Summer is here and it’s time to start shopping for a new swimsuit.
My Black Is Beautiful correspondent Tai Beauchamp reveals this year’s hottest swimsuits.
Larger Breasts: Depending on your comfort level, women with larger breasts can opt for a one piece or a two piece. The key for the top is to make sure that it has support. If you’re going for a two piece, find one with a halter top and stay away from bandeau tops. Shirring/ruching in the stomach area can create a slimming effect because of the print which draws attention away from the stomach area.
Victor Alfara, silver hoop earrings, $27, bonton.com
BonTon “Magic Suit” Goddess Tank one-piece, $162, bonton.com
Joolay, blue sarong, $28, Lord & Taylor stores
Pour La Victoire, white tote, $357, Lord & Taylor stores
RJ Graziano, white cuff, $55, Lord & Taylor
ALDO, Harvart white wedge, $100, zappos.com
Smaller Breasts/Athletic Frame: Two pieces are ideal for women with smaller breasts. Look for padded tops, particularly bras with a demi cut help to add the appearance of cleavage. Stay away from simple triangle tops and look for prints and textures like tops with ruffles as they add more dimension and help create a fuller silouhette.
Mango, brown straw hat, $39, mango.com
Kensie, 3-tier bronze earrings, $38, Lord & Taylor stores
Victoria’s Secret, Mix&Match bikini, The Maldives twist top $48, Cheeky hipkini bottoms $34, victoriassecret.com
Free People, citrus glo dress shirt, $118, Lord & Taylor stores
CandyStore, Cosmetic Pouch in Apple, $20, Ulta.com
Cole Haan, Kimry Sandal cream snake print, $168, zappos.com
Curvy Girls: This suit in particular has Bones on the sides of swimsuits for added bust support. Adjustable ties at the leg of the swimsuit allows for you to adjust the swimsuit for a high leg or lower for more coverage.
Express, Lurex Stripe Floppy hat, $15, Express Stores
Express, Ombre Cutout Square sunglasses, $20, Express Stores
Kate Spade, 14k gold chandelier earrings, $98, Lord & Taylor stores
Monif C., St. Tropez Fringe Swimsuit, $165, monifc.com
Limited Edition, woven beach bag, $39, Target Stores
L.A.M.B, Ibbie platform sandal, $295, zappos.com
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