Summer is in full swing, which means there are beach days to be had and sunscreen to be applied. But, ugh. That also means it’s swimsuit season. And for those of us that are still trying to shed our winter padding, shopping for a swimsuit can be kind of a drag.
Luckily, vintage styles of pretty much everything are all the rage right now, and that includes swimsuits. The classic styles from the "Mad Men" era are perfect for the fuller figured broads and those looking for a more modest swimsuit.
You can’t hide anything in a string bikini, and there’s no reason you should miss out on summer fun just because you haven’t achieved that unattainable ‘beach bod’ that has been discussed on every magazine cover for the last four months. Here’s a list of the top five swimsuit trends of the year, and where to find your perfect match.
1. One-shoulder one-piece. (Croft & Barrow® Fit for You Hip Minimizer One-Piece Kohl’s $38.70)
This modern look really shows off the neck, collar bones, shoulders and arms. So if you’re looking to cover the gut but show off the guns, try a one-shoulder one-piece like this.
2. Vintage tankinis and one-pieces with tummy ruching (Dana Buchman Halter Ruched One-Piece: Kohl’s $48.60)
Ruched tummy? Yes, please! This style creates a flattering silhouette and hides any midriff problem areas. Tankinis and one-piece swimsuits with ruching provide full coverage for your middle while offering a slimming shape to your bod. You can find tons of bathing suits at Kohl's that will flatter your figure.
3. Midkini bathing suits (Derek Lam for DesigNation Underwire Midkini Swim Top: Kohl’s for $17.60)
Midkini tops boost up the boobs and cover more of your stomach than traditional bikini tops. Your lower abs will still be exposed, but they take the focus away from that area and bring it up a bit.
4. Hipster and high-waisted bikini bottoms (Nike Striped Hipster Bottoms: Kohl’s for $23.40)
These trendy styles cover up more of your bottom half. Hipster bottoms fit like boy shorts and provide full coverage for your caboose, since they sit comfortably on your hips and thighs. High-waisted bottoms provide less coverage on your backside, but sit higher than hipsters. They typically land above or right at the belly button and cut in the front like a regular bikini on your thighs. These styles are two of the most flattering styles of bathing suit bottoms.
5. Handkerchief bikini tops (Candie's® Tie-Dye Handkerchief Bikini Top: Kohl’s for $15.99)
Once again, the focus is brought up to the bikini top and away from the midsection. This style, with the billowy fabric, makes the top baggy and bigger. Almost giving the illusion that your top is bigger than your middle. And that’s the goal, isn’t it?
With the great prices at Kohl’s and our Kohl’s coupon codes, you can celebrate the current shape of your bod AND your wallet. Enjoy the rest of your summer, ladies!