With the weather getting warmer and the Summer drawing nearer it is time to start thinking about your new bathing suit for the season. This week I am going to feature different options and brands of swimwear… making this week Plus Size Swimwear Week! Today I am starting Plus Size Swimwear Week off by featuring one of my favourite brands, ADDITION ELLE.

The swimwear collection this season from ADDITION ELLE is so much more extensive than I ever remember it being, which is so exciting. They have so many styles and options that target many body types. They have also added a few really cute and retro inspired pieces to their line which I love.

Now I know some of you may be asking me “Karyn, Why are you showcasing swimwear this week? I wouldn’t be caught dead in a bathing suit!”. And to that I shake my fist! Who doesn’t want to have fun in the sun, lay on the beach and have fun splashing around in the water? Unless you are terrified of water, there is no excuse! We are only given one life on earth and you better well enjoy it! There is no time to be self conscious and concerned about (what you think) other people are thinking; because chances are they don’t even care. So get yourself a cute tankini and go strut your curves! And remember, if needed, you can always compliment your curves and swimsuit with a super cute cover-up, which ADDITION ELLE has has many cute options of. Whatever it takes to get you to the beach this Summer!

Now after that brief motivational speech, I present to you my favourite pieces from ADDITION ELLE‘s Summer 2013 swimwear collection.

Printed Ruched Tankini – Soak up the sun in this eye-catching tankini. With flattering empire cut front, ruching details at bust and adjustable straps. With molded foam cups and lined in power mesh. In a bright print. Pair with a matching swim bottom.

Long Hibiscus Print Tankini – Standout in bright florals! Pretty tankini top features adjustable straps, empire cut bust and v-neckline. With flattering drawstring at sides with beads. Molded foam cups and power mesh lining. Now 2 inches longer for extra coverage!

Striped Tankini – Pair with a matching swim bottom! Tankini top features adjustable straps, flattering empire cut with bow detail at bust in stripes. With molded foam cups, and power mesh lining. A beautiful way to make a splash.

Ruched Swimdress – Be a bathing beauty in this fun and flattering swimdress! With adjustable straps, empire cut and allover ruching. With tie detail at center front and skirt hem. Features power mesh front and back and molded foam cups.

Ruched Control Front Swimsuit – Showcase your curves in this figure-flattering 1-piece swimsuit. With deep v-front neckline, wide shoulder straps, u-back and empire cut front. With ruching at side seams and princess seams. Lined in control power mesh with molded foam cups.

Ruffle Tankini – Flirty polka dots add feminine appeal to this tankini. Features empire cut with ruching, removable straps and side boning. With molded cups and power mesh lining. Pretty ruffle layer at hem completes the look. Pair with a matching swim bottom!

One-Piece Ruffled Swimsuit – So pretty and feminine! Figure-flattering one-piece swimsuit features adjustable straps and ruffled front. With straight back, power mesh lining and molded foam cups. Just add flip-flops and get ready to soak up the sun.

And here are a few cute swimsuit cover-up options from ADDITION ELLE for you…

Printed Cover-up Caftan – A pretty cover-up for the beach or pool. Long sleeve dress cover-up features open sleeve detail, scoop neckline with keyhole and tie detail and a gorgeous allover print. 35 inch length. Looks chic thrown on over your swimsuit.

Versatile Pareo – Cover-up in style with this versatile pareo. Onion skin pareo features long side tie for an endless variety of styles. With marrow edge. Can be worn in 5 different ways!

Scarf Print Cover-up Dress – Add a burst of color to your poolside look. Chiffon cover-up dress features beautiful scarf-print. A must-have for the warm weather!

Printed Cover-up Dress – Be pretty by the poolside in this cover-up dress. Combining convenience and style, it features short sleeves, front scoop neckline and belt at waistline. With side slits. In a bright, allover print. 36 inch length.

Embroidered Cover-up Dress – A pretty cover-up dress! Sleeveless cover-up dress features v-neckline, embroidery at front and flattering front darts. With 4 inch long side slits. In onion skin. 36 inch length.

To see the full swimwear collection and more cute options from ADDITION ELLE click HERE.

P.S. Remember to always wear sunscreen! :)

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