By Jessica Mahler
Showing some skin is always in fashion while you’re living the beach-babe lifestyle. And Modelinia’s got the skinny on the top styles that’ll have you smoldering this summer.
Admit it: Ever since you saw Miranda sport one in the Sex and the City movie, you wanted your own. We did too. Channel your inner ’60s pinup girl while slimming your stomach and flattering your hips. You’ll thank us when you’re looking chic and oh so sexy like Miranda Kerr soaking up the sun.
One-pieces are making a comeback this summer in a really big way, and this style is so hot it’s made our list twice. The bandeau one-piece provides allover coverage around the booty if that’s your problem area. If the torso is where your insecurities lie, get one in a busy pattern to help draw eyes up to that beautiful sun-kissed face of yours.
The deep V of the halter helps to elongate the figure for the bustier bunch. Plus it gives great support and helps the wearer achieve cleavage to die for. Doutzen Kroes is a fan—need we say more?
Face it: All ladies were not created equal. For the cleavagely-challenged, a bandeau is the ideal cut as the gathered material helps to create the illusion of a fuller bosom. Opt for one in bold, contrasting colors or a busy pattern to enhance your lady lumps. This style looks sweet worn both strapless or with a halter neck strap.
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Feeling a little self-conscious about looking sexy? Pick up a tankini and lose that T-shirt. Not quite a one-piece, this style is the perfect cover-up if you’re not ready to bare your tummy to the world. And with the added coverage to your middle you won’t have to worry about slathering on all that extra sunscreen. Get one in a print to make you look even slimmer.
For the serious style maven in search of the hottest designs, look no further: The monokini is your calling. This style is all about the cut and is flattering to most body types, creating a curvier hourglass figure. So if you care more about attention than tan lines, hit the beach in this bathing suit to create some serious head-turning.