The Best Swimwear of 2011 – Part 1

By Linda The Bra Lady on February 1st, 2011

It may be snowing in some parts of the country (ahem, New York) but swimwear season is just around the corner. From bikinis to tankinis, one piece to sexy cover-ups, the options are limitless. Read on to see the different features of swimwear brands and see which fits your body and personality best. Your decision making process just got that much easier. You’re welcome!

Freya Swimwear: Sexy, fun swimwear to fit your size 38GG bust? Who woulda thunk it? Answer: Freya Swimwear. Much like the lingerie collection, Freya swimwear is designed for women with D cups and up. The pieces are supportive, fashionable and affordable.

Who it’s For: The woman who loves to look youthful, playful and cute.

Types of Pieces: Bikinis, Tankinis and One-Pieces, Tunics, Dresses

Price Range:$27 – $96

Size Range: 30D – 38HH; 40E

My Favorite Piece:The Freya Pier Underwire Halter Bikini with Pier Rio Brief – Where will you wear your teeny, weeny polka dot bikini? This suit fits well and is super flattering on large busts. The halter top is supportive and stylish but it’s the underwires that keep those ladies in check. This style comes in two colors, apple sour and lollipop, and if you love the print but need a bit more coverage, check out the tankini version.

Karla Colletto Swimwear: Vacationing in the Hamptons? Cannes? Your best friends back yard on Staten Island? Regardless of where you are, your Karla Colletto swimsuit will leave you feeling like you deserve to be traveling on a private jet at all times. Made in the USA with the finest Italian materials, Karla Colletto will have you asking your husband if you could hire a pool boy when you return from your holiday. So what if you don’t have a pool? Yes, it really is that fabulous.

Who it’s For: Women with pool boys, women who desire pool boys, a lady of leisure, women who like classic, timeless designs.

Types of Pieces: One Pieces, Tankinis, Swim Skirts

Price Range: $168 – $288

Size Range: 6 – 16 (Designer sizing)

Favorite Piece:Karla Colletto Angles One Shoulder Bathing Suit – This sexy yet classy suit will make you look taller (and thinner!) thanks to the diagonal zip zaggy cut. Light boning helps keep the bust in place while the asymmetrical neckline is on trend this season. Karla Colletto runs small in designer sizing so be sure to check the sizing chart to make sure you get the best fit.

Panache Swimwear – Designed to fit D cups and up, Panache swimwear is the brand you’ve been waiting for. All Panache bathing suits use bra sizing for a guaranteed perfect fit. Flatter your figure, support your bust and look thinner instantly in a bra size bathing suit that fits like your favorite great fitting bra.

Who it’s For: Classic bikini design for the sophisticated woman.

Types of Pieces: Bikinis, Tankinis and One Pieces

Price Range:$22 – $92

Size Range: 30D – 38K

My Favorite Piece: Panache Ava Balconnet Bikini with Low Rise Pant in Black – Black will always be the new black and this swimsuit is an example of why. Crystal details add the perfect touch of glamour to the chic suit and lightly molded cups add lift and shape. Classic, flattering and slimming, the Panache Ava Balconnet Bikini is a testament to subtle sex appeal.

Now added: The Best Swimwear of 2011 – Part 2


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