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Catching some sun in my VS Drape Strap Bikini...

Catching some sun in my VS Drape Strap Bikini...

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:

Georgia Beach Bikini by Kate Spade (Top $94.00, Bottom $67.00, multiple colors available) 

Georgia Beach Bikini by Kate Spade (Top $94.00, Bottom $67.00, multiple colors available) 

Very Sexy Drape Strap Bikini by Victoria's Secret (Top $58.50, Bottom $44.50, multiple colors availble)

Very Sexy Drape Strap Bikini by Victoria's Secret (Top $58.50, Bottom $44.50, multiple colors availble)

Secret Garden One-Piece by Minkpink ($110.00)

Secret Garden One-Piece by Minkpink ($110.00)

Makena Surf Suit by Issa De Mar ($180.00, multiple colors available)

Makena Surf Suit by Issa De Mar ($180.00, multiple colors available)

Hotel Stipe Bikini by Wildfox (Top $88.00, bottom $72.00)

Hotel Stipe Bikini by Wildfox (Top $88.00, bottom $72.00)

X Stone Cold Fox One-piece by Beach Riot ($195.00, multiple colors available)

X Stone Cold Fox One-piece by Beach Riot ($195.00, multiple colors available)

Smiley Face Chain Printed Bikini by Moschino ($550.00)

Smiley Face Chain Printed Bikini by Moschino ($550.00)

Mio Ruched Swimsuit by Norma Kamali ($350.00)

Mio Ruched Swimsuit by Norma Kamali ($350.00)

The Diva Bikini by Sauvage ($220.00, multiple colors available)

The Diva Bikini by Sauvage ($220.00, multiple colors available)

City Slick High-neck Maillot by Carmen Marc Valvo ($121.00, multiple colors available)

City Slick High-neck Maillot by Carmen Marc Valvo ($121.00, multiple colors available)

Lipsi Bikini by Tory Burch (Top $130.00, Bottom $125.00, multiple colors available)

Lipsi Bikini by Tory Burch (Top $130.00, Bottom $125.00, multiple colors available)

Supernova Cropped Rashguard Bikini by Mara Hoffman (Top $167.00, Bottom $106.00, multiple colors available)

Supernova Cropped Rashguard Bikini by Mara Hoffman (Top $167.00, Bottom $106.00, multiple colors available)

Sofia Bikini by Shan (Top $250.00, Bottom $150.00)

Sofia Bikini by Shan (Top $250.00, Bottom $150.00)

The Bandit Swimsuit by Minimale Animale ($310.00)

The Bandit Swimsuit by Minimale Animale ($310.00)

Floral Bikini by H&M (Top $17.95, Bottom $12.95, multiple colors available)

Floral Bikini by H&M (Top $17.95, Bottom $12.95, multiple colors available)

Havana Tropical Tease Bikini by Nanette Lepore ($76.00)

Havana Tropical Tease Bikini by Nanette Lepore ($76.00)