I love shopping.  But I hate shopping for swimwear.  If I ever need inspiration to start eating better and exercise more, I head to the mall and start trying on swimsuits.  Works every time.

However as we move closer to summer, swimsuits are kind of a necessity.  As much as I hate searching for one and then actually wearing it, I like to find one that I feel somewhat comfortable in.  And I don’t shy away from bright colors, prints and patterns.  Might as well make it fun, right?

I have far from a great bikini body but I always gravitate towards two pieces.  I find them more flattering than a one piece on my body and I typically have a different sized top from bottom so it’s easier to get something that fits.

The last few years I’ve had some good success at Victoria’s Secret.  Their swimwear is generally reasonably priced and they have a large selection of different styles.  This year though…almost everything is REALLY skimpy, which is disappointing.  Lots of cutouts, thin fabrics, barely there bottoms.  No thanks.

My preferred style is a halter top with a regular scoop bottom.  I feel like a halter is more secure and I don’t have to worry about straps sliding/slipping down.  I’m usually not interested in bottoms that need to tie on the sides either.  Occassionally I’ll find a strapless top that works for me too but those are usually few and far between.  I also prefer no underwire as well but sometimes it’s hard to find a supportive top without it.

Below are some suits that I found online that look pretty promising.  But as I’m sure you’re all aware, what they look like online and what they actually look like on can be worlds apart.  I’ll need to psych myself up to get out to the mall at some point within the next month or so and give some of these a try in person.

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Find these:   One   /   Two   /   Three   /    Four   /   Five  

Sidenote: Who knew H&M had such cute swimwear?  I have no idea what the quality is like but I’m definitely going to pay them a visit!

Do you have any favorite places to buy swimwear?

Have a great day!
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