Malia Mills On Swimsuit-Shopping Advice & Her New Los Altos Shop

Whether you're heading on a Fogust-timed vacation in a warm locale or waiting it out in good ol' S.F. until our Indian Summer arrives (it's right around the corner, folks!), it's apparent that swimsuit-shopping season is in full swing. And we totally hear you if baring it (pretty much) all when you've been blanketed in fleece for several months is somewhat daunting, which is why we tapped swimsuit-designer extraordinaire Malia Mills to give us some tips on shopping for the perfect suit ... no matter your body type!
Plus — major bonus — to celebrate the opening of Mills' latest Bay Area shop in Los Altos, the pretty lady is giving Refinery29 readers $50 off any in-store purchases of $300 or more when you mention Refinery29. And you can score the same discount on online merch when you enter the code R29LOS50. Want to see some of the goodies you can peruse? Just peep our slideshow of the new space after the jump ... words of wisdom from Miss Mills, included!
Photo: Courtesy of Malia Mills

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