I recently realized that my suits are getting outdated and not age-appropriate anymore. I was wondering if you could make some bathing suit recommendations that can free me from my collection of old string bikinis from spring breaks of years past! I would still be interested in bikinis, but with more support for bustier gals, some structured cups (for those cold days) and a more stylish grown-up look.
Thanks a bunch! Andrea
It’s true. There comes a point in every woman’s life when the tiny bikini is just not going to get the job done. It can be a real blow to your self-esteem, but it doesn’t have to be.
J.Crew Skirted Bandeau Suit ($118)
For all of my complaints about J.Crew, and they are many, I still think they make some of the best mid-price swimwear on the market. I like that you can mix and match bottoms and tops to get the suit that’s right for you.
This skirted suit offers a vintage feel with a bit of coverage. The ruching is also great camouflage. I also like this v-neck one-piece in a host of bright colors. And if you want to save a bit on a suit, try J.Crew Factory.
Angel Convertible Bikini ($55 for the top, $35 for the bottom)
Victoria’s Secret is another great place to find suits. They have lots of styles at good prices. There is one trick that I’ve found, however. Always size up. If I take my regular size, I’m always self-conscious about it, but if I go up one, it’s much better.
I like this convertible bikini because it offers more structure up top, and you can choose the style of bottom that suits your figure. If you’re looking for a full-coverage bottom, try their hipster style.
They offer a lot of great one-pieces and tankinis for more coverage. I am in love with this high neck one piece with a leaf print.
Plus-size or petite? Leave your recommendations in the comments. Suggestions are always appreciated.