7 Ultra-Flattering Swimsuits to Crush Your Beach-Season Anxiety

posted: 05/10/16
by: Katie Morton
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    Ultra-Flattering Swimsuits to Crush Your Swimsuit-Season Anxiety

    That first day of beach weather is soon upon us. That means sun, sand and bathing suits. While there are no hard-and-fast age rules about what to wear, for many of us what we felt comfortable in during our younger years may not be the first suit we reach for as we become real grownups. Don’t worry—there are plenty of options to keep you looking cute come Memorial Day (have no fear; we promise there’s not a single “grandma suit” in the bunch).

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    Embrace the High Waist

    Celebrities like Taylor Swift have been making the high-waist suit super on-trend, and who doesn't love a little extra help holding in a little extra tummy?

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    Skirt The Issue in a Skirted Suit

    If you're not quite ready to show off everything down there, there are several stylish options for swimsuits with skirts. We like this polka-dotted option from Overstock.com.

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    Go For The Gems in Jewel Tones

    Jewel tones are always a fashion YES! The vibrant orchid and cerulean colors are anything but staid. These fun swimwear bottoms have adjustable, shirred side details and self-tie strings. The adjustable features mean that you can show as much—or as little—leg as you want. Pair with a well-constructed bikini top if you’re feeling bold, or a tankini for more modest coverage.

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    Swimwear Meets Shapewear

    Many of us over the age of 40 have had kids—and motherhood has changed certain parts of our figures. Spanx has you covered (literally) with this classic take on a tank suit. Padded cups add lift while the deep navy color gives you a clean visual line. Spanx Shapewear is known for smoothing and sculpting, so give this suit a shot if you’re feeling less than confident.

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    Tankini: The Best of Both Worlds

    When paired with a modest bottom, the tankini top can offer the ease of a two-piece (ladies room, anyone?) with the coverage of a one-piece. A v-neck and tie strap lift and support. Mix-and-match with a patterned bottom or solid black for two ways to wear a tankini.

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    Sporty Suits for the Win

    If you’re a sporty type who looks at a suit as a piece of activewear, then you want something easy and no-fuss. If you’re the one who’s jumping waves, making sandcastles and swimming laps, then this kind of suit is for you. Wide straps mean there’s no risk of losing your top when you get tumbled in the surf!

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    The (Not So Little) Black Suit

    Just like every woman should have a versatile little black dress, so should every woman have a versatile, always flattering black swim suit. Just ask Oprah, who specifically recommends this sleek maillot style from Bond Eye.