Betsey Johnson Ship Shape Bikini

Retro Nautical Halter Swim Top

Betsey Johnson Ship Shape Bikini | Retro Nautical Halter Swim Top Betsey Johnson interprets nautical fashion with her signature feminine flair with this Ship Shape bikini. As we see with much of the Betsey Johnson collection, there's nothing subtle about this swimsuit. The ruffles and bows at the straps are unashamedly girly. The diagonal blue stripes pop against the white background. By keeping the bust free of frills, Betsey Johnson ensure…

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Guess Pin Me Down Bikini

Retro Pink Gingham Swim Top

Guess Pin Me Down Bikini | Retro Pink Gingham Swim Top Guess channels 50s fashion with this playful Pin Me Down Bikini. This swim top's gingham print is timeless, yet as it's not overused in modern fashion it still feels fresh. In pink it's especially feminine, perhaps too feminine for some tastes. But if you embrace your girly side you'll be glad Guess has too. The jaunty white bow between the cups adds a final whimsical flourish. The Pi…

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Tori Praver Jess Bikini

White Long Line Swim Top

Tori Praver Jess Bikini | White Long Line Swim Top Tori Praver offers a longer line swim top than the average with the Jess Bikini. It's amazing what a difference a few inches make. Rather than stopping this bikini top just below the bust, Tori Praver extends the suit down the torso. It's a very flattering style, which streamlines the body and offers a bit more modesty. The strategic seaming further defines the body without compromi…

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Hurley Ole Halter Neck Bikini

Striped Red Swim Top

Hurley Ole Halter Neck Bikini | Striped Red Swim Top Hurley injects a little Latin flavor in to its swimwear line with this Ole bikini. The Ole's thin horizontal stripes are its crowning glory. I love the way Hurley's played with warm reds and oranges here. Its finish reminds me of a sunset, all fiery and romantic. The print is a showstopper, so it makes sense that Hurley's kept the rest of the Ole very simple. Its lines are ultra clean, an…

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Hurley Moana Bikini

White Floral Halter Cross-Back Swimsuit

Hurley Moana Bikini | White Floral Halter Cross-Back Swimsuit Hurley serves up a modern take on classic floral with the Moana bikini. The lifestyle brand modernizes the flowery print by rendering it with minimalist line drawings colored casually with soft feminine pastels. The effect stands out against the Moana's white background, but it doesn't hit you in the face. It's feminine but not fussy, striking but not garish. I think Hurley's bal…

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Sunsets Equinox Bikini

Printed Padded Slider Triangle Swim Top

Sunsets Equinox Bikini | Printed Padded Slider Triangle Swim Top Sunsets believes that if you've got it, why not flaunt it? The Equinox is another great bikini designed with curvy girls in mind. As with the rest of the Sunsets range, the Equinox is made for girls with D to DDD cups. So often girls at the upper end of the spectrum are forced into plain, pedestrian swimwear, so it's exciting to see a more eye-catching offering. Of course this print will t…

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Carve Designs Bondi Bikini

Reversible Apricot Swim Top

Carve Designs Bondi Bikini | Reversible Apricot Swim Top Carve Designs takes inspiration from one of Australia's favorite beaches with the Bondi. But has it captured the charm of the Down Under break? As an Aussie, this design feels a bit flat to me. The muted colors are a far cry from the vibrant ones we see at the Sydney shore, and the designs do little to evoke the country. I'm not suggesting Carve Designs should have stooped to obvious moti…

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H&M’s for Water Collection

New WaterAid Charity Resort Line

H&M’s for Water Collection | New WaterAid Charity Resort Line H&M has launched a Hawaiian inspired resort lifestyle collection for charity. A percentage of sales from the H&M for Water line will benefit WaterAid, a non-profit organization which provides clean water and sanitation to third-world communities. The comprehensive collection features dresses, shirts, swimsuits, board shorts, and beach accessories for men, wome…

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Becca On the Prowl Bikini

Banded Spotted Halter-Neck Swim Top

Becca On the Prowl Bikini | Banded Spotted Halter-Neck Swim Top Becca offers a contemporary take on animal print with its On the Prowl bikini. Its name makes us think of sensuous big cats stalking their prey in the jungle, or perhaps bar hopping cougars with their eyes on cute young things. Pairing this imagery with a traditional animal print would have been simple, but instead Becca takes the path less traveled. The spots that decorate this swim…

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Fantasie Borneo Bikini

Animal Print Plus-Sized Swim Top

Fantasie Borneo Bikini | Animal Print Plus-Sized Swim Top Fantasie looks to the wilds of Africa for inspiration with this Borneo Bikini. This swim top feels extra sassy thanks to the fierce animal print. The cheetah style pattern is a classic, but I really like the way Fantasie's created this one. It almost looks like there's a smattering of confetti amongst the irregular wild cat markings. The tan and gray undertones give the print some ex…

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Fantasie Madrid Bikini

Black & White Bamboo Print Balcony Swim Top

Fantasie Madrid Bikini | Black & White Bamboo Print Balcony Swim Top Fantasie claims it's influenced by Spain, but I think someone should buy the swimwear label a map. With its bold bamboo print, perhaps this bikini should be called Beijing or Shanghai! No matter where it comes from, I like the way this pattern livens up this fairly simple bikini. I'm not always a fan of prints, as they tend to date swimsuits before their time. However in classic black a…

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Nanette Lepore Central Park Bikini

Feather Print Beaded Banded Halter Neck Swim Top

Nanette Lepore Central Park Bikini | Feather Print Beaded Banded Halter Neck Swim Top It might be named after the natural haven in the heart of one of the world's most fashionable cities, but this Central Park Bikini from Nanette Lepore is surprisingly low key. I'm used to Nanette Lepore bikinis seeming almost as if they've stepped from the world's fashion runways. There are always details for me to marvel over, and these accents tempt me to spend the big prices her swi…

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Freya Charleston Bikini

Banded Red Halter Swim Top

Freya Charleston Bikini | Banded Red Halter Swim Top Freya gets romantic with this banded Charleston Bikini top. Its red and white colors are dreamy and its abstract heart print makes me swoon. The pretty ruffle which runs along the bust gives the Charleston a final feminine flourish. All those girly details may be too much for some sun lovers, but it gives the Charleston a point of difference amongst other plus-sized bikinis. For too…

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Freya Rumjungle Balcony Swim Top

Plus-Sized Camo Print Underwire Bikini

Freya Rumjungle Balcony Swim Top | Plus-Sized Camo Print Underwire Bikini If you thought plus-sized swimwear was all about blending into the background, think again. Freya goes bold with this Rumjungle Balcony bikini. Few prints have the attitude of camouflage. The pattern is generally used for masculine apparel and military fatigues, so I'm thrilled to see it making an appearance in women's wear. Everyone know girls are just as tough as their male cou…

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Seafolly Matt Separates Bikini

Pink Banded Halter-Neck Swim Top

Seafolly Matt Separates Bikini | Pink Banded Halter-Neck Swim Top It might have one of the most boring monikers in the swimwear industry, but this Matt Separates bikini from Seafolly is a real head-turner. Of course, anything in such a shocking shade of pink is bound to catch your eye. But this swimsuit has more than a striking color to attract attention. As if it wasn't already girly enough, this bikini top is decorated with soft ruffles. The Matt Se…

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Seafolly Avant Garden Bikini

Watercolor Underwire Swim Top

Seafolly Avant Garden Bikini | Watercolor Underwire Swim Top A rainbow of colors helps this simply styled Avant Garden Bikini from Seafolly stand out from the crowd. Its design is very clean, free of the frills, ruffles, and bows we've seen on so many Seafolly swimsuits. That might disappoint its girliest fans, but it helps the Australian swim label appeal to a new audience. Such a basic design could easily appear boring, but Seafolly avoids t…

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Seafolly Pin Up Halter Bikini

Striped Retro Swim Top

Seafolly Pin Up Halter Bikini | Striped Retro Swim Top Retro style sets sail with this playful Pin Up Halter Bikini from Seafolly. This may be one of the cutest nautical inspired swimsuits I've seen. Seafolly has passed over the typical blue or red stripes for a more feminine magenta hue. The girly narrow stripes are complemented by a wide, jaunty bow at the bust. Cute pom pom edging finishes this accent beautifully. The styling is incre…

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Guess She’s Ditsy Bikini

Black Floral Modest Underwire Swim Top

Guess She’s Ditsy Bikini | Black Floral Modest Underwire Swim Top I’m not sure what "she's" wearing on the beach, but according to Guess if she's not wearing its black floral bikini, She's Ditsy! I'm not really in favor of tearing down the fashion choices of other girls on the beach, so Guess' cheeky moniker doesn't impress me. But I do like what the irreverent label's done with this classic underwire bikini. In many ways this is a very traditional…

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Freya Pier Bikini

Polka Dotted Black Halter-Neck Swim Top

Freya Pier Bikini | Polka Dotted Black Halter-Neck Swim Top Freya makes the most of curves with this cute Pier Bikini Top. All too often plus sized labels look to dress their target audience in tents, so it's refreshing to see Freya offering something much sexier. The Pier isn't skimpy but it sure is sizzling with its playful polka dots and feminine ruffles. The halter-neck style is flattering for any figure, but I think it works particularly…

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Athleta Bolinas Bikini

Printed Brown Halter-Neck Swim Top

Athleta Bolinas Bikini | Printed Brown Halter-Neck Swim Top Athleta takes its inspiration from a popular Northern Californian surf spot with this Bolinas Bikini. I really like the casual, tribal feel of the Bolinas' print, and the way its teal and lemon hues pop against the earthy brown blend of nylon and spandex. This material is a smart choice as it as a UPF rating of 50+, the equivalent of most high quality sunscreens. It's also breathable f…

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Guess Smell the Roses Bikini Top

Feminine Floral Bow Swimsuit

Guess Smell the Roses Bikini Top | Feminine Floral Bow Swimsuit Guess has created a swimsuit for the girly girls with the Smell the Roses. Floral prints are common, but few are quite as feminine as this one. Guess has traded in the bold tropical colors and abstract blooms for a print that's much softer in pastel hues. The pretty rose pattern is complemented by a soft bow at the bust. Modern misses might think the accent is overkill, but let's remembe…

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Tommy Bahama Santa Margarita Halter Top

Conservative Orange Floral Print Bikini

Tommy Bahama Santa Margarita Halter Top | Conservative Orange Floral Print Bikini Tommy Bahama's created a bikini for self-conscious sun lovers with this Santa Margarita halter top. Most girls who don't feel confident in their skin tend to steer clear of bikinis. However as this one offers more coverage than the average, I predict it might just win them over. The top doesn't plunge quite as dramatically as most, and the wide band beneath the bust covers a bit more.…

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Splendid Malibu Striped Halter Top

Lime Green & Navy Simple Bikini

Splendid Malibu Striped Halter Top | Lime Green & Navy Simple Bikini Splendid brings a little nautical flair to a simple halter-neck style bikini top with the Malibu. This simple bikini top does away with frills and frippery. Instead it relies on classic horizontal stripes to make an impact. They do just that thanks to their fresh color combination of acidic lime green and bold navy. The stripes are complemented by a wide navy button-decorated band…

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Luli Fama Sabrosura Bikini Briefs

Shirred Champagne Shell Detail Skirted Swim Bottoms

Luli Fama Sabrosura Bikini Briefs | Shirred Champagne Shell Detail Skirted Swim Bottoms Bikini briefs are often the supporting act in a swimsuit, taking care of business while the top steals the limelight. But not the Sabrosura bikini bottoms from Luli Fama. These swim briefs really know how to shine. The intricate design really is breathtaking, with softly shirred fabric coming together at the golden shell detail. The champagne colored fabric looks like liquid met…

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Jessica Simpson Sacred Heart Halter Top

Denim Look Bikini

Jessica Simpson Sacred Heart Halter Top | Denim Look Bikini Jessica Simpson's signature style is stamped all over this Sacred Heart bikini top from her swimwear line. The pop star turned designer is famous for her girl next door demeanor and country charm. She's often snapped wearing jeans, so this bikini's denim finish is fitting. The playful pink heart accents give this swim top just the right amount of sweetness. I'm sure those hearts wi…

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Betsey Johnson Patty Cakes Halter Top

Banded Green Check Bikini

Betsey Johnson Patty Cakes Halter Top | Banded Green Check Bikini Betsey Johnson injects the charm of the Irish into this cute Patty Cakes swim top. This halter top's green and white checks are unmistakable inspired by the Emerald Isle. The print is the star here, with Betsey Johnson keeping the rest of the halter top uncharacteristically subdued. The styling is unusually conservative, although the small cut-outs near the shoulders show a litt…

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Ujena Mediterranean Skirted Bikini

Conservative Red Floral Two-Piece Swimsuit

Ujena Mediterranean Skirted Bikini | Conservative Red Floral Two-Piece Swimsuit Ujena's created some of the sexiest swimsuits on the market, so I was surprised to see the label taking a more conservative path with this Mediterranean Skirted Bikini. While much of Ujena's range seems aimed at teens and twentysomethings, this Mediterranean looks to capture an older market. It's still a two-piece, but it doesn't reveal as much skin as the average bikini. Its top h…

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Betsey Johnson A Tisket Bandeau Top

Red Gingham Check Bikini

Betsey Johnson A Tisket Bandeau Top | Red Gingham Check Bikini Betsey Johnson appeals to vintage lovers with her A Tisket Bandeau bikini top. I love the playful 50s housewife vibe of this swim top. Its red and white checked gingham takes us back to those golden years, and it's finished beautifully with some lovely accents. The delicate red blooms at the bust and white lacing along the cups give the A Tisket the right amount of feminine flair. The b…

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Betsey Johnson Swan Lake Bikini Top

Girly Black & White Swimsuit

Betsey Johnson Swan Lake Bikini Top | Girly Black & White Swimsuit Betsey Johnson seems to have taken her inspiration from the dance world with this frilly Swan Lake bikini top. I'm not sure whether ballet successfully meets the beach here, but I'm sure the girliest girls will love this bold bikini's frothy femininity. The wide, white frill is bordered with black accents and lace. A pink rosette sits sweetly at the center of the bust. And just for go…

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Gottex Soiree Ruffle Bikini

Frilly Black Halter-Neck Two-Piece Swimsuit

Gottex Soiree Ruffle Bikini | Frilly Black Halter-Neck Two-Piece Swimsuit Gottex gets flirty with this feminine Soiree Ruffle Bikini. A basic black bikini will always stand the test of time, but such a predictable option can be a bit boring. Gottex has made this one much more interesting with the addition of soft ruffles around the neck. The transparent mesh frills are fun and flirty, but as they're on a very simply designed bikini they stop short of being fu…

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Ujena Vanity Fair Bikini

White Keyhole Two-Piece Swimsuit

Ujena Vanity Fair Bikini | White Keyhole Two-Piece Swimsuit Women have had a love affair with white bikinis ever since Ursula Andress' Honey Rider rose from the sea wearing one in Dr. No. Ujena updates this classic swimsuit with the Vanity Fair bikini. The keyhole neckline, with its gleaming golden hardware, makes this two-piece feel very contemporary, although there's no taking away from the timeless appeal of a white bikini. It's marryi…

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Raisins Blue Crush Cabo Triangle Bikini Top

Denim Style Basic Swimsuit

Raisins Blue Crush Cabo Triangle Bikini Top | Denim Style Basic Swimsuit You'll have no problems pairing your swimsuit with your favorite pair of cut-offs with this Blue Crush Cabo Triangle Top from Raisins. Its name is a mouthful, but this bikini top couldn't be simpler. It's free from frills, sequins, and prints, so it should appeal to the minimalists out there. With a style so basic we can fully appreciate its denim-like finish. It's not made of actual…

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Ujena American Spirit Halter Bikini

Patriotic USA Stars & Stripes Swimsuit

Ujena American Spirit Halter Bikini | Patriotic USA Stars & Stripes Swimsuit Ujena's made a swimsuit for patriotic Yanks with this American Spirit halter bikini. The design is unashamedly American, with white stars proudly decorating the blue background of one half of the bikini top, and red and white stripes covering the rest of the suit. It's gimmicky and a bit of a novelty, but well executed from the swimsuit brand. That commitment to style means you'll l…

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Carve Designs Women’s Cali Bikini Top

Convertible Palmilla Printed Swimsuit

Carve Designs Women’s Cali Bikini Top | Convertible Palmilla Printed Swimsuit Carve Designs gives us a little more versatility than the average with this Cali convertible bikini top. Don't go expecting anything too dramatic though. The shoulder straps simply move from a regular to a criss-cross formation. Perhaps I expected too much, but these movable straps don't excite me a great deal. Personally I think a convertible outfit should offer two distinct lo…

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Betsey Johnson At the Hop Underwire Top

Spotted Retro Bow Bikini

Betsey Johnson At the Hop Underwire Top | Spotted Retro Bow Bikini Betsey Johnson channels 1950s fashions with this fun At the Hop bikini top. Black and white is a classic color combination, and it's used to great effect on this spotted bikini top. A bright pink bow and strap adds a pop of color, and a garish dose of girlishness, to the monochrome design. Some beachgoers may feel the pink accents take this bikini top into saccharine territory, but I'm…

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Ujena Calypso Bikini

Classic Black & White Two-Piece Swimsuit

Ujena Calypso Bikini | Classic Black & White Two-Piece Swimsuit Swimwear styles fall in and out of favor with every beach season, but a classic cut bikini in evergreen shades like black and white defies the trends. No wonder these Calypso bathers have been one of Ujena's most popular swimsuits for years! The style may be timeless, but it still manages to be fashion forward. The bright white material really pops against the black fabric, and it's l…

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Oakley Women’s Halter 2.0 Bikini Top

Aqua Swirl Print Swimsuit

Oakley Women’s Halter 2.0 Bikini Top | Aqua Swirl Print Swimsuit Oakley reboots its famous halter-style swimsuit with the Halter 2.0 Bikini Top. The look is sexy yet sporty, striking a great balance between feminine style and practical design. The contemporary pattern, with its aqua and purple swirls, is girly without being overly saccharine. It's paired with a very simple, clean design which is happily without ruffles or bows. The halter ne…

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Roxy Rock Steady 70s Bikini Top

Reversible Striped & Spotted Swimsuit

Roxy Rock Steady 70s Bikini Top | Reversible Striped & Spotted Swimsuit Roxy offers two swim tops in one with this retro Rock Steady bikini. Each side of this bikini top is patterned with a classic print. Wear it one way to show the vertical stripes, or turn it inside out to display the tiny spots. Neither design is too original or groundbreaking, but for me that only adds to the appeal. The patterns should suit everybody, ensuring we really get the value fro…

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Betsey Johnson Floral Swimwear

White Petal Pusher Banded Halter Bikini Top

Betsey Johnson Floral Swimwear | White Petal Pusher Banded Halter Bikini Top Betsey Johnson caters for the girly girls with this pretty Petal Pusher Bikini. This halter style bikini top is covered in colorful blooms, which really pop against their white background. The feminine style is trimmed with lace and then finished with a pretty rosette centered bow. White bikinis often have a cringe factor once they're wet, but the strategically placed flowers, a…

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Betsey Johnson Pink Bikini Top

Cute Classic Style Modest Ruffled Bikini

Betsey Johnson Pink Bikini Top | Cute Classic Style Modest Ruffled Bikini Betsey Johnson delivers a fun, flirty look from the fifties with this cute Layer Cake bikini top. The structured bra top is softened with a flurry of feminine frills, so you get the support you're after without compromising on style. The ruffles run along the top of the cups and reach up to the decorative shoulder straps. These straps can be worn on the shoulders, or pushed down for an e…

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Delias One-Piece Discount Swimsuit

Cheap 1920s Vintage Swimwear in Classic Black or Pink

Delias One-Piece Discount Swimsuit | Cheap 1920s Vintage Swimwear in Classic Black or Pink This deco, 1920s-inspired swimsuit is now on sale online at Delias. It is available in black, hot pink, black crosshatch and pink crosshatch patterns. Though this bathing beauty is most reminiscent of Marilyn Monroe in solid black. Also, the crosshatch patterns seem to age this swimsuit a bit more than a solid color. No one wants to have a swimsuit that looks like they borrowed it fr…

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Nikita Subtle Funky Tankini

Swirly Two-Piece Swimsuit in Purple or Black

Nikita Subtle Funky Tankini | Swirly Two-Piece Swimsuit in Purple or Black Just a shade short of a perfect bikini body and want to hide that little bit of excess? The forgiving tankini is always there for you. And this one in dark colors with a subtle allover print will be flattering on most body types. The Nikita Interesting Tankini is interesting indeed. I love the swirly, sort of sea-like print which is allover the top and present in a sort of waist-band trim…

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Push-Up Bikini with Shoulder Straps

Chocolate Brown & Blue Swimsuit for Big Cup & Cleavage

Push-Up Bikini with Shoulder Straps | Chocolate Brown & Blue Swimsuit for Big Cup & Cleavage This Moonshine Calypso Bikini si available in an attractive contrasting combination of chocolate brown and sky blue. It is made of Lycra and Nylon for easy stretching and to give that clinging look that covers adequately and yet reveals the flattering contours. The tops come with underwire supportive cups and removable padding to give that added lift, with broad comfortable sho…

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Modest Orange Ladies Swimwear

Fashionable Mandarin Discount Bikini

Modest Orange Ladies Swimwear | Fashionable Mandarin Discount Bikini The modest bikini style which leaves less on show is beginning to make a gradual comeback against the more skimpy varieties such as the micro and Brazilian bikinis. The drawback is that you trade in maximum tanning for modesty. However, it is not all bad as with some bikinis you can minimize the trade-off, such as the Mandarin Orangine Smoothie Bikini from Ujena Swimwear (pictured r…

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Black and White Calypso Bikini

Supportive, Stylish & Sexy Swimsuit

Black and White Calypso Bikini | Supportive, Stylish & Sexy Swimsuit The black and white calypso bikini has underwire cups for full support and gives you slimming and perfect look as well. The straps are wide enough to hold the breasts firmly and it has a back hook closure for absolute fitting. The padding provided is removable and it depends upon your style and size whether you keep along with it or not. This bikini is available in all sizes and is made in…

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