Find Your Perfect Bathing Suit Style


Swimsuit season is demanding and stressful. What type of suit should I buy? What patterns are best? Do I need to get accessories too? If any of these questions sound like you when you’re at the store, then look no further than this guide. Regardless of where you’re going on vacation, our helpful tips can help you dress the best.

Poolside Resort

If you’re going to a resort and are spending most of your vacation hanging around the hotel pool, go for a modern and simplified look. Try buying a solid color one-piece or bikini. Have fun with shopping and make sure the color matches your personality and fashion sense whether that means going for black or neon pink!

A swimsuit style you may want to consider is the trendy French top. This bikini has a top similar to a t-shirt bra which makes it both cute and comfortable.

Choose to cover up with either a maxi or mini dress. Pick a color or pattern that will match the rest of your pool accessories since you’ll be using it every day. Instead of simple rubber flip-flops, metallic or neutral leather flip-flops are a more chic poolside shoe. Complete the look with big sunglasses and a wide-brimmed sunhat.

Island Vacation

If you’re going to fun and exotic island, spice things up with a fun swimsuit pattern. Leafy greens and hibiscus floral prints come to mind as classic vibrant prints. Plus, bold prints mean you can mix and match bottoms. Check out swimsuit brands like Lucky Brand and Trina Turk because they are popular for their intricate prints.

Go island boho-chic with a colorful tunic as a coverup. Add long beaded and roped necklaces to finish up your look and help it transfer into an outfit suitable to walk around in.  

Beach Weekend

Your local beach is a more casual location. And while you may be on vacation, effortless style is the best for beach bumming.

Get playful with your bathing suit of choice for the weekend. You may want to consider a retro high-waisted bikini, a patterned triangle-top bikini, or even a solid color v-neck one-piece.

Pair your bathing suit test with cutoff denim shorts and a white tee or tank for a more laid back and casual look. A romper is an easy cover-up option as well, and Havaiana flip-flops are great for kicking up the sand. Throw aviator sunglasses or Ray Bans into your summer tote.

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