Two Piece Perfection: The Best Swim Styles to Suit You

By Linda The Bra Lady on June 2nd, 2014

Listen, I love a great one piece bathing suit. In fact, my swim wardrobe is packed full of gorgeous Karla Colletto swimsuits. But, there is something really special about wearing a two piece bathing suit! Two piece swimsuits…

  • allow you to mix and match the top and bottom for the perfect fit for your shape

  • can show a little or a lot of skin

  • are perfect for mixing patterns and colors

Below are a few of my favorite ways to wear a two piece bathing suit this summer. Don’t forget – wearing a bathing suit that fits your cup size, your shape, and your style means you’ll look and feel confident all summer long!

Bandeau bikini top: Bandeau tops are great for those who want to go strapless when catching some rays. And for those who crave the option to add straps for a security, some come with them so you can wear this style strapless, traditional, criss cross or halter style – the choice (and comfort) is yours! Try them with or without underwire support in both XS-L sizes and cup sized bra sizes.

Here are a few with built in bra sized support…


Here are a few designer brands that fit sizes XS and up…


Tankini tops: Tankinis are perfection for those who want the versatility of a two piece and the look of a one piece. They’re especially handy for those who don’t want to take off an entire swimsuit to use the restroom – just saying! – or who have an extra long or short torso. The customized fit means extra comfort, and the longer top means more coverage. Try a cup sized style – with or without underwire – for the best fit for your bust. And don’t forget, Linda’s carries tankinis for those with mastectomies and for expectant moms.


Push up bikini and Tankini tops: Voda makes my favorite push up styles! These sassy swim tops give your bust a boost in either a triangle, bandeau or tankini top. They’re great for adding a little extra volume up top and you can easily mix and match with several bottoms. Check out all of the colorful styles at Linda’s and Linda’s Online.


Halter bikini tops: Halter tops are so supportive and so popular that I carry them in both with and without an underwire! The easy to adjust halter straps fit well, while the cut flatters many figures. Show off those shoulders and keep the casual bathing suit look with this attractive option.


Traditional bra style tops: What can be more supportive than a bra style swim top?! With two adjustable straps, underwire support, and Linda’s to guide you to the right size, this “basic” style is downright fabulous! Browse the Linda’s Swimwear section and pick out a few of your favorites.



SO many options! And these are just a few. Take a look at the whole collection supportive swimsuits. Now that you’ve discovered the best top options for a stunning two piece swimsuit, stay tuned for bottoms that will flatter your shape in the next post of Linda Unhooked!


To staying fabulous!