Favorite Two Piece Swimsuits of 2013

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Yesterday Sarah gave us some fab picks for one piece swimsuits. If you prefer a two piece, you’re in luck, ’cause that’s what we have today. It was super hard to whittle down my faves, and this certainly isn’t a complete list, but I’m really impressed with this coming season’s selection. Enjoy!


Vitamin A Bikini – $176


Gotta start off this post with a bang! Love, love, love this sassy bikini from Vitamin A. The Siren Wrap Bikini Top – $88 has a double band, a halter top tie, and gold tone hardware. The Chloe Triple Braid Bikini Bottoms – $88 features three braided bands around the sides of the hips. This bikini actually has pretty good coverage on the bust and the bottom.


Old Navy Polka-Dot Printed Bikini – $38


Old Navy is a great resource for swimwear if you find yourself buying swimsuits by the half dozen. Really reasonable prices, really cute colors and patterns. This bikini mixes polka dots and stripes, and is a beautiful sea foam green color.


Tiled Pool Paradise Two Piece – $128.99


This bikini caught my eye a week or so ago. It really does look like a mosaic. Only bummer about this suit is that both pieces are sold together, so it’s only a good bet for people who are reliably the same size (size 8, for instance) on top AND on bottom. I also love that ModCloth features models who aren’t cookie cutter–it’s nice to see tattoos, as well as people of different sizes and shapes, right?


Gap Bikini – $79.90


Gap is another great resource for swimswear, though their bikinis do tend to be really scantily-cut. This sweet Halter underwire top – $42.95 looks like it provides decent coverage and good support for bustier gals. Pair with the Printed side-tie bikini bottom – $36.95. The print looks like polka dots or even flowers from far away but up close it looks more like blurry stars to me. Available in two other colors/patterns.


Betsey Johnson Beauty Mark Floral Printed Skirted Two Piece – $160


Betsey Johnson is known for over-the-top feminine pieces, and this swimsuit definitely fits that criteria. Floral fabric, ruffles, bows, tiny buttons, a skirt bottom. The Bandeau Bikini Top – $86 and Ruffled Swim Bottom – $74 both have such a distinctive, fun look.


Athleta Longboarder Bikini – $116


Athleta is a great company–I wear their yoga tops exclusively and they’re so well-made and flattering. If you’ve never checked out this brand, they specialize in athletic wear that transitions from gym, yoga studio, bike trail, and so on, to “the real world.” You could wear many of their items to lunch, running errands, and just being out and about. Even if you don’t longboard, the Longboarder Halter Tankini – $74 and Solid Beach Start Bottom – $42 are great for being active while in the water. Plus, all of their swimwear is easily mixed and matched because they do lots of intersecting colors, and lots of tribal patterns. Even if the pieces are totally different patterns, they somehow work together.


Lauren Moffatt Target Destination Two Piece – $197.99


A second and final bikini from ModCloth. Again, love that this model is not stick thin. Plus, love this unusual bikini. A twisted bandeau with a tie back, and then boy-style bottoms with a little ruffle on the side. The fabric on top reminds me of peacock feathers. Another swimsuit that is sold with both pieces together, so it’s best to buy only if you wear the same size on both top and bottom.

Happy swimming!

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