The best bikinis for spring break


by Elisse Miller

Students are having a hard time studying right now, mainly because visions of booze and beaches are dancing in their heads. That’s right, spring break is a mere week away.

For the clothing-concerned, that means bikini season is officially here. Since its debut in 1946, the bikini has gone through various shapes and sizes, but I would argue that swimsuits this season are the most unique and adventurous they’ve ever been.

Don’t limit yourself to a simple triangle top and tie-side bottoms. Try an edgy cage-style bikini top or high-waisted bottoms. Details such mesh inserts and tie-dye make bathing suits youthful and trendy.

Even one-piece swimsuits are having a moment.  With plunging necklines, playful cutouts and flattering tailoring, the one-piece may replace the bikini as the sexiest beachwear.

Please don’t forget the No. 1 bikini accessory–sunscreen.

Clockwise, left to right: black cage bikini from ModCloth, tie-dye two-piece from ASOS, strappy black bikini top from Nasty Gal, mesh one-piece from ASOS, yellow-floral bikini from ASOS, bow tie one-piece from ModCloth, mesh daisy bikini from Nasty Gal, blue floral one-piece from ModCloth, tie-dye one-piece from Nasty Gal, pink bandage swimsuit from ASOS and mesh floral one-piece from ASOS.