Want to be as happy as Whitney Port in a bikini? A new study shows that trying on swimwear in a store causes women to focus too much on all their flaws. Not good! Our solution: Shop online so you can try on suits in the comfort of your own home; you'll be guaranteed to feel great and find a winner. Here are 10 fun, affordable swimsuits to check out--pushy sales-people, harsh lighting and gigantic mirrors not included.
This Polka Dot Coco Rave Swimsuit ($100, Macys.com) is the perfect balance between classic and trendy. Its traditional shape will ensure comfort you've had with old bathing suits, while the polka dots keep you looking stylish.
If you're trying to be a little more girly this summer, ruffles are the way to go. The great thing about this Ralph Lauren Blue Halter Bikini ($58, Nordstrom.com) is that it's not over the top frilly. Made up of one, solid color, this is what we'd call the perfect amount of ruffle.
Just recently, we spotted Gwyneth Paltrow wearing a sexy dress that closely resembled The Nomi Black ($320, Eclairee.com) swimsuit. Admittedly, this one-piece is a little pricey, but paired with a black skirt and some heels it could double as a super seductive top. Hello, cleavage!
Like an LBD, every girl needs a simple bikini; it's a closet staple. This Black Underwire Cami Bikini ($198, Marahoffman.com) is great for that. We think this two-piece would stay in place not matter what, and wouldn't leave any funky tan lines either.
Who doesn't love a classy J. Crew swimsuit? This Garden Floral Ruched Bandeau ($52, JCrew.com) is great for sun bathing (while wearing plenty of SPF of course!) and won't be too hot if you have to throw a summer dress or beach cover over it.
Not only is this ELLE Striped bikini ($20, Kohls.com) on sale, it accentuates all the right places too. The stripes distract from any hip or waste concerns and, since the stripes point upward, they draw attention to your face.
Never got over the tankini trend? Neither did we. That's why we love this Victoria's Secret Wireless Push-Up Halter Tankini ($36, Victoriassecret.com): it's simple, chic and comes in 19 flirty prints and colors.
How adorable is this Red Sweetheart Neck Ruffle Trim Ruched One Piece ($38, AMIclubwear.com)? With a Baywatch meets retro-girl feel, we think this swimsuit would work on almost any body-type, and would make a fun (affordable!) addition to a summer wardrobe.
We absolutely love this Ella Moss Jewel Box One Piece ($125, Ellamoss.com), because it's ultra boho chic with a girly twist. The back is definitely the best part, with two ribbon-like straps meeting to create a one-shoulder suit.