Ask Hope Robertson: What Type of Swimsuit Should I Buy?
Hope – I’m traveling to the Caribbean in February. Any suggestions where I can find a unique swimsuit?
Suffering from a mid-winter cold, I’m dreaming of a beach getaway.
Depending on your budget, I’d check these suits by Issa, Lisa Marie Fernandez, and Melissa Odabash.
I’m seriously loving Lisa Marie’s exclusive for Net-A-Porter (centre). With the look of the leather, this rubber swimsuit doubles as an edgy corset top. When you return from the Caribbea, you can make the Leigh Maillot work-friendly by pairing it with a pencil skirt and smart cardi.
Keeping it classic, Issa’s color-blocked, plunge-front swimsuit might be perfect for your tropical vacation (right). While I’ve never been one for one-piece suits, this swimsuit dips low in the front and back. The strategic color-blocking crossover detailing in front whittles the waist for an all-over flattering look.
Annnd, if you’re feeling a little more Paris Hilton, channel the heiress with Melissa Odabash’s marrakech embellished cut-out suit (left). The shiny silver-tone embellishment is balanced with a rich magenta hue. This is not for the un-brave.
Lisa Marie Fernandez leigh maillot swimsuit, $445, Net-A-Porter
Issa color-block plunge-front swimsuit, $250, Net-A-Porter
Melissa Odabash’s marrakech swimsuit, $345, Net-A-Porter