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    Swimsuits: My Favorite Styles

    As promised, to follow up on my post Swimsuit Saga I am showing some of my favorite styles. Given the number of comments, I think there is a fair amount of Swimsuit Phobia out there. Perhaps this post will help get the conversation going!

    I’ve categorized for quick viewing and given the style name and source for easy searching. I’ve done even more research since my last post and this hopefully will give you some suits to try.

    One Piece Miracle Suits: Jena, Isabella and Camila

    The first two styles will work well if you want to enhance and bring a little volume to your bust. The last style will work well if need a little more support on top. It also has an optional strap. All three styles have amazing support and “suck” in the middle and hips!

    Tankinis: Michael Kors, La Blanca and Tommy Bahama

    Say what you want about Tankinis (and I’ve read it all) I think these are pretty darn cute. If you have a long torso or just can’t face baring your stomach, these are some really great options. All the above would work on a small to average size chest. Not sure about the smaller bottom. Then try one of these:

    In my last post I mentioned that if you have a larger chest, it is more very difficult to find a suit that fits. Last time I shared these two suits. Fantasie and Freya.

    I was determined to make the second style work with the “skirtini” One of my readers also ordered it and she wrote that although the halter style wasn’t her first choice, she was happy that “the girls” weren’t squished or coming out the sides. This may be laughable to some of you, but it is a real problem!

    The swim expert at Nordstrom is very partial to the first style for me, but I said that I didn’t know what to do about a bottom that would “match”. We then found this. It does not come in extended sizes like those above, but in a “D” cup. I ordered up a size. It’s on the way so we will see. Gottex.

    I’ve also noticed these tops just new on the site with a DD and D cup. Note the color blocking technique with the second style–extremely flattering for the middle! Seafolly and Gottex.

    If you need to FILL up the cups in your suit, try these:

    All these suits shown are from Nordstrom. Land’s End  is known for their great suits. You can also try Eddie Bauer. Order early. Last year I tried to order a suit in July and everything was sold out. If you order online, be sure you are not paying for postage and return postage. Sites with FREE shipping both ways are worth a lot!

    Once you find the perfect suit, you need the right cover up. Take a look at this video to see what you can do with a scarf!

    So what do you think? Do any of these suits make you want to book that Hawaiian vacation?

  • InSwimwear

    Swimsuit Saga

    It’s been two years since I wrote about swimsuits. Looking back at my post, I still like everything I wrote and it all applies today. If you missed this post the first time around, I think you will enjoy it. If you read it originally, you may want a review. Recently I became…

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  • InBody Types, Swimwear


    I am not sure what is worse–trying on jeans or swimsuits. The latter gets my vote for worst dressing room “trauma”. I hate shopping for swimsuits. Most women would agree. So how do you choose the right suit for your body type? Actually many of the same rules I’ve been…

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