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Stephanie Hayes, Katie Sanders, Kameel Stanley, & Keyonna Summers

Bathing Suit Week: Cover thy sins with skirtinis and boy shorts!

Athleta Dreading the approach of swim season? The Deal Divas feel your pain.

Every morning this week, we'll offer you another reason why swimsuit season isn't a reason to schedule a trip to the mountains. If you're not ready to hit the beach by Friday, the first pina colada is on us.

We kick things off, appropriately, at the bottom. If yours is anything like mine, you're looking to cover up a multitude of sins. Finally, the fashion gods have answered our prayers and come up with stylish options that do the trick:

The skirtini: My pick for hiding a little mush at the tush, which let's face it, is an obsession for anyone over 30. Better still, you'll never worry again about razor burn along the dreaded bikini line. Who knew a little fringe could make such a big difference?

Check out this sarong style, pictured at left, from Athleta and Norma Komali's swimwear line for Wal-Mart, featuring ruffle fringe skirts at bargain basement prices.

LandsendcanvassThe boyshort: Who said comfy isn't sexy? A string bikini might flatter a toothpick, but for everyone else, a boyshort offers a great way to show off a body built to run and swim. Warning: the shorter options scrimp on coverage. Surfer girls (and wannabes) should check out the longer "board short" styles.

Sporty girls can enjoy the floral hipster board short from the Lands' End Canvas collection, pictured at right, or give a shorter style a test drive with a cheapo but cutie patoodie paisley print from Old Navy.

Remember, both skirted bottoms and boyshorts can pair with a range of tops. Just because the models are showing off their navels, doesn't mean that you have to. Try pairing with tankinis or any manner of cover up.

Deal Diva Letitia

[Last modified: Thursday, May 20, 2010 5:28pm]


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