We've all experienced the horror: the subtle droop of body parts left untoned from winter hibernating, the harsh fluorescent lights that magnify every dimple of cellulite, the pale skin only contrasted by stubble that's been allowed to accumulate (because, pants)...When you realize Summer is just around the corner and all you can do is dream of surf and sun, the harsh reality that is bathing suit shopping can put a quick stop to your fantasies of frolicking on an exotic beach or lounging poolside on a rooftop. But the reality is, with so many amazing designers paying special attention to swimwear, there are plenty of fashion-forward options for all body types and preferences.
Whether you dare to bare it all or opt for something more modest, there's no excuse not to be as runway ready on the beach as you are on the street. And honestly self-body-shaming doesn't do us any favors, because throwing on something basic to blend into the background only makes us look frumpy or - worse - like we raided grandma's closet. Here are some of my favorite swimwear picks to help us flaunt our best for Summer 2015: