Is it too early to start thinking about Swimwear? I usually start looking in January because there are so many fun styles that come out for Resort wear. We have no big trip planned this year but with a pool I always like to have plenty of suits on hand. I was able to finally buy the Tory Burch bikini I wanted from last year but I need a few more as my two favorite J.Crew ones have seen better days. My favorite one-piece is a Nanette Lepore, in this style but blue and white. It is also pretty stretched out and needs to be replaced. I have another one-piece similar to this high-neck swimsuit as well.
I know what I don’t want and like. I won’t get a white swimsuit. As tan as I look in white, I can never find one with a decent lining. Husband prefers me in black and I like prints. Anything that has mesh or sheer panels or has too many cut-outs are a no as well. The tan lines would drive me crazy trying to even them up. And any suit that is just for the pool deck and not the pool is not on my list either. Can you imagine trying to dry the sleeves on this one? I do like retro styles like this one by Oye or this Norma Kamali.
Are you shopping for Swimwear yet?
Swimsuit shopping is right up there with jeans shopping. It’s not fun and can be pretty painful. But, I am in need of a new swimsuit for a vacation we are planning, as well as just needing another on hand since I am in the pool all Summer. My struggle is that once you start searching, it’s really hard to narrow down options from the various prints, one-piece, two-piece, mono-kini, cut-outs, straps, strings, retro, plunge, maillot…just so many options.
I really love the styles and prints from Mara Hoffman. With the Shopbop sale, BIGEVENT16, the prices don’t seem too bad to try a few. My favorite is the Braided Swimsuit with the Slit-Front One Piece a close second.
Lest you think I am looking for the most expensive swimsuit, these next 6 swimsuits are under $100. I love the solid and print contrast of the Shabby Apple swimsuit. I own a different J Crew Scoopback swimsuit in an ocean print but this aqua-striped version looks perfect for a pool.
My absolute favorite is the Mosaic One-Piece swimsuit from Tory Burch. It has a matching Rashguard as well as a Cover-Up. And I love the retro-style of the Seafolly Maillot.
As you can see, I’m all over the place on what swimsuits like. There are just so many choices. I also need a new bikini as well since both of my J Crew one’s have seen better days. I’m going to have to bite the bullet and start trying some on this weekend.