Swimsuits for summer? Groundbreaking. Of all the seasonal essentials we're adding to our wardrobes, though, the bathing suit is probably our favorite: It'll be our constant companion through trips to the coast, lazy afternoons by the pool, and hopefully that vacation we've been talking about for months, but haven't actually booked... yet.
Much like the rest of our summer must-haves, our beachwear could use an update. In the interest of making sure our staples are the opposite of boring, we went to some of our top designers — Gabi Gregg of GabiFresh, Aimee Cheshire of Hey Gorgeous!, Sara Mitzner of swimsuitsforall, and Nicole Hasse and Melissa Gomez of Modcloth — to give us the scoop on what's trending in the plus-size swim market.