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The Best Swimwear Guide

The Budget Fashionista’s Guide to the best swimsuits, cover-ups and beach wear on a budget.

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The 8 Most Pressing Swimwear Questions, Answered

For such a tiny garment, it’s amazing how complicated the swimsuit can be. I mean, we get swimsuit questions on everything from swimsuit fabrics to swimsuit shopping to swimsuit care. Read on for answers...
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The Best Swimsuit Styles & Where to Buy Them Under $50

It’s swimsuit season fashionistas. That means you get to flaunt your figure (and your fashion) in your teeniest, tiniest ensembles. But who wants to spend a $100 or more for a little strip of...
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The Best Swimsuits for Tall Women

Finding the perfect swimsuit is tough no matter what body type you have. But as a tall woman, your concerns are more than finding the silhouette that flatters. You might struggle to find a...
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Snub the Swimwear Trends with These Fun Styles

Swimwear trends have taken on their own life in recent years. Kudos to swimwear designers for getting creative with new cuts and details, but if I see another smocked-top bikini poolside, I think I...
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Read This & Love Shopping for Your Next Swimsuit

Tell us if this scenario sounds familiar – summer comes, and whether you like it or not, you head to your favorite department store to pick out a new swimsuit. You find a few...
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Fab On-trend Swimsuit Picks for Women Over 40

Just a few weeks ago we were still talking scarves, coats and sweaters. But somehow we’ve fast-forwarded past the long winter, head first, into warm and sunny days. And before I’ve even put the...
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Plus Size Swimwear on a Budget

There is absolutely no reason why plus size sistas can’t be fabulous at the beach. It’s taken decades for swimwear designers to catch on to the fact that, hey, full-figured women like to swim,...
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How to: Finding the High-Waist Swimwear Style for You

The high waistlines and modest cuts of retro-inspired bottoms are all over the internet these days—but are the headlines claiming their universally flattering qualities correct? Site after site likens the high-waist silhouette to the...
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5 Beach Style Icons — And How to Copy Their Looks

Weathering the surf and sand in style isn’t always easy, but there are a few bathing beauties who were known for managing to make it look effortless. Some of the biggest names in fashion,...
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Misses Beach Wear — 5 Affordable, Must-Have Pieces

Summer is about fun in the sun, right? If you’re looking forward to a beach vacation, you need your beach wear in order asap. Here are five pieces that will come in handy. An...
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Trending Swimwear 2017 — You’ve Seen This Before

Acid wash and mom jeans aren’t the only ’80s trends making a comeback. Take a good scroll on Instagram, and you’ll see famous faces donning poolside silhouettes that cause a flashback or two. That’s...
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10 One Piece Swimsuits That Are Better Than Bikinis

The one-piece party doesn’t stop at bodysuits! We’re truckin’ right on through the summer season with options fit for the waterfront. In a cabana by the pool or under an umbrella on the beach, the one-piece...
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The Real Deal: Swimwear Care

When they’re splashing with chlorine, sweat, salt water and sand, it’s tough to remember that your swimsuits are less like activewear than we’d like to admit. They’re delicates, plain and simple, made with fragile...
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How to Wear a Plus Size Bikini

One of this season’s hottest trends is the plus size bikini. While there’s been much (and we mean MUCH) discussion about the merits of this trend, we here at TBF think it’s one trend...
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Updated! Six Great Swimsuits for Older Women

Of the many things forced upon women as we get older, is this belief that once you reach a certain again, you must start wearing swimsuits that look like waterproof muumuus or the full-coverage,...
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The Best Swimsuit Brands on a Budget

What’s more terrifying than trying on swimsuits surrounded by mirrors in fluorescent lights? Paying a small fortune for a piece of body-baring Spandex. But don’t worry, we got your back (seriously, we do) and...
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Beach Bound: Stylish Cover-ups to Wear Now

In the 90s it was a Hawaiian print sarong. In the early 2000s, it was all about board shorts. But today? It’s less about any one silhouette that’s popular and more what suits your own style...
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Updated! Five Great Tummy Control Swimsuits

This post about tummy control suits was rewritten in January, 2019. A little muffin top shouldn’t spoil your fun in the sun. After all, you should be able to have your cake (or ice...
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Best Swimsuits for Those With Large Breasts

Yes, we love lying out at the beach and playing in the pool, but even the most enthusiastic shoppers dread the thought of searching for a swimsuit, and we don’t blame them. Never is...
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Best Bikini Colors to Flatter Your Skin Tone

We acknowledge that after having read the title of this post, you may still be cringing. For most of us, the last thing we want to even begin thinking about right now is putting...
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Double-Duty Style — Bikinis That Look Good and Do Good

Beach season is so close I can almost taste salt in the air. And after our recent grueling winter, I’ve made a commitment to myself to spend more time outside this summer. That means...
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