Whether you're pear-shaped, curvy, or boyish, we've got some helpful tips on how to find the perfect swimsuit for your body type. In today's Currently Trending, we headed over to Everything But Water at the Beverly Center to tackle all of your swimsuit questions and queries. From minimizing your backside to creating the illusion of curves for slim figures, we've got you covered. Watch today's episode to feel your best on the beach all Summer long. On Allison McNamara: H&M top, American Apparel skirt.
Little girls love to dress up like mommy, but there's a big difference between Lilly Pulitzer's mommy and me bathing suits and cover-ups, and those mama wears when she wants to be noticed on the beach. With rolling Spring break already in progress, Abercrombie Kids is offering padded, push-up bikini tops ($19) to lil girls. Much like the barely there faux leather suit, these tops are designed to draw attention to tykes who may be better off spending their days playing in the water, rather than worrying about what they look like when there. What do you think of the swimwear?
I find working out to be very personal — I'm sweating, pushing myself to my physical limits, and striving to achieve my fitness goals — which is why I like my workout gear to reflect my style and personality. As soon as I saw Jennifer Aniston present Oprah with a customized yoga mat from Yogamatics earlier this year, I knew I had to have one since I love yoga and needed a new mat anyway. But other than yoga mats, what else can you customize to your liking? Here's a rundown of some of my favorites.
- DIY Running Shoes From Nike: Add a splash of color to a new pair of kicks thanks to Nike's ID customization service. Just find your favorite Nike sneaker, use their color palette to find all your favorite colors, and then personalize your shoes with a cute tag (eight characters max). Just playing around with the site and customization options is a fun experience. What are you waiting for — just do it!
Oh, put this in the category of "what will they think of next"! Matching mom and tot apparel isn't reserved for the preppy Lilly Pulitzer set. Now mamas who like things a bit more on the edgy side can outfit their lil ones in the same bohemian-style resort wear they wear. INCA, which counts hot moms such as Kate Hudson, Halle Berry, Naomi Watts and Salma Hayek as fans, has introduced mom and daughter versions of its faux leather bikini ($75 for the children's size and $175 for the adult) just in time for Valentine's Day shopping. The company is even marketing the mini version as the perfect gift for "Daddy's little girl."
This is what a working woman looks like according to a 1950s Jantzen bathing suit ad. I guess it's better than being stuck in the kitchen, right? Either way, I'll have what she's having.
Know a little ballerina girl who would wear her tutu around the clock if you let her? The TuTu Cute Swimsuit ($58) means she can practice her arabesque, plié and port de bras in the bath, at the beach or around the house without ruining her precious ballet class gear.
The swimsuit has a ruffly tulle skirt, sweep netting on the bodice and tiny flower embellishments. She'll be the Prima Donna of any pool.
Before we all came down with Michael Phelps fever, I told you about the Speedo LZR Racer, hailed as the world's fastest swimsuit. If you've been watching the Olympics, by now you are intimately familiar with the $550 full-body suit that all the swimmers are wearing.
If you want an LZR of your very own, you'll have to wait until October, but you can preorder one now on Speedo's website. The aquawoman one piece comes in three styles: the High Neck Bodyskin ($550), the Recordbreaker Kneeskin ($425), and Recordbreaker Bodyskin ($475). If only we could get a sassy stars and stripes version like Natalie Coughlin's.
Speedo also has a fun selection of other Team USA gear, most of which is a lot more colorful and a lot less serious. Even if you aren't a swimmer, wouldn't you love to get your butt into these USA Terry Shorts ($24)? Take a look at some of my favorite finds below.