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The Top Picks for 2012: Bikinis

Updated on February 16, 2015

The 2012 swimwear season is emerging strongly so let’s take a look at the top picks for bikinis this year. With such a wide variety of bikini styles it’s often too hard to choose, so why not choose more than one. Whether you’re ready to flaunt your tanned and toned body, or you desire to cover up a bit more, there’s abikini style that is perfect for you. These two piece swimsuits are built to flatter the feminine figure and embellishments help add to the “wow” factor. Some top trends among bikinis this year include fringe detail, beaded detail, gold hardware detail, pinup inspired, and nautical inspired.

Some styles which remain evergreen popular picks within bikinis are Brazilian bikini bottoms and string bikinis. String bikinis are exactly that, a bikini bottom with string ties at the side, allowing for adjustable coverage and a flattering fit. Brazilian bikinis are perfect for the more daring woman who’s ready to show some cheek. Not quite a thong but less than moderate coverage, the Brazilian bikini bottom provides the perfect amount of coverage in between.

#1. Ruby Rocker Girl

It’s edgy, yet sweet. This year’s ruby color for the rocker girl inspired bikini is perfect for any skin tone. Ruby, sky, and white prove to be a winning color combination. The unqieu bandeau top design features underwire for shape and support. A halter strap made of mesh and printed with the rocker girl paisley print is convertible and can be tied at the neck to create a halter top or tied at the back to create a bandeau top. A ring detail at the left hip creates an a-symmetrical design and the bottom provides moderate coverage at the rear.


#2. Emerald Mermaid

A captivating floral suit that converts to a halter andbandeau bikini…what more could you ask for! This top ties at the neck and back depending upon which style you chose to wear. The gathering detail at the bust is adjustable and allows for the ultimate fit and flattering appeal. The hipster bottom features a cinching fabric tie at the left hip for an added design aspect. Not only is this top convertible, so you have four ways to wear it, but the entire suit is also reversible which means there are eight different ways to wear this suit; you could have a different look for each day of your holiday.

#3. Shera Honeymoon Bikini

Designed for the strong female, this purely white bikini is perfect for your honeymoon, or any tropical getaway. The flawless design stands out perfectly against your tanned skin and highlights the best features of your figure. The bandeau top features a mesh tie at the neck and a square cut out for the best cleavage around. Dainty gold hardware details at the hips make this suit sophisticated and luxurious. The bottom provides Brazilian cut coverage at the rear and features ruched detailing for a flattering fit.


#4. Bendito Romanni

Intricate beading and feminine details ensure this swimsuit is fit for royalty…and divas! Luxurious embroidery and beaded detailing enhance the printed fabric throughout the swimsuit. Ruffle detailing at the hips, leg-holes and bust-line add a feminine flair to this basic bandeau. The bandeau top features a clasp closure at the back and a curved bust-line for shape and flattering fit. The hipster style bottom provides moderate coverage at the rear and features a flutter and central ruching detail for a flattering fit.


#5. Starry Night Underwire

This is the swimsuit of your dreams. Reach for the stars in this funky two piece swimsuit. This top is a bandeau style with straps that cross at the back to tie at the bust for adjustable support and added design. Perfect shades of blue combine to create a loving design with geometric interest. The top features underwire for shape and support as well as a design aspect. Soft fabric ensures that the hipster bottom provides flattering moderate coverage at the rear and avoids digging into the skin. Don’t think twice about this one, it’ll be gone before you know it!


#6. Romance Underwire Top and Romance Cheeky Bottom

Look no further, you’ve found your one true love here. This underwire top in the perfect choice for a love affair by the beach. A classic floral print with saturated colors is printed on unique crochet fabric. Elegantly soft to the touch, this suit will feel like it was made for you. The straps offer adjustability for a perfect fit and the underwire aids for shape and support. The matching cheeky bottom features the same intricate lace crochet detail. The hipster style provides full coverage at the rear and boasts a fold-over panel on the front at the waistline.


#7. Audrey Foxy Tab Bikini

Fabulous fringe is here to stay. This trend blew out on the scene in the past year but has now exploded as the biggest sensation to hit bikini swimwear. A unique halter top constructed with cascading fringe along the neckline provides a flattering appeal to help lengthen your torso. The citrus color is all the rage, complimenting any skin tone. The foxy tab bottom featured soft gathered tabs at the hips to prevent pinching and ensure you have no sign of a muffin top. A unique digital print in three colors coordinates perfectly with the citrus top.

#8. Everything that Glitters

This is a bombshell worthy number that flitters in its fabulousness. You’ll be the center of attention and the belle of the ball in this shimmery two piece. Glitter galore bedazzles your suit to glisten in the sun and water with the perfect shade of fuchsia. Adorn this already flawless bikini with gold chains and you’ve hit the jackpot. Gold chain detail is featured at the neck strap as well as cascading at the hips. A cinching detail at the rear highlights the Brazilian cut coverage and ensures a flattering fit. This suit is essential for your seaside travels.



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      Rose Maria Rica D. Fuentes 6 years ago from Heaven

      thanks thumbs up!nice hub.