Suit Yourself

June 20, 2011 | By | Comments (0)

As the weather finally heats up in NYC, I couldn’t imagine a better way to further introduce myself to the Real Simple blogosphere than with a post about swimsuits. (I love warm weather and am a true devotee to anything and everything related to it.)

This summer, I’ve become totally enamored with Spanx’s swim line. Yes, in case you hadn’t already heard, you read right: The company notorious for its shapewear is knee-deep in its second season of designing bathing suits. No matter what your body type, you can find something to flatter it – quite a feat when you’re hardly wearing any clothing!

Here are my top four picks for every body.

If you have a straight figure…

Chic Trim Deep-V One Piece by Spanx

Chic Trim Deep-V One-Piece, $188

Why I love it: A deep V-neck with ruching amps up flat busts, while the contoured lines give the allusion of a curvier figure.

If you have hips and thighs…

Sheer One Shoulder One Piece

Sheer One Shoulder One Piece, $178

Why I love it: A dramatic ruffle does a lot to detract attention from your problem areas. The two-way stretch lining is extra slimming, too.

If you have a tummy…

Woven Halter Tankini

Woven Halter Tankini, $128

Why I love it: Unlike some tankini tops, this one offers complete coverage. Woven fabric at the bust also mimics an empire waistline, meaning the rest of the suit simply skims over your curves.

If you’re busty…

Bra-llelujah! Soft Chain Bikini

Bra-llelujah Soft Chain Bikini top, $98

Why I love it: You can actually shop according to your exact cup size! How’s that for a customized fit? (Bra-llelujah is right!)

I’d love to know if you’re crushing on one of these bathing beauties! But, if none of these happen to suit your self, feel free to check out some of my other favorite figure-flattering swim brands: Miraclesuit, Aerin Rose, and Fantasie.