“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.”
Caged bikini top, ASOS, $42, asos.com.
“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.”
“Bill Mio” one-piece halter swimsuit, Norma Kamali, $350, normakamali.com.
“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!”
Bandeau halter top, H&M, $15, hm.com.
“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.”
Embellished one-piece swimsuit, Nastygal, $265, nastygal.com.