Swimwear Essentials

If you haven't heard of Adore Me, you're about to get schooled.  It's just like any other subscription company, but this one specializes in lingerie, loungewear and now, swimwear.  Your first order you get for $24.95 and then each month after, you can select from all their merchandise that averages for less than $40.  If you invite a friend to join Adore Me, you get $15 off your next purchase.  Want to know more?  Watch a quick video on how it all works HERE.

Adore Me offers sizes all the way from XS to 3X, so there's no excuse to not shop their styles.  Every body type looks different in a bathing suit.  I have a more athletic body, so I'm always trying to accentuate curves.  The bikini above is the perfect solution for someone who would want to keep their curves at bay.  The halter top gives support to a fuller bust and the brief style bottom is perfect for a little more coverage.  Hate your mid-section?  One pieces are all the rage right now.  Try one that has cut outs in the places where you do love your body.  Have a great butt?  Show it off!  Exposing part of your bottom is completely acceptable these days.
My favorite bikini this summer has ruffles on top and on bottom.  The one shoulder ruffle top gives the illusion that my small B cup is larger than it is.  Plus, I love that I can jump around, play in the sand with my son and dive into the ocean without it going anywhere.  My triangle tops can't do all that.  The bottom is pretty bomb.  The ruffle is asymmetrical and only ties on one side.  The advantage of that is depending on how many tacos I had for lunch, I can adjust it so it doesn't pinch or fall down.  Your bikini should draw someone's attention to the parts of your body that you love.  If it doesn't, put it down and find the right one.
Your bathing suit is only a small part of your beach/pool look.  If you're anything like me, your cover up is going to be on just as much as your suit.  So put just as much attention in what goes over your bathing suit.  I like something light, sheer and can transition to lunch.  Because you never know where your day will take you.  A great tote that you can fit everything is essential.  I carry a Sea Bag to the beach.  They're made from boat sails, so they're highly durable and waterproof.  Don't be a fool and wear anything but flip flops if you're hitting the beach.  My favorite beach flip flops have a 3" wedge and rhinestones.  They work great walking in the sand, but also look sexy for cocktails out.  Lastly, jewelry is always optional.  If you're going to be applying sunscreen, around sand or sweating, wear pieces that will wipe clean and not tarnish.
Images from Adore Me.
My red ruffle bikini is from H&M.  



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