Make waves: Get ready for summer with these 6 swim styles
Getting excited for opening day? We’re not talking baseball. Rather, we’ve got our sunglass-adorned eyes set on opening day at the pool, and are so ready for lazy days on lounge chairs and poolside reading.
Whether you’ll be playing Marco Polo with the kids, working on your tan or toning your core on a paddleboard, suit up in style and make a splash in one of these swimsuits this summer.
(Shopping tip: Now is the time to buy swimwear. If you wait to Memorial Day weekend, the pickings will be slim!)
Say aloha to this floral suit
This style draws inspiration from the Hawaiian tropics, perfect since 2015’s swimwear florals are bold and bright, making this suit a sure bet for spring. Props to the ruching, which has a slimming effect and smooths out any trouble spots on the tummy. Old Navy floral ruched suit, $39.94, oldnavy.com
Lace ’em up
Swimwear this spring is getting bold embellishments: tassels, beading and corset-like lace-up backs. We love the ornate print on this number that includes bold pops of color, a lace-up back and mini-tassels that are so in right now. La Blanca one-piece swimsuit, $129, nordstrom.com
If your summer is spent primarily in the outdoors or you’ve got a long beach vacation planned–whether you’re wakeboarding, surfing or building lots of sand castles–keep a good rash guard in your swim bag to help protect from the sun’s rays. We love this version that is a must-have for surfers, but is great for everyday pool and beach use, too. Wailea rash guard, $79, athleta.com
Teenie weenie polka dot bikini
For a fun mix-and-match piece, check out this teenie weenie bikini that’s a little bit cheeky and is adorned with cute charms on the side-ties. Pair it with a tie-front top that comes in a rainbow of colors. J.Crew dot string hipster, $19.99 on sale, and bandeau top, $19.99 on sale, jcrew.com
Cut it out
Can’t decide on whether you want to rock a bikini or a one-piece? Compromise with this style that has a fun unexpected cut-out through the mid-section and is the perfect suit for a pool party. a.n.a bandeau cutout suit, $56 on sale, jcpenney.com
Vacation in the Hamptons anyone? Skirted detailing on this swimdress gives the suit both nautical and vintage appeal. Thick straps provide great support and ruching slims through the tummy. Ralph Lauren halter swimdress, $119, macys.com