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5 Reasons To Wear A Tankini

May 8, 2015

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Summer has arrived, which means it’s time to update your swimwear with new looks that are both fresh and fashionable. To get the most out of your swimwear collection, try the tankini. With so many options – like skirts, high-waisted bottoms, bandeau necklines and halter tops – you can reinvent your beach look time and time again. Whether you’re looking for a modest two-piece that keeps you safe from the sun or something to keep you cool and comfortable in the blazing heat, check out our selection of tankini separates at Beach House.

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MIX & MATCH
One of my favorite things about wearing bikinis was that I could dictate my style and comfort by buying separate tops and bottoms to fit my mood, taste, and body. Luckily, I can still keep my favorite tops and just replace the bottoms with a size up or down. The adjustable Bottoms pictured allow customized coverage with the side-tie feature. Love them! 

Mix-and-matching is also a great way for me to showcase my best self. For instance, I’m a bit pear-shaped, so matching a fun top with darker bottoms helps distract the eye from my larger bottom and adds emphasis to my struggling bust. This Ship Shape Stripe Tankini uses mixed patterns to bolster the bust, while the high-waisted bottoms subtly smooth my curves and give me the coverage I need.

COVERAGE FOR THOSE CURVES
Speaking of coverage, I really like walking around a bit more covered up. With the right tankini, more coverage doesn’t have to be less sexy. In fact, it’s even possible to look slimmer in the right style. Fitted tops like this Castaway Geo top can do so much more for a girl with curves than can an exposing bikini. And for those who want that extra protection from the sun, save the greasy sunscreen and wear something a little more modest instead. Sometimes, more is more.

NECKLINES KEEP IT FRESH
Another thing I loved about bikinis (that carries over into tankinis) was being able to play with the neckline. Halters, bandeau, and over-the-shoulder tops all carry different functions. Halters tend to provide more support, while over-the-shoulder gives more of a classic look and feel. I usually go for bandeaus that come with removable straps so I can achieve a better tan but still have support when I need it. I also really like unique features, like the chain strap on this Fly Away Tankini. It’s fun, chic, and all kinds of classy.

EASE AND COMFORT
I don’t know about you, but my life is complicated enough; I’m not looking for ways to make it harder. And let’s be honest, it’s not easy getting in and out of a one-piece swimsuit. Tankinis are comfortable, easy to wear, and perfect for a hassle-free vacation. The best part: many styles can easily be mistaken as street clothes, meaning no more changing in and out of swimwear for that quick run to the store. (Take that bikini!) My favorite look pairs a cute top with a chic skirt (see Montauk Dot Tankini) for functional fashion at the beach and beyond.

DRESSING IT UP
I might be a mother, but I still like to play dress up. That’s right, I feel pretty in a nice dress, especially one that keeps me cool and comfortable in the summer’s hot sun. This Myrtle Beach A-Line Tankini mimics those feelings and is perfect for those who like to dress it up. It’s light and flowy with a bow feature that adds a nice feminine touch. I love that it hides my midsection, accentuates my bust, and offsets my pear-shaped body.

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