No. 2 is the most adorable one piece I've ever laid my eyes on. This black and white double scalloped one piece is made by Topshop, and can be purchased online here at The Bay (unfortunately it is not available in the Bay stores). I have to make a confession- I purchased this a couple of weeks ago. It was my first time purchasing a bathing suit online, and the sizing was European so I was a little worried about the return procedure should it not fit properly. I shouldn't have been- I had the best customer service ever, I have to tell you my story:
I first ordered a Size 4 (being completely oblivious to the sizing chart...I just assumed it was American sizing and that it would fit). When it arrived at my door (only 4 days after I ordered it!), I opened the box up and pulled out the suit in excitement (I don't know how it was possible but it is even cuter in person)! Well my excitement flew out the door when I pulled it on and it wouldn't even slide over my knees (first thought: panic. Is this for real, not even over my knees??? My god have I gained that much weight without even realizing? Where is the scale!?)... I had an immediate sense of relief when I pulled out the tag and read UK size 4, US size 0 (oh thank the glorious heavens!). After regaining my composure, I went back through the shipping box and read the return policy. The packing slip provided me a return sticker should I want to send it back, but it also said I could simply return it to any store location. So, off I went to Mic Mac Mall and walked up to one of the ladies at the cash at the Bay. I wish I knew her name. She was excellent. She laughed along at my story, and returned the bathing suit within a minute. She then suggested that I purchase two sizes that I believe may fit based on the sizing chart, (as I was weary to order online again) and simply return the one that doesn't fit. She ordered it right from her register in the store, where shipping is free over $50 (online it is free over $99). Four days later the box arrived with two more sizes, the European size 10 (American sizing 6) fit best. If you are planning to order this suit, I recommend sizing up. The area where the white scalloping meets the black is not stretchable, so it's a tight fit to get over the hips, but sits perfectly once up. I returned the UK 8 that didn't fit back to the Bay, again with ease. It literally took under a minute! I will not hesitate to order from the Bay Online ever again!
No.3 is a sportier, geometric seam bikini from H & M. The price point of this is great, and geometric details are in right now (this suit is all black, but I've also seen many similar with colour blocking that are also in style this season!) This suit looks very comfortable, and would be perfect if planning on swimming in it, as has great straps for support. I love that the seams have shine to them, as it provides a great contrast to an all-black suit. You can find more details here.
Some shops haven't launched their swimwear quite yet, so I'll be looking forward to seeing what else pops up!
Are you looking forward to the sunshine & warm weather as much as I am?!