Bikinis are as hot as ever for Summer 2012. There are a couple of reasons that a bikini is a good swimwear choice for the dare-to-go-bare woman who wears petites' clothing. First, if the bikini is sold as two separate pieces, women can select different sizes for top and bottom, and sometimes the tops are sold by cup size, which can aid in achieving a better fit. Second, there's no need to worry about whether or not the garment will be too long, which is usually a concern when a short woman buys clothing.
Miami swimwear designer Red Carter features black and white for summer 2012. The design on this bikini is pyramids, and it's available in both classic black and white and olive. This style offers versatility because there are two different bikini bottoms available to go with the halter top, and a cover-up in the same design is also available. This string bikinis is available from Shopbop, which offers free three-day shipping and free return shipping in the United States.
Here's a blue print tankini that is sold as two separate pieces. Ocean blue, the tankini tops for this bikini are sized like bras for a more precise fit. Wearing a tankini can be a good swimwear option for petites who want to cover the midriff area but don't necessarily want to wear a one-piece swimsuit. From 2Bamboo, the blue print tankini set is sold at Macy's.
From 2Bamboo, here's a convertible bandeau bikini, which is sold as two separate pieces. The exotic print is right on trend for this year's summer swimwear, and bandeau styles continue to be popular at the beach. Tops for this bikini set come in bra sizes, and the bottoms are available in sizes XS - XL. These bikini separates are available from Macy's.
Poko Pano, a hip swimwear brand which is shown during Miami Swim Week each year, offers this turquoise bandeau bikini in sizes small, medium, and large. This bikini set is available with either a US cut, which has moderate coverage, or a Brazilian cut, which has minimal coverage. This trendy bikini features gold hardware and a banded hipster bottom. It's available from Couture Candy.
Here's a cute bikini with a vintage vibe from Gabriella Rocha. The navy mini-dot bikini features a sweetheart style top with removable shoulder straps, snap closure at back, padded bra with underwire, bow details on center bust and hem, and a low-rise bottom with overlay. This bikini is sold as a two-piece set in sizes medium, large, extra-large, and extra-extra large, and it's available from Zappos, which offers free shipping and free return shipping in the United States.
Here's another bikini by Gabriella Rocha, and it's available in sizes small, medium, large, extralarge, and extra-extra large. The asymmetrical striped design of this bikini makes it an attractive choice for petites because diagonal stripes are both flattering and fashion forward. (On May 8, Fashion Star contestant and designer Nikki Poulos impressed the show's judges with an asymmetrical dress design that sold to Saks Fifth Avenue.) This bikini features a sliding top with contrast back tie, halter neck ties at back, removable padding in top, and a low-rise bottom. It's available from Zappos, which offers free shipping and free return shipping in the United States.