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Gorgeous to look at and comfortable to wear, tankinis are trendy alternatives to one-piece swimsuits and bikinis. Traditionally, the tankini consists of a top inspired by the tank top and a separate pair of bikini bottoms, although tankinis are now available in a wide range of styles.
Ideal for women who are conscious about their body shapes, tankinis are more forgiving than one-piece swimming costumes and less revealing than bikinis. Different tankinis can flatter different figures, so it’s important for women wanting to accentuate or camouflage particular aspects of their bodies to choose the right style.
Tankinis can be worn while swimming or sunbathing, whether at the beach or a swimming pool, in the same way as bikinis or swimsuits. They can also be combined with sarongs or long shirts when a little extra coverage is needed. They can be worn barefoot on the sand or with sandals or flip-flops when at a pool party or beach bar.
Tankinis are also more practical than all-in-one swimming costumes when it comes to going to the bathroom during a day on the beach.
There are many different styles of tankini tops and bottoms available to buy from good online stores. Usually tankini tops and bottoms are sold as sets, but sometimes it’s also possible to buy them separately.
Tankini tops can be strapless or boast bandeau tops, which are great options for anyone who wants to avoid getting tan lines while sunbathing. They can also feature single straps, double straps or over the shoulder ties. Some tankinis have plunging necklines, while others have square necks, scoop necks or straight necks, and it’s also possible to buy apron tankini tops, which have open backs.
Tankinis can also be underwired or feature built-in bra cups to give women with larger breasts added support, and can feature padding to accentuate the figures of women with smaller breasts. Specialist tankinis for women who have had mastectomies are also now becoming more widely available.
There are also many different options available when it comes to styles of tankini bottoms. They can have bikini cuts or look more like shorts, and can be high rise, medium rise or low rise, so women can reveal as much or as little tummy as they like. They can even have built-in control panels which can help to make the tummy look slimmer or be skirted to cover up more of the bottom and thighs.
Depending on the style of tankini chosen, it’s possible to create sleek and seductive, romantic and feminine, or fresh and sporty looks, as well as flattering the figure.
Fashionistas who like attracting attention by donning vibrant beachwear will certainly find plenty of tankinis to suit them in high-quality online stores.
Tankinis are available in a wide range of eye-catching shades, including everything from sunrise orange and sizzling hot pink to sea green and sky blue. They are available in understated, elegant tones too. Grey, black or navy tankinis can add chic elegance to a beachwear collection and are particularly good for creating a slimming effect.
Tankini tops and bottoms are also available in gorgeous patterned fabrics including exotic florals, nautical-style stripes, adorable polka-dots and material with cool geometric designs. It’s also possible to mix and match tankini tops and bottoms by combining a floral top with plain bottoms, or a fabulously bright top with sleek black bottoms, for example, so trendsetting women can create their own looks.
They are also available in a range of materials, and with embellishments and other distinct details. Ruched tankinis are a great choice for any woman wanting to detract attention from her tummy, for example, while buttons and beads in strategic places can draw attention to different parts of the figure.
With so many colours and designs on the market, women of all shapes and sizes are sure to be able to find tankinis to make them feel confident and look stylish when they are relaxing on the beach or by the pool.