There's a common theme being whispered amongst everyone we know — "How is it already Memorial Day?!" If you didn't get around to prepping for the unofficial start of Summer by picking out your investment suit for the season, relax. We've rounded up affordable swimsuits you can snap up in time to throw in your weekender and get out of Dodge.
It may still be a little chilly outside, but there's nothing wrong with a little pre-Spring and Summer shopping. That said, Diane von Furstenberg and Roxy are helping us gear up for a season of sun and surf with their new swimwear collection. The line features a wide range of silhouettes and fun prints, starting with the pink clover prints and colorful graphic patterns. There are beach totes for all your warm-weather essentials, plus a few stylish rash guards for the hardcore surfer, too. Click on to see — and shop — the pieces from the lookbook right now.
We're excited to bring you a new post from mother and actress Tori Spelling! Every other week, we're bringing you the best parenting and lifestyle advice from ediTORIal by Tori Spelling, which is Tori's daily blog about everything from food and fashion to parenting and relationships. This week, Tori tells us why she's proud of her baby bump, even in a bikini.
A few months back, I caught a lot of flak on two separate occasions for bearing my baby bump in a bikini and monokini while spending the day poolside with my family. Apparently people online have some strong opinions about showing your pregnant body and what’s appropriate to wear. I got a lot of comments like these:
"Too much showing. Not suitable for a pregnant mom with a 7-month-old."
"Ewww. She’s pregnant! Cover that bump up! No one wants to see that!!"
"NOT motherly AT ALL. In future years, she will surely regret that unflattering picture. COVER up, girl!"
"That suit is barely suitable for a nonpregnant woman, let alone a pregnant one!"
"Have a little more modestly when you’re pregnant!!! Geez!!!"
"I mean, it’s OK for a younger girl to wear something like that, but a mom of (soon-to-be) four, having a baby bump, that suit doesn’t seem, ahem, 'suitable'"
"She’s pregnant and wearing this? She’s just trashy and looks like a hooker!"
I have to say, I’m super proud of my bump. Why should I be embarrassed and cover up something that’s the greatest gift a woman can experience? A pregnant woman in any shape or size is beautiful! Pregnancy is an amazing journey, and we preggers should be able to show it off. I call it BUMP PROUD! Embrace your growing curves and burgeoning belly.
We are always looking to Tinseltown's trendsetters for new ways to work our seasonal staples, and recently we noticed a few celebs styling their bikinis with sweet skirts to create the perfect Summer pairing. Rihanna donned a palm Rio bikini with a white crochet skirt in St.-Tropez, Gwen Stefani showed her wild side in an animal-print L*Space number with an aztec All Saints maxi, while Whitney Port mixed prints like a pro in a floral Nanette Lepore top and layered earthy mini in Vegas. Cruise through to see what other stars have been spotted working this trend, then shop their looks for yourself.
Swim Week invaded Miami over the weekend, so our Fashion Reporter, Allison McNamara, sat down with our Style Director, Noria Morales, to talk bikinis. Miami Swim Week delivered swimsuits in all shapes and styles, but the two trends that stood out in particular were retro silhouettes — think bustier-style tops and corsets — and mismatched separates. Watch to hear our experts break down the best of Miami Swim Week.
The pear shape is like an exaggerated hourglass figure: slim on top, with wider hips, rear, and upper thighs. If you have a pear-shaped body and want to minimize your widest part, while highlighting your most slender parts, here are the things to look for:
We found suits for all types of styles, click our slideshow to see our picks, and click the links to shop. Looking for more tips and tricks? Click over to our ultimate swimsuit guide for more body-specific shopping help.
Hollywood's hottest have been baring it all in a variety of swimwear this season, and recently we spotted Alessandra Ambrosio and Whitney Port channeling the same verdant wavelength as both starlets donned nature-inspired bikinis on the beach. Alessandra chose a colorful jungle print in Malibu, while Whitney kept it fresh in a lemon-print American Apparel bikini in Miami. With Summer in full swing, now is the time to step up your swim style, so shop our favorite nature-inspired bikinis to get in on the latest celeb-approved bikini trend.
It's hard to stand out when everyone around you is showcasing equally fabulous bikinis, but Miley Cyrus, Rihanna, and Candice Swanepoel took their swimwear a notch above the rest by accessorizing with delicate and dazzling body chains by Jacquie Aiche. Miley and Candice channeled similar South Beach styles by working a gold body chain with their solid bikinis, while Rihanna sizzled in a bold printed two-piece and a gold belly chain. Get a closer look at these bikini-clad starlets, then shop similar body chains for yourself to rock on land and sea.
Hilary Duff joined her sister, Haylie, and parents Rob and Susan on a family vacation in Mexico yesterday. The ladies took a casual stroll around their resort but kept their bikinis covered up under brightly colored caftans. Hilary showed off a hint of her post-baby bod and has recently been hitting the gym with celebrity trainer Harley Pasternak. She's not the only actress who has been focusing on fitness in recent weeks; Jessica Simpson has also been hitting the gym. They've been keeping fans up to date on their babies, though, with Hilary sharing Luca's cute milestone moments on Twitter and Jessica posting a new photo of her pride and joy Maxwell on Facebook.
It's hard work looking smashing in a bikini, but model Doutzen Kroes made it look easy rocking three adorable and affordable bikinis while vacationing with her family in Miami. Doutzen showcased a number of fabulous bikinis we can't get enough of: a blue-and-white striped Victoria's Secret two-piece, a neon coral Victoria's Secret number, and a funky ikat set. Get up close and personal with Doutzen's swim style, then shop her chic sets for yourself. You'll be sure to turn heads on the beach or at the pool in these model-approved bikinis.