I make the same mistake every.single.year. I wait until it is blazing hot outside buy a swimsuit. The consequence: only things that are left are some horrid combination of ugly, expensive, matronly or porn star. OK so it’s not exactly the end of the world, but it’s not exactly my jam either. This year I am going to break out of old habits. I’m getting a suit this spring! Here are 12 of my favorite bathing suits–and guess what? they are all from Target.
Bathing Suit-Buying Pro Tips
Suit Your Body
- If you want to conceal fullness in the tummy, try one of the peplum tankinis (#1 & 3). Tuck the straps into the top of the suit and really show off those shoulders!
- For a fuller bust consider a sweetheart neckline which helps draw they eye down away from the chest (see One Piece #4 and Tankini #4). Molded cups (as shown on One Piece #1) are great as they give extra support and coverage.
- If your stomach just isn’t as toned as you’d like it to be, but it isn’t where you carry your weight, consider a One Piece bathing suit with a cut out (see One Piece #2). You get coverage in the stomach area and the cut out helps draw the eye to the smallest part of your body. Super flattering.
- If you’ve got hips (that you aren’t enthusiastic about) resist the urge to cover them up with boy shorts (I’ve yet to see a pair that doesn’t give camel toe) or some kind of skirt (which will make you like like a 90 year old). I think the best way to “hide” your hips is to direct the eye to a different place. You can do that with a suit that has a really interesting neckline (see One Piece #3) or by highlighting your hip to waist ratio with a bikini.
Ok…happy bathing suit shopping babes!