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2015's chicest swimsuits to flatter any body

Because summer is hot and so are you.

2015's chicest swimsuits to flatter any body

Have you ever typed “flattering-bathing-suit” into your Google search bar? Maybe “bikini-tops-for-big-boobs,” “one-piece-swimsuit-to-hide-tummy,” or “cute-maternity-swimsuit”? Yep, we have too. The truth is, the Google gods still haven't found a secret formula for you to type that’ll get that magic tucking-covering-flaunting-styling combo of a suit onto your doorstep.


Swimsuit season is happening soon; there’s no way around it. It’s too damn hot to avoid pools and honey, so are you.

The amazing news: To start, all you need to rock that bikini body is a bikini--and a body! You are amazing, just the way you are (thank you Bruno Mars, we love you, too.) So if you're ready to work what your mama (and your baby, let's be real) gave ya, we've selected some swim suits flaunt your favorite features, and minimize that-which-shall-remain hidden.

Here's a few of our favorite bathing suits for summer 2015, based on your body type:

Straight Body

Lacking in the curves department? No one will know it these swimsuits! Look for suits with printed or bold color panels along the side, which gives the effect of an hourglass figure. Go for bright patterns and colors, and leave the bandeaus and boy shorts at home.

Trina Turk Nuevo Sol Halter Bikini [top], Kate Spade New York Parrot Cay One Piece Halter [bottom]

Small Chest

If swimsuits have always scared you because you don’t think you can fill them out; think again. Look for bathing suits with pretty details along the chest, like ruffles or fringe, both of which are really in this summer. And don’t shy away from padded tops that’ll give you an extra boost if that’s what you’re looking for.

Roxy Molded Bandeau top and bottom[top], Yatzi Fringe One Piece [bottom]

Large Chest

Busty mamas--breastfeeding mamas--you're in luck! So many gorgeous suits this season feature thick straps, and underwire, so you'll be lifted and tucked in comfort and style. We love that you can play with your kids and jump in the waves without worrying about your ‘girls’ popping out for an unexpected visit.

Shaperdiva Retro Swimsuit Polka Set [top], Tropiculture Electric Tone Contrast Cup Bikini [bottom] or One Piece Version

Conceal Back Fat

Some mamas worry about how things look from behind. If you’re trying to conceal back fat, the last thing you want are skinny straps digging into your skin. Look for thick straps and higher backs to smooth everything out. We love this one with gorgeous zipper detailing from Kate Spade. [We’ve got your back, mama.]

Kate Spade Georgica Beach Stripe [top], Miraclesuit Crisscross Underwire One Piece [bottom]


Tummy Trimmer

If your tummy is your ‘no show’ zone, that’s totally fine. We’ve had a love-hate relationship with our postpartum stomachs, and on the ‘no show’ days, we have many options to choose from. Try peplum styles to hide your stomach, or retro high-waisted bikini bottoms [thanks for coming back in style!] to keep everything where you want it; love handles included.

Modcloth Bathing Beauty Two Piece [top], Modcloth Wade a Minute Swim Dress [bottom]

If you've got a tummy to show off (maternity)

Maternity wear has come a long way. So just because you’re pregnant doesn’t mean you have to hide under a tent this summer. Embrace that awesome baby bump! From form fitting one pieces, to letting the belly free in a bikini – there are tons of options in great colors and fun prints.

A Pea in the Pod Tankini [top], Motherhood Twist Front Tankini [bottom]

Plus Size

There are a TON of amazing plus-size options out there. Forget what was offered back in the day – dowdy and shapeless, without fun colors or prints. Now, we have flattering cuts that accentuate our curves in stylish, eye-catching patterns. Curves are beautiful, and so are these suits.

Modcloth Coupe of Tea Swimsuit [top], Modcloth Set Up on the Sand One Piece [left]

High Thighs

We all have body parts that we’re self conscious about. If your thighs are yours, and you rather flaunt your sexy curves up top versus below, then check out these adorable skirted options. Skirts are not for ‘old ladies’ —not when they’re this stylish anyway.

Modcloth Tiki Your Time Two Piece [top], Modcloth Seaside Muse Swim Dress [bototm]

Like the great Cindy Crawford once said, “I have cellulite. I admit it. But sometimes I just say, ‘Screw it, I am going to wear a bikini.’” We may not be a supermodel, we may not be 100% happy with our bodies every day, and we may not ever feel like putting on a swimsuit – but we only live once, ladies. Think about the amazing accomplishments your body has achieved. Maybe it has birthed babies, or ran half marathons, and we’re sure it has chased kids around all day – your fabulous body is something to celebrate!

The most important thing to remember on your swimsuit journey is to have fun and get something you’re comfortable in. With this formula, you'll be prepared for your most confident and sexy summer yet.

Without camps and back-to-school plans still TBD, the cries of "I'm bored!" seem to be ringing louder than ever this summer. And if you're anything like me, by August, I'm fresh out of boxes to check on my "Fun Concierge" hit list. It's also the point of diminishing returns on investing in summer-only toys.

With that in mind, we've rounded up some of our favorite wooden toys that are not only built to last but will easily make the transition from outdoor to indoor play.

From sunny backyard afternoons to rainy mornings stuck inside, these toys are sure to keep little ones engaged and entertained.

Meadow ring toss game

Plan Toys meadow ring toss game

Besides offering a fantastic opportunity to hone focus, coordination, determination and taking turns, lawn games are just plain fun. Set them up close together for the littles and spread them out when Mom and Dad get in on the action. With their low profile and rope rings, they're great for indoors as well.

$30

Balance board

Plan Toys balance board

Balance boards are a fabulous way to get the wiggles out. This one comes with a rope attachment, making it suitable for even the youngest wigglers. From practicing their balance and building core strength to working on skills that translate to skateboarding and snowboarding, it's a year-round physical activity that's easy to bring inside and use between Zoom classes, too!

$75

Sand play set

Plan Toys sand set

Whether you're hitting the beach or the backyard sandbox, this adorable wooden sand set is ready for action. Each scoop has an embossed pattern that's perfect for sand stamping. They're also totally suitable for water play in the wild or the bathtub.

$30

Water play set

Plan Toys water play set

Filled with sand or water, this tabletop sized activity set keeps little ones busy, quiet and happy. (A mama's ideal trifecta 😉). It's big enough to satisfy their play needs but not so big it's going to flood your floors if you bring the fun inside on a rainy day.

$100

Croquet set

Plan Toys croquet set

The cutest croquet set we've ever seen! With adorable animal face wooden balls and a canvas bag for easy clean up, it's also crafted to stick around awhile. Round after round, it's great for teaching kiddos math and problem-solving skills as well.

$45

Mini golf set

Plan Toys mini golf set

Fore! This mini golf set is lawn and living room ready. Set up a backyard competition or incorporate into homeschooling brain breaks that shift focus and build concentration.

$40

Vintage scooter balance bike

Janod retro scooter balance bike

Pedals are so 2010. Balance bikes are the way to go for learning to ride a bike while skipping the training wheels stage altogether. This impossibly cool retro scooter-style is built to cruise the neighborhood or open indoor space as they're learning.

$121

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