This season's style forecast: fashionable swimsuits with smooth, glowing skin. Hot stuff!
By Amanda Flores and Dori Katz
Create the illusion of a smaller middle with an empire-waist cutout or detail along the neckline—it draws attention up and away.
Left to right: Suit, 1 Sol Swim, 1solswim.com, $153. Necklace, Vince Camuto, Lord & Taylor, $75. Suit, H&M, hm.com for stores, $25. Bangles, R.J. Graziano, 212-685-3737, $65 and $55. Suit, Trina Turk, trinaturk.com, $148.
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Suit, Karla Colletto, Tahiti Street Swimwear. Necklace, Vince Camuto, macys.com.
Solid-colored suits and little-to-no embellishments flatter a fuller bust. If you prefer more coverage, try a one-shoulder option or look for styles with wider straps.
Left to right: Suit, Michael Michael Kors Swimwear, lordandtaylor.com, $112. Sunglasses, Mango stores, $30. Cuff, Sequin, sequin-nyc.com, $58. Suit, Badgley Mischka, theorchidboutique.com, $110. Necklace, Sequin, sequin-nyc.com, $98. Suit, La Blanca, bloomingdales.com, soma.com and everythingbutwater.com. $109. Ring, Vince Camuto, Lord & Taylor, $38.
Styles cut high on the upper thigh make legs look longer and leaner. A built-in belt or strategically placed ruching accentuates your waistline.
Left to right: Suit, Gottex, Saks Fifth Avenue, $178. Suit, Cia Maritima, ciamaritimaus.com, $149. Suit, Miraclesuit, Dillard's and saksfifthavenue.com, $152.
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Suit, Eres, 1-888-656-ERES.
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Suit, 1 Sol Swim, 1solswimwear.com.
Lauren by Ralph Lauren, macys.com, $139.
L*Space, sundancebeach.com, top, $62; bottom $62.
Simply Maaji Swimwear, theorchidboutique.com, $112.
Vix Swimwear, vixswimwear.com, top, $88; bottom, $88.
Roxy, roxy.com, top, $48; bottom, $38.
Nautica, nautica.com, top, $55; bottom, $47.
Hermanny by Vix, vixswimwear.com, top $73, bottom $59.
Allen B., JCPenney stores and jcp.com, top, $25; bottom, $25.
Magicsuit, bloomingdales.com, $162.
Originally published in the June 2012 issue of Family Circle magazine.
This piece was accurate at publication time, but all prices, offerings and styles are subject to change.