Monday, June 23, 2008

Summer 2008 Swimsuits

This summer season there are a variety of swimsuit styles to chose from to suit any body type, from classic bandeau bikinis, to metallic throwbacks to the 80's, to retro styles that would woo any pin-up girl. Take a look at our recap of this season's latest looks, and check back in later in the week for the best local and online resources to get your own.

The hottest trend this summer is the cut-out style swimsuit. A great way to transition from your typical one-piece to buying your first bikini, the cut-out brings you the best of both world. Pick one in a great summery pattern to really be on top of the trend.

If you're not a fan of the plunging neckline style, go with side cut-outs or even the Monokini (shown below). Choose the location of the cutouts to highlight your favorite feature on your body. These suits are really great for tall, sleek physiques.
If you're ready to make the dive into a two-piece, the hottest look for bikinis this summer is the bandeau-style top. With more coverage than the string bikini, this look also has a little bit of a retro vibe.

We've noticed a lot of great metallic looks as well as adorable patriotic stripes (both pictured below).

FF's favorite beach look this summer, however, is the retro maillot that has appeared in various reincarnations.

Perfect to show off your curves, this style is super flattering and very retro chic.

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