City Pulse

By Willette Francis

You’ve undergone the necessary summer rituals (or tortures for some) of waxing, polishing and tanning. Now it’s time to show off your beautiful body wearing the right swimsuit. You’re saying, “How do I choose? Color? Style? Designer?” The answer is “Do it by personality.”

The ‘Model-esque Diva’

Diva attitude, check. Ego the size of New York, check. A body that can rival any Supermodel, check. If all of the above is true, walk the sandy beach runways in this hot number.

Gottex makes this animal print deep plunge one-piece for $178.00, available on

The ‘Trendista’

You uttered “I’m so hot” before the celebrity heiress made the phrase famous. Every fashion magazine and new designer is filed in your mental rolodex. Set the next trend in an amazing two -piece.


Red bandeau top and low rise bottom for $66.00 each, both are embellished with wood detail by Anika Brazil, available on

The ‘Bootylicious Beauty’

“Bootylicious” by Destiny’s Child is still your favorite song, even though the R&B trio has called it quits. You often thank your mother for hooking up with your father and passing on the genes for a voluptuous body. Show whatcha momma gave ya in this curve accentuating swimsuit.


Lemon print halter top $84.00 and superstar bottom $79.00 both with gold ring detail by Vitamin A, available on

The ‘Rock Star Chick’

Have you had any of the following experiences?: You’re the lead songtress of a band, you were once in a band, you idolize the latest rocker or dated a cutie in a band? Then it’s safe to say you’re a ‘rock star chick.’ This black bikini with metallic accents will have you partying like a rock star until the end of summer.


Metallic triangle Top $85.00 and metallic tie side bottom $75.00 by Lisa Curran, available at

The ‘Seductress’

You’re a mix of femininity and uber sexiness. Your suggestive stare and sultry walk drive men crazy. Make the men take a dip in the ocean to cool off in this Hollywood starlet inspired swimsuit.

Nude shimmering fabric one-piece with ties to wrap around body by Onda De Mar for $143.00, available on

With your swimsuit personality in tow, get your Modelesque-Bootylicious-Trendi-Rockstar-Seductress-ness into one of these swimsuits and the hit the beach before the summer’s over!

Originally published July 2007
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