Just in time for weekend jaunts to the beach, Gap released its new swim collection filled with cute prints and colors to help you kick off the beginning of many sunny days to come. The line, now available in stores and online, features Spring's bold tropic prints trend, Parisian stripes, delicate eyelet details, and throwback prints in a bevy of silhouettes. "There are styles to suit everyone including vintage-inspired triangle tops and pushup balconets along with flirty skirted bottoms and fun, flattering one pieces," said Gap's vice president of GapBody design, Mireille Gindrey. "The collection is very playful with its black and white polka dot print and retro accents, but it’s also very wearable with features like removable pads and convertible straps." Start clicking to see and shop Gap's swim collection now.
If you've ever taken your diaper-wearing daughter to the beach or pool, you've probably experienced the frustration of changing her while she's wearing a wet, impossible-to-pull-off swimsuit. When new mom Kimberly Goodwin took her daughter, Reese, to the beach in Nantucket for the first time a couple of years ago, she found inspiration from that frustration and created genius swimwear line, Snapping Turtle Kids. Goodwin, a New Yorker who formerly worked at Lucky and Vogue, has created a line that's equal parts fashion and function. The prints — inspired by different vacation spots like Palm Beach and Malibu — are totally adorable, and the designs feature stainless steel snaps for swimsuits and 100 percent cotton terry cloth for cover-ups and hats. Keep clicking to check out the line, which has officially made me even more excited for Summer — diaper changes and all!
Planning a Winter escape to somewhere sunny and warm? Mama isn't the only one who needs a new swimsuit. Pick up one of the following pink floral suits for your littlest girls (we'll bring you boys options soon), and get ready to say "bye bye" to snow and cold and "hello" to the beach in sweet style!
For Heidi Klum's vacation in Ibiza, the supermodel mom ditched her stilettos in favor of some laid-back Summer gear. Between stealing kisses with husband Seal, we spied an enviable arm of bangles, a hot spotted suit, and the perfect tee and cutoffs to slip into between swims. Basically, the Project Runway host nails all the essentials for a summery getaway with easy pieces and standout shades. Click our editor's picks below to snag the same Summer necessities.
We're loving all of the swimwear options that are out there right now; at Miami Swim Week, we've seen tons of different prints, colors, and silhouettes, and with each season brings a fresh crop of new looks to try. However, one bathing suit trend that never seems to go out of style is '50s glam. Just look at the effortless allure of bathing beauties like Rita Hayworth, Esther Williams, and Marilyn Monroe. Not only did they have killer curves and perfectly coiffed hair, but they were undeniably sexy while still leaving a little to the imagination. Modern-day stunners like Eniko Mihalik and Marloes Horst worked the trend for Bergdorf Goodman and Seafolly campaigns, respectively — proving that flirty ruffles, sweet gingham, and sailor stripes can still be hot combos. If barely there bikinis aren't your thing, or you just want to try a more retro look on the beach this season, click through to see all of our '50s-chic swimwear picks.
Black Milk, the same company that brought you the R2D2 swimsuit last year, has expanded its lineup to include suits that can satisfy any geek gal whose aim is to lounge pool- or beachside when temps rise. My favorite is the Pac-Man suit ($90) for obvious reasons, but also because it's so unexpected.
There's plenty more to look at in the slideshow, so get your wallets ready! Happy Summer!
Celebrities always look amazing in their bikinis! So, we looked to a few of our favorite celebrities’ swim styles to get inspired this Summer. Try out a white-hot look like Kate Middleton, a sexy animal print like Gisele Bundchen, or if you’re feeling sporty, go for a mix-and-match bikini like Brooklyn Decker! Watch our video to get these celebrity-inspired looks this summer! On Allison: Topshop blouse, Zara skirt, Towne & Reese earrings
Clockwise from top left: Nike Shattered Glass Modern Fast Back Tank ($74), Speedo Solid Lingerie Speedo Clip Back ($54), TYR Pop Rocks Double Binding Reversible ($74), Nike Angled Lanes Classic Lingerie Tank ($46), Lole Calypso ($60),
Nike Double Puzzle Cut-Out Tank Reversible Swimsuit ($50),
TYR Fit Solid Aqua Tank Suit ($66), TYR Solid Thin-X Back ($44)
Happy Memorial Day Weekend! The unofficial start of summer marks this weekend, and for us that means glorious anticipation of a season of beach trips, barbeques, and total chillin'. To kick things off, we've gathered 15 of our favorite swimsuit editorials, with ultra gorgeous appearances from models including Daria, Lara, and Arlenis. Click to see hot models and hot swimsuits come together in our Memorial Day ode to the swimsuit.
It's hard to hard to believe that Adriana Lima has been with Victoria's Secret for over 10 years now, but it's true, and the sweet Brazilian beauty looks like she hasn't aged a day. Lima made an appearance this morning at the Victoria's Secret store in SoHo NYC, wearing a sleek navy sheath by Black Halo, to promote the brand's sexy new bombshell collection. Between photo snaps, Adriana took time out to talk about being a bombshell, finding the perfect swimsuit, and more:
- On being a bombshell: Being a bombshell is about embracing yourself and feeling confident. There are things you can do to help you feel confident like wearing the right lingerie and choosing the right swimsuit for the beach.
- On finding the perfect swimsuit: Number one is that you have to find something you feel comfortable in. It's not about showing more or less, it's about you feeling confident with what you're wearing. I love triangle-shaped tops and bottoms, the smallest ones possible because I hate tan lines.
- On her favorite pieces from the VS bombshell collection: The collection is all about being sexy and embracing your sensuality. The balcony bra is my favorite; I love the shape and colors and it's very Brigitte Bardot. The miraculous is good for nightwear, it's very va-va-voom.
- On her Summer essentials: A stringkini, eyeliner, flip-flops, a pair of cute shorts, and VS bra and panties.
- On Summer vacation plans: Miami, with my family!