Have you already worn out your new swimsuit? Or are you waiting, trying to squeeze a few more gym days and self-tan spritzes in before breaking it out? In either case, it never hurts to have a backup, especially a colorful patterned one that's flattering to your body type. After all, if you're going to be a major beach scenester this summer, there's no way you can show up in the same thing time and time again.
Take a refreshing dip in BCBG's Rainbow Cabaret halter ($55, was $74) and scoop bottom ($55, was $74). It's fresh, bright and beachy, with a tropical-hued pattern that adds volume to flat figures. Pick up on one of the mermaid-esque green or blue shades in the pattern and match it to shimmery waterproof eyeliner for a real beach beauty look.
You may have one of those black slims-everyone swimsuits (who doesn't?) but you need to branch out with at least one "fun suit," too. This crochet-detail halter ($81, was $108) from INC International Concepts sticks with safe black, but the retro cut and glam pattern take things to Old Hollywood. All you need to complete the look? A big pair o' shades.
If you're feeling less than body confident, don't go for dowdy. Go for a miracle suit like Tommy Hilfiger's medallion-print tankini with a halter top ($43, was $58) and skirted bottom ($42, was $56). A bold, tile-inspired pattern keeps the eye moving, while a chic, clean-lined skirt bottom gives you the cover-up you crave without looking too much like you're trying to hide something.
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