Answers to Your Toughest Swimsuit Questions

No doubt about it, buying a swimsuit can be a daunting task. The flourescent lights, the problem areas, the whole "keeping your undergarments on" while trying them on - whew! It's enough to make a gal want to give up!

But don't throw in the towel just yet, we've tackled your toughest swimsuit questions below!

I have a small chest, what kind of swimsuit should I go for?

If you have a small bust, adding texture and volume to the chest area is a great option. Fringe, ruching, and ruffles are fantastic ways to create the illusion of a fuller chest. If you are a one piece girl, look for strategic cut outs or a deep-v to accent the entire chest area and not just your cup size. If all else fails, there are insanely great push up options, too.  

Nordstrom Fringed Bikini Top, $30

Cusp Spumoni Boutique Swim Bottom, $67

I'm a curvy gal who's body-conscious about swimwear. What are my options?

If you have curves, don't fret. Swimwear has come a long way, and there are lots of options to help. First, the tankini is a genius invention. This suit is a great way to hide the mid section, and accentuate the bust and legs. We also love the one piece for your body type. Look for a lower neckline to accentuate the bust with ruching details in the mid section to draw the eye upwards.  

Michael Kors Animal-Print One-Piece, $164

Bloomingdale's Tankini Top and Bottom, $94

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I'm large chested, what are my swimsuit options?

For larger chested women, extra support is the key to looking fantastic in swimwear. Look for tops that offer plenty of coverage, and if you need, choose an option with an underwire for added support. Once you find the right amount of support, make sure you choose a top that fits. If you are in the wrong size, the spillage will throw off your whole look and can make you look bigger than you are. We are huge fans of the mix and match suits that allow you to go up a size in your top to make sure you get the proper fit.  

Everything But Water Halter Bra Top, $84


I'm a mom who wants to look cute in a swimsuit, but I don't have the body to pull off a bikini. What now?

Honestly, even moms with the best bodies are looking for bikini alternatives because having a toddler yank on your string bikini can be a tricky situation. There are fantastic one piece suits out there this season. They are sexy, fashion forward and mom appropriate looks that even an 18-year-old would choose to wear. To find something mom-friendly, make sure the suit is secure and not easily untied, and provideds you the added coverage you need. There are tons of playful prints and sexy shapes out there to choose from. These are not your mother's one-piece options, so you will not have to sacrifice fashion for practicality.

Ann Taylor Floral One-Piece, $118

ASOS Stripe Belted Moulded Cup Suit, $49.88

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What's hot in swimwear this season for women with normal, healthy bodies?

Swimwear trends for the summer will make everyone happy! You will see tons of options that are sexy, practical and body-friendly. In both bikinis and one piece suits, there will be lots of fringe, bold colors and even some high-waisted bottoms to enjoy. Whatever you fancy, there will be lots of choices to wade through. It just takes a little patience and willingness to try on some of the styles that are outside your comfort zone in order to find the best fit for your body.  

Anthropologie Ruched Front Pant, $68

Nordstrom 'Tutti Frutti' One-Piece Swim Dress, $128

What are some stylish cover-up options?

This summer, make your cover-up just as fashion forward as your wardrobe.  We are loving bold colors and easy breasy fabrics.  There are beautiful dress options available in maxi and mini styles that can take you from the beach to lunch with ease.  Add a straw bag and oversized sunnies and you will be the most stylish gal in town.   

ShopBop Maxi Dress, $154

Victoria's Secret Cover-Up Dress, $48.50

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