Some of the bathing suits that I really love lately are the retro-inspired type. These remind me of Rose Marie Reid, one of my favorite designers who designed bathing suits in the 1950's for hollywood glamour types (and incidentally she is a mormon). And here is where I post the appropriate pictures of some of my favorite bathing suits:
This is a beautiful Rosa Cha suit found on Anthropologie.com but the chances of me spending 250$ on a suit are slim to none (although it's tempting). And I just love the name Rosa Cha.
This one is from Down East Basics--love the ruffled collar
This is a Juicy Couture Suit that I bought last year in navy blue. I'm a sucker for ruffles and shirring. I think I'm making up for lost time, because when I was a kid I hated ruffles and shirring on my suits. And now that I'm seeing it in silver, I really want a silver one...
Maybe what I should do is follow the immortal advice of Rose Marie Reid herself:
"What you really need is a new suit for sunning, last year's for swimming and an extra one just for fun. A wardrobe of three or four suits isn't at all unusual any more... and some women buy 12 or 13 at a time."- Rose Marie Reid