Affordable Bathing Suit Stores with the Latest Trends

Spring break is only two weeks away, and summer is just around the corner. If you want to show off the beach body you have worked so hard for, you might want to start shopping for the season’s hottest swimwear.

This year, the main feature of many bikinis is fringe and flow. While looking amongst shops, you will without a doubt come across fringed bandeaus in bright colors as well as bikini tops with fabric over­lays. Bold hues and block patterns are also in fashion, and these can really make your sun-kissed skin pop.

The retro swimsuits are making a quick comeback as they can be found in almost any bathing suit store. These vintage reflections are equipped with ribbons, bows, and high-waisted bikini bottoms. One-piece suits with strapless styles and peek-a-boo sides are also hot in this upcoming season.

Kyle Evans, a junior majoring in PR/Journalism said, “I usually prefer bikinis, but I have seen some pretty stylish one-pieces. I think girls should step out of the box and try something they’ve never worn before.”

As always, Victoria’s Secret is a great go-to for bathing suits. In-store, you will find select styles but online there is a lot more to choose from. All you have to do to expand your options is type www. and click on the “Swim” tab. You can shop by col­lection or the style that seems right for you.

If you like to mix and match, you can even create your own bikini by choosing your own top and bot­tom combination. Whether you like triangle tops, bandeaus, tankinis, or one-pieces, you are sure to find what you are looking for. Plus, your items will be shipped right to your house, and codes like SPRING13 are offered on the website to save you money.

If you are looking to accessorize as well, Victoria’s Secret has tons of cover-ups, beach dresses, and san­dals to complete your look.

“I’m going to Panama City for spring break, and I’ve already started bathing suit shopping. I love Victoria’s Secrets’ bathing suits and I always order online. I’m never disappointed when I get them and they always have the cutest styles,” said junior health studies major Jen Goldberg.

Victoria’s Secret swimsuits can be a bit pricey, but there are cheap­er options. Websites like www.For­ have swim collections starting as low as nine dollars per piece. You can get a complete suit for around 20 dollars which is of­ten how much one part of a bikini at Victoria’s Secret would cost.

Another online site, www.ASOS. Com, has many options to choose from that range from low-priced to over-the-top embellished and expensive. With 40 pages of swim­wear, the site allows you to search through an extensive inventory so you do not have to worry about set­tling.

While commonly mistaken as a site just for buying shoes, www., offers an entire swim collection with brand favorites such as Roxy and Billabong to designers like Lily Pulitzer and Michael Kors.

If you are looking to stand out from the crowd, there are two web­sites that you may want to check out: and Both offer more out of the box swimsuits that are unique and inexpensive. From retro styles to fringe and flowers, there is something for everyone. If you dare to be different this season, log on and start searching.

Swimwear is the focal point of both spring break and summer sea­sons. From cheap and cute to more expensive and extravagant, there are plenty of options for you to choose from, so get shopping.