Magic Suit Josie Swim Top

Feminine Ruffled Gray Tankini

Magic Suit Josie Swim Top | Feminine Ruffled Gray Tankini When you're feeling self-conscious on the beach, you'll trust in anything to feel flattered. Perhaps even a bit of magic! I'm not sure this Josie swim top from Magic Suit is as magical as the company claims, but it is quite slimming. Tankinis always provide some extra modesty, but this swim top goes the extra mile. The stretch nylon fabric hangs loosely to hide lumps and bumps, while t…

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Luxe by Lisa Vogel Cougarette Bandini

Blue Animal Print Swim Top

Luxe by Lisa Vogel Cougarette Bandini | Blue Animal Print Swim Top Lisa Vogel turns up the heat with this Cougarette Bandini from her Luxe swimwear line. I worried that a swim top with such a brash name could be as tacky as cougars tend to be. However Lisa Vogel’s shown remarkable restraint here. Her Cougarette is sexy without being scandalous. The animal print that so often covers the clothes of cougars is there, but its presence never takes over t…

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Fantasie Puerto Rico Tankini

Colorful Pink Bandeau Style Swim Top

Fantasie Puerto Rico Tankini | Colorful Pink Bandeau Style Swim Top Fantasie delivers all the color of South America with this feminine Puerto Rico bandeau tankini. The pink-heavy pattern is tailor made for girly girls. While it'll probably polarize opinion, I love the vibrant mix of animal prints and florals. It's so playful, and as it's a reinterpretation of some classic patterns it shouldn't date either. This tankini is much more conservativ…

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Kenneth Cole Reaction Ruffle-licious Tankini

Frilled Pink Halter Swim Top

Kenneth Cole Reaction Ruffle-licious Tankini | Frilled Pink Halter Swim Top Kenneth Cole serves up ruffles on top of ruffles with its Ruffle-licious Tankini Top. It goes without saying that if you don't like ruffles, this isn't the swim top for you. The frills aren't just accents here; they're the main event. They're not the delicate frills some designers use either. Instead Kenneth Cole's gone big and bold! And for that final feminine touch, Kenneth Cole'…

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Sunsets Twist Tankini

Pink Loose Fitting Swim Top

Sunsets Twist Tankini | Pink Loose Fitting Swim Top Sunsets serves us a swim top for curvy girls with this Twist Tankini. This free-flowing tankini bucks the trend of tight fitting swim tops, and plus-sized girls love it. While its loose-fitting design doesn't enhance a figure, it accommodates an ample bust more easily than most of its competitors. And what's more, it does it for far less than the tankinis that most plus-sized label…

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Lucky Brand American Dream Tankini

Patchwork Print Bandeau Style Swim Top

Lucky Brand American Dream Tankini | Patchwork Print Bandeau Style Swim Top Lucky Brand calls this tankini an American Dream, but I can't imagine it becoming the stuff fantasies are made of. I wouldn't say this tankini top is a nightmare, but it does appear very dated. Patchwork prints like this haven't been popular since the 80s, and they weren't one of the trends to resurface when the decade recently enjoyed a revival. So we can't even pass this vintage look…

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It Figures! Batiki Swim Top

Supportive Plus-Sized Floral Tankini

It Figures! Batiki Swim Top | Supportive Plus-Sized Floral Tankini It Figures! puts practicality first with this Batiki swim top. This tankini is far from fashion forward, but its vivid floral print has a certain charm. The brightly colored blooms are complemented by a rainbow hued beaded tie. It's all pulled together with bold black trim. It Figures! has a solid base here, but it hasn't done a lot with it. Its shoestring straps are classic, but not e…

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Lucky Brand Love Child Tankini

Ruffled Tie Dyed Bandeau Swim Top

Lucky Brand Love Child Tankini | Ruffled Tie Dyed Bandeau Swim Top Lucky Brand takes us back to the swinging sixties with this Love Child tankini. Tankinis are often the choice of girls conscious about their figures. They tend to offer plenty of coverage but they're rarely fashion forward. Lucky Brand bucks the trend by with the Love Child. Perhaps it'll even win over the sun lovers who normally favor bikinis! I really love the way the Love Child fla…

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Robin Piccone Saline Bandeau Tankini

Nautical Striped Swim Top

Robin Piccone Saline Bandeau Tankini | Nautical Striped Swim Top What do you get when you cross a bandeau style swim top with a tankini? A bandini perhaps? Whatever you call it, it'll probably look something like this distinctive Saline top from Robin Piccone. The nautical inspired stripes make this bandeau swim top something special. I love the bold contrast of the navy and white bands, and their unusual angular configuration. The pattern is se…

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Profile by Gottex Tutti Fruti Tankini

Figure Flattering Shirred Blue Swim Top

Profile by Gottex Tutti Fruti Tankini | Figure Flattering Shirred Blue Swim Top Figure flattering shirring help this Tutti Fruti tankini from Gottex stand out from the crowd. I must admit, this tankini isn't what I expected when I saw its name. The Tutti Fruti moniker conjures up images of flamboyant accents and wild rainbow colors. However this Tutti Fruti is quite subdued, with its subtle all-over shirring and elegant cobalt blue color. The soft pleats are f…

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Robin Piccone Ikat Bandini

Tribal Printed Twist Bandeau Tankini Swim Top

Robin Piccone Ikat Bandini | Tribal Printed Twist Bandeau Tankini Swim Top What do you get if you cross a bandeau top with a tankini? In the best circumstances you'll find something like this bandini from Robin Piccone. This bandini takes the best aspects from both swimsuit styles and makes them look fresh. The bandeau twist around the bust is figure flattering and modern, while the long cut of the tankini helps to hide those extra winter pounds. The ikat pri…

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Tommy Bahama Aquarelli Tankini

Watercolor Floral White Swim Top

Tommy Bahama Aquarelli Tankini | Watercolor Floral White Swim Top Tommy Bahama takes a classic approach to floral with this Aquarelli tankini. This swim top looks like it might have been handpainted by a watercolor master like Renoir or Cezanne. Its floral print is dreamy if a little bit dated. I imagine the pattern will appeal to mature beachgoers, but young things may prefer something more vibrant and modern. Personally I'm glad to see Tommy Bah…

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La Blanca Brighten-Up Tankini

Wire-Free Floral Halter Style Swim Top

La Blanca Brighten-Up Tankini | Wire-Free Floral Halter Style Swim Top La Blanca offers us support without the pesky wires with this Brighten-Up Tankini. Typically we rely on underwires beneath the bust and boning along the sides to hold us in and keep us in place. These additions are effective, but more than a little uncomfortable. So I was impressed to see La Blanca's offered the same amount of support without the ouch factor. Instead it relies on foam…

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Profile by Gottex Tricolore Haltini

Frilled Indigo Halter-Neck Tankini Swim Top

Profile by Gottex Tricolore Haltini | Frilled Indigo Halter-Neck Tankini Swim Top Gottex adds some feminine frills to a traditional tankini with this Tricolore Haltini from its Profile collection. Gottex calls it a haltini, which is just a fancy way of saying it's a tankini with a halter-neck. The tie around the neck might give it its name, but it's the tiny frills that have really won me over. The tiny ruffles allow the turquoise trim and pale aqua underside of the i…

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Avenue Sail Away Halter Skirtini

Nautical Blue Plus-Sized Tankini & Skirt

Avenue Sail Away Halter Skirtini | Nautical Blue Plus-Sized Tankini & Skirt Avenue reminds us that the trends aren't just for skinny girls with this plus-sized nautical themed Sail Away Halter Skirtini. That name is a bit confusing, but basically what you're getting here is a halter-neck style tankini paired with a swim skirt. It's a more conservative option than a bikini, which should appeal to girls self conscious about carrying a few extra kilos. Probl…

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Athleta Swinging 60s Halter Tankini

Retro Psychedelic Paisley Print Swim Top

Athleta Swinging 60s Halter Tankini | Retro Psychedelic Paisley Print Swim Top You needn't have lived through the swinging sixties to appreciate the flower power appeal of this tankini from Athleta. The print is the star of the show here, a trippy interpretation of a classic paisley print. The vibrant blooms within the pattern make it feel even more retro, as does the rainbow of colors used. Athleta allows the print to speak for itself, styling the rest of the ta…

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Athleta Bowback Tankini

Black Indian Swirl Print Swim Shirt

Athleta Bowback Tankini | Black Indian Swirl Print Swim Shirt Tankinis are a great option for women who like to cover up on the beach, but it can be difficult for tall women to find just the right fit. The tankinis from Athleta are a bit longer than the average, so they're a great option for women struggling to find their perfect swim shirt. This Bowback tankini is the brand's signature design. The ongoing popularity of the Bowback can probably be a…

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Moontide Reversible Solids Tankini

Gray & Green Swim Top

Moontide Reversible Solids Tankini | Gray & Green Swim Top Moontide offers two tankini looks for the price of one with this Reversible Solids tankini. This is a uniquely styled tankini, with a cute keyhole and halter neck tie offering a more modern look than traditional singlet straps. I'm not sure how much support the halter will give, as it comes from the center of the bandeau rather than the edges. However what it lacks in functionality it…

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Jantzen Visanto Vines Tankini Top

Monochrome Patterned Swimsuit

Jantzen Visanto Vines Tankini Top | Monochrome Patterned Swimsuit Jantzen offers a conservative but stylish alternative to traditional bikinis and one-piece swimsuits with this Visanto Vines tankini. I really like the abstract art deco vines print, which is simultaneously contemporary and classic. The use of monochromatic colors helps it appear timeless, while making it easy to incorporate into your wardrobe. You'll only need a black or wh…

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Roxy Hot Chip Teeny Tankini

Striped Red & White Swim Top

Roxy Hot Chip Teeny Tankini | Striped Red & White Swim Top In America they call them French fries, but in the UK and Australia they're hot chips. No matter what you call them, leaving the shore to get a steaming bag of the potato treats from a local kiosk or takeaway store is a treasured childhood summer memory. Just as hot chips make me nostalgic for my youth, so does this playful Roxy tankini that shares its name. The thick red and white stripes…

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Torrid Plus-Sized Ruffle Tankini

Large Black Halter Swim Top

Torrid Plus-Sized Ruffle Tankini | Large Black Halter Swim Top All too often surf and swimsuit brands create sexy swimwear for smaller girls, but forget to offer their wares beyond a size 14. Thank goodness there's Torrid, who knows that plus-sized women have just as much right to sizzle on the sand! This ruffled halter style tankini is one of Torrid's sexiest yet. Even the most amateur fashionista knows that black is slimming, so it makes sense…

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Patagonia Bibiana Tankini

Printed Racerback Athetic Swim Top

Patagonia Bibiana Tankini | Printed Racerback Athetic Swim Top Patagonia offers us a tankini that's made for action with the Bibiana. While most tankinis work only to hide the lumps and bumps of self conscious beach goers, this one has business in mind. Its racerback cut gives you unrestricted movement through the water, while the built-in shelf support is like wearing a sports bra! The blend of nylon and spandex is also flexible, not to mention…

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Nautica Grommet Halterkini

Sexy Striped Nautical Tankini Top

Nautica Grommet Halterkini | Sexy Striped Nautical Tankini Top Sometimes it feels like designers simply make up product names to set their apparel apart. We've seen bikinis, tankinis, and even monokinis. And now thanks to Nautica there's a new beach top in town: the halterkini. This Grommet Halterkini is essentially a tankini, but it ties around the neck like a halter top. This style works with the soft cups to give girls a lift, a real advantage…

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Torrid Plus-Sized Halter Swim Top

Bold Purple & White Diamond Patterned Tankini

Torrid Plus-Sized Halter Swim Top | Bold Purple & White Diamond Patterned Tankini All too often plus-sized swimwear blends into the background. Torrid encourages bigger girls to be bold and embrace their bodies with vibrant swimsuits like this diamond-patterned tankini. The vivid purple, pink, blue, and white diamond pattern makes a welcome change from the matte tones we typically see on plus-sized swimwear. This print is fun and youthful, and much more fla…

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Xhilaration Pink Tankini

Plus-Sized Floral Swim Top

Xhilaration Pink Tankini | Plus-Sized Floral Swim Top All too often it seems that swimsuits are made with willowy young things in mind. So it's refreshing to see this plus-sized tankini top from Xhilaration. The generous bust with its built-in shelf bra works with the loose fitting body to create a swim top designed to flatter plus-sized women. It enhances what women with larger builds have, and skims over the flaws. It's a refreshing c…

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Echo Designs Does Swimsuits

Fashion Brand’s New Bikinis, Tankinis, & One-Piece Swimmers

Echo Designs Does Swimsuits | Fashion Brand’s New Bikinis, Tankinis, & One-Piece Swimmers Echo Design has already dipped its toes into the summer style sector with its beach accessories line, but it's about to jump right in by adding swimwear to its fashion empire. The new swimwear range features bikinis, tankinis, and one-piece suits so there's something to flatter all figures. Each features the fun colorful patterns Echo is famous for. In fact, they're the very same o…

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Carve Designs Vancouver Tankini Top

Women’s Zig Zag Swim Suit

Carve Designs Vancouver Tankini Top | Women’s Zig Zag Swim Suit Carve Designs chooses retro charm over contemporary styling with this Vancouver tankini top. This is a very simply designed tankini, with its rounded scoop neck and spaghetti straps. These straps cross at the back for a little extra flair, but it really is the prints that do all the talking. There are several to choose from, all classic in nature, from these tribal zig zags to colorf…

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Calvin Klein Shirred Tankini

Modest Classic Brown Halter Neck Swimsuit

Calvin Klein Shirred Tankini | Modest Classic Brown Halter Neck Swimsuit Calvin Klein knows the simple things in life are often the best. Rather than follow fads, the label keeps it classic with this Shirred Tankini Set. The refusal to bend to the whims of fashion may make trend conscious beach goers pass it by, but it's got a timeless charm that shouldn't be overlooked. I love the way the gentle shirring under the bust helps the nylon/spandex fabric fall so…

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Ujena Classic Camkini Swimsuit

Black Nylon/Lycra Tankini Bikini

Ujena Classic Camkini Swimsuit | Black Nylon/Lycra Tankini Bikini If you can't bear to bare all this summer, Ujena provides a more modest swimsuit alternative in this Classic Camkini. This swimsuit features a tankini top and bikini style bottom. The classic tankini top is embellished with a keyhole neckline, which sees pretty pleats form in the nylon/lycra fabric across the bust. The tankini style is a modest alternative to a bikini, and a great i…

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Isaac Mizrahi for Target Striped Swimwear

Pink Mix & Match Bikini Tops & Swim Bottoms

Isaac Mizrahi for Target Striped Swimwear | Pink Mix & Match Bikini Tops & Swim Bottoms Isaac Mizrahi is on his way out at Target to spend more time on his namesake collection and his position at Liz Claiborne, so now is the time for fans to snap up pieces of his low-priced line. If you haven't got an Isaac swimsuit in your collection yet, may I present these pieces from his pink striped swimwear collection. Several tops and bottoms are available for mixing and matching, in…

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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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