Posts tagged "bathing suits"

ModCloth’s New Ad Campaign Features The “Bravery” Of Real Women

Overpriced retailer ModCloth is doing something that I really, really like, for once: using actual, real women in their swimsuit campaigns. In a post on their blog, they said they’d be showcasing their female employees in an upcoming style story. Each woman will be wearing the same Esther Williams one-piece, which is one of the…

By: Megan Reynolds / February 15, 2015

Frisky Q&A: Pattie Byrnes, The CEO Of Fit 4 U, Teaches Me How To Pick A Bathing Suit

I consider myself to be a fairly body-confident woman. I enjoy my body’s curves. Even though I would like to lose some weight around my tummy, I don’t want to hide myself, either. I’m not confident enough to wear a traditional bikini, though, so come summertime, I’ve always just rocked a one-piece –…

By: Jessica Wakeman / June 16, 2014

23 Celebs Rocking Out In Bikinis (Sans Photoshop!)

I don’t know about you, but my bikini body doesn’t look anything like the ones on the cover of In Touch … unless we’re talking about one of those “Pregnant Or Ate A Burrito?!” articles. Let’s be real: no one other than Kim Kardashian (and her team of makeup artists, hairstylists and spray tanners) look…

By: Jessica Wakeman / June 12, 2012

Awesomely Affordable: 13 Bandeau Bikinis That Don’t Cost A Fortune

You guys, I simply cannot stay silent for a moment longer. The cost of swimwear is too damn high! It’s. Too. Damn. High. I’m going to Mexico in a month so I’ve been on the hunt for a new bikini to bring with me and wear basically 24/7 while I’m there. But I am seriously appalled by how much…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / April 10, 2012

17 Super Edgy And Weird Swimsuits

I’m going to Mexico at the beginning of May, so I’m starting to keep my eye peeled for a new swimsuit for my trip. I have yet to find a bikini that I really want, but I have come across a whole mess of swimsuits that would get me more than a few looks o…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / March 16, 2012

Does A Nine-Year-Old Need A Padded Bra?

Oh, Abercrombie and Fitch. We never took the preppy clothing company as the arbiter of good taste and class, but we think they’ve perhaps gone way over the line by producing a collection of girls’ bathing suit tops–aimed at ages 8 to 14–with padded bras included. Just what, pray tell, does a little kid need…

By: Julie Gerstein / March 25, 2011

Do Not Want: A Swimsuit That’s Afraid Of Water

You like this Herve Leger bathing suit, right? It makes you want to lounge on the beach, take a dip in the pool, but oh, wait! Hold up! This bathing suit, which retails for $1,050, isn’t supposed to get wet! What were we thinking? [Huffington Post]…

By: Julie Gerstein / March 22, 2011

American Apparel’s New Swimwear Ad Goes Topless

American Apparel‘s new swimwear ads are here and—OMG, are those nipples?! Yes, the gratuitously provocative ad department at American Apparel has brought us a topless model for spring. Let’s all pretend we’re freethinking Europeans and not have a cow about this, OK? Personally, I could care less about headlights in advertising, but the first thing…

By: Jessica Wakeman / February 23, 2011

Is Wearing A One-Piece Newsworthy?

Yesterday, on two separate blogs, I noticed the following headlines: “Guess Who Wore a Sensible One-Piece Bathing Suit to the Beach?” and “Jaime King Hits the Beach in Miami in a Black One Piece Swimsuit.” Both featured the photo at left of model-turned-actress Jaime King. This got me thinking … in our bikini-obsessed world, doe…

By: Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com / October 26, 2010

Keep Your Hands Off My Bikini Top, Please

I don’t know? What do you say about something like this? A woman in a bikini top made out of plastic hands over her breasts? Heavy has compiled a list of the top 20 worst bathing suits, but I am going to have to declare this one the winner. It’s just … horrifying. To me,…

By: Susannah Breslin / July 30, 2010

Isabel Toledo Swimwear For Target Is Too Cute!

Unlike Michelle Obama, you’ll probably never wear an outfit by Isabel Toledo while watching your husband be inaugurated as president. But Tar-jay looks out for us little people! Isabel Toledo and her husband, Ruben, have designed a swimwear collection which goes on sale at Target.com on August 1. Five percent of the proceeds from the…

By: Jessica Wakeman / July 8, 2010

Scare Everyone At The Beach With These Skeleton Bathing Suits

Haute Macabre wonders if these skeleton-themed, Black Milk bodysuits could double as bathing suits, to which we respond: why not? With styles named The Skull, The Ribs, and The Resurrection, you are certain to make a splash, or perhaps frighten the kiddies out of the pool. They’re made of polyester and elastane and cost $75.

By: Susannah Breslin / June 22, 2010

Bespoke Swimsuits Are The Answer To Your Bikini Fears

‘Tis the season for pool days, beach tanning, and summer vacations, all of which no doubt incite spasms of fear and pangs of terror in women all over. Because along with the warm weather comes the need to dress appropriately, and show off aspects of your figure that hid out underneath layers of clothes all…

By: Bianca Posterli / June 4, 2010

Yay Or Nay: The High-Waisted Bikini

Summer trend alert! This season, we’re seeing tons of high-waisted bikinis in the swimwear department, from high-end labels like Chloe and Prada down to your discount retailers. Either these styles are a vintage throwback, or designers have figured out how to tap into a market of normally bikini-phobic women.

What do you think about…

By: Leonora Epstein / June 4, 2010

A Swimsuit For Taking The Plunge

Anyone who says one-pieces fall into the senior citizen swimwear category obviously hasn’t seen Quiksilver’s McCall suit. This vintage-inspired number covers up more than a bikini would, but the monokini cut and deep V-neck sex things up. Put it on and you’ll enjoy your day at the beach twice as much as you would wearing…

By: Catherine Strawn / May 31, 2010

This Romper Makes Bikinis Look Bad

After seeing this cute bathing suit, we’ve decided to launch the campaign for one-pieces this spring. Boo bikinis! (Kidding.) But there is something subtly sexy about this floral print suit with an almost boy-short cut. A ruched tie detail at the front accentuates your curves (in a good way), while structured boning lends support to…

By: Leonora Epstein / March 3, 2010

Bedazzled Bathing Suits To Bling Out Your Next Beach Day

Sparkles, sequins, and studs — oh my! If you’re not built like Alessandra Ambrosio like I am (ha! I’m definitely kidding), finding the perfect swimsuit can be a task similar to finding a needle in a haystack… so you might as well make sure that the one suit you finally settle on is killer! Of…

By: Stylehive / July 8, 2009

If James Bond Were A Woman, He Would Wear This Swimsuit

When I was really little, I had a pair of gloves that looked plain when you were inside, but when you went into the cold, a secret design revealed itself! Yeah, they were pretty sweet. Textile designer Yun Ding has taken my favorite pair of gloves and turned them into an awesome concept for a…

By: Catherine Strawn / February 25, 2009

Crave: Swimsuits That Let Your Belly Hide Out

If I could get over my urge to tan my stomach, I would totally rock a one-piece swimsuit. Especially since they’re makin’ them so cute these days. Check these from the Urban Outfitters line. [$88-$98, UrbanOutfitters.com via Coveiter]…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / May 8, 2008