Bathing Suit Fads in Fashion 2013

I think that the best part of summer is the trip to the beach. My family lives on the island called Prince Edward County. It is encompassed by the Bay of  Quinte and Lake Ontario. We live on a road well traveled by cottagers and families on their way to their favorite campsite. A trip to one of the close by Sandbanks Provincial Park beaches is certainly one to remember and for most of us it also necessitates a comfortable and flattering swimsuit. As females, we agonize over the purchase of just the right swimsuit. After searching for this seasons swim suit trends, I was pleased to see that the suits presented above by Her Campus are wearable for many different figure types. In other words, these are suits that work for everyone.
I really like the retro trend with high waisted bottoms, and bralette top, a sort of a vintage, sexy look. The second suit pictured is very feminine featuring ruffles and a pretty floral print. Last but not least, 80's inspired color blocking. I've shown you soft colors with black, but there are also some stunning suits available blocked with hot neon colors.
The most comfortable suit is a well fitting suit. Rule of thumb is that if its well fitting it's also figure flattering.

The popular" boy short" bottoms are comfortable and easy to wear. The bra styled top gives support to the larger bust and fullness to a small bust.

 The single shoulder bodice is striking as well, not just a trend for evening wear. These suits are featured at  MSN Living.

Last but not least, this very retro styled maillot from Fashion Female. I remember my mother and my Gran wearing suits just like this one when I was 8 or 10 years old. Easy to wear with structured bra styling and removable straps. The belt helps hide tummy or midriff  and the tight panty extends a couple of inches over the thigh. Sexy for slim or full figures. 
Always consider your body type and of course your comfort levels when buying a suit. Check out the back of the suit and how it fits as well as the front. Try to highlight your figure pluses and diminish the minuses. A higher leg cut makes a short leg look longer. Bigger bottom coverage for big bottoms isn't always better. Solid colors with a well fitting smaller bottom is a better option. Thin figures without curves benefit from a suit with ruffles, and ruching. Play up your assets at your comfort level. Even though "glamorous retro" is very current, a well fitting classic suit that you are comfortable in is always a wise investment.
That's just my advice, the point is to get to the beach. In my area we have about 2 or 3 months to enjoy the simple pleasure of the picnic, swimming and all that goes with fun in the sun.
A sunny day, burgers, our portable BBQ and a comfortable lounge chair are my beach essentials. I might just wear last years bikini since it was so comfortable! Enjoy!! 

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