Black and Purple MagicSuit

Black and Purple Magicsuit

Black and Purple Magicsuit

This black and purple MagicSuit from Zappos is super cute, right? I love how the purple part is ruched and drapes across the smallest part of the waist — accentuating curves and drawing the eye up from the belly area!

It also features adjustable straps and underwire for supporting the girls and flattering the figure. I also really like the slightly asymmetrical hemline at the bottom!

This tankini is made from 95% polyester and 5% spandex.

Pros:

* Flattering
* Good Quality
* Two-Toned Fun-ness :)

Cons:

* Slightly Expensive.

Recommended online retailer: Zappos

Athena Cabana Bandini Top

Athena Cabana Bandini Top

Athena Cabana Bandini Top

How unbelievably cute is this Athena Cabana Bandini Top from Zappos? True — it’s a “bandini” and not a true “tankini”, but still! I love the length with the tie detail at the side, as well as the cute and sexy lacy material.  It also comes with removable halter-style straps for those of us that worry about tops like this falling down in the water at the beach! Best of all, Zappos lets you return it free of charge if you don’t like the way it looks or fits you. This one is definitely going on my summer wish list!

Pros:

* Flattering
* Sexy
* Trendy

Cons:

* No online reviews as of yet. (At least, none that I could find.)
* Top and bottom sold separately.

Recommended online retailer: Zappos

Badgley Mischka Black Blouson Tankini

 

This tankini is both sexy and figure-flattering! The drapey faux wrap front hides belly bulge,while the low cut and strap between the breast draws attention and accentuates the bustline. The beaded shoulder straps add a touch of glam. Available in size 4 to 12.

Pros:

* Flattering
* Sexy
* Top and bottom sold together

Cons:

* No online reviews as of yet. (At least, none that I could find.)

Recommended online retailer: SwimwearForMe.com

 

La Blanca Glimmer Halter Tankini

 

I love the flattering cut of this cute halter-style tankini top, especially how the ruching has a bit of shine. Super cute! Unfortunately, I can’t find any online reviews for this bathing suit, so I am not really sure if it runs true to size. The tops and bottoms of this swimsuit also need to be purchased separately, which is kind of annoying. But the beautiful blue color, subtle shine and flattering shape might make this tankini a worthwhile purchase anyways!

Pros:

* Ruching
*Flattering cut
* Shine

Cons:

* No online reviews (that I can find)
* Top and bottom must be purchased separately

Recommended online retailer: Amazon.com

Luxe Peekaboo Tankini in Coral

 

I love how different this tankini is! It’s cute trendy (especially in this gorgeous coral color — which is supposed to be hot this season!) but still provides great coverage. The sparkly brooch gives it a touch of sophistication and elegance. It’d be so easy to throw on a pair of flowy white pants or a mini skirt to go out to a restaurant or party. Love it!

Pros:

* Unique
* Elegant
* Modest, but trendy
* Comfortable

Cons:
* Top and bottom must be purchased separately

Recommended online retailer: SwimSpot.com 

Luxe Solaia Flowy Blue Tankini

Blue flowl=y tankini

Blue flowy tankini

 

This tankini is so cute and different! I love how the asymmetrical hem is long and flowy enough to hide any imperfections, but still be fun and flirty. The string straps come to a racerback style in the back to provide support. The only downside is that the top has to be purchased separately from the bottom, as with all SwimSpot.com‘s suits. Still, this bathing suit is so cute it is well worth it!

Pros:

* Flattering
* Unique

Cons:

* Top and bottom must be purchased separately
* A little pricey

Recommended online retailer: SwimSpot.com

Luxe by Lisa Vogel Opening Night Tankini

luxe tankini

Luxe Tankini

If you’ve never been to SwimSpot.com, you should definitely check them out because they have the cutest tankinis ever! (Like this one!) This designer swimsuit has a babydoll silhouette that is long and flowy and distracts from any problem areas your torso may  have. The eyelet overlay is a cute touch, and this tankini has adjustable shoulder straps to make sure that you stay comfortable. It also has built-in soft cups for coverage and/or to provide a little more bust for those of us who are not particularly well-endowed.

Pros:

* Babydoll silhouette flatters almost any figure
* Has a unique style

Cons:

* Top and bottom must be purchased separately
* A little pricy compared to other styles

Recommended online retailer: SwimSpot.com

Kenneth Cole Ruffle-licious Tankini

Kenneth Cole Ruffle Tankini

Kenneth Cole Ruffle Tankini

If you are in the market for a Kenneth Cole Ruffle Tankini, this is for you! This cute tankini has soft, foam removable cups, and is made of 84% Nylon and 16% Elastane. I love how the ruffles hide any imperfections on the torso area, yet it’s still super trendy and fun and not too “old-ladyish”. It is available on Amazon in coral (shown above), black, purple or aqua.

Pros:

* Ruffles offer good camouflage

* Removable cups

* Affordable

Cons:

* Straps not convertible

Recommended online retailer: Amazon.com

 

Hurley Bandini Tankini

Hurley Blue Bandini Tankini

Hurley Blue Bandini Tankini

I love Hurley bandini tankini tops — and especially this one in particular. Not only is the color great, but I love the tie front and ruching along the side. I particularly like how it offers full coverage for the stomach area (an issue of mine!) but leaves the shoulders and back bare so it’s not too conservative. It offers removable cups and is also available in red.

 

Pros:
* Affordable
* Provides coverage for stomach but leaves shoulders and back bare.

Cons:
* You have to buy bottoms separately.
* Straps are not convertible

Recommended online retailer: Amazon.com

 

Marina West Black Tankini with Boy Shorts

I can’t believe how inexpensive this cute black tankini is! Right now, it’s only $36.00 for both pieces at Amazon.com.  It is also available at other online retailers, but Amazon is definitely the best deal. It has been getting glowing reviews, so it doesn’t appear that it’s cheaply made or fits strangely or anything like that. According to the description, if you wear a size 3 or 4 you should purchase a size small, if you wear a size 5 to 7 you should get the medium and if you are a size 8 to 10 you should get the large. An XL size is also available for those who normally wear an 11 or 12.

Pros:

* Very inexpensive
* Fits true to size

Cons:

* Only one color available

IMPORTANT UPDATE: As of January 2014, this style has been discontinued. Bummer! :(  But never fear — here’s an alternative one I found on Amazon that is just as cute (and just as affordable!) And there’s plenty of colors available if black isn’t your thing! Just click on the picture to learn more about this swim suit and to read updated reviews. Or click here.

Black Tankini with Boy Shorts

Black Tankini with Boy Shorts

 

MW Pink, Black and White Flowered Tankini with Boy Shorts

tankini with boy shorts

Floral Tankini with Boy Shorts

This cute 2-piece tankini with boy shorts has a zebra print top with pink flowers and black bottoms. The boy shorts are belted and lined and fit snugly. It is a halter style top, which means the straps tie at the neck. It offers soft removable cups, so you can wear this swimsuit with or without padding. Works best for those with a B or C cup. It is only $45 for both pieces at Amazon.com.

Pros

* Affordable
* Removable cups
* Multiple prints and colors available

Cons

* May not fit well for those of us with an A or D or larger cup size

Recommended online retailer: Amazon.com

UPDATE: Since this post was created in 2012, this style has been expanded to include over 15 different prints and patterns. So if you aren’t crazy about the pink, black and white floral pattern, click here to check out your other options!

Jantzen Retro Glam Tankini in Beige

glam tankini

Jantzen Retro Glam Tankini in Beige

 

Check out this glam tankini and let me know what you think. Have I done it? Could I have found perhaps the cutest tankini ever? I absolutely ADORE this swim suit! I love everything about it — the twisted bustline, the slimming ruching effect, the color. But the coolest thing about this bathing suit are the straps. Not only are they thick and sturdy, but  they can be adjusted so you can wear it over-the-shoulder, as a crossback or as a halter.  Love it!

One note, though. Apparently the material of this suit is a little sheer in the torso area. It doesn’t seem noticeable in this beige color, but it seemed a bit more obvious in the black color. I couldn’t find any reviews for this swim suit (bummer!) so I’m not sure how sheer it is in person.

Pros:

* Stunning! :)
* Adjustable straps
* Slimming ruching

Cons:

* Only available in beige and black
* May be slightly sheer in torso area

Recommended Retailer: Amazon.com

UPDATE: This post was first published in 2012 and some information may be outdated. Click here to check out more up-to-date reviews on Amazon.com.

 

JAG Black and White Striped Tankini

 

Black and White Striped Tankini

Black and White Striped Tankini

This black and white striped tankini is sporty, yet trendy at the same time. I love how the top of this cute tankini is similar to a typical triangle bikini bathing suit top, but it has the full coverage over the stomach as a tankini. The black and white stripes are offset by the cute bow under the chest. This tankini also offers soft cups which can easily be removed. The straps are adjustable, and this bathing suit also comes in a really pretty pink color.  And, at the time of this posting, it’s less than $30!

Pros:
* Removable cups
* Adjustable straps
* Super affordable

Cons:
* One commenter on Amazon stated that she felt there was excess fabric in the stomach area. She thought it would be great for someone trying to camouflage a bit of a pooch, but not great for someone who is super skinny or with a very flat belly.

Read more updated reviews at: Amazon.com

Marina West Pink and White Gingham Tankini

Gingham Tankini

Pink Gingham Tankini

This gingham tankini just might be the sweetest thing ever. I may be a little biased here, because I love gingham, but there’s something just so innocent and sweet about this bathing suit! It has a padded bust to help out those of us who aren’t so well endowed, but the pads can easily be removed for those that are. The bra straps of this bathing suit are also adjustable, so it’s easy to get the fit you want. And at just $39.99 (at the time of this post) this tankini swim suit is a steal! This one is definitely going on my wish list for this summer! :)

Pros:

* Adjustable straps
* Removable padding
* Longer top that covers problem areas

Cons:

* ??

Check out this cute tankini at: Amazon.com

Seafolly Pin Up Tankini

Seafolly Pin Up Tankini

Seafolly pin up tankini

This Seafolly pin up tankini is adorable! I simply adore  pinup-inspired bathing suits, don’t you? This cute tankini features a tie sash at the center of the bust and body ruching for a slimming effect. It has a soft-cup bra and boning for additional support. The straps of this tankini swim suit also are convertible and can be adjusted for the perfect fit. This tankini can handle up to a DD cup size. Very cute!

Pros:

* Body ruching for slimming effect
* Can handle a DD cup size
* Convertible straps

Cons:

* Must buy bottoms separately

Click this link to read more specific reviews or to buy this cute tankini: Amazon.com

Miraclesuit Halter Tankini

Miraclesuit Halter Tankini

Miraclesuit Halter Tankini

Miraclesuit halter tankinis are awesome! I have one myself, and love the way it hides my unflattering bumps and accentuates the curves I like! The brand has come a long way, too. There are so many different styles and colors and patterns to choose from! So cute AND flattering!

If you haven’t purchased a miraclesuit before, you might want to order one size larger than you normally would to get the best fit.

Pros:

* VERY flattering
*Stylish
* Many different colors and styles to choose from

Cons:

* Top and bottom must be purchased separately

To read more specific reviews, click this link: Amazon.com

Retro Chic Black and Silver Printed Tankini

Black and Silver Printed Tankini

Black and Silver Printed Tankini

This halter-style, black and silver printed tankini top is awesome — not just because it’s cute, but because it has a hidden lining that helps shape your curves and smooth out any problem areas. What woman wouldn’t love that? The only downside is that you  have to purchase the swim bottoms separately, but a cheap basic black bottom should work fine.
Pros:
* Slimming hidden lining
* Affordable
Cons:
* Must buy bottoms separately

IMPORTANT UPDATE:  Unfortunately, as of January 2014, it looks like this particular tankini has been discontinued. Boo! :( I’m keeping the page on this website up in case I see it on any other websites, but until then, you may want to check out these alternatives: (Click on the picture to learn more about them…)

Athena - Ocean Park Bandini Top

Athena – Ocean Park Bandini Top

 

Jones New York Women's Swimwear Tic Tac Halterkini Top

Jones New York Women’s Swimwear Tic Tac Halterkini Top

 

 

 

 

 

Look cute and trendy without showing your belly! :)