I don't need to tell anyone that shopping for bathing suits can be more than daunting (and often disheartening, frustrating, depressing, etc.). I, Personally, am more than familiar with the dreaded three-way mirror and the hoardes of department store racks filled with uncute and unflattering one and two-pieces. That's exactly why it's great to let fashionable, bikini-primed celebs point us in the right direction, towards the cutest suits, and away from the nauseating dressing rooms. Check out the featured brands below for adorable swimwear commonly worn by a-listers, and now, maybe by you too.
1. Stars, including Ashlee Simpson, Leighton Meester and Cameron Diaz, love Vitamin A's cute, basic suits that come in bright colors with fun hardware details. Try out Lauren Conrad's citron shimmer bikini ($165), or a choose from a range of others at southbeachswimsuits.com.
2. For bathing suits designed by a bonafide celebrity herself, check out Shoshanna's range of adorable seperates. Not only are they favored by celebs such as Paris Hilton, Lisa Rinna, and Kate Hudson, but they're perfect for people, like me, who require different sizes for the top and bottom. Check out shopbop for some of Shoshanna's cutest offerings, like this floral ruffle string bikini (tops $110, bottom $110)
3. Bikinis by the South American brand Maya have been spotted on every It-girl including Nicole Richie, Lindsay Lohan, and Jessica Alba. For one of their comfortable and feminine suits, try the quintessential Maya signature bikini ($185), like the one seen here on Vanessa Minillo. You can also shop the entire Maya collection at Maya's own website.