Last week at the beach I was surprised to see that many woman around me had taken to incredibly girly ruffled and skirted bikinis and one-pieces. What's the appeal in these frilly finds? They're cute for one, and they stand out from the rest of the spoortier looks on the beach. And come on, who couldn't stand to be feminine and adorable while basking in the sun and frolicking in the waves?
This Juicy Couture Beach Skirted Maillot ($164 @ Bloomingdales) immediately caught my eye. If you have tan to dark skin, the natural taupe color will look stunning on you and the strapless maillot plus dainty ruffle are sophisticated, yet sexy.
Next up, for ladies not afraid to flaunt their tummies, this Tommy Bahama Bamboo Print Halter and Bamboo Print Skirted Hipster (on sale for $75 @ Bloomingdales) is stand-out sassy, but still subtle with the downplayed white andblack print and sporty skirt.
For a more sweet than sultry look, try this innocent white Eyelet ruffle sliding triangle top and low-rise bottom (on sale for $49 @ Victoria's Secret). It's white hot, yet just a touch girly with the delicate eyelet trim around the bust and hips.
Go luxe with this SYLA by Sylvie Cachay The Federica Bikini ($294 @ shopbop.com). The fun, floral print comes in three colors choices and is perfectly eyecatching on the beach on on the boardwalk, while the skirt helps provide extra coverage around the hips.
Have a favorite sexy, girly swimsuit to share with the crowd? Leave your suggestions in the comments section.