And this year, I'm working with a post-C-section body. I've been trying to get in better shape with the baby (you can read a post about that here), but I still have some things I want to hide.
I thought I'd share a few of my favorite suits I've found for summer 2014. Who knows? Maybe you'll find one below that you like, too.
If You Love your Assets, but Want to Hide Your Derriere
Lots and lots of suits right now are verging on being G-strings. Seriously. It's stupid, y'all. Our friends at Loft heard our cries (we girls who don't look like Gisele) and produced some really cute bottoms, which serve as lovely alternatives to the booty cheek-bearing styles.
|LOFT Beach Siren Stripe Bathing Suit|
You Want Sexiness, but also Want a One-Piece
Leave it to my girls at Maude to find THE perfect black one-piece swimsuit. It's a little sexy with the plunging neckline, but also conservative for those of us trying to conceal a tummy. A win-win, in my book.
|Janie Zinke Peplum One Piece Swimsuit from Maude|
You Want Full Torso and Tummy Coverage
You can't go wrong with this suit if you're looking to disguise your midsection. It's flattering on any body type and still gives you the comfort of a two-piece.
|Tommy Bahama Pearl Twist Tankini from Nordstrom|
You're Plus Size and Want Something that will Showcase Your Gorgeous Curves
You've got the body, so show it off already! I love this swimsuit from Forever 21 for a curvaceous body. It's super hot, sleek and completely chic. The side baring cut-outs give it an edgy look and also draw attention to a beautiful, hourglass waistline. And, how about that caftan and sun hat they paired with it? Um, yes, please!
|Gone Knotty Swimsuit from Forever 21 - It also comes in HOT PINK!|
You Want a Funky Bikini, but NEED an Underwire
This is one of my very favorite prints of the season from J.Crew's swimwear. Its deco design and underwire support make it a good choice for staying put on the "girls" while you frolic on the beach. (And yes, I just said "frolic". We really don't frolic enough.)
|Deco Shell Underwire Top from J.Crew - ON SALE!!!|
You are with Child
Now, I may be in the minority, but I love a girl who isn't afraid to bare that baby bump proudly. I happily wore my bikini the whole time I was pregnant and loved every minute. But, if you're more comfortable keeping things a little more modest, this one is for you. Totally stinkin' cute.
|ASOS Maternity Tankini in Yellow from ASOS|
You Just Want Something Fun
Maaji. That's the only word you need to remember. And Maude, because that's where you'll find it. It's the beginning and end of fun, funky swimwear. I'm in LUST with this style and plan to add it to my swimwear rotation STAT.
|Cockatoo Maaji Peek-a-boo Suit from Maude|
These are just a few of my pics for the summer. Have you bought your suit yet? What's your favorite style suit...tankini, bikini, one-piece??