Women's Tankini Swimsuits

The hottest trend in women's swimwear today is a hybrid suit known as the tankini. It is, essentially, what women have been wanting for years: The coverage, security, and support of a one piece with the soul of a bikini. There are plenty of options in tankinis, and if you haven't done so yet, this summer may be the perfect time to pick one out for yourself.

Versatility is a tankini's last name. (Its middle name is sexy) You start by choosing the bottom that best suits you. Go with boy shorts for coverage and comfort, a thong for maximum exposure, or high cut briefs to make the most out of long legs.

Women's Tankini Swimsuits: The Best of All Worlds

The real difference in this sassy swimwear, however, is in the tank. As opposed to a traditional bikini top, which usually consists of two small triangles of fabric, the top part of a tankini is akin to a tank top with flare. Starting with straps that can be spaghetti skinny, camisole delicate, or wife-beater thick; the top then dips down to reveal a sexy splash of cleavage. From there, this snug bathing suit top can be as short or as long as you like.

Some ladies prefer a shorter tank, revealing a wide band of tummy, while others like their top to graze the band of the suit's bottoms. Whichever style you go for, you are sure to love the tankini's variety; the sky is truly the limit when it comes to color and style. There are even some tankini swimsuits with built in underwire to keep the "girls" where they belong.

In a world of overexposed beach bodies, the tankini is a welcome sight-a reminder that it is even sexier to leave a little something to the imagination.