Swimsuits For All Sizes

Swimsuits For All Sizes

ESSENCE.COM Jun, 04, 2012

1 of 39 Photography by Fernando Milani, Hair by Cynthia Alvarez, Makeup by Oslyn Holder/Epiphany Artist Group, Manicure by Natasha Ray

These suits offer support and extra coverage. Pretty accents and bold color draw the eye.


Curvy swimsuit, Magicsuit, $158, sizes 8–16, bloomingdales.com.

2 of 39 Photography by Brian Hennon, Set Styling by Stella Rey/Mark Edward, Inc.

Swim top and bottom, Sorella Swim, $98 each, sizes 10–24, everythingbutwater.com.

3 of 39 Photography by Brian Hennon, Set Styling by Stella Rey/Mark Edward, Inc.

Tankini top and bottom, Old Navy, $25 and $20, sizes XS–XXL, oldnavy.com.

4 of 39 Photography by Brian Hennon, Set Styling by Stella Rey/Mark Edward, Inc.

“Wound Up” tankini top and bottom, Becca Etc by Rebecca Virtue, $128 and $78, sizes 14–22, everythingbutwater.com.

5 of 39 Photography by Brian Hennon, Set Styling by Stella Rey/Mark Edward, Inc.

Ruched details conceal the tummy and slim the waistline for a more stream-lined silhouette.


One-piece halter, Spanx by Sara Blakely, $188, sizes 6–16, spanx.com.

6 of 39 Photography by Brian Hennon, Set Styling by Stella Rey/Mark Edward, Inc.

“Sao Paulo” swimsuit, Monif C., $148, sizes 14–24, monifc.com.

7 of 39 Photography by Brian Hennon, Set Styling by Stella Rey/Mark Edward, Inc.

Tankini and hipster, Cacique exclusively at Lane Bryant, $55 and $50, sizes 38D–44DDD and 14–28, lanebryant.com.

8 of 39 Photography by Brian Hennon, Set Styling by Stella Rey/Mark Edward, Inc.

Choose suits with underwire and wide straps that will lift and flatter your cleavage.


“Color Code” top and bottom, Becca by Rebecca Virtue, $72 and $38, sizes D–DDD and XS–L, everythingbutwater.com.

9 of 39 Photography by Brian Hennon, Set Styling by Stella Rey/Mark Edward, Inc.

“Solid Tri-Colore” bikini top and bottom, Profile by Gottex, $78 and $38, sizes 32D–40D and 6–16, everythingbutwater.com.

10 of 39 Photography by Brian Hennon, Set Styling by Stella Rey/Mark Edward, Inc.

“Sophia” bikini top and bottom, Panache, $59 and $36, sizes 30–38 D–G and XS–XXXL, barenecessities.com.

11 of 39 Photography by Brian Hennon, Set Styling by Stella Rey/Mark Edward, Inc.

Give the illusion of curves with suits that create shapely lines or add volume with feminine features.


“Her-mezz” swimsuit, Keva by Keva J, $95 and $99, sizes S–L, kevabykevaj.com.

12 of 39 Photography by Brian Hennon, Set Styling by Stella Rey/Mark Edward, Inc.

“Catalina” one-piece, 6 Shore Road, $138, sizes S–L, revolveclothing.com.

13 of 39 Photography by Brian Hennon, Set Styling by Stella Rey/Mark Edward, Inc.

Floral top and skirted bikini, Guess, $45 and $49, sizes XS–L, guess.com.

14 of 39 Photography by Brian Hennon, Set Styling by Stella Rey/Mark Edward, Inc.

A top with decorative elements lures the eyes upward, visually balancing out the bottom.


Swim top and bottom, Lauren by Ralph Lauren, $79 and $39, sizes 6–16, ralphlauren.com.

15 of 39 Photography by Brian Hennon, Set Styling by Stella Rey/Mark Edward, Inc.

Two-piece suit, Cia. Marítima, $150, sizes S–L, mollybrownsswimwear.com.

16 of 39 Photography by Brian Hennon, Set Styling by Stella Rey/Mark Edward, Inc.

Swim top and bottom, Victoria’s Secret, $58 and $38, sizes XS–L, Victoria’s Secret stores.

17 of 39 Photography by Brian Hennon, Set Styling by Stella Rey/Mark Edward, Inc.

Add dimension to your bosom with contouring and bust-enhancing details.


Ruched two-piece, Xhilaration for Target, $15 each, sizes S–XL, select Target stores.

18 of 39 Photography by Brian Hennon, Set Styling by Stella Rey/Mark Edward, Inc.

“Vivienne” bikini, Inca, $200, sizes XS–L, sebastienjames.com.

19 of 39 Photography by Brian Hennon, Set Styling by Stella Rey/Mark Edward, Inc.

Floral top and bottom, Old Navy, $20 each, sizes XS–XXL, oldnavy.com.

20 of 39 Photography by Brian Hennon, Set Styling by Stella Rey/Mark Edward, Inc.

Lengthen your legs with suits that have a high rise and narrow at the waist.


“Frison” bikini, Tara Matthews, $213, sizes XS–XL, taramatthews.com.

21 of 39 Photography by Brian Hennon, Set Styling by Stella Rey/Mark Edward, Inc.

“Dot Piscina Tank” swimsuit, J.Crew, $86, sizes 2–16, jcrew.com.

22 of 39 Photography by Brian Hennon, Set Styling by Stella Rey/Mark Edward, Inc.

Bikini top and bottom, H&M, $5 each, sizes 2–12, hm.com for stores.

23 of 39 Photography by Brian Hennon, Set Styling by Stella Rey/Mark Edward, Inc.

Optically elongate the torso with lines that create a vertical center.


Swimsuit, DKNY Swimwear, $108, sizes 4–14, lordandtaylor.com.

24 of 39 Photography by Brian Hennon, Set Styling by Stella Rey/Mark Edward, Inc.

One-piece suit, Karla Colletto, $244, sizes 6–14,net-a-porter.com.

25 of 39 Photography by Brian Hennon, Set Styling by Stella Rey/Mark Edward, Inc.

“Luna Maillot” one-piece, A.Ché, $150, sizes 4–12, acheswimwear.com.

26 of 39 Photography by Michael Rowe

Celebrate your baby bump in chic silhouettes and fabulous prints.
 
One-shoulder ruched one-piece, A Pea in the Pod Luxe by Lisa Vogel, $155, apeainthepod.com.

27 of 39 Photography by Michael Rowe

Zig-zag spaghetti strap swimsuit, Motherhood Maternity, $40, motherhood.com.

28 of 39 Photography by Michael Rowe

Polka dot strapless swimsuit, A Pea in the Pod, $99, apeainthepod.com.

29 of 39 Photography by Brian Hennon, Set Styling by Stella Rey/Mark Edward, Inc.

Top off your look in chic cover-ups that will take you from laying by the poolside to lunch with the ladies in style.
 
“Pareo Tank” dress, Echo, $98, sizes S–L, echodesign.com.

30 of 39 Photography by Brian Hennon, Set Styling by Stella Rey/Mark Edward, Inc.

“Capri” sandals, Old Navy, $11, oldnavy.com.

31 of 39 Photography by Brian Hennon, Set Styling by Stella Rey/Mark Edward, Inc.

Tunic, Old Navy, $16, sizes XS–XXL, oldnavy.com.

32 of 39 Photography by Brian Hennon, Set Styling by Stella Rey/Mark Edward, Inc.

“Brynne” sandals, Gwyneth Shoes, $149, gwynethshoes.com.

33 of 39 Photography by Brian Hennon, Set Styling by Stella Rey/Mark Edward, Inc.

Tunic, Nanette Lepore, $104, sizes XS–L, everythingbutwater.com.

34 of 39 Photography by Brian Hennon, Set Styling by Stella Rey/Mark Edward, Inc.

“Fleur” sandals, Tory Burch, $265, toryburch.com.

35 of 39 Photography by Brian Hennon, Set Styling by Stella Rey/Mark Edward, Inc.

“Bianca” dress, Anna Kosturova, $395, sizes S–L, annakosturova.com.

36 of 39 Photography by Brian Hennon, Set Styling by Stella Rey/Mark Edward, Inc.

“Giana” sandals, Loft, $60, loft.com.

37 of 39 Photography by Michael Rowe

Chiffon studded caftan, Twelfth St by Cynthia Vincent, $349, cynthiavincent.net.

38 of 39 Photography by Michael Rowe

Printed one shoulder dress, Echo, $125, echodesign.com.

39 of 39 Photography by Michael Rowe

Snakeskin print tunic, BECCA ETC by Rebecca Virtue, $82, nordstorm.com.