cornflake dreams.: five favorite swimsuits.

6.03.2014

five favorite swimsuits.

The highlight of my weekend was hanging out at my friends rooftop pool. It was so nice to feel warm and soak in a little sun (even if I was wearing SPF 55+). I also got to wear one of my new swimsuits! I'm a little embarrassed about the amount of bathing suits I have ordered and returned these past few months. It was all worth it because I finally found a few amazing suits for the summer (and my trip to the Bahamas!) I ended up with 5 bathing suits (1 old) and they are all within a similar color-range: navy, black, cobalt blue so it's easy to mix and match tops + bottoms. Here's the five (#swimsuithoarder) that made it into my closet:

1. My favorite swimsuit this season is the dark cove paisley triangle bikini topnavy lowrider bottoms. The bikini top has a colorful retro paisley pattern (reminds me of Megan from Mad Men) and pretty gold hardware. The top is comfortable and comes with removable padding. The lowrider bikini bottoms are perfect - they are not too skimpy and provide just the right amount of coverage (believe me I tried a lot of different styles before I found ones that I liked - hooray for free shipping/returns). 

2. I loved the triangle bikini top so much I bought it in navy stripes (you can wear the same solid lowrider bottoms! Or buy matching stripe bottoms.) This navy stripe version does not have padding but you can find a similar stripe style (at a lower price) with padding here

3. It took me a while to decide on a good one-piece. I went back and forth between a navy/white grid dot wrap and a ruched femme black tank one-piece suits. I ended up keeping the ruched femme tank suit! I love love the overall shape of the suit, it has great support on top, a deep v-neck (which makes it more hollywood glam than frumpy) and the figure slimming ruching is ahhmmazing (I predict I'll wear this at the end of my Bahamas trip after lots of key lime pie!) 

4. For a strapless option, I love my Beach Club Solid Bandeau + Shirred Bikini Bottoms. (I have this suit in cobalt blue, I got it a few years ago and it still looks like new. The top a great twist detail on the front and it can be worn as a strapless bandeau or halter. 

5. My final bikini pick is the Seamed underwire top. I have a similar top and I like to wear it with bright blue bikini bottoms for an easy colorblocking look or matching black for a classic look. 
Have you found your dream swimsuit?
Do you prefer bikinis or one-pieces?
xo, 
jillian

22 comments:

  1. Love these! I love how you can mix and match some of them too! The retro paisley and stripes are so fun!

    <3, Pamela
    sequinsandseabreezes.blogspot.com

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  2. I love your selections! The triangle tops look really, really cute. You're going to look so chic on your trip!

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  3. Loving that bright coral two piece! I have been debating getting a black one piece this year- I think they are so classy and timeless! Have a great week love!

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  4. I love the one with stripes and the one-piece looks so wonderfully elegant. Kisses

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  5. I'm all about mixing and matching my swimsuits! And mine seem to all be in the blue color family, too. I bought a underwire top last summer and wasn't sure how I felt about it but now it's my favorite swimsuit!

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  6. my dream bikini can be found at target...bc it's cheap. hahaah

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  7. Love the one that converts to a halter top - need that extra support!!

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  8. Love that classic striped top!

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  9. Ooh that coral two-piece is so pretty. I love one-pieces and two-pieces (always nice to have a mix for "fat"/too much pizza last night days hah).

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  10. Love these, especially 2 and 4. I haven't started my shopping for this season so this is a great start, thanks!

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  11. LOVE all of these! I'm really into the regular bra-like straps this year versus halter or bandeau. Loving the black/blue combo! xoxo

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  12. Stripes are always my fave. Great roundup Jillian. :)

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  13. I am obsessed with that J.Crew striped one with the different color straps! Definitely need to check that one out!

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  14. I love mixing solids too, creates so many options. I'm a fan of VS bikinis, they fit me best usually.

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  15. I love mix and match swimwear. And I'm currently on the hint for a good one piece. Thanks for sharing your picks!

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  16. I used to love bikinis but I think I'm gonna buy a tankini or one piece this year... the beach isn't ready for my jelly - literally.

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  17. love the retro paisley, too cute!

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  18. I really love all your picks!

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  19. Great picks- it's so hard to find a great swimsuit. Love the color blocking!

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  20. I love the style of ruched femme black tank one piece swimsuit and bandeau bikini top. Gorgeous swimsuits, Thanks for sharing ! Please visit on our page for more current info on our new swimsuits designs and Promos - Swimsuits Direct !

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