Posts tagged "swimsuit"

Must Haves: 7 Sassy One-Piece Swimsuits For Under $40

I do a lot of bathing suit browsing, but I have yet to replace my worn out swimsuits. Ever notice how some pool decks and bottoms have a grainy finish leaving your swimsuit bottom with a patch of snags? My favorite one piece is suffering from scuffled butt. If you too are in the market…

By: Sophie Leon / June 11, 2014

Must Haves: 8 Radical Rashguards

In the summer, I love to do everything outside. I would happily soak up the sun at the beach, pool or park all day long, but as I've gotten older I've become more aware of the sun’s negative effects. Even my olive skin tone can’t handle a full day under the cloudless sky and the…

By: Sophie Leon / May 27, 2014

Must Haves: 12 High-Waist Bikinis

I don’t know about you, but I love me a high-waist bikini. The perfect way to camouflage annoying love handles while highlighting the waist. This year's offering of high-waist bikinis include styles ranging from vintage to futuristic. Some of my favorites feature the beautiful abstractgeometric, and photorealistic prints I have been lusting after all spring. Check…

By: Sophie Leon / May 26, 2014

Must Haves: 10 Cute Bikinis In Funky New Shapes

Year after year we see the same triangle, bandeau and halter bikinis packing the beach and laying poolside. I appreciate a classic bathing suit, but really? Isn’t it time for a change? Try mixing it up this year with one of these new bikini shapes. Although, don’t say I didn’t warn you about the fa…

By: Sophie Leon / May 23, 2014

World, Meet The Sharkini

The sharkini, inspired perhaps by a certain Ian Ziering-helmed SyFy movie thriller, is a bathing suit that send a vital message: Be careful in the water, okay? The Sharkini retails for around a $100, but its value as a walking PSA is priceless. [Store Envy] Apparently, the designer of this swimsuit, Bad Aby Designs, ripped…

By: Julie Gerstein / July 26, 2013

18 Swimsuits From Swim Fashion Week That Are Gonna Give You The Weirdest Tan Lines Ever

I know you think it's 2013, but as far as the fashion universe is concerned, we're already living in the future. It's Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week for swimwear, and designers have been showing their swimsuit collections for summer 2014. Basically, this is all the stuff you'll be seeing in Urban Outfitters next year. And the consensus?

By: Julie Gerstein / July 25, 2013

Awesomely Affordable: 9 Beach Cover-Ups & Sarongs For $75 Or Less

Some ladiez have no problem busting around in their bikinis, but me? Not a fan. I like me some clothes, or at least a cover up that will take the pressure off. As you head out to the beach or pool or lake this weekend, consider a sarong. Sarongs offer a weird socially acceptable middle…

By: Julie Gerstein / July 12, 2013

Do Not Want: If You Insist On Wearing This To The Beach, I’m Probably Going To Laugh At You

This here is a $295 beach cover up from Haute Hippie. I imagine this sort of thing would look totally appropriate if you're sunning yourself on a billionaire's private yacht off the coast of Ibitttttha. But for the 99.9999 percent of the rest of us for whom that seems a distant prospect, this "beach cover-up"…

By: Julie Gerstein / July 12, 2013

Compassionate Fashion: 9 Sustainable Swimsuits For Summer Fun

Compassionate fashion isn't just on land -- it's also in the water. You can help save the oceans while you're in the ocean by supporting sustainable swimwear brands. The suits in the following gallery may cost more than you might typically spend on swimwear, but that's because they're made at a living wage, and are…

By: Julie Gerstein / July 10, 2013

Must Haves: 9 Pretty Plus-Size Bikinis

Earlier this year, blogger Gabi Fresh made waves when she collaborated with Swimsuits for All to launch the Fatkini. Inspired by the Harmony Korine movie "Spring Breakers," Fresh's collection is full of bold, bright color and fun styles. “I wanted to give [plus-size women] cuter things," Fresh explained in an interview with The Daily Beast. "All…

By: Julie Gerstein / June 18, 2013

Awesomely Affordable: 9 Not-So-Typical Plus-Size Swimsuits Under $100

Feeling like being a little bold on the beach? Then we've got the perfect swimsuit for you. These patterned prints will pop poolside and offer a fun alternative to the staid single-color suit you're always seeing. You're not boring, so why should your swimsuit be? We've got nine kick ass options (in sizes up to…

By: Julie Gerstein / June 9, 2013

A Review Of The New Satanic Bikini

Designed for "the slightly satanic fire-and-brimstone fashionista,” as Metal Insider says, this pentagram bathing suit let's you feel the burning sting of sin (or the sun, whatever) for only $49. You can't get to hell for cheaper than that! Designed to please ... slightly confused Satanic sun-worshipers; dyslexic star fans; beginner goths (who still haven't learned…

By: Julie Gerstein / May 28, 2013

Do Not Want: The Stand-Perfectly-Still-Or-Else Swimsuit

This swimsuit, which appears to be constructed out of either large keychains or discarded 6-pack rings, balances on your boobs so precariously that if you don't stand perfectly still in the exact pose this model is in, I'm pretty sure it will just pop off. I've seen plenty of swimsuits that aren't meant for actual…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / May 27, 2013

8 Swimsuits That Will Make You Want To Crawl Back Into Your Winter Coat

Don't let the shitty weather fool you. According to most major women's clothing purveyors, it is bathing suit season. Maybe it's on account of it being "Spring Breakers" all over the place ("sprang break! sprang break! sprang break!"), but a surprising portion of this year's swimsuits seem to be rather tickety-tackety. But don't take our…

By: Julie Gerstein / April 15, 2013

Check Out Glenn Close’s Svelte New Beach Bod!

Just kidding! This is obviously not actually Glenn Close's body, but merely a strange photo opp that took place during Sunday night's Emmy Awards. A lot of weird stuff goes on backstage at the Emmys -- and there are tons of personal gifting suites, so that rich people who can afford anything are able to…

By: Julie Gerstein / September 24, 2012

Happy Birthday Teeny Bikini

Today is the 65th anniversary of the bikini, a tortuous little item of clothing devised by a Frenchman named Louis Réard. Aptly named for the testing grounds of the Atomic Bomb, the bikini revolutionized swimwear for millions of women. Happy birthday bikini!

By: Julie Gerstein / July 5, 2012

What’s The Point Of A Hooded Swimsuit?

American Apparel, purveyor of hipster clothing items that serve questionable purposes, has a new item for summer -- a ladies swimsuit ... with a hood! This sexy one-piece has a hooded halter neck, which, it seems to me, you have to wear up if you're laying out in the sun because otherwise some unsightly ta…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / March 22, 2010

The Mankini: Hot or Not?

Men have many options when it comes to showing some skin this summer: board shorts, classic speedos, spandex hot pants, banana hammocks, and now the mankini. While Borat and John Mayer have made the mankini a laughing stock in lime green, at the recent Alexander McQueen menswear show in Milan, the tan and black i…

By: Simcha / July 2, 2008