Summer is in full swing and with Mexico and Mallorca on my summer travel plans I wanted to freshen up my beach wardrobe with some new swimsuits that wouldn't break the bank. I've bought expensive bathing suits in the past and personally haven't found them to be that much better than the ones I buy at Gap or Target. I've purchased these bathing suits myself and found them to be good quality and held up after washing. I recommend hand wash and drying on the line for lifetime wear, I find that when I put them in the washing machine the lining will bunch up in the chest area. All of these suits are under $40 and most under $30! So if you like more than one, you don't have to choose, buy them both!
One-pieces used to be considered matronly but not anymore! Gone are the boring colors and basic necklines updated with one shoulder tops, contrasting color panels, neon and strappy backs. There are so many cute prints and colors that read young and hip and still keep you comfortable and covered up.
Aerie is a new find for me. I hadn't purchased anything from them before until I saw this bathing suit and was sold on the price and the print. I think this such an interesting design with the bandeau contrasting color top. Straps are adjustable to accommodate various body types. Get 20% off your purchase by clicking the Aerie links or images!
I love neon anything so this was a match made in heaven for me. I purchased it in yellow and orange. I have a long torso so I love that Aerie offers longer versions of their swimsuits! Every time I've worn this bathing suit I've received compliments. I was at a pool party recently and then for the evening portion, threw on some jeans and presto, it's a cool summery bodysuit. I love it so much I just went back and bought it in navy and black!
I'm really loving the trend of real bodies and real models on websites. It helps to give you a more accurate idea of what an item will really look like on you. Aerie, Target, JCrew and Madewell are a few mainstream brands that have started showing both standard model types and a few different plus sized models so you can really see the range from a size 2 to size 16. I love this bathing suit top because since my body type is pear shaped, I'm a bit smaller on top than bottom. This top runs on the small size - great for petite types and is so cute with the retro high waisted bikini bottom.
Love this shorter tankini style for a sportier feel - great for swimming with kids or playing volleyball on the beach. You could even wear it as a sports bra and go for a hike!
The piqué fabric with the polka dot print and the retro cut is so stylish!
One pieces are suddenly the chicest option out there. I love to pair mine with a full skirt, jean shorts or jeans long after the pool party ends et voilà a completely new look. The streamlined silhouette compliments a fuller skirt or pant, keeping a clean line. The fact that the bodysuit is made of stretch swimsuit material means it's more comfortable and suited to warmer temps - eliminating the need for a bra and keeping skin drier. Whether you are traveling far or just to the neighbor's pool, a time-saving, suitcase-streamlining style hacks is always a good idea!
I purchased all swimsuits myself and all opinions stated here are mine. This is not a sponsored post.
How about you? Would you wear a swimsuit as clothes? Let me know in the comments below!