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How to find the perfect swimwear that is both fashionable and functional

It's officially pool season and if you're just as excited as we are to lay outside with a cold drink in hand, you're probably in the market for new swimwear. With endless options and styles, finding the right fit and size isn't always a simple task. Stylist Cynthia Florek showed us three great swimwear looks that having incredible features so that you can be as confident in a bathing suit as you feel when you're in your nicest heels!

QUALITY OVER QUANTITY

When it comes to swimwear, it's not exactly a necessity to own 10+ different kinds. Rather than purchasing numerous bathing suits that are likely low-quality, invest more of your money into one. The chances are that even if you own a bunch of different bathing suits, you'll probably only wear the one you're most confident in. Look for one that is made with high-quality materials so it will last longer than just a few wears at the beach. 

PICKING PRINTS

Matching prints are a huge trend this summer season and swimwear is no exception to that trend! A Tropical palm suit is the perfect pieces to rock this year. To take the look one step further, you can opt for a matching kimono that doubles as a coverup. Investing in a kimono is a great idea for the summer because you can still wear it on days that you aren't laying by the pool. 

ADDITIONAL FEATURES

Owning swimwear that also doubles as daywear is a bonus that many people overlook! For example, the Miracle two-piece is the perfect apparel for a daytime activity before hitting the pool or beach. Not only does it offer fuller coverage at the bust, but it also has a high-intensity double lining and an underwire with a built-in bra! For women with larger chests, having an underwire in a bathing suit is essential. 

If didn't know that swimwear could have sun protection, you've been missing out! This tropical surf suit isn't just aesthetically pleasing, it will also keep your body cool. It has UPF 50+ sun protection and coated fabric for those that are sun-sensitive. It even has a pull on the back zipper so you can unzip yourself easily without having to ask for help!

Featured: Saebrylla Gold Earrings; ALDO, $15 | Tenaria Sunglasses; ALDO, $16 | Palm Reader Surfsuit; Swimco, $120 | Palm Reader Long Kimono; Swimco, $75 | Wigoclya Bone Sandals; ALDO, $70 | Delebridien Gold Earrings; ALDO, $12 | Necklace; ALDO, $12 | Lovaewen Black Sunglasses; ALDO, $16 | Solid Mirage Tankini Top; Swimco, $152 | Mesh Layer Full Figure Skirt; Swimco, $84 | Campodoro Cognac Sandal; ALDO, $65 | Lena Lace Kimono; Evernew, $99.99 | Tinadriendra Yellow Sunglasses; ALDO, $16 | Italian Shoemakers Sandals; Bikini Village, $40 | Tulip Bandeau Bikini Top; Bikini Village, $75 | Frutto Twisted Waistband Bikini Bottom; Bikini Village, $59.95 | Overshirt; H&M, $35 | Paper Straw Shopper; H&M, $29.99 |