Along charming French Riviera and stunning Mediterranean seashores, women flourish unique to sexy and classic to brightly colored swimwear. Discover which swimsuit and cover-up styles are suitable for European beaches. Then select from tempting destinations to show off your new fashions.
What to Wear
Two-piece bathing suits: European beaches are overflowing with skin-baring visitors. Pack several Swimsuits Direct bikinis from top designers. Choose bandeau, halter, high-neck, crop-top, sporty, or tankini sets with sturdy straps keeping tops secure in wild waves. Familiar styles increase your comfort level when displaying skimpy looks publically. Freshen up separates by picking adventurous shades or patterns. Try Becca’s vivid solids from hot pink to electric blue or geometric yet feminine motifs flashing rich color medleys.
Nervous about sporting revealing styles? The key women’s design element on European sand is confidence. All sizes and ages dare to wear bikinis. You’ll notice other females exposing more skin than you. Some choose partially baring cuts to accentuate their shapes. Brave topless gals don nothing but tiny triangle bottoms or thongs. So anything goes!
One-piece swimsuits: Prefer fuller coverage? Then you’ll feel more attractive in one-piece Swimsuits Direct looks. Despite extra fabric, women’s swimwear can go from alluring to steamy. Popular European bathing suits resemble America’s strapless, halter, and sporty styles. Flaunt your figure discretely in flattering curve-hugging silhouettes with ruching, shirring, or tummy toners for slenderizing effects. Try swim dresses or boylegs to conceal upper thighs.
Cover-ups and shoes: Walking between hotels or cars and beaches in revealing swimming suits is uncommon in Europe, so you’ll need tasteful outer attire. Shop Swimsuits Direct for cover ups from tops, vests, kimonos, and dresses to rompers, shorts, skirts, and pants. Anything lightweight you can slip in and out of easily also will shield you from sunrays and chilly breezes. Pair solid-colored toppers with flashy bathing suit prints and vice versa. Take sandals or flip flops for strolls to and from beaches and along sandy seashores. Wearing jelly shoes in the ocean will protect your feet.
Picture-perfect styles: Your European vacation craves fun swimwear that symbolizes thrilling getaways, pops in photos, and provokes fond memories of your fabulous trip. Select a vintage pin-up girl as your fashion muse while shopping online, for instance. Recreate a classic flair in retro nautical, polka dot, or floral fabrics. Accessorize with big sun hats and shades. Snapshots of flirty poses flaunting bold colors will help you recall your idyllic seaside escape.
Where to Go
Tenerife on Spain’s Canary Islands: A mostly resort island’s glorious beaches feature fine gold or black sand. Clear, calm waters and nearly constant winds make Tenerife a windsurfer’s delight. Also snorkel, scuba dive, swim, or sunbathe on the splendid coastline.
Nerja on Spain’s Costa del Sol: Relish sailing, scuba diving, and water skiing along powdery beaches spanning almost 10 miles. Tourists enjoy panoramic Mediterranean vistas and captivating architecture from Nerja’s huge promenade.
Nice on France’s Cote d’Azur: You’ll find public beaches among private ones that resorts and hotels own. Classy Nice sets an impressive backdrop for the sand-free pebbled shore and deep blue ocean. Stroll along the coastline leisurely. Or view the entire city from Castle Hill.
Cannes on France’s Cote d’Azur: The French Riviera’s crowning glory, Cannes boasts the primo beach — even out of film festival season. Tempting sands under 300 days of annual sunshine draw sunbathers and yacht renters.
Amalfi Coast on Italy’s Campania: With steep limestone cliffs plunging into the turquoise Mediterranean, the picturesque Amalfi coast is famous for its magnificent views. Take in amazing scenery while lazing on Minori and Maiori’s pebbled gray sand.
Monterosso al Mare at Italy’s Cinque Terre: This region’s only sandy shore and sparkling water rank Monterosso al Mare as Cinque Terre’s top resort destination. Travelers and locals rent lounge chairs with umbrellas, especially on midsummer days.
Santorini in Greece’s Cyclades: Volcanos formed these islands’ mainly black coasts. Near Akrotiri, Santorini’s most celebrated stretch and snorkeling site got its Red Beach name from its striking ruddy cliffs. Other tourist locales are spectacular Perissa and Kamari Beaches.
Mykonos in Greece’s Cyclades: From its famous golden sand to its crystalline sea, Mykonos attracts varied visitors. Enjoy jet skiing, windsurfing, water skiing, and parasailing. Party among southern strand throngs. Or relax in quiet seclusion on quaint northern beaches.