vs. Steal

April 9th, 2015 by
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I’m going to admit it. I’m all over the place when it comes to what I’ll spend on something. My bathing suit drawer features classic styles from Marysia and Tomas Maier right next to Marshall’s clearance finds. I am not a snob. If I love it, I will buy it, and that’s especially true when […]

The Best Bathing Suit for Your Body Type

April 8th, 2015 by
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Stop me if you think that you’ve heard this one before. Not every trend was made for every body. And its close cousin: No one looks good in everything. No one. Not even Miranda Kerr. Okay, maybe her, but that’s it. 😉 I came to this realization years ago, when a well-meaning friend told me […]