ESSENCE Editor's on how to rock your body in a sexy swimsuit.
“I almost always opt for a two-piece when hitting the beach but I’m top heavy so fit is key," dishes our PR girl Chloe Williams. "ASOS.com has the cutest fashion-forward swimsuits with a huge selection of bikini tops that have underwire, range from double D and beyond, and have adjustable straps –– the options are endless. I stick with low-waist full-coverage bottoms as I like to think they give the illusion of a longer torso.”
"I love a swimsuit with a halter top and thick straps. The construction of a halter strap is a great way to look and feel sexy while still giving me the support I need," Associate Market Editor Reneise Francis tells us. "Bikini tops that are built like a bra and run in bra sizes are a perfect solution as well. Norma Kamali is the queen of the sexy halter swimsuit."
"I'm small up top, so I opt for halter tops with lightly lined cups," Hair & Beauty Editor Deena Campbell explains. "I've also recently gotten into asymmetrical straps—they draw attention to my shoulders and chest area. Anything to help give the illusion of curves!"
"Halter is a must-have for 'the girls,' they need all the support they can get. The thicker the straps the better, so I can really tie it tight because when I feel confident, I feel fierce," says our Love & Relationships Editor Charli Penn. "I like bottoms with Spanx, but for cut, I would say bikini-cut or high-cut on the sides –– if you're not going to show it in the back, show it on the sides!""
"My favorite style of swimsuit is usually a one piece that has an eye-catching element whether a special cut-out or accessory ornament," Allyson Brown, Creative Director of Marketing shares. "I'm really liking the basic bodysuit cut for this summer in particular."