Thursday, July 26, 2012

Thank You, Lucky Brand Tankini

This post is for those of us who want to hide their stomachs on the beach and at the pool. Personally, until I get back my pre-baby six-pack abs (or were they three-packs?) I need a tankini. I refuse, however, to do a skirt. Maybe when I'm 60.

Macy's Herald Square is the best for swimsuit shopping. Always I find multiple options when I finally bite the bullet and commit to an afternoon of trying on swimsuits. Also, they have very bathing suit-friendly mirrors. I wish I really looked that good.

In store selection right now, so late in the season?  Lucky Brand, hands down, has superior tankini options at Macy's Herald Square. These aren't just stomach-camouflaging, they are STYLISH. Hallelujah and amen. The above Lucky Brand tankini is not only chic with the ruffles and the print, but is also made of the softest material I've ever felt on a bathing suit. This tankini is comfortable. I'd put that in CAPS but I don't want to be screaming at you through this entire post.

The above suit is by Profile by Gottex, and it was up there with the Lucky Brand. Sadly this is the last size on the floor. This tankini, with its draping and folds, is like magic. The bottom fit me better than any bikini bottom has ever fit me, and that's usually my problem area.

Here's what I took home: a blue Lucky Brand backless tankini. This is The Cutest Tankini in the World but you can't tell from these photos. The top has a slight a-line shape, and the back drapes open from a tie. Somehow, this front shape, the open back, the cut of the bottom, and the pattern peeking out from the rear make for the cutest, sexiest little tankini I've ever tried on. 

Odds of a photo of me in this tankini appearing on this blog? Yeah, zero. You're going to have to take my word on this. If you have been procrastinating on your swimsuit shopping like me, stop by Macy's Herald Square soon as sizes are limited. Good news is a lot of them are on sale, including the Lucky Brand. I got the top and the bottom for just under $100. 

Macy's Herald Square
151 West 34th Street between Broadway and Seventh Avenue


Amy C. said...

Yes! The gathered pattern folds are key! I've found this to be the most flattering way to hide unflattering belly issues.